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Sonkatch is located in Madhya Pradesh
Sonkatch is located in India
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°58′24″N 76°21′13″E / 22.97333°N 76.35361°E / 22.97333; 76.35361Coordinates: 22°58′24″N 76°21′13″E / 22.97333°N 76.35361°E / 22.97333; 76.35361
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Dewas
Population (2011)
 • Total 26,135
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP

Sonkatch is a town and a Nagar panchayat in Dewas district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Popular Shri Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra, Pushpagiri is located 4 km westerly to Sonkatch.[1]


At the 2001 India census,[2] Sonkatch had a population of 15,543. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Sonkatch had an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 77%, and female literacy was 61%. In Sonkatch, 15% of the population were under 6 years of age.

Sonkatch is located on the bank of the Kalisindh river on the NH-86 Indore - Bhopal road. It is 70 km from Indore, 33 km from Dewas, 70 km from Ujjain and 118 km from Bhopal.

About Temple[edit]

The temple here is dedicated to Lord Mahavir. This Jain kshetra is a sprawling 250 acres complex housing Jain Sthanaks, School, Hospital, Museum, cottages, shopping centers and above all, a 108 feel tall idol of Bhagwan Paraswanath an Yogic (Padmasan) posture. This would be one of tallest Jain idols surpassing even (57’ height) Bhagwan Bahubali idol at Shravanabelgola in Karnataka.[3]


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