No, “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” was not sung during the homage of Gandhi at Rajghat


Wow Modi ji wow, thank you from the heart of every Hindu for singing the right bhajan to the people of India and that too from Rajghat. Listen carefully, the word Allah which was someone else’s contribution was removed and the correct hymn was played. what else do you want. Jai ho Sanatan Dharma

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In the above 1-minute 28-second viral video we could see our PM Modi walking along with US President Joe Biden, UK PM Rishi Sunak, and many other leaders of different countries. We also hear the Hindu Bajan “Raghupathy raghava raja ram” singing in the background of the video.

Here the user mentioned that PM Modi used the Hindu bhajan song during his Rajghat visit while paying homage to the Gandhi memorial. The user went on to claim that they removed the phrase “Allah” and played with the correct hymn quoting ‘Jai ho Sanatana Dharma.’ This same post was shared by some users on social media with similar claims that can be seen here and here. Come, let’s check the authenticity of this viral claim.

What’s the truth?

When we started our research using the keyframes from the viral video we were directed toward the same original video uploaded by our PM Narendra Modi on his YouTube page. This is an 8-minute 35-second lengthy version of the viral clip which shows the complete footage of the whole occasion of all the leaders paying homage to the Gandhi memorial at Rajghat.

This video was uploaded with the title, “G20 Leaders pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, New Delhi | G20 Summit” on 10 September 2023.

Interestingly, the original video doesn’t play the bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” whereas we hear the bhajan “Vaishnav Janato” sung during the occasion of the G20 leaders’ visit to Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. While listening to the song in the viral video, we can hear it at very low quality with overlaid voice singing.

This clearly proves that, the video used is edited and shared with this hindu bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” with false narratives on social media to disturb the communal harmony among the people.


Thus, with the above evidence we can conclude that the hindu bhajan “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” is added to the original video in the background whereas in reality another bajan song namely “Vaishnav Janato” was sung during the occasion. This proves that the video was edited and circulated with false claims.

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