Location : 4km Beyond Qutub Minar in Mehrauli, Delhi
The Chattarpur Temple is dedicated to goddess Durga, while you can
also worship Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi or Ganesh in adjoining temples.
During Durga Puja days, this place attracts a large number of
devotees, who gather here to offer prayers. It is believed that
tying a thread on a tree located in the temple premises will get
your wishes fulfilled. Round-the-clock discourses and prayers are
held which any devotee can participate.
About Goddess Durga.....
Goddess Durga, also known as Parvati or Lalitha is the wife
(consort) of Lord Shiva and exists in various divine (both friendly
and fearful) forms. Two of her fierce but very powerful forms are
Durga (goddess beyond reach) and Kali (goddess of destruction).
Goddess Parvati is the appearance of Prakriti (Nature) also besides
being Shakti and the mother of the universe. All the organisms have
arisen out of the Nature, hence She is called as Jagadamba.
Architecture: The reflection of the south
Made up of white marble, the temples are a real ecstasy. They
spiritually persuade devotional zeal. There are several lush gardens
adding to the beauty of the complex.
The temple architecture is designed clearly in South Indian style.
This is the style that developed in the Dravida Desam. The Vimana
and the Gopurams are the distinctive characteristics of the Southern
style. The Vimana is a tall pyramidal tower consisting of several
progressively smaller storeys. This stands on a square base.
The Gopuram has two storeys separated by a horizontal moulding. The
Prakara or the outer wall, envelops the main shrine as well as the
other smaller shrines, the tank.The Pallavas, the Cholas, the
Pandyas, the Vijayanagar rulers, the Nayaks all contributed to the
Southern style of temples.
Extended over a wide area in serene ambience, the temple presents a
classic example of modern temple architecture that embodies
extensive use of marbles.
The auspicious days of the Hindus, when they offer prayers to
Goddess Durga is the time when most of the pilgrims visit this