‘She’s an angry goddess’: India’s coronavirus deities, ‘disease-curing’ shrines offer hope to desperate devotees – South China Morning Post

‘She’s an angry goddess’: India’s coronavirus deities, ‘disease-curing’ shrines offer hope to desperate devotees – South China Morning Post

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As India reels from a devastating second wave of Covid-19, some devotees with nowhere else to turn are seeking divine intervention at temples dedicated to “coronavirus goddesses”.

Two “Corona Devi” idols – one crafted from sandalwood and the other from stone – have been consecrated at the Kamatchipuri Adhinam temple in the southern city of Coimbatore, where priests say daily prayers in a bid to alleviate people’s suffering.

Similar shrines for Covid-19 and other illnesses can be found all…Read More

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