奈良大和四寺巡礼

奈良大和四寺巡礼

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Murou-ji TempleMurō, the Buddha of Enlightenment

Murō temple started accepting female worshippers a long time ago when most temples prohibited women to enter those precincts.
Mt. Kōya was famous for applying the “No Women Allowed” policy before the 20th century while Murō was affectionately called the “Women’s Kōya”. A number of believers sought the salvation in this temple.
The Murō area is located in thick forests with a beautiful river it is said that sacred dragons dwell in the forests.
The main Buddha of worship is the Shaka Nyorai, or the Buddha of Enlightenment who was a founder of Buddhism and attained enlightenment. The Shaka Nyorai has attracted devotion by those praying for supplication.

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