Indian girl born with elephant’s 'trunk’ hailed as Hindu god BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 9:27 AM COVER ASIA PRESS A baby girl was born Thursday with a protrusion that looks like an elephant "trunk," locals said. A baby girl born with a protrusion resembling an elephant’s "trunk" is being hailed as the reincarnation of a god in northern India. The yet-to-be-named girl was born with a bulge that obscures her nose in the Uttar Pradesh province Thursday, according to the Times of India. Doctors said a gene mutation combined with possible malnutrition gave the girl the protuberance. But people in the area said there was something more divine at work. The girl looks like the Hindu god of success, Lord Ganesha, who has an elephant's head on a human body, locals said. JennPrine/Getty Images/iStockphoto The girl resembles the Hindu god of success, Lord Ganesha, who has an elephant’s head, locals said. People rejoiced at her birth, singing and dancing in the streets. So many visitors lined up to see the girl and give her offerings at her home in Aligarh that police had to keep the crowd under control. The girl's father, Om Prakash, said he hopes the girl brings his family of six good luck because they could use it — he makes the equivalent of $4 a day as a fruit seller. The girl’s mother, Sarvesh, was still recovering Friday. The family can choose to have the girl undergo corrective surgery when the girl is older. It’s not the first time a baby in India has been worshipped as a deity. In 2008, a baby girl born with two faces was called the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga.