Samlur is a small village famous for Karli Mahadev Temple which was built during 10th – 11th The temple was built by King Someshwar Dev’s wife, Somal Devi, and was devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple is beside a large lake and a pprox.us architectural masterpiece. The huge Shiva-linga of this temple is formed of sandstone, hence it catches great attention and the height of Shiva-linga is 2 ft. pprox.. and its diameter is 3 ft.pprox.. The carvings of the temple resemble the carvings of Battisa temple in Barsur.
Different styles are adopted in temple architecture like Nagara style, Dravidian style and Besar style. Nagara style is prevalent in Northern India and Dravidian style in Southern India, whereas Besar style is the combination of these two styles and is prevalent in Central India. This temple showcases the combination of architectural styles.
How to reach: Samlur is 7 km from Dantewada city. It can also be reached via on the way to Bijapur, where a road diverges leftwards to Samlur and,which goes through a 3 km of forest area.