An old video falsely shared as Brahma Kamal flowers bloom during the lockdown
A video is going viral on social media with the claim that the Brahma Kamal flowers which finally bloomed after many years due to less pollution during the lockdown.
A Facebook user named Mahalaxmi Upadhya shared the video with the caption “See how the Brahma Kamals have bloomed near Badrinath due to no pollution. A site which had not been seen since decades.
Many others shared the video with the same claim in Hindi on Facebook.
यह अनहोनी घटना सदियों बाद हुई है।
कभी न दिखाई देनेवाला देव पुष्प ब्रह्मकमल जिसके दर्शन मात्र से पुण्य की प्राप्ति होती है, लॉकडाऊन में वहीं ब्रह्मकमल प्रदुषण कम होने के चलते प्रकृति के करवट लेते ही देवभूमि #उत्तराखंड की वादियों में लाखों की संख्या में खिला है।
दर्शन किजीए। pic.twitter.com/bJWSqwVrG6
— हिन्दू – रितेश सिंह बिष्ट (@BishtRiteshS) April 25, 2020
With the keyword search that led us to the video that uploaded on YouTube in December 2017. Also, Brahma Kamal flowers usually bloom every year during June – September, and the flowers can be seen till mid-October.
This confirms that the video was 2 years old and falsely linked to the lockdown.