Hindu Gods & Goddesses List

 

With Family

     

    Latest Hindu News & Events

    Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017

    Alandi, Pune.. read more

    Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi Wari Yatra 2017

    Dehu to Pandharpur.. read more

    Child International FestivalChild International Festival

    New Delhi metro station, New Delhi, New Delhi, India.. read more

     
    Myth Busters
    Significance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business PlacesSignificance of Hanging Lemon - Chili In Shops or Business Placesread more
    Reason behind Not to sleep with our head towards NorthReason behind Not to sleep with our head towards Northread more
    Myth Buster - The birth behind the War God KartikeyaMyth Buster - The birth behind the War God Kartikeyaread more
    The science behind Cow Worship in Hindu ReligionThe science behind Cow Worship in Hindu Religionread more
    Unravelling the mystery behind the Third Eye of Lord ShivaUnravelling the mystery behind the Third Eye of Lord Shivaread more
    Why Hindus rub, kiss their palms in the morning?Why Hindus rub, kiss their palms in the morning?read more
    The secret behind Sati’s sacrificeThe secret behind Sati’s sacrificeread more
    Does eating rice during Ekadashi days can harm us?Does eating rice during Ekadashi days can harm us?read more
    Is Parad Shivlingum beneficial for us?Is Parad Shivlingum beneficial for us?read more
    Why do Hindus join their hands and say Namaste while greeting?Why do Hindus join their hands and say Namaste while greeting?read more
     
    Samaleswari
     
     

    About Samaleswari

    Samaleswari is the chief deity of an Eastern state of Odisha (India), named Sambalpur. She is called Samlesiri because she is worshipped under a cotton tree that is called Semel or Simili. She is also known as Somaleswari because she bestows eternal bliss on her devotees (Soma means eternal bliss). She is also considered as a manifestation of Shakti (power and strength), thus is worshipped as Jagatjanani (one from whom the universe has been born), LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
    Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth...
    (Goddess of wealth and prosperity) and Sarawati (Goddess of knowledge and intellect). She is majorly worshipped in Odisha and parts of Chattisgarh. 

     

    Legend of Balaram Dev

     

    Balaram Dev was the king of Sambalpur and was very fond of hunting. One day he crossed Mahanadi River and with his hounding dogs went to hunt. Soon he was shocked to see that his dogs were being chased by a rabbit. The hounds were filled with fear and the king with amazement. The rabbit then disappeared at the foot of the simili tree. 

     

    Balaram went back home and as soon as he feel asleep, he had a dream of Samlesiri. She asked him to build a temple for her near that tree where the rabbit vanished. She blessed him and the king woke up. From the very next day he started with the work of the temple. He installed an idol near the bank of the river and the temple was built for the villagers to worship the deity.

     

    Legend of Kalapahar

     

    Kalapahar was the General of the military expeditions taking place in Odisha. He had the reputation of creating havoc and blunder. He rampaged many temples built in the nearby areas and now wanted to destroy the temple built in the name of Samlesiri. But before he could start his mission, he met a beautiful milkmaid. So awestruck he was with her beauty that he wanted to gain some favors from her and for that he bought all the milk, curd and cheese from her and distributed the items in his army. He consumed it too. The very next morning everyone was sick and was diagnosed with cholera. It is believed that the milkmaid was none other than Samlesiri herself. All the army along with the General died and their tombs are found near the bank of Mahandi River. 

     

    Samlesiri Temple

     

    The temple was rebuilt by a king named Chhatra Sai and the idol placed was made of granite. It also has an inverted trunk like projection. Her nose is decorated with gold jewelry. One can feel awe, reverence and affection looking at the idol.

     

    Rituals

     

    Earlier human sacrifices were made at the altar of Samlesiri Temple. It is believed that the foundation of the temple was laid on two dead bodies of a couple. But with the change in time, buffaloes were sacrificed and now only goats and sheep’s are used for that purpose. 

     

    People worship Samlesiri for peace and prosperity. Also people suffering from diseases visit the temple to ask for healthy life and relief from the diseases and pain. 

     



     
     

    Top Most Popular Hindu Gods and Goddesses

     
     
     
    BROWSE BY CATEGORY
    Gods Photo Gallery
     
    Samaleswari
     
     
    Top Rated Wallpaper
    • Gandaki shakti peeth gray or golden color wallpaper
    • Maa annapurna karota shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star effects
    • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth blue color wallpaper
    • Maa mahakali jaintia shakti peeth multi color lighting wallpaper with spiral effects
    • Maa Manasa devi multi color wallpaper with background effects
    • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
    • Kali Mata Kalighat shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with spiral effects
    • Mata narmada sona shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with spiral effects
    • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth multi color wallpaper with star lighting effects
    • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
    • Mata kalmadhava amarkantak shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with spiral effects
    • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
    • Mata vedagarbha kanchipuram shakti peeth brown color wallpaper with star lighting effects
    • Mata lalitha devi prayag shakti peeth orange color wallpaper with spiral effects
    • Mata kamakhya devi shakti peeth blue color wallpaper with star lighting effects
    • Mata mangala chandika devi Harsiddhi or Ujjain shakti peeth sunlight wallpaper
    Top Viewed Wallpaper
    • Bhole baba smoking chillum of bhang
    • Shri sant gajanan maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
    • Angry Lord Shiva meditation stylish Hd Wallpaper with lighting effects for free download
    • Bhagwan Swami Shree Samarth Maharaj wonderful Hd Wallpaper for free download
    • Lord shiva smoking chillum of bhang
    • Radha Soami Satsang Beas Guru Baba Gurinder Singh stylish HD Wallpaper for free download
    • Angry lord Shiva blue colour Hd Wallpaper for free download
    • Sant Shri Savata Mali awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
    • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj awesome HD Wallpaper for free download
    • Baba Jaigurudev ji Maharaj colorful Hd Wallpaper for free download
    • Maa Mansa Devi wonderful HD Wallpaper for free download
    • lord shiva angry tandav dance wallpaper
    • God Ganesha full HD beautiful wallpaper for free download
    • Lord shiva drinking of bhang wallpaper
    • Mahayogi guru Gorakhnath ji Maharaj beautiful Hd Wallpaper for free download
    • Sant Satguru Ravidass Ji Maharaj colorful HD Wallpaper for free download
    • Sherawali Mata Rani beautiful 3D HD Wallpaper for free download
    • Sant Shri Dnyaneshwar Maharaj beautiful HD Wallpaper for free download
    • Radha Soami Baba Gurinder Singh Ji HD Wallpaper
    • Free Baba Gurinder Singh RSSB HD Wallpaper Images