About technology, travel and lifestyle, by Tom Worthington.
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.