Chhatarpur Temple, Shri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peetham, Delhi
New Delhi, New Delhi
Located in South Delhi-Chhatarpur, just 4 km away from Qutub Minar, Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir or Chhatarpur Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Katyayani, considered to be the sixth avatar of goddess Durga. The Chhatarpur Mandir was founded by Sant Shree Nagpal Ji in 1974, who died in 1998. His samadhi shrine lies in the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex. Before the Akshardham Temple was created in 2005 in Delhi, Chhatarpur Mandir was considered as the biggest temple in India and second largest in the world.
The great Saint Shree Durga-Charan-anuragi Baba Sant Nagpal, known to his devotees as 'Baba' was born in Karnataka in 1981 of Vikram Samvat. He lost his parents at a very tender age. It was at the time of cremation of his mother that an unknown lady took the grieving child to the adjacent Temple of Mother Goddess and told him that SHE was the real universal Mother who would always remain with him. Ever since that moment, the Divine Mother gave hi...View more
shelter in her own lap. On his part also, it has been an unquestioned dedication and total surrender to the Divine Mother in thought, word and deed. For Baba, She was a living reality with whom he remained in communication and never did anything without seeking Her permission and blessings.
Built in both South and North Indian style of temple architecture, the temple is totally constructed from marble and on all the facets there is jaali (perforated stone or latticed screen) work. The entire temple complex spread over 60 acres, has over 20 small and large temples divided in three different complexes. The temple complex houses one main shrine dedicated to Goddess Katyayini and 20 other small shrines. There is also a prayer hall where...View more
you can listen to religious discourses.
Timings : Temple timings : 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Clean and conservative clothing is preferred.
Delhi is a mix of the cultures found in different states of India. This is because people from all over the country and also from other continents have migrated to settle and earn their livelihood. The culture of Delhi is also influenced by the culture of the adjoining regions. For instance, Delhi is close to / in proximity to states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan etc. As such, you will find cultural reflection of all these states in Delhi.
Chhatarpur, Near Chhatarpur Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110074
Morning pooja starts from 6:00 AM onwards