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November

Fudo Myo-o Festival / Walking Over Fire Ceremony

Place: Daigan-ji Temple (in front of Holy Fire Hall)

From 2017-11-03 to 2017-11-03

Tags: Daiganji Temple, walking over fire, Buddhism

Prayer Memorial Service with Goma Ritual for Acala of the Great Statue of Buddha in Itsukushima

Fire walking ceremony

Fudō Myō-ō

Fudō Myō-ō (Acala) has a mission to lead people to the Buddhism as the incarnation of the Dainichi Buddha. He carries blaze on his back angrily, and he holds a salvation rope in his left hand and a treasure sword in his right hand.
All of them burns down, cuts and ties up the worldly desires.

His violent appearance let confess people. He has also heart of mercy to save people from the depth of heavy suffering.

The Goma ritual

The Goma ritual with the Acala as the principal image is to pray for world peace, prosperity of vajrayana, happiness for all people and productiveness of grain. Also, it is a great holy fire to pray for clearance of misfortune / welcome fortune, accomplishment of wishes of worshipers.

Moreover, the later fire walking ceremony is dedicated to Acala, and it is a ceremony to take his act of charity for accomplishment of wishes back to your home.

Course of the ceremony  

13:00 : Sutra for the great purple holy fire
14:00 : Fire walking ceremony

 *Public visitors can also participate in the fire walking ceremony on request.

*If you would participate in the fire walking, please be ready to be bare feet on the spot.
* Reception place of tea and cakes is available in the precincts.