A Hindu priest performs a prayer ritual in front of an idol locally known as ‘Corona Devi’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP A Hindu priest performs a prayer ritual in front of an idol locally known as ‘Corona Devi’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP
A Hindu priest performs a prayer ritual in front of an idol locally known as ‘Corona Devi’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP

Hindu priests turn to ‘corona goddesses’ as India’s doctors pushed to brink

  • Two coronavirus goddesses have been set up in the southern city of Coimbatore, which is badly hit in the country’s latest Covid-19 wave
  • Hindu priests are leaving food and other offerings, chanting prayers, and bathing the idols in turmeric water and milk

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Hindu priest performs a prayer ritual in front of an idol locally known as ‘Corona Devi’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP A Hindu priest performs a prayer ritual in front of an idol locally known as ‘Corona Devi’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP
A Hindu priest performs a prayer ritual in front of an idol locally known as ‘Corona Devi’ in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP
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