Bannaji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Dainichi Nyorai ( Mahavairocana, the chief deity in Esoteric Buddhism ). This temple is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"鑁阿寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||2220, Ietomicho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県足利市家富町２２２０" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Ashikaga I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).
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