Samaleswari Temple snapshot
The Samaleswari Temple lies in the Sambalpur District, on the banks of River Mahanadi. This temple is dedicated to Sri Sri Samaleswari, who is the presiding deity of Sambalpur, as well as a strong religious force in the western part of Orissa and Chhattisgarh. In ancient times, Goddess Samaleswari was worshiped as Jagatjanani, Adishakti, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati. The most visited days of this temple include Navaratri and the Nuakhai Festival.