Her mother Poonam Tatma said she believed her daughter was "a miracle, a reincarnation" of Vishnu.
A team of 30 surgeons is preparing to remove the headless twin. Without the operation, she isn’t expected to survive to adulthood.
Dr Sharan Patil, who will be leading the surgery at the country's Narayana Health City, in Bangalore, said: "Fortunately, Lakshmi has one complete body with a near perfect set of organs.
"Her skeletal system involves two bodies which are fused together at the level of the pelvis.
"The operation itself, although presents several challenges, is not the most complex in the world. What is highly unusual in Lakshmi's case is precisely how her bodies are fused, almost mirroring each other."
Lakshmi is a beautiful little girl, but the pictures in this article may be disturbing to the very sensitive. Link -via Unique Daily