Goma Fire Ritual
Goma Fire Ritual
The “Goma Fire Ritual” is a typical Buddhist ritual which was passed down to Japan, Tibet and other places.
In Jindai-ji temple's Ganzan-daishi hall, Goma prayer (qualified priest) is performed every day.
In the front of the principal image, Goma prayer makes various offerings, burning them in order to get rid of evils and disasters. Then he prays for the protection of the Ganzan-daishi.
If you wish to get a talisman to receive the power of Ganzan-daishi for your prayer, including warding off evil, family safety and prosperous business are accepted, please pay the prayer fee at the reception of the Ganzan-daishi hall.
Visitors can freely enter the Ganzan-daishi hall.
However, wearing shoes and taking photographs are not allowed in the hall.
Goma Fire Ritual (It takes for approximately 30 minutes)
- Weekday 11:00,14:00 (Twice a day), Weekends & Public Holidays 11:00, 13:00, 14:00
- Fill out the "Application Form" at the reception of Ganzan-daishi hall and finish the procedure before the prayer begins.
- Goma prayer fees start at 3,000 yen and run up. (The size of the talisman varies depending on the amount paid)
Goma-fuda and Risho-fuda
There is a talisman “Goma-fuda” which is attached to Ganzan-daishi hall; on the “Gma-fuda”, there is a drawing of Ganzan-daishi when he turned into a demon and drove off plagues.
This talisman has been believed to have power since ancient times. As it is popular in Japan, we often see those “Goma-fuda” attached to the entrance of the front door of houses.
The “Risho-fuda” is also a talisman on which 33 small figures of Ganzan-daishi called “Mame (tiny) Daishi” are drawn.
This is based on the belief that Ganzan-daishi took 33 forms, which are believed to be incarnations of the Kannon Bodhisattva, to save the people.
The talisman has been attached to the entrance or inside of houses for protection.
You can purchase a set containing both the “Gouma-fuda” and “Risho-fuda” at the delivery office. (500 yen)