Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir Delhi
Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir in Delhi is dedicated to Mata Katyayani, the sixth Avatar of Maa Durga. This huge complex also houses temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Lord Ganesh, besides several other shrines. Mata Katyayani is said to have been created by Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh jointly, and She is the saviour of the Gods.
- Mata Katyayani
- Skanda Mata
- Mata Chandraghanta
About Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir Delhi
05:30 AM to 11:30 PM
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Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir Delhi Puja and Darshan Timings
|Puja And Darshan Name||Timings|
|Mangal Aarti||05:30 AM|
|Shringar Aarti||07:00 AM|
|Mata ki Chowki (Only During Navratri)||08:30 PM to 11:30 PM
|Shayan Aarti||11:30 PM|
History and the story of Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir Delhi
Construction of the Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir began in 1974. It was completed by 1974. It was the culmination of a long and devoted effort by Sant Shri Nagpal Baba. The story of the temple begins in the Treta Yuga. Mata Katyayani appeared as the sixth Navadurga to rid the world of an oppressive demon. In those days our earth was home to great kingdoms ruled by pious kings. Countless Rishis and Munis had their ashrams in forests and secluded spots. On the whole, religiousness prevailed. Yet, there was an element of negativity in the form of Asuras (Demons). They disturbed the harmony of the Rishis, Devi-Devtas and common people alike. One such demon was an Asura King. He wreaked havoc and destruction on all – Rishis – Devis – Devtas and the common folk. Finally, Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh decided to end the demon’s reign of terror. They created a ray of light which fell on Maharshi Katyayan’s ashram and the sixth avatar of Durga Mata appeared. She came to be known as Devi Katyayani and made the Vindhyachal region Her abode on earth. There, she was seen by some Asuras, who described Her beauty to their king. The Asura king sent a proposal of marriage. Mata Katyayani replied only the one who defeats Her in battle can marry Her. The Asura came to fight in the form of a water buffalo, giving him the name – Mahishasura. After a fierce battle, Mata Katyayani jumped on his back and killed him with Her Trident. She then came to be known as Mahishasurmardini.
Sant Shri Nagpal Baba lost his parents at an early age. He was brought up by a lady who always talked of the Universal Mother. He grew up in a religious environment which left its mark on him. He spent many years visiting the pilgrimages of India on foot, always preaching about Sanatan Dharma. He spent a few years in Kashmir and then came to Delhi. Here he built a small Durga temple and preached religion and engaged in social welfare and upliftment of the poor. In 1970 he came to Chhatarpur where the village panchayat gave him an acre of land to build a temple. By now he had a large following and people were ever eager to hear his sermons. Funds were gathered and a temple dedicated to Mata Katyayani came into existence. More and more funds came in and Nagpal Baba bought the surrounding land and expanded the temple. By 1974 the building was completed.
The huge complex on an area of 70 acres as seen today has 20 temples dedicated to various deities. All the temples are beautifully constructed with the best of white marble.The golden faced idol of Mata Katyayani shows Her standing on Mahishasura, holding weapons in Her hands. She is adorned with silk garments and stunning jewellery. After Nagpal Baba passed away in 1998 a Samadhi shrine was built and dedicated to him. In the courtyard of the temple is a huge Peepal tree where devotees tie threads for fulfillment of wishes. The festivals celebrated here are the two Navratris, Mahashivratri, Janmashtami and Babaji’s Nirvan Diwas.
Importance of Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir Delhi
Shree Adya Katyayani is the sixth Avatar of Navadurga and resides here in this Shaktipeeth. She appeared as the daughter of Rishi Katyayan as a result of his long and severe penances. This temple was built by a Sage who was brought up by a form of the Devi. Devotees who worship here know they will never be forsaken by the Universal Mother.
Best time to visit Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth Mandir Delhi
Delhi can be visited all through the year.
How to reach Delhi
The nearest railway station is New Delhi railway station which is well connected to major cities in India and is about 18 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is Delhi Airport and is about 13 km from the temple.
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