A video is being shared on social media claiming it as showing visuals of recent celebrations in Kashi after the alleged discovery of the Shivling in Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of people celebrating after the discovery of Shivling in Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi.
Fact: The video shared in the post was circulating on the internet at least since August 2019. The video is old and has nothing to do with the Shivling that was reportedly found during the recent survey in the Gyanvapi Mosque. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, we could not find any reliable sources of the video. When we searched with relevant keywords, we found the same video on a YouTube channel. This YouTube user published this video on 12 August 2019, with the title, “MANJIRA DAMROO JULOOS IN VARANASI”.
Multiple users have shared this video claiming different locations before the alleged Shivling that was found during the recent survey in the Gyanvapi Mosque. They can be seen here and here. Though we could not ascertain the exact date and location of the incident, it can be confirmed from all these pieces of evidence that the video shared in the post is old and has nothing to do with the alleged discovery of the Shivling in Gyanvapi Mosque.
To sum it up, an unrelated old video is being shared as recent celebrations in Kashi after the alleged discovery of Shivling in the Gyanvapi Mosque.