Hindu Goddess Born With 4 Legs and 4 Arms

Posted on November 18, 2007

Lakshmi Tatma, a 2 year-old girl born with four arms and four legs is thought to be the reincarnation of the Hindu Goddess Vishnu.

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Children born with deformities are often viewed as reincarnated gods. Lakshmi is no different. She is named after the four-armed Hindu Goddess of wealth Vishnu, and her parents say she is revered in her village.

“Everybody considers her a goddess at our village,” said her father, Shambhu.

Lakshmi was born joined to a “parasitic twin” and absorbed the undeveloped fetus’ limbs, kidneys and organs when it failed to fully develop still inside the mothers womb.

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Last Wednesday, however, she underwent a 24 hour surgery to give her a normal body.

The surgery went “wonderfully well,” said Dr. Sharan Patil who led a team of more than 30 surgeons at a hospital in the southern city of Bangalore that performed the marathon procedure to remove the child’s extra limbs, salvage her organs and rebuild her pelvis area.

“This girl can now lead as good a life as anyone else,” Patil said.

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Lakshmi’s parents, who were expected to see the girl later Wednesday, said they were very relieved.

“It will be great to see our daughter have a normal body,” her father Shambhu said. “We were worried for her future.”

Doctors at Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore estimated the surgery cost US$625,000, but they did it for free because the girl’s family could not afford it.

“We are very grateful to all the doctors for seeing our plight and deciding to help us,” Shambhu said.

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Donald Logan
Donald Logan

I came upon this site because I just had a dream where I was serving in a Day Care Center that had a class of 4-6 children all functioning and playing normally having six arms (three on each side). Very Strange.

fisher
fisher

...in America, we'd just kill a deformed kid through abortion. The Indian way of dealing with them- respectfully instead of murderously- seems to me a bit more civilised. People tend to knock traditional cultures, but at least they aren't killing their deformed off like we "advanced" people in the West do. :S Best of wishes to this girl and her family.

Ezrah
Ezrah

Before I get my ass jumped on by someone, I just want to say this is a serious question and in no way is meant to ridicule. I really am curious about the reproductive organs and the question of how she is able to urinate or have a bowel movement. I can't find anything on these things. It's a legitimate question as it has to do with her functionality. She's obviously been surviving just fine, but scientifically, and medically, I wonder how this works for her or if this is just another example of the surgeon's genius. Being able to recreate these things for her to help her lead a normal life. It's truly incredible, the things human beings are capable of. As "uncomfortable" or "grossed out" as some people seemed to have reacted to this question, it's a very good one.

eff u idiots
eff u idiots

Honestly you people need to get a life talking about a TWO year old . Honestly , a TWO year old.... I really wanna say some really bad swear words rite now at u idiots talking about that girl... This world is really messed up !

Herb Shaff
Herb Shaff

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lol
lol

Wow she is so pretty

dianna
dianna

all i can say is omg

tyo
tyo

i dont like

Cavalcantisjp
Cavalcantisjp

Olá amigos!!!! Eu gostaria muito de saber como está a saúde hoje, dessa criança abençoada, e tambem ver a imagem dela. Obrigado.

jdawgman
jdawgman

dont drink and do heavy drugs during pregnancy people! jk

bethy x
bethy x

What an amazing child... So glad she made it through the surgery and her family is also happy and healthy... :) God bless Lakshmi and her family, she is a beautiful child xx

Daniela
Daniela

It's wonderful to see that a hospital can actually have a heart. Doing it for free was amazing but I feel they only did that because they believed she was the goddess but maybe not. All in all I'm happy that this little girl is okay now.

breyona
breyona

that is so wrong she is a cute girl....

HopeMiss
HopeMiss

She is a very cute girl, I'm gald she can live normally from now on. She does have a very cute face. and I wish her a wonderful future, with no more medical issues, ( Jesus bless you litte girl =)

Manish Lekhra
Manish Lekhra

Most of these negative, cruel and "horrifying" comments are made about an innocent two year old girl that is one horrorfying baby.i god to pray . --------- DevidHussay ------ big bertha--big bertha

Will
Will

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Her snatch is on the side of her body!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

claire
claire

lol, even though it is slack

monica
monica

you need to worry about your self trying to tell that lady what to do with her baby the one who she gave birth to if i was her mother i will beat yo ass

Guju
Guju

She is god

AJ
AJ

pancakes are cood so are cookies and milk

AJ
AJ

:( ;( :-( ;-( :-< its not her fault :( ;( :-( ;-( :-<

AJ
AJ

:( ;( :-( ;-( :-<

AJ
AJ

oh my gosh u jerks that baby cant help it and what if that was you or your baby what would you do would you get an abortion? well if you would that is just wrong because that baby can not help it and it did not do anything to you to diserve to get killed what if that was you and your mom disided to get an abortion? now is'nt that wrong!? yeah it is its just stupid because god made that baby like that for a reson and you guys should not be judgeing her. so how would you like it if that was you how would you like getting made fun of and talked about so do not judge her because of how she was born and who she is because it is not her fault so back off! :( what if your kid is born like that exactly you would defend her and make sure she did not get made fun of? so yeah just leave her alone it is not her fault and i hope that she grows up strong and healthy so when she gets older you guys that critisized her can get proved wrong like the loosers you are and you can just shut you faces and leave her alone oh and MADALYN i am soo sorry i hope for the best for you and best wishes in the future

Ripley yah
Ripley yah

dude it looks awesome got to have my pic taken with it man

jon
jon

its a.....a......ahhh get it away. it would be scary for real if the 6 limbs on teh bottom were all legs and she could walk upright on them. spidergirl ferrealz

The Robot Dude
The Robot Dude

Well this is interesting, glad the kid is ok. can't say much for the people on here though, insults after insults does not solve an internet argument, hunting down IP and administering baseball bat does, but seriously, it's just fuel on the fire, so just make a calm comment about you not liking it and get on with your life. also learn to spell properly, otherwise your comment is equal to a caveman with half his mouth sewn shut while he tries to speak Chinese with an Irish accent that he was forced to learn to survive upon thawing.

