Aligarh: A baby girl born with a `trunk` has become the center of attraction in a village in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, as people are flocking to see her believing that she is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha.
Born on Thursday, the child has a protuberance between her two eyes which people believe resembles the trunk of Lord Ganesha.
The people from far places have swarmed the modest house of a family of labourers to get a glimpse of the `divine` baby.
The baby`s aunt, Rajani, said the people were not even shying from making offerings to the baby like they would in front of an idol.
"My sister-in-law gave birth to a girl at 7:00 a.m. and her face looks exactly like Lord Ganesha. 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," said Rajani.
This girl is the fourth child in the family and perfectly healthy.
Neelam, a visitor, seemed pleased to have had a look at the baby.
"I believe this baby is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha and hence I have come here. I feel very peaceful having come here," she said.
People haven`t stopped coming in since the news of the birth of the `divine` baby spread.
Women and children from the village sang songs and danced their hearts out to express their pleasure at the baby`s birth.
Reportedly, according to doctors this protrusion is a result of gene mutation which can be caused by malnutrition and increased pollution levels.
If the family chooses, they can go for a corrective surgery for the child at a later stage in life.