Chhatarpur Temple (छतरपुर मंदिर)
Chhatarpur Temple is situated in the south district of NCT of Delhi which is known by the name Chhatarpur. It is situated in southern part of the city and nearby the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani Durga Mata. The temple also has temples of dedicated to Lord Rama, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. The temple was opened in the year 1974 by Baba Saint Nagpal Ji. The architecture of the temple has displays of both North as well as South Indian styles.
The construction of the temple has been done in a way that it has marbles all around it surface and the walls of the temple has been made with perforated stone. This style of architecture comes under vesara classification. Before the construction of Akshardham temple, Chhatarpur Temple was the biggest temple of India but now it is the second biggest temple of India after the Akshardham temple.
The entire temple area is spread over 60 acres and has a total of 20 temples which includes both small and big temples. The main God to which the temple has been dedicated is Goddess Katyayani, who is one of the Goddess Durga or Shakti worshipped during the Navratri celebration. The temple complex of the Goddess Katyayani is opened only in Navratri season.
Significance of the Temple
The architecture of the Chhatarpur Mandir is made in way that it is so beautifully crafted and designed and descripts the beauty of the design of art and craft. Due to this, it attracts a large number of devotees who visit to the temple to see the utmost beauty of the built of the architecture. The temple also has beautiful garden where one can relax just by admiring the beauty of it. Chhatarpur Temple is a must visit for the people who follow spiritual or religious opinions.