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Sinon Monastery

Sinon Monastery is located in West Sikkim District. Sinon means 'the suppressor of intense fear'. The monastery was constructed in 1716 and is situated on a hilltop, 10 km from Tashiding. The monastery was built under the leadership of Pedi Wangmo, half-sister of Chogyal Chagdor Namgyal. The famous painting, Pedi Wangmo, can be found in the Sinon Monastery. Another famous Sikkimese artwork found in the monastery is a painting of Arhat Nagasena. The saint's peaceful face is expressed with a minimum of colours and line drawings. The painting displays strong influence of the Ajanta cave paintings.

The nearest airport is Civil Enclave Bagdogra.

Updated on 30th September, 2018
District: West Sikkim
Location: Tashiding    


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