Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir is popularly known as Chhatarpur Temple since it is located in a down town area in south of Delhi – Chhatarpur.Created in 1974 by Baba Sant Nagpal Ji, the temple is built entirely out of marble. The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Durga in her 6th avatar (form), Goddess Katyayini, from amongst the nine forms manifested by her, known as Navadurga.
This is the second largest temple complex in India, and is dedicated to Goddess, Katyayani. It is located at Chhatarpur, on the southwestern outskirts of the city of Delhi and is just 4 km from Qutub Minar, off Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.Riding a lion and holding the glorious Chandrahasa (sword) in her hand, Goddess Katyayini is associated with the fierce form of Shakti (warrior goddess) and is one of the more widely revered and worshipped forms of Goddess Durga across India.
The temple’s architectural style is rooted in the architectural pattern and technique of South Indian temples, particularly those built by the Cholas and Chalukyas. There are a total of 20 temples, large and small, spread over the temple complex dedicated to, apart from Goddess Katyayini, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Within the main temple lies the shrine of Goddess Katyayini, but it is open to devotees only during the Navarari season, a bi-annual affair. The room next to the main shrine is adorned with tables and chairs made of silver, while the Shayan Kaksh (bedroom) has a bed and table also made of silver.
The temple is situated in South Delhi. Get down at Chattarpur Metro Station (on the Yellow Line) and head towards the Main Chattarpur road to reach the temple.