Many Shared This Pic Of Golden Temple On Diwali. It's Photoshopped

"Yes it's editing & not real," writes the man behind the viral pic

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Many Shared This Pic Of Golden Temple On Diwali. It's Photoshopped

An edited pic of the Golden Temple on Diwali went viral this year.

This Diwali, many of us saw a stunning picture of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab illuminated with hundreds of sky laterns. The photograph was widely shared on social media platforms and over WhatsApp as well. However, as it turns out, it was a Photoshopped pic. In reality, while the Golden Temple looked stunning as always on Diwali, there were no sky lanterns lighting up the sky over it.

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Here is the Photoshopped photo of the Golden Temple that fooled many:
 
The picture was shared hundreds of times on Twitter alone. It was 'liked' thousands of times on different social media platforms and many received it as WhatsApp forwards. Chances are, you probably did as well.

Soon, however, many netizens began to point out that the photo was a heavily-edited one:
 
Actor-author Suhel Seth, among those who had tweeted the edited pic, later set the record straight
 
The man behind the viral pic, Navkaran Brar, confirms on Twitter that the picture was created by him. "...Yes it's editing & not real I've created art not made fool of anyone," he writes.
 
Here is what the Golden Temple of Amritsar actually looked like on the eve of Diwali this year:
 
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Photo Credit: PTI

golden temple diwali pic

Photo Credit: PTI

Moral of the story? Think before you click and forward.

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