Sakti, Chhattisgarh

Sakti is a town and a nagar palika in Janjgir-Champa district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It was the seat of the princely Sakti State.

Maa Beri Wali Mandir
Maa Beri Wali Mandir
Sakti is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Sakti is located in India
Sakti (India)
Coordinates: 22°02′N 82°58′E / 22.03°N 82.97°E / 22.03; 82.97Coordinates: 22°02′N 82°58′E / 22.03°N 82.97°E / 22.03; 82.97
Country India
Area rankAmitkumar
237 m (778 ft)
 • Total21,955
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationCG


Sakti is located at 22°02′N 82°58′E / 22.03°N 82.97°E / 22.03; 82.97.[2] It has an average elevation of 237 metres (777 feet).


During the British Raj era, Sakti was the capital of Sakti State, one of several princely states of the Eastern States Agency.[3]


Sakti has a tropical wet and dry climate. Temperatures remain moderate through most of the year, though not from March to June, which can be extremely hot. The temperature in April–May sometimes rises above 44 °C. These summer months also have dry and hot winds. The city receives about 1,300 millimeters (51 in) of rain, mostly in the monsoon season from late June to early October. Winters last from November to January and are mild, although lows can fall to 5 °C (41 °F). The entire area including Sakti is passing through a severe shortage of drinking water. Groundwater is hard and resources are limited. If the problem of drinking water is not met timely, the entire terrain may be converted into the desert in the years to come.


As of 2011 India census, Sakti had a population of 20,213. Males constitute 10,374 of the population and females 9,839.


Sakti Railway Station

Sakti is a Railway Station on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. Major trains stop here including Mumbai-Howrah Mail since beginning. It is also connected through National Highway No.200.


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There are many private and government schools in Sakti, some of them are:

  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Sakti[4] (one of the oldest school of Sakti, established in 1957)
  • Govt. G.H.M.S. Sakti
  • M.L.Jain H.S. School Sakti (First English Medium School of Sakti, established in the 1980s)
  • Jindal World School, Sakti
  • Gunjan Education Centre High School, Sakti
  • Anunay Convent Ms Sakti
  • Prakhar public school (PPS), Navdha Chowk, Sakti
  • Little flower English Medium School
  • Adarsh B. Ms. Sakti
  • J.B.D.A.V.Sch. Sakti
  • Arunodaya Model C.S. Sakti
  • Gitanjali Public School, Sakti
  • Bal Shramik V. Sakti,
  • Govt. M.S. Kaserpara, Sakti
  • Navjeevan Mukbadhir School Sakti
  • Govt. P.S.Sarwani Sakti
  • NPS Akharabhatha Sakti
  • NPS Sosaiti Chaowk Sakti
  • Ps. Sadar Boys Sakti
  • Ps. Steshion Para (Sakti)
  • Shishu Bharati P.M.S. Sakti,
  • UPS Sadar Sakti
  • Ps. Sadar Girls Sakti


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Sakti, India".
  3. ^ Princely States of India
  4. ^ "सरस्वती शिशु मंदिर, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, SSM, Sakti". Facebook.
  • Dr. Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Riyaste/Princely stastes aur Jamindariyaa (Vaibhav Prakashan, Raipur1, ISBN 81-89244-96-5)
  • Dr. Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Janjaatiyaa/Tribes aur Jatiyaa/Castes (Mansi publication, Delhi6, ISBN 978-81-89559-32-8)

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