A video is going viral with the claim that monkeys are ringing a bell after Pran Prathishta at Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
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A reverse image search on the keyframes of the viral video led us to a video shared by one user named Param Shanti on July 9,2017 on YouTube. The description of the YouTube video says monkeys ring bells at Hanuman Temple in Himachal Pradesh Village.
We also found a report published by Connect Gujarat on July 10, 2017 along with the same video. The article says a mobile video of a group of monkeys taking turns ringing the temple bell while aarti is being performed inside the temple has gone viral on social media.As per this report, the video was shot by one of the temple priests.
According to the report published in Dailymail on May 10,2018 the video is from a Hanuman temple in Himachal Pradesh.
Thus, it is clear that this is not a recent incident and it is not linked to Ayodhya Ram temple consecration. It is an old video which has been circulated online since 2017.
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