Community Services

The temple is managed by Shree Shree Samaleswari Trust Board formed and administered u/s 42 (a) of Orissa Hindu Religious Endowment Act 1951. This monument has been declared a state protected monument under ancient monument preservation Act. 1956 (Act of 1956) Shree Shree Samaleswari Trust Board is an upgraded trust board having special scheme order. The head of the trust board is designated as president. There are Eight other members including one representative of sevayats. One executive officer and staff are appointed to take care of the temple and the office.
The Commissioner of Endowments looks after the administrative affairs of all the temples in Orissa. In Sambalpur Addl. Asst. Commissioner of endowments is posted to represent the commissioner. Though the temple is managed by Shree Shree Samaleswari Trust Board the devotees extend substantial help in this regard. The associated organisations namely Shree Shree Samaleswari Dasahara Festival Committee. Samaleswari Yuvak Sangh, Samaleswari Akhada Mandali and Samaleswari Bhajan Mandali render great help to the management.
Every effort is being made to make this temple, a major place of tourist interest and pilgrimage. The recent years marked significant improvement through government/Industry/public munificence. The atmoshphere of the temple and the premises is wholesome and beautiful. All praise goes to the enthusiasm of the public who, in recent years, have been able to maintain this important shrine in the best possible manner. Many projects are completed and many others are under execution.

Major works done
  • Reparing of temple’s roof, concrete premises of temple, small temples in the premises and kitchen of the temple.
  • Water supply system along with hand & foot wash system.
  • Drainage system.
  • Fixing of lightening arrestor at the top of temple.
  • Installation of one water fountain and its colourful renovation.
  • Construction of Bhoga mandap and sale of Annabhoga.
  • Extension of temple premises by sand and soil filling.
  • Plantation.
  • Construction of retaining wall and compound wall.
  • Preservation of ancient Elephant gate (Hathi Dwara).
  • Completion of marble works in and round Temple Complex.
  • Construction of Jagar Mandap (Nearing Completion).
  • Establishment of Police beat house.
  • Renovation of river side tower.
  • Regularisation of trust board office
  • Installation of Asia’s biggest Astadhatu Bahan Singha Bigraha.
  • Implementation of nitya mahabhoga Jogana.
  • Fixation of new attractive iron gate at the main entrance.
  • Extension of the concrete ground and construction of retaining wall.
  • Maintenance of cleanliness.
  • High standard sound arrangement.
  • Installation of 6 KVA and 25 KVA diesel generator
  • Starting of Bhajan Samaroh, Deep Mahayagna and other spiritual and cultural activities including prabachana etc.
  • Development of parking space.
  • Arrangement for performance of all rituals.
  • Publication of literature on temple.
  • Construction of Samaleswari Bhawan measuring a plinth area of 16652 Sqft., Consisting of Yatri Nivas, Kalyan Mandap, Natya Mandap and Library etc. at an estimated cost of Rs. 70 Lac. Has been completed and has been dedicated to Public.
  • Construction of Big flower garden namely Balram Dev Udyan has been completed and plan is on to expand the same.

Proposed Work
  • Installation of life size bronze statue of King Balaram Dev is proposed.
  • Publication of Books on the deity.
  • Arrangement of daily Satsang in the temple premises.


Shree Shree Samaleswari Trust Board
Samaleswari Temple, Sambalpur - 768003, Orissa, India., Tel.: (0663) 2401369
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