A photo of Lord Rama on billboards displayed at the Times Square of New York City is viral with a false caption claiming that the images have come up ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, scheduled for August 5. Note that these viral photos were circulating on Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp since 1st August.
The viral Text along with the pictures is “Square (New York) few hours ago. Zoom it and see it . EXCELLENT SUPERB MARVELLOUS.”
It is important to note that news reports did cover the story about billboards of Ram Bhagwan at Times square were going to be displayed.
The viral post shows a picture of the Times Square with six different images of the Hindu god on billboards across it.
This tweet by twitter verified handle of Rajiv Malhotra (Twitter Bio – Researcher, author, speaker. Current affairs, inter-civilization, science. ) has got 5.2k retweets and 21.5k likes.
Times Sq, NY pic.twitter.com/1BMNATKi7m
— Rajiv Malhotra (@RajivMessage) August 5, 2020
Times Square (New York) few hours ago. Zoom it and see it . EXCELLENT SUPERB MARVELLOUS. It will be for full day tomorrow. Har har Modi🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/o3fxUMdGhG
— अरुण कुमार पाण्डेय (@Arunpandey79) August 4, 2020
You can see list of Tweets here
Times Square (New York) few hours ago. #RamMandirAyodhya #RamMandir4Bharat #JaiShreeRam #AyodhyaBhoomipoojan #Ayodhya #पधारो_राम_अयोध्या_धाम#रामराज्य_उदघोष #जय_शरि_राम #5thAugustGoldenDay
Times Square (New York) few hours ago. Zoom it and see it . EXCELLENT SUPERB MARVELLOUS.
The pictures it can be easily seen that the viral image is fake, has been photoshoped/edited.
Original Image (below) was flipped vertically (mirror image) and edited.
Later it was found that the morphed and photoshoped images of the billboard displaying the Hindu God were made by website called makesweet.com
On 5th August after the bhumi pooja had taken place in Ayodhya where PM Modi laid the foundation of Ram Temple, after this a digital billboard did display Ram mandir and Hindu God Ram on Times Square.
— ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2020
The event was celebrated by Indians in New York also.
- A set of old photo of an honor killing with an inter-faith wedding card is viral with Fake “Love Jihad” angle. - September 13, 2020
- This viral edited picture of Hindu saint Shirdi Saibaba is not a rare photograph, it’s a painting. - September 10, 2020
- Mainstream News channels air 1962 war cemetery as graveyard of China’s Galwan casualties. - September 4, 2020