Samaleswari

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Samaleswari
Maa Samaleswari in White Attire
Maa Samaleswari in white attire in the Samaleswari Temple
Other namesJagatjanani, Adishakti, Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswati
Odiaସମଲେଶ୍ୱରୀ
RegionWestern Odisha

Maa Samleswari is the presiding deity of Sambalpur.[1]

History[edit]

On the bank of river Mahanadi, goddess Samaleswari is worshipped from ancient times as Jagatjanani, Adishakti, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati. The region in which the temple is situated has a rich cultural heritage. Sambalpur is popularly known as "Hirakhanda" from ancient times. Greek explorer Ptolemy described the place as Sambalak. According to French traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier and English historian Edward Gibbon, diamonds were exported to Rome from Sambalpur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samaleswari Temple". sambalpur.nic.in. Government of Odisha. Retrieved 23 January 2022.

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