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Srinagar's Shankaracharya Temple was lit up during Maha Shivratri: Fact Check

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Multiple Fake news claims-: 

The viral news on Shankaracharya temple circulated on Facebook, Twitter and social media where a picture of Shankaracharya temple being lit up is getting viral.

Many famous icon twitted like Kiran Bedi wrote  “a After decades of darkness, Shankrcharya Shiv ji Temple near Srinagar- lit up for Mahashivratri.”

Sanjay Dixit twitted, “For the first time, probably after the end of Dogra rule, Shankaracharya Temple at Srinagar is lit up in its full glory at MahaShivaratri.”

The first tweet came from  BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya on the occasion of Mahashivratri and and wrote, “After decades of darkness, Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar lit up for #MahaShivaratri…” 

Facts Check Verdict: False / Fake

News Verification: 

 Dr. Karan Singh, chairman of the Dharmarth Trust said, “The Shankaracharya Temple has invariably been lit up for Maha Shivratri and not a single year has ever been missed. Perhaps this year the illumination received special attention from the media due to the restructuring of the J&K State.”

Karan Singh’s son, Vikramaditya, also a former member of the J&K legislative council, quote-tweeted Mishra and said, “A disclaimer for all: J&K Dharmarth Trust has been celebrating Maha Shivratri for several decades at Shankaracharya Mandir, Srinagar. The lighting & decorations are done by the Trust every year and all claims of 30 years of darkness at this historic Temple are False.”




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