Humcha is a small village located in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is famous for being home to an ancient temple of Goddess Padmavati, and to the Humbaj Matha (seminary/monastery), an important institution of the Jain community. This temple is considered to be very holy and is known or its cultural and historical heritage. Other notable highlights of the place are a lake that reputedly never dries up and a tree that likewise always remains green.
Jain devotees of this holy place are everywhere throughout India and also in foreign countries. Thousands of devotees come to the Humbaj every year for fulfillment of their desires.