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Sani is a Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Sani Village in Zanskar, Ladakh. As it is said to predate the activites of Rinchen Zangpo, it is often considered the oldest religious site in Ladakh. The monastery was built around the famous Kanika Stupa and is named for the Kushan Emperor Kanishka. Sani is dedicated to Padmasambhava, who is said to have meditated at the site and is considered its founder. There is an adjoining temple that is dedicated to Naropa, who is also said to have been at the site. 

Sources

Devers, Quentin. "Buddhism before the First Diffusion? The case of Tangol, Dras, Phikhar and Sani-Tarungtse in Purig and Zanskar (Ladakh) ". In Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines, 51 | 2020, mis en ligne le 09 décembre 2020, consulté le 22 janvier 2021. http://journals.openedition.org/emscat/4226

Rizvi, Janet. 1996. Ladakh: Crossroads of High Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 253-254.

 

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