A temple dedicated to ‘Goddess Corona Devi' has come up in Tamil Nadu with an aim to protect people from COVID-19 pandemic. Set up by the authorities of Kamatchipuri Adhinam, the temple is built in their premises at Kamatchipuram on the outskirts of Coimbatore.
The granite is has been used to create the idol which is about 1.5 ft long.
Special prayers will take place for 48 days. Maha Yagam is also held during which people will not be allowed to visit the temple to offer prayers. The consecration ceremony took place conducted on Tuesday, and 'pooja' has started from Wednesday.
Sivalingeswarar, the man in charge of the Adhinam, said that it has been a practice to create deities to protect people from plagues and diseases. In Tamil Nadu, there are several such deities such as the Plague Mariamman Temple in Coimbatore. People harbour this belief that deities protected the citizens during the plague and cholera outbreak in the past.