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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407 Comments
  • purple_peach744
    omg! This is so sad! I hope she survives
    • gihilisi-161365564165
      Aww! she is adorable! i have my fingers crossed that she will survive!
      • sweet-readlover
        I feel bad but I know she will be better soon. Good Luck
        • wolfy_blue
          wolfy_blue10 months
          good luck! I know she will make it!
          • wolfy_blue
            wolfy_blue10 months
            SHE IS STILL CUTE NO MATTER WHAT!
            • donthavecovid19
              donthavecovid19about 1 year
              icecream_heavan I know fingers crossed follow me and icecream-heavan if you agree
              • bookfan2008
                bookfan2008about 1 year
                That's sad. A bit cool, but very sad :(. Good luck, Lali 😞
                • icecream_heavan
                  icecream_heavanalmost 2 years
                  So sad lali. Hope you live. Your rare condition is kinda cool but sad so fingers crossed.
                  • cheese_awesome
                    cheese_awesomeover 2 years
                    Cool
                    • Pineppleover 2 years
                      This happened 11 years she ain’t living anymore