Fountain springs water upon chanting ‘Om’? No, it is voice-activated

A video currently viral on social media is being circulated with the claim that it depicts a fountain in Thailand which magically springs water when somebody chants the Hindu mantra ‘ॐ’ (Om).  In the clip, a woman can be heard screaming into a mic and water shoots up from the valley in front of her.

थाइलैंड में एक पर्वत के नीचे पानी का एक छोटा झरना है जिसके बाजु वाले पर्वत पे ओम् ( ॐ) का उच्चारण करने पर पानी का फ़व्वारा बन कर पर्वत से भी उपर तक उछलता है.. ये किसी बोद्ध साधु – सम्प्रदाय ने बनाया है ।पानी का वज़न + गुरुत्वाकर्षण से भी इतना ऊपर पानी सिर्फ़ आवाज़ के तरंग से कैसे जा सकता है ?ऐसा सिर्फ़ ओम् (ॐ)बोलने पर ही होता हे !! ये भी एक अजूबा है.

Posted by Ujwala Deo on Saturday, 6 July 2019

The caption used to share the video says – “थाइलैंड में एक पर्वत के नीचे पानी का एक छोटा जरंना (small natural river) के बाजु वाले पर्वत पे *ओम् (ॐ)* का उच्चारण करते पानी फ़ूवाँरा बन कर पर्वत से भी अपर तक उछलता है….ये किसी साधु सम्प्रदाय ने बनाया है…. हमें ये नहि समज में आता है की ये एैसे कैसे होता है ? पानी का वज़न + गुरुत्वाकर्षण से भी इतना अपर पानी सिर्फ़ आवाज़ के तरंग से कैसे जा सकता है? ये कोई विज्ञानी ही बता सकता है…. उसे जान ने के लिए हमें बहुत जिज्ञासा है क्योंकि ऐसा सिर्फ़ *ओम् (ॐ)* बोल ने पर ही होता हे !! ये भी एक अजीबो अजूबा है. A stream flows below a mountain in Thailand. If you pronounce ‘Om’ at the adjacent mountain, the water shoots up even higher than the height of the mountain itself. A community of saints has built this fountain. We don’t understand how this happens. How can the water defy its own weight and gravity and reach such heights just because of someone’s voice? Only a theologist can explain this. We are curious to know how this happens because it’s possible only when you say ‘Om’. It’s a miracle.”

The video has been widely circulated by individual users on Facebook.

It is circulating on Twitter as well.

The woman does not shout “Om” 

If one carefully listens, the woman does not shout “Om” but actually says “Aaa”. This suggests that social media claims about the spring being activated with the mystical word are dubious.

Not a magical spring, it’s a voice-simulated fountain

The fountain does not magically shoot up water when someone says “Om”. It is, in fact, a voice-activated spring. Ergo, the louder you shout, the higher the water goes, irrespective of what you scream.

Alt News found the original video on a Chinese video streaming website Tencent Video (v.qq.com). From what it seems, the fountain is not in Thailand, but China. A Google translation of the description of the video says – “Shouting the subtlety of the spring, how high you want the spring water, it depends on your lung capacity!”

A fact-check by India Today found a video posted by a Chinese news channel New China TV which claimed that the fountain is located in Cangshan Mountain, north China’s Shanxi Province. The start of the video does seem similar to the viral video. However, the later parts of the video show a different location with another voice-activated fountain. Alt News could not independently confirm its exact location.

We found a few YouTube videos showcasing the same technology. In the video posted below, the man can be heard screaming “Aaa” and water shoots up from the spring in front of him.

In fact, such a kind of voice-controlled fountain is also available for purchase online. A Chinese e-commerce website ChinaHao.com is selling the device for US$106.98.

Video viral since months

The same video was also shared in February this year.

Thailand’s Flowing Rivulet (small river) Rises above as Natural Fountain on reciting Sound Of The Universe ‘Om’*ओम् (ॐ)*!!!!

Thailand’s Flowing Rivulet (small river) Rises above as Natural Fountain on reciting Sound Of The Universe ‘Om’*ओम् (ॐ)*!!!!

थाइलैंड में एक पर्वत के नीचे पानी का एक छोटा जरंना (small natural river) के बाजु वाले पर्वत पे *ओम् (ॐ)* का उच्चारण करते पानी फ़ूवाँरा बन कर पर्वत से भी अपर तक उछलता है….

ये किसी साधु सम्प्रदाय ने बनाया है…. हमें ये नहि समज में आता है की ये एैसे कैसे होता है ? पानी का वज़न + गुरुत्वाकर्षण से भी इतना अपर पानी सिर्फ़ आवाज़ के तरंग से कैसे जा सकता है ? ये कोई विज्ञानी ही बता सकता है…. उसे जान ने के लिए हमें बहुत जिज्ञासा है क्योंकि ऐसा सिर्फ़ *ओम् (ॐ)* बोल ने पर ही होता हे !! ये भी एक अजीबो अजूबा है…..

Posted by NaMo Mantra:- Nation FIRST on Monday, 4 February 2019

That the spring shoots up water upon the chants of ‘Om’ was viral on social media.

The false claim was also shared on WhatsApp.

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