Fact check: Akshay Kumar didn’t go to Bageshwar Dham, video goes viral with fake claim

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Fact check of the viral video about Akshay Kumar

India TV Fact Check: Bageshwar Baba and Bageshwar Dham are trending on social media these days. In this regard, another video related to Bageshwar Dham is going viral on the internet. In this video, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is seen in saffron attire and it is being claimed that Akshay Kumar has reached Bageshwar Dham. When we fact-checked the video, it turned out that the viral claim was fake. This video is from when Akshay Kumar visited the Mahakal Jyotirlinga in Ujjain.

What’s going viral?

Actually, this video was shared on Facebook on October 11, 2023 by a user named Hari Karpa. The caption accompanying the video reads, “Guruji has said a very beautiful thing for the poor and the rich. Jai Shri Ram Jai Shri Krishna” (as the caption reads).

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The video went viral on Facebook as Bageshwar Dham.

In this video, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar can be seen walking into the temple premises in a saffron dress. In it, the sermons of Pithadheswar Pandit Dhirendra Shastri of Bageshwar Dham are being heard in the background and he is also seen in the middle. In the video, Akshay Kumar can also be seen accompanied by his son Aarav, niece Samar and his sister Alka Hiranandani with Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan.

India TV checked the facts.
We first extracted some key frames of this video and searched them with the help of Google Lens. Meanwhile, when we went to his image source, we found a web story on the TV9 Hindi website. In this too, the same pictures of Akshay Kumar are seen which are seen in the viral video. The web story also reads – “Akshay’s ‘saffron avatar’ at Mahakal Durbar on his birthday, Shikhar Dhawan also worships” The news further reads, Akshay Kumar in Ujjain… Actor Akshay Kumar On his birthday this morning, Baba reached Ujjain with his family to seek the blessings of Mahakal. This web story was published on September 9, 2023.

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Akshay Kumar news found on TV9 Hindi website.

After that, we searched on Google with the help of keywords about the news of Akshay Kumar’s arrival at Ujjain Mahakal Temple. Meanwhile we got the news of Amar Ujala. The headline of this news is – “Actor Akshay Kumar arrives at Mahakal Darbar with his family on his birthday, cricketer Shekhar Dhawan is also seen with him”. This news was published on September 9, 2023. According to this news, actor Akshay Kumar reached Mahakal Durbar on Saturday, on the occasion of his birthday, the actor along with his family came here to have darshan of Baba Mahakal, during which Indian cricket team player Shikhar Dhawan was also present with him. Mahakal was also seen in Darbar.

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The news of Akshay Kumar’s arrival at the Mahakal Temple was received on Amar Ujala.

After that we searched for Akshay Kumar’s Mahakal Darshan video. Meanwhile, we also found his video on ABP LIVE’s YouTube channel. This video was also uploaded on September 9, 2023. It is headlined – “Akshay Kumar visits Mahakal on his birthday, participates in Bhasma Aarti”

What did the investigation reveal?
Our fact check revealed that the video of Akshay Kumar that is going viral is from Bageshwar Dham. This is actually the Mahakala temple of Ujjain. Akshay Kumar went for Mahakal Darshan on his birthday.

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