Everyone knows about western Odisha which is famous for sambalpuri saree and the presiding deity of Sambalpur maa Samalei. Maa Samaleswari gives darshan to the devotees in blood red sindur avatar but on the special auspicious occasion of Sradha Mahalaya Maa gives darshan in this white-faced cool avatar that is popularly known as “Dhabalamukhi Besa” or “Whitefaced avatar” or “Ganga Darshan”. Thousands of devotees come to Maa samalei temple.
|Dhabalamukhi Besha of Maa Samalei.|
Maa Samaleswari’s Dhabalamukhi Besa is the creation from the combined shakti of Maa Saraswati, Maa Mahakali, and Maa Maha Laxmi. One day before Sradha Mahalaya Maa gives darshan in Sati Besa to her devotees. Maa lives in this white avatar for 2 days. It is also believed that the person who gets the opportunity to have darshan of Maa is lucky and gets blessings of Maa. Devotees take the fasting from the next day for Navratri puja. In every Sakti pitha Navratri puja held for nine days.