Image of billboards in Times Square, New York showing visuals of Hindu deity Lord Ram is being circulated across social media platforms with the claim that these billboards came up ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
हर हिन्दू के लिए गौरवशाली क्षण अमेरिका के टाइम सक्वायर हुआ राम मय।जय श्री राम 🙏 धन्यवाद् अमेरिका @narendramodi… https://t.co/bRUPihzjPk
— Yashodanandan pujari (@JodhaPujari) 1596381179000
जय श्री रामTimes Square, New York #RamMandirNationalPride https://t.co/XvG5Cluz8c
— Sunder Chaudhary (@SunderShahdara) 1596303152000
The image is digitally manufactured.
VERIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY
Using reverse-image search along with relevant keywords, we found the original image on several websites.
The original image was flipped and then digitally altered to make it look like Lord Ram adorned Times Square billboards.
We also found a billboard generating website with the same image, from where users can make their own doctored version of the same.
Times Fact Check has found that the image of Times Square billboards carrying photos of Lord Rama is digitally manufactured.