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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 (dated to 127) 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. 


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