Chhatarpur Temple is officially known as Shri Aadya Katyayani Shakti Peetham. It is poistioned in South of Delhi - Chhatarpur. This very famous Hindu temple is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani and Lord Shiva. It is placed at the South-Western outskirts of the city of Delhi and is very near to Qutub Minar nad Mehrauli-Gurgaon road. This temple was considered as the biggest temple in India and second largest in the world, before the Akshardham Temple was created in 2005 in Delhi.
This popular Pilgrimage was built in 1974, by Baba Sant Nagpal ji. In the premises of the Shiv-Gauri Nageshwar Mandir within the temple complex lies his Samadhi shrine. This notable temple is totally constructed from marble and on all the facets there is jaali (perforated stone or latticed screen) work. It can be classified a vessara style of architecture .The shrine is amongst the well-maintained ones in Delhi and has a neat and clean premises. The temple is thronged by devotees on Mondays and especially on MahaShivratri.
MahaShivratri is celebrated with
a great show and pomp annually to pay homage to Shiva. A single Darshan of
Vishweshwara Jyotirlinga on this auspicious day is considered to merit more
than the Darshan of other Jyotirlingas, scattered in various parts of India. The
Festival- Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the
'Tandava'. People believe that on this holy day Lord Shiva was married to
Parvati Maa. Devotees visit this temple especially on some auspicious occasions
to seek fulfilment of the following- Salvation; Wealth and Relief from
diseases. People also gather to commemorate various other occasions such as-
Shrawan Maas, Deepawali and Holi with a great zeal.