Temple in Coimbatore consecrates ‘Corona Devi’ idol to protect people from Covid-19 pandemic

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Kamatchipuri Adhinam, a temple in Coimbatore, has consecrated a ‘Corona Devi’ idol to protect people from the deadly Covid-19 virus.

The manager and priest of the temple, Anand Bharathi, said, “With a rise in Covid-19 cases in Coimbatore, all the priests of the temple decided to consecrate ‘Corona Devi’ idol to protect people from Covid-19 pandemic.”

“We are continuously praying to ‘Corona Devi’ to show mercy on us and help us get rid of this virus. Many of us chant, ‘show mercy Corona Devi’‘Make Corona Devi vanish from Earth’, etc. Also, we will conduct a special two-day pooja hoping that our Devi shows mercy at all of us”, said the manager.

Consecrating deities to protect people from deadly diseases has been in practice for many years, said the priest. In the early 1900s when Coimbatore district was hit by the plague, its residents seeking relief had reportedly offered prayers at the Plague Mariamman Temple here.

Meanwhile, Bharathi said that no public gathering will be allowed while they carry out prayers and other rituals.

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