James
James

Dear Everyone, all biases aside, this child looks weird; four arms and four legs...really (can anyone say Doc Oc)?Yes, it's a scary-looking child and yes, it is terrible for me to say that. But, I feel like if I saw someone like this walking down the street, I would be very tempted to ask them to join my world class hackey sack team. She could also win an Olympic Gold Medal as a Gymnast. She could take some 'roids and play baseball. It's easy to catch a ball with four arms and at least two gloves. She could work at Burger King using her burger flipping prowess and four arms. For anyone who may respond to this as calling me "insensitive", you should know I have three special needs children, one of which has a hunchback.

keshun
keshun

do not talk about the girl like that because if u have a child it may end up like this

Lauren
Lauren

Omigod.. Poor kid. She seems so happy too. At least she doesn't have to live in a place where the people mock and ridicule her because they are unaware and ignorant. God created her fr a reason. She is a miracle. She is so lucky to be alive and yet people like Allen have to say moronic things like that. You are sick, rude, and ignorant Allen. You should be ashamed of yourself for saying such a thing about a child. It's not like she asked for this. You're nothing more than a ____. You fill in the blank. Btw, this is coming from a 14 year old.

dophgy
dophgy

These posts are an example of too many ignorant people with too much time on their hands saying mean, ignorant things!!!

Sun Tzu
Sun Tzu

You mean comments. The post is hardly ignorant.. :)

sara smith
sara smith

WTF!!! how is that possible? that's festy!!!! i feel sorry 4 that girl. but it would be cool if she had them still.

momof2
momof2

who are we to say what is normal? What ever deity you believe in, this is a child, she is innocent. All of the jokes and meanness are unnecessary, but then again,"The right to freedom of speech is recognised as human right in under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognised in international human rights law under Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)." so every one say what you want, I think she was born beautiful, but for her health and quality of life the surgery was the right thing to do.

Cockman
Cockman

Just remember one thing, Hindus will pray to anything. Even mice.... that have 4 legs and 4 arms... Losers.

josh
josh

wow indeed... I just spent 15 minutes reading through this drawn out argument. Who the hell follows the comment reply messages on a page just to argue with it? THIS IS MY ONLY POST BECAUSE I HAVE A LIFE!! ALL YOU NAGGY MOMS STOP WORRYING ABOUT PEOPLE"S OPINIONS OF A CHILD ONLINE, TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER, AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR OWN KIDS!

person
person

Wow. People these days can argue over and over about anything. She is alive that's all that counts.

bethy x
bethy x

Well said! ....And not only is she alive, she is healthy and has a loving family.

Pratik
Pratik

I was expecting a bunch of fanatic Hindu jackasses to come over and start worshiping the kid like the fourth coming of Vishnu or something. Throwing flowers on her and bursting into tears when they get to touch her.

roadrunner72570
roadrunner72570

I have many complaints here. The MAIN issue is that of the lack of proper grammer and the grotesque misspellings I see all the time. If you can not write, speak or spell correctly, please stay off this and all other sites so that others don't have to endure the torture of trying to decipher the comments most of you ignorant people are displaying. Secondly, who are you, any of you, to make joke regarding the situation of this child and her parents?! Obviously, this is something regarded as tragic. Regardless of the final outcome through surgery and rehabilitation. This is in fact something that the entire family will have to live with for the rest of their lives. Some of you refer to Stephen King and horror movies, while others use the word "normal"... it is obvious and apparent that anyone whom makes such a referrence is again, ignorant, selfish and has no sense of dignity when it comes to the morals and livelihood of others. Third and final, I will not make referrence or comment on the statement made: " I hope you die and come back deformed and miserable as hell" by 'kaylee' NEVER wish anything like this on anyone. You obviously have no respect for anyone and hold no regard to the sanctity of children being born in this world.

Just Wow
Just Wow

You're complaining about people's grammar and you spell it 'grammer.' You complain of misspellings, yet you misspelled reference as 'referrence.' Get off your high horse. And by the way all you people making long posts in reply to those who are making irreverent comments about Lakshmi... they are doing it to piss you off and it's working. I found this thread rather humorous. While I wish no ill-will to any child I have to say Allen was right. She was horrific. If I were the mother and I saw my child delivered with so many extra limbs, I would probably have a heart attack. I also find it funny how so many people use the phrase "God bless you." Who are you to tell God who to bless? Though I am agnostic myself. Anyhow, yeah. She's free to live a mostly normal life now. Good for her.

Deer
Deer

Well, I agree completely, 100% with your first paragraph. Other than that, you should have just kept the rest to yourself. Honestly, no one cares what you say on here, and no one is going to listen. Quit trying to play God and fix all the problems. Don't tell people to "NEVER wish" things, cause they won't take your advice anyway. And no, this isn't a hypocritical post because it's directed at you, just you.