ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Culture, kitsch and Mother Teresa at Hindu goddess' festival

Mother Teresa is depicted treating a leper in this pandal, or temporary shrine, at the Hindu Durga Puja festival celebration in Siliguri, India. (Photo by Kundan Yolmo)

SILIGURI, India -- At a Durga Puja pavilion in this sub-Himalayan town, Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun who was canonized by Pope Francis in September, is seen sharing a pedestal with Durga, the supreme Hindu goddess of power.

With them are Durga's children - Saraswati (goddess of learning), Lakshmi (goddess of wealth), Ganesh (the elephant-headed remover of obstacles) and Kartik (god of war).

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more