Baby with Two Faces Hailed as a Goddess

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One-month-old Lali is already a very special child. Born with two faces, she has four sets of eyes, two noses and two mouths. In scientific terms her condition is called "craniofacial duplication". However, in rural India where she was born, she is a miracle - the reincarnation (re-birth) of a Hindu Goddess known as Durga.

Durga (pictured below) is one of the most powerful incarnations of god in the Indian mythology. She is always destroying evil and protecting mankind from pain and suffering. As a result, hundreds of rural hindu worshippers are making the trip to the small village of Saini , 25 miles north of New Delhi, India to pay their respects and be blessed by little Lali.

Craniofacial duplication, the scientific condition that Lali has, is caused by a protein called Sonic Hedgehog Homolog (SHH), which determines the width of facial structures in human beings.

If too much is produced, it widens the facial structures so much that it ends up duplicating them. Unfortunately this extremley rare condition also leads to complications of other body organs.

Doctors, who examined Lali when she was born, say that all her organs appear to be normal. Lali too seems to be take her double features in stride - she opens and shuts her four eyes at the same time and drinks her milk with one mouth, while and sucking her thumb with the other!

However, since there are no known cases of people with this condition having survived more than twelve months, doctors are not sure if Lali will be okay going forward. We will keep our fingers crossed that this little cutie will continue to do well.

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  • rosepinklegend3
    rosepinklegend3Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:18 am
    omg! This is so sad! I hope she survives
    • gihilisi-161365564165
      gihilisi-161365564165Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:49 am
      Aww! she is adorable! i have my fingers crossed that she will survive!
      • sweet-readlover
        sweet-readloverSunday, November 22, 2020 at 2:41 am
        I feel bad but I know she will be better soon. Good Luck
        • wolfieland
          wolfielandFriday, November 20, 2020 at 9:04 am
          good luck! I know she will make it!
          • wolfieland
            wolfielandFriday, November 20, 2020 at 9:02 am
            SHE IS STILL CUTE NO MATTER WHAT!
            • donthavecovid19
              donthavecovid19Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:04 am
              icecream_heavan I know fingers crossed follow me and icecream-heavan if you agree
              • bookfan2008
                bookfan2008Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:55 am
                That's sad. A bit cool, but very sad :(. Good luck, Lali 😞
                • icecream_heavan
                  icecream_heavanWednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:58 am
                  So sad lali. Hope you live. Your rare condition is kinda cool but sad so fingers crossed.
                  • cheese_awesome
                    cheese_awesomeThursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:05 pm
                    Cool
                    • PineppleThursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:00 am
                      This happened 11 years she ain’t living anymore