A post accompanied by a video showing a Shivalingam is being shared on social media. The post claims that the Shivalingam is located in Tamil Nadu. It further claims that throughout the year, water from the Sky falls only on the Shivalingam, leaving its surroundings. Let’s fact-check these claims in this article.
Claim: Water from the Sky falls only on this Shivalingam throughout the year, and this is located in Tamil Nadu
Fact: The Shivalingam seen in the video is located in Malaysia. It does not rain throughout the year on the Shivalingam. Hence the claims made in the post are MISLEADING.
A reverse image search with the screenshots of the video led us to a few YouTube videos. One of these videos is the same as the one in the viral post, and its title, written in Tamil, mentions the location as Cork highway, Malaysia. Another video showing the exact Shivalingam titled Shivan Temple (Bentong Karak Old Road) was also found.
We searched on the internet with these clues and relevant keywords and found that this Shivalingam is located in Lord Shiva Meditation Sanctuary, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia. The images uploaded to Google Maps also match the Shivalingam shown in the viral video.
To confirm if water falls on the Shivalingam throughout the year, leaving the surroundings, we reviewed the videos found during the search process. We can clearly see in this video that no water is falling onto the Shivalingam from the Sky.
Even if we look closely at the video from the original post, we find no trace of rainwater falling on the Shivalingam. There are a few other videos uploaded to YouTube that confirm the same. These videos can be seen here, here and here.
We have not found any official website of the Shivan Meditation Sanctuary. One article published on www.malaysiahanuman.com was found in which they mentioned about this place. There was no mention of water falling on the Shivalingam continuously for 365 days a year.
To sum it up, the Shivalingam seen in this video is located in Malaysia, not Tamil Nadu. It does not rain throughout the year on the Shivalingam.