A road inside the Big foot museum in Goa.

Big foot museum in Loutolim or Loutulim, Goa

Big foot museum is located about 9 kms from Margao and 29 kms from Panaji. The name “Big foot” comes as there is a foot print engraved in a stone and whoever prays there with pure heart gets his wishes fulfilled. There was once a pious man named Mahadar who lived long time ago, he used to help people whenever asked. He prayed to God by standing upon one leg for several years and it is believed that it is his footprint on the rock. Apart from it, a mini replica of a traditional Goan village is set up to recreate the rural life of old days. In this village, different statues are kept which shows people of different occupation such as potter, carpenter, fishermen, bangle seller, farmer, village market, artists performing music and dance, liquor shop and feni distillery. Another attraction of this museum is the statue of Saint Mirabai, which is Indian’s Longest Laterite Sculpture. There are also small stalls selling Goanese local products like handicrafts, toys, chocolates, souvenirs etc. There is also a small fruit and spice garden. It is open from 9.30AM to 6.00PM and entry fees is Rs.50/-  for adults and Rs.25/- for children from 3 to 10 years.

How to reach: You can catch a public bus going to Big foot museum from Margao bus stand. If you are coming from Panaji, you have to get down from the bus after the Zuari bridge at Cortalim, walk a few metres to the ferry terminal and catch another bus to the museum.

Some of the pictures that I have taken are given below –

Statues depicting pottery work
Statues depicting pottery work
Statues showing traditional Goanese dance
Statues showing traditional Goanese dance
Statues showing traditional Goanese wedding
Statues showing traditional Goanese wedding
Statues showing a carpenter working
Statues showing a carpenter working
Statues showing Coconut dehusking by hand
Statues showing Coconut dehusking by hand
Statues showing traditional village market in Goa
Statues showing traditional village market in Goa
People visiting the Big foot museum, where a foot imprint is worshipped.

If you are interested in knowing more about Goa, visit my other blogs on Polem beach, Colomb beachAnjuna flea market and Fontainhas.

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