Pataneswari Temple is a magnificent structure located at Sambalpur
in Sambalpur District
. It was built by Balaram Dev, the first Chauhan ruler of Sambalpur during the 16th century.
The temple consists of a sanctum with an enclosed circular count. The presiding deity here is Goddess Pataneswari, an incarnation of Goddess Kali. The deity occupies a pivotal position in the religious life of the people of Orissa.
Another temple dedicated to Goddess Pataneswari is situated at Patnagarh.
Balangir Railway Station is the nearest railhead.