As the country struggles with a surge in new infections, two “Corona Devi” idols have been established in the southern city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.
Hindu priests in temples in the country pray to two coronavirus goddesses every day to control the country’s pandemic fighting a new surge in infections.
Two “Corona Devi” idols were established in the southern city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. In the past four weeks, the incident caused 100,000 deaths across the country and was severely hit.
India on Thursday announced 211,298 new coronavirus cases that have occurred in the past 24 hours, and the number of deaths from COVID-19 has increased by 3,847.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, the total number of cases in South Asian countries is currently 27.37 million, while the total number of deaths is 315,235.
Due to the high infection rate of Coimbatore, Kamatchipuri Adhinam Temple is not open to believers, but the priest pays tribute in front of the goddess, one of which is made of sandalwood and the other is made of stone.
They left food and other offerings, prayed to end the pandemic, and bathed their idols with turmeric water and milk.
“In the past we had temples similar to smallpox, chickenpox and plague,” said Anandbharathi K, temple manager.
He added: “We are worshiping the virus as a goddess and praying to her every day to reduce the impact of this disease.”
Although the number of cases in most parts of India is declining, the severity of the recent pandemic shocked the country’s 1.3 billion people. This wave of catastrophe overwhelmed hospitals and caused severe oxygen and medicine shortages.
“Even doctors cannot cope with this huge situation. Therefore, we regard faith and God as the last choice.” Anandbharathi said.
The priest plans to pray to the “Corona Devi” idol for another seven weeks.