Indian Hindus turn to honoring ‘corona goddess’ to quell pandemic

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MUMBAI (RNS) — As the first wave of COVID-19 spread through India last June, Anilan Namboothiri, a resident of the southern state of Kerala, set up a new idol in his home shrine that he honors as “corona devi,” or corona goddess: The unusual polystyrene figure, resembling the spiky COVID-19 protein, found its place alongside … Read more