Recently, a trend of sharing fake news without fact-checking on social media has evidently taken over. Most of the news pieces shared by people without checking facts result in a number of people receiving the wrong piece of information. Another such unchecked piece of information has been doing rounds on social media recently.
A 2 minute-long video of a caucasian woman singing in Sanskrit was shared by many people on Twitter. It was claimed that the video is actually of a Spanish woman and that the Spanish national radio plays a chant every morning in order to start their day. The video received thousands of views and likes on social media with people believing that the lady in the video is in fact Spanish.
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The caucasian lady in the video is not from Spain, but from the United Kingdom named Gabriella Burnel. She has a number of accolades for Sanskrit singing and has performed across the globe with her sheer talent and love for the Sanskrit language. The video in question here is actually from Gabriella Burnel's YouTube channel, where she has over 200k subscribers. Gabriella is actually singing a mealtime prayer in her private studio setting and not on the national Spanish radio. Gabriella has dedicated her life to the language of Sanskrit and had revealed that the language has helped her become a better person while speaking in an interview recently.
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The video first started circulating on Twitter where various people thought that the video is of a Spanish girl singing in Sanskrit on the national Spanish radio. It was later uploaded on YouTube by various channels claiming the same thing. The first video shared on Twitter received over eight thousand retweets.