Eight-Limbed Baby Born In Nepal, Villagers Worship Him

by Aruna on  August 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM Lifestyle News
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Eight-Limbed Baby Born In Nepal, Villagers Worship Him
Reports say a baby born with four arms and four legs in the Himalayas is being worshipped by people, who believe him to be the reincarnation of the Hindu god Ganesh.
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Villagers in the district of Ramechhap have said six-month-old Risab, who has a headless "parasitic twin" attached at the abdomen, is akin to the elephant god, Ganesh, whose various forms have between two and 16 arms, reports The Telegraph.

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"Some say he is like a god and they come to worship him and give money," his father, Rikhi Ghimire, told the Guardian.

"They just give a few rupees, make an offering. Mostly the gifts are food and clothes," Ghimire added.

"Some say it is a miracle or that it is God, and others say it is a curse. There is a lack of awareness so villagers cannot understand it," Ghimire told the paper.

Risab's mother, Januk, who has two other sons, gave birth in January.

"When he was born I was frightened about what the other villagers would say," she said.

"If my husband hadn't been there, I would have been scared they would say I was a witch and come and kill me," she added.

Source: ANI
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