The main gate with a temple bell welcomes the pilgrims at No.65 Sankaku-ji. It is the last sacred temple in Ehime prefecture (Iyo).
Considering the order in which pilgrims visit the temple, this is quite convenient (sometimes I cannot find where the bell is in the temple precincts). The red and black Nio-statue looks quite cool.
This Yakushi-do is said to be beneficial for curing warts and corns on the foot. Warts fall off like pine cones, and for corns, people pray by dedicating the Ema (votive tablet) with a picture of an octopus on it. The octopus’ suckers are said to remove corns.
In the main temple, only the entrance door was new, which looked bit strange. There was a big tree next to the main temple, which is probably a cherry blossom. I guess it would be very beautiful when in bloom.
There was a white dragon carving in Taishi-do, which was a little different from other Daishi halls.
|Dedicated to||Jyuichi-men-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (十一面観世音菩薩)|
|Founded by||Gyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Koya-group (真言宗高野派)|
|Mantra||おん まか きゃろにきゃ そわか|
On Maka Kyaronikya Sowaka
|Next temple||No.66 Unpen-ji (18.1 Km away)|
I also visited Bekkaku No.14 Tsubaki-do
|Previous temple||No.64 Maegami-ji (45.2 Km away)|