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“toddler with eight limbs branded ‘reincarnation of hindu god’ to undergo life-saving operation” November 5, 2007

Posted by KG in international, news, religion, science.
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via thisislondon.co.uk:

A toddler born with eight limbs and believed by some to be the reincarnation of the multi-limbed Hindu goddess Vishnu, is set to undergo a 40-hour operation to remove half of her limbs.

Lakshmi Tatma was born joined to a ‘parasitic twin’ and will go under the knife at the hands of 30 surgeons to remove two of her useless arms and legs.

The headless ‘twin’ is joined to Lakshmi at the pelvis and has its own spinal column and kidney.

Without the operation the little girl would never be able to walk or crawl and would be unlikely to live past her early teens, doctors said.

The extraordinary eight-limbed baby was born in a poverty-stricken region of Bihar, India – on the day devoted to the celebration of the four-armed Hindu deity Vishnu.

Her mother Poonam Tatma said she believed her daughter was “a miracle, a reincarnation” of Vishnu.

Dr Sharan Patil, who will be leading the surgery at the country’s Narayana Health City, in Bangalore, said: “Fortunately, Lakshmi has one complete body with a near perfect set of organs.

“Her skeletal system involves two bodies which are fused together at the level of the pelvis.

“The operation itself, although presents several challenges, is not the most complex in the world. What is highly unusual in Lakshmi’s case is precisely how her bodies are fused, almost mirroring each other.”

the question here is, why would vishnu reincarnate as a toddler with a different arm/leg limb combination?

clearly he’s getting bored and wants to mix things up a bit…

let’s just hope she gets through the surgery ok and the hindu fanatics don’t get a hold of her and try to preserve her…it’s really not that farfetched.



1. Richard - November 7, 2007

Hopefully the fanatics are a small minority. Most if not all people I meet would correctly identify this as a medical problem. I wonder if this whole “reincarnation of Laksmi” (not Vishnu, he’s the husband) is something that someone in the press has just picked up on, though to be fair _every_ religion has its problem elements even Christianity.

I wish her and her family well though.

2. danni’s blog » Blog Archive » this is just weird… - February 20, 2008

[…] was born with 8 legs in India. Many thought she was a reincarnation of one of hinduism’s gods Vishnu. According to the article she was born with a headless twin and connected at the pelvis. This is so […]

3. selvi - March 2, 2008

Maybe her mother pray and th hinduism’s God vishnu heard her prays. But it’s very shock for me….

4. Selvani - March 13, 2008

That is just a bad lot of medical surgery for all i can say

5. abbie - April 1, 2008

She as born with four arms a legs and joind by the hips it does’t mean she is a godess and i would let her have the op beacuse i would eont her to have the most normally life i can give her ,

6. Tommy Tails - April 17, 2008

there is no way she doesn’t have a tail

7. Vanita - April 20, 2008

I just hope that God protects this little one,she’s so young to undergo such huge operation. I am a Hindu a proud one,but I don’t think that God atleast once would punish this child from having a normal life in society. GOD BLESS U LITTLE ONE.

8. Mrs.Shantha Kalyanaraman - May 3, 2008

May God Bless the kid to survive in this world fruitfully!

Mrs. Shantha Kalyanaraman – May 3, 2008.

9. MAYA - May 3, 2008


10. Joe - May 29, 2008

may God be with her

11. subitra - May 31, 2008

i hope she have a great future …full of happiness n love….god bless her….

12. valeria sreekumar - June 3, 2008

my name is miss valeria sreekumar i am hindu and i think she is some kind of goddess who maybe vishnu was sent for her i hope it goes well in the operation!! wish you and your family the best

13. jeeva - June 5, 2008

This is not god’s plane. This is Human problem. The reality is God loves everyone. so love oneanther.

14. Jealous Spider - June 5, 2008

how many tails did she have again?

15. Marcus - June 12, 2008

This is: In-avl

In-avl is: That a mom and a dad makes a child, and that the mom and dad are sisters and so on.

16. taz - June 30, 2008

this is well not a hindu god in reincartnation!
OBV a dead twin!

17. lily - July 13, 2008

god bless the little child. she has a wonderful life ahead of her and i hope the surgery goes well.

18. lalitha - August 19, 2008

i prey her that she should become all right and lead a fantastic life

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