No, the bears did not visit Ayodhya ahead of Ram temple inauguration.


For a miracle or to see God. A herd of bears reached Ayodhya. Bears came to Ayodhya with their four cubs. Jai Shri Ram

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Invitations to the January 22 consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Temple are sent to around 4,000 saints and prominent figures. Extensive cards feature historical luminaries from the movement, information about the event, and amenities for guests.

Meanwhile, a viral video purports on X (formerly Twitter) that a miracle happened to see the Lord Rama group of bears reach Ayodhya. Similar claims were shared by BJP supporters and can be seen here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

We ran a reverse image search using the keyframes of the viral video and found that the original video was reported by Dainik Bhaskar on January 4, 2024.

This news website reported that a group of bears entered Vansukli village in the Amjhor forest range of Shahdol district, Madhya Pradesh. Due to this, there is an atmosphere of panic in the village. The villagers created noise and chased the group of bears out of the village.

Similar news was reported by many media outlets, such as the Navbharat Times, Amar Ujala, ETV Bharat, and Patrika.

Earlier, it was claimed that Jatayu started visiting Ayodhya ahead of the Ram temple inauguration. Youturn fact-checked and published articles on the same.

Read here: A group of bears entered Vansukli village in Madhya Pradesh but falsely shared as they visited Ayodhya.

Also read: An old video of Himalayan vulture in Kanpur is falsely shared as Jadayu in Ayodhya Ram temple.


The viral video is from Shahdol district, Madhya Pradesh; it has been falsely linked with the Ayodhya Ram temple.

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