Chhatarpur Temple in Delhi

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Chhatarpur Temple Overview

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The Shri Adhya Katyani Peeth Mandir, popularly known as the Chhatarpur Temple after its location, is India’s second largest temple complex. Built by Baba Sant Nagpal Ji in 1974, the Chhatarpur Tempe is constructed entirely out of marble and is dedicated to Goddess Durga in her avatar as Goddess Katyayini.

The architecture of the Chhatarpur Temple follows a South Indian style of architecture, especially the style used by the Cholas Dynasty. The temple complex comprises of twenty temples dedicated to deities such as Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha among others.

The Chhatarpur temple complex also houses the main shrine of Goddess Katyayini, which is only open to devotees during Navratri, a twice yearly festival. There is also a prayer hall on the premises where prayers and religious talks are held. The temple complex also has a museum which is dedicated to Baba Sant Nagpal Ji, the founder of the temple. Considering the temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, the festivals of Navratri and Durga puja witness crowds of devotees thronging the temple for a glimpse of the mother Goddess.

  • Opening Closing Time 6 am to 11 pm all days of the week.

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Chhatarpur, New Delhi