Maisamma (Telugu: మైసమ్మ), also known as Mesai (Marathi: मेसाई) and spelt also Mesko (Marathi: मेस्को), Amma in Telugu or Aai in Marathi (Telugu: అమ్మMarathi: आई, "mother") is a Hindu folk goddess. She is mainly worshipped as South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Her worship mainly focuses on curing diseases like smallpox, and chicken pox.
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