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The Castle of Sani


Photo of Monastery


Not only Sani in particular having been visited and blessed by Padmasambhava of Oddhiyana but it is also a sacred cemetery of Dechendal. In the centre of the rockface on the opposite side of the River there can be seen a meditation cave and a footprint. It is said that the Guru stayed there practicing meditation for many years. In Sani is also the great Stupa of Kanishka built in 2nd. Century B.C. The most sacred statue of Naropa which is unveiled on the 15th, day of 6th, month of the Tibetan calendar can be seen. Within the castle there can be seen some of the most beautiful wall paintings which were executed by Zadpa Dorje.