Saturday, November 10, 2007
When Lakshmi was born into a poor, rural Indian family, villagers in the remote settlement of Rampur Kodar Katti in the northern state of Bihar believed she was sacred. As news of her birth spread, locals waited in line for a blessing from the baby.
Lakshmi has now had her surgery. Best wishes are pouring in from around the world. Though, on some level, some might wonder what we have done, removing the limbs of the goddess.