Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Indian God Ganesha Reincarnates as a Baby with Severe Birth Defects

Residents of a rural village in India are hailing a 4-day-old baby girl as the reincarnation of Ganesha, the multi-armed Elephant god. The girl, or actually, girls, are conjoined twins which give the appearance of a single girl with four arms & legs, and two faces. The mother (seen in the above photograph, looking thrilled) named the girls after the Hindu goddess of wealth, who also has four arms. This has not deterred her neighbors from worshiping the child as Ganesha, however, asking for her many blessings and feeding her peanuts. Read more (and see more pictures) here.

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