Chhatarpur Temple | New Delhi

Chhatarpur Temple i.e officially known as Aadya katyayani shakti peetham. The temple is situated or located in a down town area of south Delhi Chhatarpur.

The temple is devoted to goddess katyayani, form or a part of navadurga worshipped during the navratri celebrations, form of Shakti The temple is located at just 4 km away from Qutub minar, off Mehrauli Gurgaon road. It is on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Delhi.

The temple was built in 1970 and was established in 1974 by Baba Sant Nagpal ji and later on he died in 1998. The samadhi of baba ji lies within the temple complex. The Chhatarpur temple was the biggest temple in India and second largest in the world, before the construction of Akshardham temple in 2005 in Delhi.

The architecture of temple was done in vessara style, totally finished with marble and on all the facets there is jaalis. The temple is spreaded across the area of 60 acres and there is 20 small as well as large temples divided in three different complexes.

The temple has idols of many gods and goddesses, the katyayani (form of durga) idol is open for devotees during navratri season when thousand of peoples arrived there for darshan. Another idol of goddess durga is open up for devotees from morning to evening which lies above the idols devoted to Radha Krishna and lord Ganesha.

Apart from this the complex has many more idols dedicated to lord rama, lord Ganesha and lord Shiva. The temple has an old tree standing in front of the entrance where bhakts ties the holy thread for the fulfillment of their wishes. There is also a shayan kaksha(bed room) and one living room consist of table,chairs, bed, dressing table etc all carved in silver. These rooms are only open up when there is bhajan sandhyas or satsang.

These are also known as prayer halls. A peaceful temple to visit to relax our soul and mind.