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Horin-ji Temple第9番札所 法輪寺

Temple

The origins of this temple lie in a temple founded by Kobo Daishi after encountering a white snake while on a preaching tour; this “Hakuda-san Horin-ji” was located about 4km north of the present Horin-ji Temple near the Hochi-ga-tani. In 1582 the original temple was burnt down by the armies of the warlord Motochika Chosokabe; the temple was rebuilt on its present site at some point in the Tempo era(1644–1648), and was given the name Horin-ji. The new temple was accidentally burnt down in 1859; the temple buildings that the visitor sees today were built in the Meiji era. The statue of Shaka Nyorai (Gautama Buddha) which is the main object of veneration in the temple depicts Shakyamuni in a reclining posture; the Horin-ji Temple is the only one of the temples on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage to feature this type of statute. Situated amidst peaceful farmland, the Horin-ji Temple is affectionately known as “Horin-san Amidst the Fields.”

place

Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Tanaka 198-2

phone 0886952080
place

Precincts Free

Review of Horinji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/06/19 四国霊場八十八カ所 9番札所
こちらのお寺では、昔に、松葉杖でしか歩けない方が、参拝に来られた時、参道の真ん中あたりまで来ますと、足が軽くなり動くようになり、その後、足の悪いのは完治したと言う逸話が残っており、本堂には、たくさんの草鞋が奉納され、足腰の悪い方たちの有名な祈願場所になっています。また、剣客祈願の願いを掛けた草履も売られており、お守りとして持ち帰られます。
Reviewed:2018/05/13 四国八十八箇所霊場 第九番札所
長閑な田園の中にあり、まわりの風景によく馴染んだ佇まいが素敵な場所です。本尊は釈迦如来像ですが、八十八ヵ所中ただ一つとなる涅槃像です。普段は秘仏で数年に一度の御開帳でしか直接拝むことはできません。涅槃物というと巨大なものが頭に浮かびますので、堂内におさまっている秘仏は比較的珍しいのでしょうか?一度実際にを拝んでみたいと思いました。
Reviewed:2018/03/24 9番札所の法輪寺は田園地帯にぽつりとある地味なお寺
四国八十八か所霊場の9番札所の法輪寺は表通りから一本入った周りを田んぼや畑の田園エリアにぽつりとあるお寺です。
仁王門をくぐり境内に入ってもこれといった見応えあるような建造物もなく、お参りして御朱印だけいただいてさっと出てしまいましたが、入口に2軒茶店が並んでいてご当地鳴門金時の焼き芋が100円で食べれました。

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Address

Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Tanaka 198-2 [map]

Phone

0886952080

Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
Grounds free
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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