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Mr Oraon’s tail is a result of the birth defect spina bifida, which can result in lower-back growths or, as in Mr Oraon’s case, a tuft of hair, which can grow into a tail if left uncut.
Spina bifida occurs when the spinal column does not close all of the way down – it is one of the most common permanently disabling birth defects.
It is highly likely that Mr Oraon was born with a form of spina bifida called spina bifida occulta.
A spokesperson for Shine, a spina bifida charity, told MailOnline that it is quite common for children with spina bifida to have a hairy patch on their back.
Mr Oraon's uncle, Baldev Ram, said: ‘With age, his tail has also been growing longer. So, we realised very early that he has the blessings of God.’
Despite having found fame as a revered Godman, Mr Oraon admits it wasn't always easy.
He said: ‘When I was young, kids in the village used to make fun of me and my tail.
'They used to laugh. They used to pull my tail just for fun.’
And he revealed that his tail was also a turn-off for the ladies - with his family saying over 20 women rejected his romantic advances before he met wife Maino, 38.
He said: ‘A few women rejected my proposals. I had gone to see a girl once. She immediately noticed that I have a tail.
'She refused to marry me there and then. She said to my face it was because of my tail.’
Mr Oraon married Maino, 38, in 2007, before the couple had a daughter, five-year-old Radhika.
He is persevering with plans to build his own temple so he can offer mass blessings.
He said: ‘I want to build a temple. But I am poor man, so I am looking for some help. I work but then I don't earn much, so I need to find other ways to fund my dream.’
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