Sunday, January 01, 2006

Bus and Taxi Shrines


Goa's religions seem to coexist well, with Catholic saints having the same status as Hindu gods. Taxis and busses have a shrine on the dashboard, with flowers and flashing LEDs, to a saint or a god. The roads have a shrine to a saint or god ever few hundred meters. A Catholic property owner will maintain a pre-existing Hindu shrine on the roadside outside their house. The bus in the photo had a Hindu shrine, but the driver was wearing a santa hat with "Merry Christmas Goa" on it.

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