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Kanam, Kinnaur

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Kanam, a prominent monastic village located in the district of Kinnaur, is also known as ‘The Land of God’. This place is noted for its 7 big and small monasteries built by Rin-Chan-Sang-Po and the local deity of the region is Dabla-Shu (jo- chhenboji). One of these monasteries is located at the top of the village and has 25 rooms. Travellers can also find copies of encyclopaedia related to Lamaism, known as Kanjur and Tanjur. The monastery has an idol of Buddha made up of gilt Bronze having blue hair.Located at the foot of the Nessang Valley, Kanam is supposedly one of the oldest trade routes to Tibet.

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