A 2:39 minutes long video clip of a temple is viral on social media with a Hindi caption that reads, “A glimpse of the unique artwork of Shri Ram Mandir which is under construction in Ayodhya.”
अयोध्या मे निर्माणाधीन श्री राम मंदिर की अनुपम कलाकृती की एक झलक
जय सिया राम 🚩 pic.twitter.com/7QoHZ31hpC
— シ︎❤︎भगवा शेरनी❤︎シ︎🚩 (@Bhagwa_Sherni22) July 10, 2021
अयोध्या मे निर्माणाधीन राम मंदिर की अनुपम कलाकृती की एक झलक !
Posted by सच के साथ भारत on Saturday, 10 July 2021
अयोध्या मे निर्माणाधीन श्री राम मंदिर की अनुपम कलाकृती की एक झलक 👆🚩नमो नमो👏🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Rajendra Singh Pawar on Thursday, 8 July 2021
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Chuli Jain Temple in Gujarat
We did a reverse image on one of the keyframes from the viral video and came across a similar video uploaded on Twitter by user @Astro_Healer_Sh. She described the temple in the video as the Chuli Jain Temple which is situated at Halvad-Dhrangadhra Highway in Gujarat. Taking this as a clue, we did a keyword search on Google and came across a travel blog called “Ttravelog”, where photos of the temple are available.
Below we have added some photos highlighting the similarities between the photos on Ttravelog and the temple in the viral video.
A search on Google Maps further proves that the temple is indeed in Gujarat, as mentioned in the blog.
We performed another keyword search on YouTube and found an extended version of the viral video available on the platform.
We also checked the official Twitter handle of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust constituted to look after the construction and management of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The handle uploaded a few photos of the excavation process that has been done until 31 May 2021. As evident, even the foundation of the temple is yet to be completed.
श्री रामजन्मभूमि परिसर में नींव के लिए लगातार चली खुदाई के बाद विशेषज्ञों की सलाह से यह निर्णय किया गया कि नींव भराई का कार्य Roller Compacted Concrete तकनीक से किया जाएगा। लगभग 1,20,000 स्क्वायर फ़ीट क्षेत्र में अभी 4 परत बिछाई जा चुकी हैं। कुल 40-45 ऐसी ही परत बिछाई जाएंगी। pic.twitter.com/BcG2CpiHoA
— Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) May 31, 2021
The foundation work for the Ram Mandir started only in March of this year. Speaking to the media in June, a key functionary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra said that the foundation of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is likely to be completed by October this year.
In July, ABP News reported that Champat Rai, the general secretary of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, said that the Ram Temple will be completely ready in 2025 but devotees will be able to do the darshan of the deity Ram in 2023.
Hence, a video of the Chuli Jain Temple in Gujarat was shared as the Ram Mandir which is still under construction.