Saturday, May 29, 2010
Her parents named after Lakshmi, a multi-limbed goddess of wealth.
When she was born, locals saw Lakshmi as a spiritual sign. She was thought to be a reincarnation of the goddess Lakshmi.
Eventually, Lakshmi had her extra limbs surgically removed.
What I find so interesting about this birth deformity is the fact that Lakshmi was thought to be a goddess by the Indian culture, not a freak of nature. It goes to show how culture can subconsciously effect our opinions.
How would Lakshmi's story differed if she was born in America? Holland? Mongolia?
Can culture and religion itself effect the opinion of someone?
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