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Chhatarpur Temple

Delhi Tourism - Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:04:05 PM

Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir is popularly known as Chhatarpur Temple since it is located in a downtown area in the south of Delhi - Chattarpur.This is the second-largest temple in India and is devoted to Goddess, Katyayani. The temple was built in 1974, by Baba Sant Nagpal Ji. This temple was considered as the biggest temple in India and theSecond largest in the World before the Akshardham Temple was created in 2005 in Delhi. This temple is totally built up with marble and on all the facets.The temple of Goddess Katyayani (Durga), which opens only during the bi-annual Navratri season, when thousands of people come for darshan. One room has been made as a living room with tables and chairs made in silver, and another regarded as the Shayan Kaksha (Bed Room), where a bed, dressing table and table are carved in silver.

This Temple opens on a large Satsang or prayer hall, where religious discourses and bhajans, (religious songs) are held. Just at the entrance of the main temple, is an old tree, where devotees tie holy threads for  wish fulfillment. Another shrine of Goddess Durga is open for devotees morning to evening, it lies above the temple dedicated to Radha Krishna, and Lord Ganesh.

Apart from this the complex also has other temples dedicated to  Lord Ganesha, Lord Rama and Lord Shiva. The temples have been built in both North and South  Indian style of temple architecture. The entire temple complex spread over 60 acres (24.3 ha), has over 20 small and large temples divided into three different complexes. The main Goddess in the temple is Devi Katyayani, a part of Navadurga,  the nine forms of Hindu goddess Durga or Shakti worshipped during the Navratri celebrations.

Temple remains open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM every days of the week. The best time to visit the Chhatarpur Temple is between the months of October and March.

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