NUR FÜR AFP-ABONNENTEN (NO RESALE)COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU, INDIENMAI 2021QUELLE: KAMATCHIPURI ADHINAM / HANDOUT1. Halbnahe a priest pours water on a statue of 'Corona Devi' while chanting 2. Totale a priest pours 'turmeric water' on a statue of 'Corona Devi' while chanting 3. Totale priests performing prayer rituals around a fire to two statues of 'Corona Devi'COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU, INDIEN24. MAI 2021QUELLE: AFPTV4. O-TON 1 - Anandbharathi K, Manager at Kamatchipuri Adhinam temple (Mann, 27 Jahre alt, Tamil, 28 Sek.): 'We have had similar temples for small pox, chicken pox, plague, etc. In Coimbatore there is a 'plague Mariamman' (plague goddess). The belief is that by worshipping these Goddesses we can reduce the severity and the spread of these diseases. We'd be happy if we can bring down the impacts of Covid-19.'COIMBATORE, TAMIL NADU, INDIENMAI 2021QUELLE: KAMATCHIPURI ADHINAM / HANDOUT5. Totale priests performing prayer rituals to two statues of 'Corona Devi'