Sonkatch

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Sonkatch
city
Sonkatch is located in Madhya Pradesh
Sonkatch
Sonkatch
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
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

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][2] 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.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 India census,[3] 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.

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