Fact Check: Visuals Of Swaminarayan Temple In Gujarat Fictitiously Linked To Abu Dhabi


A video show visuals of a Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi is doing the rounds on social media. Many users claim it to be true.  

A Facebook user posted the viral post with the following caption: 
അബുദാബി ഹിന്ദു ശിലാക്ഷേത്രം മനോജ്ഞ മനോഹരം🧡
(English translation: Abu Dhabi Hindu Shilakshetra Manojna Manoharam 🧡)

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NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Running a Reverse Image Search of the video keyframes, the NM team spotted a YouTube video on the official channel of Gujarat Tourism, dated July 28, 2018, with a title: Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple, Poicha. The visuals of the temple starting at 00:45 match with the viral clip, confirming that the temple is in Poicha, Gujarat.  

According to the description, the video shows the Nilkanth Dham Swaminarayan Temple located on the bank of Narmada river, about 60 km from Vadodara. It is a beautiful Swaminarayan temple constructed in a large area and one of the most amazing pilgrimages that attracts people around Gujarat.

Searching further, we came across the photo and video gallery on the official website of Nilkanth Dham. The images and videos here match with the visuals in the viral clip, proving that the latter has nothing to do with Abu Dhabi.

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming to show visuals of a Hindu temple from Abu Dhabi, is false.

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