Baby born with 26 digits hailed as incarnation of Hindu goddess

Baby born with 14 fingers and 12 toes is hailed as the incarnation of a Hindu goddess in India

  • The unnamed baby was born with 26 fingers and toes 
  • She was born in a hospital in Bharatpur, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan
  • Her family believe she is the reincarnation of a well-known Hindu deity  

The parents of a baby who was born in India with 26 fingers and toes have called her the reincarnation of a Hindu goddess. 

The young girl, who was born at a hospital in Bharatpur, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, has seven fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.

While doctors have described her condition as a genetic anomaly, her family are reportedly delighted and have publicly called her the reborn version of Dholagarh Devi, a well-known local deity whose temple is near where the girl was born. 

Statues of the deity reveal she is a young girl with several arms. 

The baby’s mother, named as Sarju Devi, 25, is said to be delighted.

Her brother, who has not been named, told local media: ‘My sister has given birth to a baby who has 26 fingers, and we are considering it to be the incarnation of Dholagarh Devi. We are very happy.’

The newborn girl (pictured) was born with 26 toes and fingers

She was born with two extra fingers on each hand

She was also born with an additional toe on each foot

Her family are delighted, and believe she is a reincarnation of a well-known local deity called Dholagarh Devi

A doctor at the hospital she was born in said that she’s a healthy baby, despite her additional digits

The baby’s father, Gopal Bhattacharya, is a police constable in the Central Reserve Police Force and he is also said to be very happy.

Dr BS Soni, a medic at the hospital where the baby was born, said: ‘There is no harm of any kind in having 26 fingers, but it is a genetic anomaly. The girl is otherwise absolutely healthy.’ 

It is not currently known whether the family are planning to have their newborn girl undergo surgery to reduce the number of digits on each limb. 

The baby’s birth comes just a few weeks after a traveller left his fellow plane passengers horrified when he slipped off his shoes and socks, revealing his extra toe. 

A TikTok of the shoeless man went viral, garnering a huge 8.1million views and over 14,000 comments, most of which are poking fun at the unusual clip and re-igniting the debate of whether it’s acceptable to go barefoot in public.

After zooming in on their fellow jetsetter’s foot, the camera pans out to the window as the plane takes off.

One commenter joked ‘Flying out of Torontoe,’ while another added ‘you know he’s not lack toes intolerant’.

The top comment with over 40,000 likes, is simply ‘I’m telling you right now…’ with laughing emojis.

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