Viral WhatsApp Audio Clip Not Of PM Modi Singing Katyayani Mantra

BOOM found that the viral audio of the Katyayani Mantra was sung by artist Jitendra Singh.

An audio message of a person singing the Katyayani Mantra is being shared with a false claim that it was sung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The viral message circulating with the clip claims, "*Katyayani Mantra* sung by Hon'ble *Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi !* invoking Shakti for the Nation. Never imagined PM had such an impressive Voice Unbelievable."



BOOM received the viral audio on its WhatsApp helpline number (7700906111) inquiring about it.

BOOM found Facebook posts with the same misleading caption.


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We searched with the viral caption on YouTube and found that a video uploaded on February 4, 2019, with the same audio falsely claiming that PM Modi had sung the Katyayani Mantra.

On scanning the comments, we found users pointing out that the mantra was not chanted by the prime minister but was sung by an All India Radio (AIR) artist Jithendra Singh.

We searched with the keywords 'Jithendra Singh' and 'Katyayani Mantra' on YouTube and found the original clip uploaded by All India Radio with the title - 'Mata Kaatayayani Stuti - Navratri Day-6' uploaded on September 25, 2017.

The description of the video states that it was sung by Jitendra Singh. AIR had recorded a compilation of Nava Durga Stotra on PM Modi's special request, in which Jitendra Singh was roped in to record nine different pieces along with other artists reported India Today on September 25, 2017.


PM Modi had also tweeted the mantra with a link on the sixth day of the Navratri week on October 15, 2018. However, nowhere it is stated that it was sung by PM Modi.


Claim Review :   Audio Clip Of Narendra Modi Singing Katyayani Mantra
Claimed By :  Social Media
Fact Check :  False
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