Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Indian Girl with Eight Limbs named after multi-limbed Hindu goddess

"An Indian girl born with four arms and four legs is to undergo a 40-hour operation tomorrow as doctors try to give her a chance at a normal life.

Lakshmi Tatma is a two-year-old girl named after the Hindu goddess of wealth who has four arms. She was believed to have been "sent from God" when she was born to a poor rural family in the Indian state of Bihar.

As news of her birth spread among the 500 inhabitants of Rampur Kodar Katti — a remote settlement without electricity or running water — men, women and children queued for a darshan, or blessing, from the baby.

However, it will require the latest techniques in medical science to separate Lakshmi from her "parasitical", headless, undeveloped "twin", which is joined to her body at the pelvis.




source: dailymail.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk

2 comments:

ms.queen_giavonnie@yahoo.com said...

the parent of the child does not need to worry because the godes are watching over her.She is in alll of our prayers

Topaza said...

Good for people to know.