The sound and light show at the heritage pond of the Samaleswari temple attract the tourists who visit Sambalpur Odisha.
After the temple trust board recently approached Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) for fund for this purpose, the company has agreed to provide Rs 25 lakh for the Sound and Light show at the temple.
The temple trust board has also placed a proposal before the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) for implementation of the project at the heritage pond of the temple, said District Tourist Officer Rabindra Dalei.
Decorative lights have also been installed surrounding the water body to make it more beautiful. Similarly Rs 37.25 lakh will be spent on the landscaping and Rs 10.23 lakh for tiling besides Rs 9.1 lakh on the other beautification work near the pond. It is hoped that the sound and light show at the pond will be helpful in attracting more number of visitors to the Samaleswari temple.
The 16th century shrine was constructed by Balram Dev, the first Chauhan king of Sambalpur and the founder of the modern Sambalpur. People from across Odisha and neighboring states visit the temple to pay obeisance to the Goddesses Samaleswari.
Source : indianexpress.com