In the Hindu faith, there is a goddess known as Lakshmi.  She represents wealth, prosperity, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity, and courage.  Like many Hindu gods, she is often depicted with multiple limbs.  She is most worshipped during Diwali, the festival of lights.  It is tradition on Diwali to light oil lamps outside your home in hopes that Lakshmi will come and bless you.

Four years ago, during Diwali, a girl was born with four arms and four legs.  Her parents naturally gave her the name, Lakshmi.  In actuality, she was born with an attached twin that didn't fully form, leaving her with the extra appendages.  And unfortunately, the extra arms and legs were crippling, preventing her from being able to walk, and recently were removed in surgery.  Thankfully, Lakshmi Tatma is recovering very well after the surgery.

But, the level of coolness of being born resembling a Goddess, during said Goddess's festival, in the culture that pays homage to her, is amazing.  Before the operation, she was often treated as an object of worship as an incarnation of Lakshmi.  You can see pictures of her here.  This medical phenomenon has me wondering if someday, someone might also be born with four arms, without them being detrimental to one's health.  The person capable of this, would be seriously badass.

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