by Aruna on  August 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM Lifestyle News
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.

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.

"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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