Posted by: Lim
Hatsumode(初詣) at Nishiarai Taishi (西新井大師)
Hatsumode(初詣) -?The most important Shinto event takes place in the New Year when millions of people visit shrines to pray for happiness and a healthy year.
Nishiarai Taishi (西新井大師) -??is a Buddhist temple of the?Shingon?Sect,?Buzan?Group.
The temple's formal name is?Gochisan Henjoin Soji-Ji, and the headquarters of the sect is located at?Hasedera?in?Nara, famed as the temple of flowers.
During the first half of the 9th century (826 CE),?Kobodaishi?(Kukai) spread his teachings to various places around the?Kanto?Region. To save the villagers from an epidemic in this region,?Kobodaishi?carved an image of the Eleven-Faced?Kannon?and one of himself, placed them in a dried-up well, and conducted a fire-offering prayer ritual for 21 days.
Legend has it that pure water flowed up out of the dry well and healed the villagers' malodies.
The resurgence of the water in the well located on the west side of the Main Hall led to a new name for the area,?Nishiarai, meaning "new well of the west," and also led to the enshrine,templement of?Kobodaishi?and the Eleven-Faced?Kannon?in the Main Hall.
Enjoying ラムネ(Ramune) a drink enjoyed by both kids and adults
Get one daruma to make your wishes.
Hope that we will be able to meet eveyone in 2022 and lets Hatsumode (^-^)v
Posted by: Lim (June 20, 2021 2:01 PM)