A New York City man is convinced the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh appeared to him in his backyard as a purple flower.
The 4-foot-tall plant sprouted up between concrete slabs in Sam Lal's yard in Queens. He says the plant began to resemble an elephant's head and trunk. Lal, a Hindu, told the New York Daily News that the plant has healed his back pain.
"They say God comes in many forms. I figure this has taken the form of a plant to come into my yard and bless me," he said.