The epidemic is raging, and Indian temples have begun to worship the “new crown virus goddess.”
The new crown epidemic is raging, and priests in some temples in India have begun to worship the “new crown virus goddess.”
According to a report by AFP on the 28th, two statues of the “new crown virus goddess” were erected in a temple named Kamatchipuri Adhinam in the southern city of Coimbatore. The priests pray to the statues every day, hoping that the epidemic can be brought under control as soon as possible.
It was reported that the city was hit hard by the second wave of the epidemic in the past four weeks. Due to the local epidemic, the temple has been closed to believers, but the priests pray in front of the “goddess”. One of the two goddess statues is made of sandalwood, and the other is made of stone.
The report mentioned that the priests offered food and other offerings to the gods and chanted prayers for the epidemic’s end. They also bathed the statues with turmeric water and milk.
The head of the temple, Anand Bati, said, “We have experienced similar smallpox, chickenpox, and plague in the past.” He added, “We worship the virus as a goddess and pray to her every day to alleviate the impact of this disease. .”
Anand Batty. Said, “Even doctors cannot cope with such a difficult situation. Therefore, we take faith and gods as a last resort.” According to the report, the priests plan to continue to pray to the “New Crown Goddess” in the next seven weeks.
Although the number of new cases in most parts of India is declining, the severity of the latest wave of pandemics in this country of 1.3 billion people is shocking. This round of epidemic has overwhelmed hospitals and caused severe shortages of oxygen and medicines.
According to the latest data released by the Indian health department on the 29th, in the past 24 hours, India has newly confirmed 173,790 new crown cases, with a total of 27,729,247 confirmed cases; 3,617 further deaths and a total of 322,512 deaths. India’s New Delhi TV said that this is the country’s lowest number of new confirmed cases in a single day in 45 days.