Fake news shared on social media claims that erotic sculptures of Sun Konark temple have been reportedly disfigured with simple plain stones.

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Multiple Fake news claims-: Fake news shared on social media claims that erotic sculptures of Sun Konark temple have been reportedly disfigured with simple plain stones.

 

 Mind numbingly shocking if true. Under the pretext of restoration, all the erotic sculptures of Sun Konark temple have been reportedly disfigured.

Reason provided: School kids come here so it's not appropriate for them.

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Facts Check Verdict: Fake

News Verification: In a classic example of how fake news is spread, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a clarification to counter the false claims regarding images that were circulated showing replacement of sculptures with plain stones. ASI stated that the images are 'misleading' a day after multiple photos of Odisha’s Sun Temple in Konark surfaced on social media and went viral.

Archaeological Survey of India tweeted, " The plain stonework shown in the image was done in the mid1980s. ASI used plain stone only wherein there was no evidence left & as per ASI’s the then archaeological policy only such portions were filled with plain stones. ASI would like to confirm that no sculpture has been replaced "

The tweet regarding the replacement of sculptures with plain stones is false and misleading. The 2 images shown in the tweet are from different locations. The image with sculptures is from Natya Mandapa while the plain stones images are from the plinth of Jagmohana (the main temple).

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