Meet The Little Boy With Enlarged Head Who Is Worshiped As God In India. Photos
Posted On 11/11/2016
A six-year-old is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a Hindu god by Indian villagers after a medical condition left him with an enlarged forehead and narrow eyes. Pranshu, from Jalandhar in the Indian state of Punjab, was born with the medical defect and is unable to walk.
Villagers believe he is a divine child and a reincarnation of the god Ganesha. Ganesha, depicted with an elephant’s head on a human body, is the god of good fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. The boy is worshipped by people – including his teachers – who bow down their heads before him. He meets a crowd outside a temple near his village every Thursday. The boy comes from a poor family and his father, a labourer, earns less than £4 per day. Pranshu has four siblings, including an elder brother who has the same medical condition. However he can walk properly unlike the Hindu god. Pranshu was taken to a local doctor a year after his birth but they were unable to offer a definitive diagnosis or offer any treatment.