Chhatarpur Mandir in Delhi is credited with the honor of being one of the largest and most popular Hindu temples of the capital. The temple is located on the main Guragon-Mehrauli Road, a mere 4km. drive-away from the Qutab Minar complex. The immense premises of the temple create a blissful, placid and serene ambience.
» Architecture of Chhatarpur Mandir
- The temple is entirely built with white marble and is richly embellished.
- Built in the south Indian style, the temple complex is spread over a large area with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens.
- The main sanctum sanctorum of the temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.
- The temple complex has many temples dedicated to several deities like Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Lord Rama.
- The atmosphere of the temple exudes a spiritual charm as discourses and prayers are performed round the clock. Even the devotees can participate freely in these rituals.
- People from all corners of the country throng the temple during Durga Puja days to offer prayers. The festival of Navratri also draws a big crowd.
- There is a tree tied with many threads and colorful bangles. According to the belief, tying a thread or bangle on the tree fulfils the wishes of the devotees.
- It is customary to wash one's feet, hands and mouth with water from the tap just outside the temple before entering it. Visitors are supposed to remove their shoes outside the temple.
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