‘It’s like God has visited us’: Villagers worship a cow born with a THIRD EYE on its forehead because they believe it is the incarnation of Hindu God Shiva
- A baby cow has been born in India with three eyes and two sets of nostrils
- Some locals are claiming the animal is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva
- People have made special trips to the farm to see the animal and leave it gifts
- It’s believed the extra facial features have been caused by a hormonal disorder
A calf born on a farm in India has started attracting visitors who believe it to be the incarnation of a Hindu god thanks to its third eye – and an extra pair of nostrils.
Despite its extra features, the unusual animal, which was born in the village of Rajnand, Chhattisgarh, has been deemed fit and healthy.
Some locals have claimed that the baby animal is an incarnation of Lord Shiva – one of the three gods of Hinduism.
This has even led to people making special journeys to the farm in order to see the three-eyed calf – with some believing that the birth of the animal will bring luck and prosperity to the village.
A calf in the Indian village of Rajnand, Chhattisgarh, has been born with a third eye and an extra pair of nostrils
Some locals have claimed the animal is an incarnation of the Hindu god Shiva – and have made special trips to see the animal and deliver gifts
Some locals believe that the birth of the animal will bring luck and prosperity to the village
Farmer Neeraj Chandel said: ‘As soon as the cow gave birth, we thought it had some kind of a wound on his forehead before finding it as an eye with the help of a flashlight.
‘We then found four nostrils which further saw the locals thronging our home after the nocturnal birth.’
Locals have been offering gifts of coconuts and flowers to the newly-born calf.
The mother cow has previously given birth to two calves before who were ‘normal’ and are now fully grown.
It is understood that the third eye on the animal has been caused by a hormonal disorder.
The calf weighs around 30lbs and has a longer tongue than any other calf.
Despite the animal’s extra facial features, it is believed that the calf is fit and healthy
Private practitioner Madan Anand warned people not to get too carried away though, saying that the extra eye and nose is ‘just another case of deformity’
It is understood that the third eye and additional nose are the result of a hormonal disorder
Gifts such as coconuts and flowers have also been left for the calf by locals
‘The calf is moving normally and drinks milk from the mother’s udder and makes good use of the third eye on his forehead.
‘It’s more like God has visited us,’ said Neeraj.
However, private practitioner Madan Anand said: ‘The birth of a calf is just another case of deformity. It has nothing to do with superstitions or even faith.
‘People should be made aware especially those who are from rural areas who tend to worship such animals.
‘The local veterinarians in their respective domains such held awareness campaigns to avoid such practices.’