A social media post accompanying a video of a large procession, where hundreds of women are carrying urns on their head is being widely shared. It is being claimed that visuals show a recent Kalash Yatra in Ayodhya. Through this article let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Visuals related to a recent Kalash Yatra in Ayodhya.
Fact: This is an old video from Mathura, and it dates back to 2017. God woman Devi Hemlata Shastri shared the same video on her official YouTube channel in January 2017. As per the description associated with the video, the visuals are related to a Kalash Yatra in Mathura. While there are news reports of Kalash Yatra in some places close to Ayodhya in recent past, the viral visuals are not related to any such yatras. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
This is an old video from Mathura, and it dates back to 2017. Reverse image search of the screenshots of this viral video led us to a YouTube video which carried similar visuals.
The video was uploaded in January 2017 on the official channel of God woman Devi Hemlata Shastri. And the description of this video states that the visuals are related to a Kalash Yatra organised in Mathura.
Although we could not independently verify the location of the video, from the above mentioned YouTube video, it is clear that the video is not a recent one.
Further, there are reports of devotees taking Kalash Yatra in some places close to Ayodhya in the recent past (here & here). However, the viral visuals are not related to these yatras, as they are available on internet at least since 2017.
To sum it up, old visuals from Mathura are being shared as those related to recent Kalash Yatra in Ayodhya.