During the consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, a viral image circulated on social media, claiming to show Lord Ram’s projection on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The photo, widely shared and viewed over two million times, depicted a radiant Burj Khalifa with an image of Lord Ram dressed as a sage and ‘Jai Shri Ram’ written on top.
Many users believed the image to be authentic, while others questioned its authenticity. Despite claims that it was not photoshopped but digitally altered, a reverse image search on Google revealed the original image of Burj Khalifa in the same lighting but without any Lord Ram projection.
It’s essential to note that whenever significant occasions are celebrated at the Burj Khalifa, images are shared on its official social media accounts. However, no such post featuring Lord Ram’s projection has been shared on these platforms.
Similar incidents of fake images circulated in April 2023, reinforcing the need for fact-checking and verification before sharing viral content.
Meanwhile, in Ayodhya, the doors of the Ram temple opened to the public a day after the consecration of the new Ram Lalla idol. Devotees, both local and from other states, gathered outside the temple complex, eagerly waiting to enter the premises. The grand temple, built in the traditional Nagara style, boasts impressive dimensions, including a length of 380 feet, a width of 250 feet, and a planned height of 161 feet at the ‘shikhar,’ supported by 392 pillars and featuring 44 doors.