Bicycle sculpture from a shared Indonesian temple like the one at Panchavarna temple in Tamil Nadu

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A photo is shared on social media claiming it is a 1,300-year-old bicycle sculpture built in the Panchavarna temple in Tamil Nadu. Let’s check the claims made in the mail.

The archived version of the article can be viewed here.

Claim: 1300 year old bicycle sculpture created on the walls of Panchavarna Swamy temple in Tamil Nadu.

Made: The picture shows a bicycle sculpture created on the ‘Pura Dalem Jagaraga Temple’ on the island of Bali in Indonesia. The sculptures in this temple represent the Dutch invasion in the 19e century. The bicycle sculpture in the photo is not 1300 years old and has nothing to do with India. Therefore, the claim made by post is FALSE.

When searching reverse images of the photo shared in the post, a similar photo was found on the “Tripadvisor” website. On the website, it is mentioned as the sculpture built on the walls of the “Pura Dalem Jagaraga temple” on the island of Bali in Indonesia.

When we searched the internet for this temple, we found photos of similar sculptures referring to “Pura Dalem Jagaraga temple” in Indonesia. They can be seen here, here and here. We can see a similar sculpture in a video showing the interior view of “Pura Dalem Jagaraga Temple”.

The carvings carved on the ‘Pura Dalem Jagaraga Temple’ are a testament to the Dutch invasion in 1849. More information about this temple can be seen here and here.

Previously, when similar images of bicycles were shared with the same claim, FACTLY posted a fact-checking article about it.

To sum up, the bicycle sculpture from an Indonesian temple is shared as a 1300 year old sculpture from the Panchavarna temple in Tamil Nadu.

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