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September 21, 2023

Baby born with 26 fingers ‘reincarnation of Hindu goddess’

A baby born in India was born with 26 fingers and toes — and her family thinks it’s divine.

A baby was born with 26 fingers and toes on September 16, 2023. PHOTO/Newsflash

According to the New York Post  the newborn from Bharatpur, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, has seven fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.

Medical professionals said that she was born with a rare genetic abnormality — but her family believes she’s actually the “second coming of a Hindu goddess.”

Dholagarh Devi is a well-known deity whose temple is located close to where the baby was born. Statues depict the goddess of Dholagarh as a young girl with several arms.

The baby’s mother, Sarju Devi, 25, is apparently thrilled, and her brother 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 father of the baby, Gopal Bhattacharya, a police constable in the Central Reserve Police Force, is also elated.

It’s unknown if the baby’s parents will choose for her to undergo surgery to get the digits down to 10 fingers and 10 toes — but there’s nothing medically wrong with her.

“There is no harm of any kind in having 26 fingers, but it is a genetic anomaly. The girl is otherwise absolutely healthy,” Dr BS Soni, a medic at the hospital, told Newsflash.

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