Girl born with ‘elephant trunk’ in India worshipped as Hindu god

Girl born with 'elephant trunk' in India worshipped as Hindu god
Locals believe that this baby girl is the reincarnation of Ganesha (Picture: Cover Asia Press)

A baby girl in India is being worshipped as a Hindu god, after she was born with a trunk.

The girl, who has not yet been named, was born in a village in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, in northern India on Thursday.

People are now flocking to see the new-born infant as they believe she is an incarnation of the Hindu deity Ganesha, who also has a trunk.

Speaking to ANI, the baby’s aunty said that crowds had since arrived to make offerings to the child.

‘My sister-in-law gave birth to a girl at 7:00 a.m. and her face looks exactly like Lord Ganesha’, she said.

‘This is why whoever hears about her is coming here to get a glimpse of the baby and are making whatever offerings possible’.

A traditional depiction of Ganesha (Picture: Wikicommons)
A traditional depiction of Ganesha (Picture: File)

The girl was born to Rambabu Sarvesh and his wife Banna Devi.

Mr Sarvesh, who is already a father to three children, earns 250 rupee ($5.17) a day, and hopes that his daughter’s birth will result in a change to the family’s fortunes, according to the Times of India.

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Doctors have said that the girl’s deformity was most likely due to a gene mutation, as a result of malnutrition.

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30 March 2015 | 8:19 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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