Architecture & Aesthetics of Chhatarpur Temple
Outside Chhatarpur Metro Station (Exit Gate No.1) near Chhatarpur Road
Our journey to the temple will start from Chhatarpur metro station which is the nearest easiest and inexpensive way to commute through. Picking our ride on Raja Ki Sawari aka E-rickshaw to the Mandir.
The temple complex is spread across 70 acres of land and has around 20 small and large temples in three different complexes and dedicated to different deities like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Radha-Krishna and Lord Rama, making them come together under the single sky which is rare to see. The temple is devoted to the goddess Katyayani one of the forms of Naudurga (nine forms of Durga/Shakti). The temple was built in 1974 by Baba Sant Nagpalji.
Chhatarpur Temple is one of the well known Mandir in Delhi, not only for its aesthetics but also for its complex architecture, which is an amalgamation of technique, beauty & divinity in the right proportion. For architecture freaks, it’s a paradise as the temple is a mixture of Nagara and Dravidian style of temple design. To witness this spectacular masterpiece of architecture and feel the essence of the place especially in Navratri Festival.
Davangi Pathak’s Profile
Davangi Pathak holds a masters degree in Anthropology and specialized in physical anthropology from Hansraj College, Delhi University. She is graduated in Anthropology Honours from Hansraj College, Delhi University. She is having 5 years of experience in fieldwork and exploration in India, such as ‘Prehistoric Archaeology at Odisha’, ‘Study on Rajput Community at Rajasthan’ and ‘PTC tasting on Bhils and Tadvi Community at Gujarat’. She has been actively involved in national seminars and workshops. In the past, she had also worked with many private schools as an executive.
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