Samaleswari Temple is a Hindu temple in Sambalpur, Western Odisha, India dedicated to the goddess known as 'Maa', also known among the natives as samalei maa, meaning Mother Samaleswari. Shree Samaleswari, the directing divinity of Sambalpur, is a solid religious power in western piece of Odisha and Chhattisgarh province of India. On the bank of the waterway Mahanadi the mother goddess Samaleswari is revered from old occasions as Jagatjanani, Adishakti, Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati.
The district in which the sanctuary is arranged has a rich social legacy. Sambalpur district is prominently known as Hirakhanda from old occasions. Ptolemy has portrayed the place as Sambalak, as indicated by Tavernir, the French voyager, and Edward Gibbon, the English student of history, precious stones were sent out to Rome from Sambalpur. The sanctuary is of Sandhara arrange. It is worked of a sort of stone strong as rock, established with lime mortar, the entire building is put, yet over the span of time the surface has turned out to be mildew covered.
The sanctuary contains two separate structures. The square sanctum sanctorum revering the divinity is four stage beneath the 10 expansive 3.0 m secured circumambulation, which is upheld by 12 stone columns. Eleven parswa devis side Goddess, are implanted on the external mass of the sanctum, with the goal that the fans can revere those divinities amid parikarma through the vaulted circumambulation.