Sani Monastery

sani monastery zanskar

Sani Monastery, Zanskar

Sani, 6 kms NW of Padum, is where the Stod Valley broadens into the central plain of Zanskar. The Sani Gompa belongs to the Drukpa Kargyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and is the only one of this order in Zanskar which has nuns.

sani monastery zanskar
Sani Monastery

It is the oldest place of worship in the region.

sani monastery zanskar

sani monastery zanskar
Waiting for the Lamaji

sani monastery zanskar

sani monastery zanskar
Prayer Wheel

4 Responses to Sani Monastery

  1. Mohan September 20, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    Interesting pics… J&K is heaven for visitors… I like the backdrop of snowy mountains and sunshine lightening them look more beautiful.

    • Madhu September 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

      Hi Mohan,
      Welcome to our 10YI !
      Yes, J&K is a very special place … it’s sad how things have changed out there since our visit. Hope it gets resolved soon.

  2. magiceye September 20, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    beautiful images!!!

    • Madhu September 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

      Thanks a lot, Magic Eye.
      It was a beautiful Gompa. Unfortunately it was closed when we got there. Hence we were unable to take a peek inside the Gompa.

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