Golu Devata is consideration to be as an representation of Gaur Bhairav (Shiva), and is worshipped all over the region and regarded as the point of justice by the devotees with extreme faith. Another legend suggests that he was a General in the army of Chand king, Baz Bahadurs (1638-78), and died displaying explemplary valour at war, the temple was erected in his honour, at Chitai, 8 km from Almora city.
There are many temples of Golu Devata in Kumaun,Almora, and the most popular temples are at Chitai, Champawat, Ghorakhal. It is the popular faith that Golu Devata dispenses quick justice to the devotee. Devotees in turn offer bells and Sacrifice of animals after the fulfillment of wish. Thousands of bells of every size can be seen hanging over the temple premises. Many devotees file a lot of written petitions daily, which are received by the temple.