This sculpture is found in Karnataka and not at the Naga Vasuki temple in Prayagraj of UP



A photo of a sculpture is shared on social media with the claim that it is in the “Naga Vasuki Temple” located in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

The claim is circulating widely on both Twitter and Facebook.

Sculpture in Utsav Rock Garden, Karnataka

We did a reverse image search on Google and came across a website called “” where this same photo was uploaded.

It is an aggregated user platform where one person asks a question about a place they are looking for and others answer the question. Someone posted a question about the image and the website replied that the sculpture is in the Utsav Rock Garden in Karnataka.

We checked the Utsav Rock Garden website and found a photo of the sculpture uploaded under the theme “Artistic Banyan Tree”.

The Utsav Rock Garden is a unique garden in India that showcases “rural life”. It is an artistic masterpiece filled with sculptures. The garden was imagined and designed by the famous artist Dr TB Solabakkanavar. The garden holds around eight records for its distinctive world-class sculptures.

According to the description on its website, “The ‘Grand Banyan Tree’ is a monumental tribute to the three great artists of Karnataka – Dr MV Minajigi, Shri DV Halabhavi and Shri TP Akki. Before independence, these artists created colleges of fine arts to train art teachers and artists.

“The banyan tree is celebrated as a ‘mother nature’ (symbolically). Here, creativity explores “nature” as a mother. The artist presented Mother Nature with her children hidden behind the branches and roots of the tree. The tree consists of several creatures like various birds, snakes and monkeys which are all happy in nature. The roots of the Banyan Tree have been compared here to knowledge. Like the branches and roots of the banyan tree, art also spreads over the earth and creates happiness in the environment, ”the description adds.

Below we have embedded a video of the “Artistic Banyan Tree” which was uploaded to YouTube by the official Utsav Rock Garden channel.

The difference in the color tones between the image of the sculpture on the website and the viral photo of the sculpture may confuse a few. We’ve highlighted the similarities below to show they’re the same.

Alt News spoke to Prakash Dasanur, the founder of the Dasanur group and Utsav Rock Garden. He confirmed that the sculpture in the viral image is indeed the Banyan Tree Artistic, but the photo is from a few years ago when the sculpture was still under construction. The sculpture was created by his wife, Mrs. Vedarani Dasanur, with a team of artists. Ms. Vedarani Dasanur is the curator and art promoter of Utsav Rock Garden.

Therefore, an image of a sculpture in Utsav Rock Garden in Karnataka has been shared with the claim that it is from the Naga Vasuki Temple in Prayagraj, UP.

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