Fact Check: 3D Paintings from Viral Video Claiming to Be from Ayodhya Are Copied From Online Posters
There is a viral video with colourful paintings of women with effects showing the eyes moving, opening and closing.
Viral Video Claiming There Are 3D Paintings From New Ayodhya Temple is a Manufactured Video Spreading false news about the temple, which is still under construction.
There is a viral video with colourful paintings of women with effects showing the eyes moving, opening and closing. The video claims that the pictures are from a wall in the new temple in Ayodhya evidently indicating towards the under-construction Ram temple. This is not the first time such a video has been circulated. While it causes no personal harm, and is perhaps being circulated with an intention of mischief – it is important to understand and clarify that it is misinformation that is being circulated as truth.
According to the information in the video – it is a painting from the walls of the new Ayodhya temple. And as per official information on the construction status of the new Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the foundation work is being completed at a fast pace, but currently only the pedestal heightening work is going on and it will be completed by September 2022.
Here's an excerpt from the news report dated May 25, 2022
In its latest "progress report" on the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Trust said the work is being undertaken at a "fast pace".
Last week, the Trust had said that the ground floor of the garbha griha (sanctum sanctorum) will be completed by December 2023, while the remaining work in the temple will be done by December 2024. "It is expected that the temple will be opened to the public by early 2024," the Trust had said.
"The temple's plinth/pedestal heightening work started on January 24, 2022 and it is still in progress… Granite stone blocks from Karnataka and Telangana are being used to increase the height of the plinth. One block is 5 meters in length, and 2.5 feet in width and 3 feet in height. About 17,000 granite blocks will be used in this plinth work. The plinth heightening work may be completed by the end of September 2022," it said in its latest report.
Here's a screen grab from Report dated May 23. 2022