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Kanam Monastery

Kanam Monastery, also known as Kinnaur Monastery, is situated at Kanam Village in Kinnaur District of Himachal Pradesh.

It has 7 big and small monasteries built by Rin-Chan-Sang-Po. The one, situated in the top of the village is the principal one. The monastery has about 25 rooms. It preserves copies of Kanjur and Tanjur, the great encyclopedia of Lamaism. The image of Buddha in the shrine is of gilt Bronze with blue hair.

The monastery can be reached by bus from Rekong Peo, the district headquarters.

Updated on 12th November, 2015
District: Kinnaur
Location: Rekong Peo    


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