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Footwear Offering at Lakamma Temple at Gola in Gulbarga District in Karnataka



Lakamma Temple at Gola Village, Alanda Taluka, in Gulbarga District in Karnataka is unique for several reasons. An important offering here is footwear (chappals). People tie garlands made of footwear on a neem tree in front of the temple.

Another unique aspect of the temple is that the priest in the temple is from the Muslim community.

People get their wishes fulfilled after offering chappals to the deity.

People of the region believe that Goddess Lakamma move around the village wearing footwear and protect them.

Yet another unique aspect of the temple is that the head of the deity worshipped in the temple is hidden underground. Devotees can only see the backside and the legs of the Goddess.