Meet the little boy who is worshiped and thought to be a Hindu god in India (Photos)
Six-year-old Pranshu, from Jalandhar, Punjab of India, is being
worshipped by villagers as the reincarnation of a Hindu god, after a
medical condition left him with an enlarged forehead and narrow eyes.
Pranshu who was born with the medical defect makes it difficult to
walk.The villagers believe him to be a divine child and a reincarnation
of the god; Ganesha. However, the Ganesha god, depicted with an
elephant's head on a human body, is alleged by the people to be the god
of good fortune who provides prosperity and success.
Pranshu is not just worshipped by the people but also his teachers - who
bow down their heads before him. The mystery boy is said to be met
outside a temple near his village every Thursday by a crowed who come to
worship or consult from him.
Pranshu has four siblings, including an elder brother, pictured, who has
the same medical condition. However, the difference is that his elder
brother who is just like him, can work properly unlike him.
Pranshu comes from a poor family. His father who is a labourer, earns
less than £4 per day and says the boy was taken to a local doctor a year
after his birth but they were unable to offer a definitive diagnosis or
offer any treatment to his condition.