Fact Check: Picture of Pancha-Tattva deities from 2019 being shared with false COVID-19 link

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A picture of Pancha-Tattva deities lying on a bed is being shared on social media with a claim that they have been quarantined due to COVID-19.
“ईश्वर को भी Quarantine होना पड़ रहा है, और मनुष्यों द्वारा ही इलाज भी चल रहा है!! आप लोग अपना ध्यान रखें, जब तक आप सुरक्षित हैं, तब तक ही आपका ईश्वर भी सुरक्षित हैं!! इंसान का अस्तित्व ईश्वर के कारण नहीं है, बल्कि काल्पनिक ईश्वर का अस्तित्व स्वयं ही इंसानों के कारण हैं!! यह पाखंड नहीं तो और क्या भक्तो और अंध भक्तो से अनुरोध है कृपा सोचो समझो फिर मानो !!” the caption reads in Hindi.
(Translation: Even Gods are quarantined and are being treated by humans!! Take care of yourself, as long as you are safe, your God is also safe!! Man’s existence is not because of God, but the existence of the imaginary God is because of the human being!! It is a request to the devotees to please think, understand and then believe!!

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NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be false.
On putting the picture through Reverse Image Search on various search engines we found a Facebook post dated July 27, 2019, featuring a video from a religious event.
“Darshan Sri Pancha-tattva on vacation, rare shots – Omsk. ” post caption read.

We ran a keyword search and found a link to a post on a Russian social media website – VK (VKontakte), featuring pictures from the same event.

Devotees believe Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu, Advaita Acahrya, Gadadhara Pandit, and Srivasa Thakura are the Panchatattva or Five Truths. They incarnated as five people and propagated the Hare Krishna mantra and the practice of devotion to Lord Krishna.
From the above information, it is clear that the picture has no relation to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and is being circulated with mischievous intent.
Hence, the viral claim is false.

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