Friday, July 9, 2010

Chattarpur Mandir - Chattarpur Mandir in Delhi

Chattarpur Mandir is situated just 4 km from Qutub Minar, located in the Mehrauli area of New Delhi. The spectacular temple complex is an architectural gem in itself. All the shrines in the complex are built in white marble. Relatively recent in its construction, which rivals the splendor of the Mughal architecture of the city. Devotees from all over Delhi come to pay homage to the deities in the temple. The main shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga and exhibits traits of the architecture of the temples of southern India.

The Durga Puja, one can see long lines of devotees waiting patiently for their turn to ask for blessings of the Goddess. According to popular belief, tying a thread on the tree inside the compound of Chattarpur Mandir fulfills desires. Prayers and sermons are held in the church 24 hours a day. Anyone can participate in these spiritual meetings at any time. The beauty of the resort is highlighted by the lush green gardens in the area. There are also a number of temples inside the complex, dedicated to various gods and goddesses, such as Vishnu, Ganesha, Lakshmi and Shiva.