A baby born in Aligarh, Indonesia, with what has been described as a trunk-like structure in the middle of her face is being worshipped by locals who believe that she is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha, a Hindu god.
Swarms of people have reportedly headed to a small home in Aligarh to visit the baby, who was born last Thursday to parents Om Prakash and Sarvesh, with locals remarking that the protrusion on the baby's face is reminiscent of Lord Ganesha's trunk, according to ANI news.
Some are reportedly even making offerings to the baby.
"My sister-in-law gave birth to a girl at 7:00 a.m. and her face looks exactly like Lord Ganesha," Rajani, the baby's aunt, told the outlet. "Everybody is saying she is an incarnation of the god. This is why whoever hears about her is coming here to get a glimpse of the baby and are making whatever offerings possible."
People who came to see the unnamed baby sang and rejoiced over what they believed to be an incarnation of the Lord Ganesha, one of the five most popular deities in Hinduism.
"He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles," according to About.com. "He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth."
The trunk-like structure on the baby's face is reportedly due to a gene mutation that comes as a result of pollution and malnutrition, ANI reported.
Intrigue was apparently so intense that local authorities showed up to ensure that the crowds remained safe.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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