Samlur Shiva Temple has been protected by the  Department of Archeology since 2010. 

Ancient, natural and cultural heritage has been preserved.

There is an ancient temple from the 11th century.

It is the residents of Bastar and Chhattisgarh by the name of Samlur Shiva Temple. 

Basically, this very old temple was built during the reign of Sumeshwar Dev.

However, people visit This place Shiva devotees every Monday during Shroud Month.

Samlur Shiva Temple has been protected by the  Department of Archeology since 2010. 

 All devotees’ wishes come true at this Samrur Shiva Temple, which is just a few kilometers away from the Dantewada Legend.

That is why grand fairs are in the month of Sawan and on the day of Mahasivatri. 


 In the 11th century, Someshwara Dev, ruler of Nagvanshi, had two queens, the first being Sumal Mahadevi and the second being Dharan Mahadevi.

Sumal Mahadevi founded this village named Sumaluru.

It was later known as Samalur.

The ancient temple of Samalur Shiva by Sumal Mahadevi.

Upon entering this temple, the archaeological department information through a bulletin board. 

Nandi ji idols are installed at the entrance of Lord Shiva Ling Temple.

The house contains a snake statue identifying the ruler of Nagwanshi and a broken statue of Kali Mata. 

 Before entering the Holy of Holies of the temple,  a carving of Lord Ganesha can be seen above the threshold.

Afterward, you can see Lord Bolenath’s Shivling, which stands 2-3 feet tall.

The height of the sanctuary will be about 20 feet.

People facing west with sky-blue faces.

There is another house on top of this temple.  

 There is also a belief in the upper part that Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati live there during the day during Mahashiva Ratri.

The art of temple architecture is carved like the temple built by the ruler of Naguan City. 

 Samur Shiv Mandir or Karli Mahadev Dantewada Temple  

 This temple is known as the temple of Karli Mahadev.

There is also a belief that this temple was built one night from the dirt of a pond near Samlur Shiv Mandir.

When that day comes, the entire temple turns to stone.

And this temple was built by Lord Vishwakarma.

This belief is still given by villagers to tourists. 

 Like Barsura Temple, besides Mahashivaratri, this temple also holds a grand fair on the day of Magi Purnima (Magi Punni).

To see what the crowds of Shiva devotees are doing. 

 How to reach Samlur Shiv Mandir 

 Basically, you can find two main routes to get here.

One of them is 3 km from Gumargunda Ashram on the way from Gidam to Mitiyapur.

This road leads to Samlur village.

It can also be via Belgaum from Chitalanka in Dantewade. 

 Samlur Shiv Mandir is  86 km from Jagdalpur .

and only 13 km from the Gidam development block.

There are various paths and means of transportation to the Bastar Division equipped with art idols.

Easy access to Bastar full of nature.  

 Big hotels, lodges, and restaurants are available 24×7 in cities like Jagdalpur, Dantewada, and Gidam for accommodation and food.

Apart from the food of the urban area, you can enjoy the local food at this place.  

 Tourist’s Places near Samlur Shiv Mandir

 There are very famous tourist places here. But we are providing you with information about some major tourist places 


 Danteshwari Mata Temple 

 Dholkal Ganesh Tracking Point 

 Mama-Bhanja Temple Barsur 

 Barsoor City 

 Bailadila Hill 

 Battisa Mandir Barsur 

 Gamvada Memorial Museum 

 Seven Dhara Falls 

 Phulpad Falls 




 To which century does the Samlur Shiva temple belong? 

11th century 


 Where is Samalur Shiva Temple? 

It is located in the Dantevada district of the Bastar region. 

  When is the fair at Samlur Shiv Temple?

Mahashivaratri and Magha Purnima Days 

 What are other names for Samalura?

Kali Mahadev 


 Who Built the Samlur Shiva Temple?

It was by Queen Sumal Mahadevi of Nagwanshi ruler Someshwar Dev. 

What is the pin code for Samlur Shiv Mandir? 





However, over the years, one end of this temple goes underground.

Here you can get information about temple architecture during the Naguanxi period.

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