A baby girl born with an “elephant trunk” is being worshipped as a Hindu god in a village in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, in northern India.
The girl, who has not yet been named, was born to Rambabu Sarvesh and his wife Banna Devi on Thursday. Since then thousands of onlookers from all over the country flocked to a small village to see the new-born infant. The locals believe that the baby girl is an incarnation of the Hindu deity Ganesha, who also has a trunk.
According to the girl’s aunt, crowds of worshippers had since arrived to make offerings to the divine child. She said: “My sister-in-law gave birth to a girl at 7:00 a.m. and her face looks exactly like Lord Ganesha. This is why whoever hears about her is coming here to get a glimpse of the baby and are making whatever offerings possible.”