A video is being shared on social media claiming that it shows visuals of all new gold vahanas (vehicles) donated by NRIs from the USA to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD). Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of new gold vahanas donated by US based NRIs to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Board.
Fact: The video shows the gold vahanas donated to the Sri Ramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam. The donation was made by a US-based NRIs association named NRI Vasavi Association (NRIVA). The video has nothing to do with the TTD. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the screenshots from the video, a video with similar visuals was found published by the V6 news channel, with the title, “12 New Gold Divya Vahana Pratista At Bhadrachalam Temple, NRI Vasavi Sangham Donate Vahanas “, on 21 March 2023. The video shows the new gold vahanas donated to the Sri Ramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam.
The donations were made by a US-based association named NRI Vasavi Association (NRIVA). This association reportedly donated 12 new vehicles with a cost of 65 lakhs to the Badradri Sri Ramachandra Swamy temple. Reporting the details of these news vehicles donated for Thiruveedi Seva at the Bhadrachalam temple, several news websites published articles. They can be seen here, here and here.
To sum it up, a video of gold vahanas donated to Sri Ramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam is shared as those donated by US NRIs to TTD.