Sonagiri ( literally, the golden peak) is a place sacred to Digambar Jains. This is a place where King Nanganag Kumar achieved liber- ation from the cycles of death and life along with the fifteen million followers. There are several white Jain temples scattered around Sonagiri. This sacred place is popular among devotees & ascetic saints to practice for self discipline, austerity, and to attain Nirvana ( salvation ) .
There are seventy seven beautiful Jain temples in hills and twenty six temples in village.The temple no. fifty seven on hill is the main temple. This temple has attra- ctive artistic spire. In this temple the principal deity is Lord Chandraprabhu, eleven feet in height. Two other beautiful idols of Lord SheetalNath & Parsvnath are installed.There is a column of dignity ( Manstambh ) 43 feet in height and an attractive model of Samavsharan. The samavsharan of Bhagwan Chandraprabhu came here for seventeen times. Nang, Anang, Chintagati, Pooranchand, Ashoksen, Shridatta and many other saints achieved salvation from here. This is the unique place known as Laghu Sammed Shikhar covering the area of 132 acres of two hills.
Main Temple & Idol :
Temple No. 57 on hill is the main temple. This is vast in size, very beautiful, having attractive artistic spire, in this temple principal deity are Lord Chandraprabhu, 11 feet in height and two other beautiful idols of Lord Sheetalnath & Parsvanath are installed. There is a column of dignity (Manstambh) near temple 43 feet in height and an attractive model of Samavsharan, big in size is also here.
Other more than 77 temples on hill, there are 26 temples in the village, most of them are old enough.
Nearby City :
Datia 15 kms ( By road ) 15 kms ( By train )
Jhansi 45 kms ( By road ) 48 kms ( By train )
Gwalior 65 kms ( By road ) 62 kms ( By train )
Means of approach :
By Road : Sonagiri lies on Datia Gwalior road. Buses are available from Gwalior, Datia and Jhansi to reach Sonagiri.
By Train : Sonagiri railway station lies on Agra Jhansi railway line . Trains are available from Gwalior, Datia and Jhansi.
By Air : Nearest airport to Sonagiri is Gwalior.
Where to stay :
Delhiwali Dharamshala, Beespanthi Kothi, Tyagi Vrati Ashram, Terapanthi Kothi, Kund-Kund Nagar are available for stay having normal rooms, semi deluxe rooms, deluxe rooms, mess facility and all other required items like utensils, bed, tent etc.
Shri Digamber Jain Siddh Shetra Sonagiri
Place & Post - Sonagiri Dist.- Datia (M.P.)
Pincode : 475685