The guardian deities of the Chinese zodiac are enshrined in each hall which is located along the approach to the main temple. And it seems that many visitors will pray at the hall where the guardian deity of their own zodiac sign is enshrined after visiting the main temple and Taishi-do.
While I was relaxing in reciting sutras, a large group of tour pilgrims came in one after another, so I tried to leave early. On my way back, I noticed that there was the mausoleum of Emperor Sutoku, so I visited there before leave.
|Dedicated to||Senjyu-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (千手観世音菩薩)|
|Founded by||Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Omuro-group (真言宗御室派)|
|Mantra||おん ばざら たらま きりく|
On Bazara Tarama Kiriku
|Next temple||No.82 Negoro-ji (5.0 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.80 Kokubun-ji (6.5 Km away)|