BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government has decided to initiate a light and sound show at Samaleswari temple in Sambalpur district.
The state government hopes that the initiative would attract more tourists to the famous temple.
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday sanctioned Rs 7 crore for the project.of which Rs 2 crore has already been provided.
The light and sound show on the temple premises will showcase the history of Maa Samaleswari temple and with its beauty it would act as an added attraction for the tourists who visit the famous shrine.
In the 16th century the temple was constructed by Balram Dev, the first Chauhan king of Sambalpur and the founder of modern Sambalpur. People from across Odisha and neighbouring states visit the temple for Goddess Samaleswari.