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This temple ( 745m ) was founded in 651 by En-no-Gyoja. Later, Kukai spent time in training here and enshrined the main deity. It is said that through prayers given here, the brain illness of Emperor Kanmu ( 781-806 ) was cured. During the early Meiji period, the temple fell into disuse, but in 1909 it was restored.
This temple was founded during the 6th Century by Shotoku Taishi ( 573-621 ). When Kukai came here, he found a pregnant woman who was in pain so he lit incense and prayed for her. As a result a boy was safely born. This temple is widely known as `Koyasu Daishi` - Daishi of protecting children. The modern concrete Main Hall is a unique feature of this temple.
The temple was built according to the wish of Emperor Shomu ( 701-756 ). During the 16th Century, it was destroyed and was not used, but was restored in 1642. In front of the gate, stands the oldest stone monument of the Shikoku pilgrimage.
This is only temple along the Shikoku pilgrimage route that has Bishamonten as its main deity, which was made by Kukai. Within the precincts is a rock with a round hole in the middle. It is said that if one can walk from the Main Hall with one`s eyes closed while saying your wish and put one`s staff through the hole, your prayer will come true.
En no Gyoja ( 634-701 ) founded this temple and it was a place of deep faith for nobles and military families. On the 20th of every month, the three Zao Gongen statues are opened for public viewing and it is believed that if one rubs a sick part of your body on it that the illness will be healed.
During the early 8th Century, Gyoki founded this temple. The name means `triangular temple`, which originates from the triangular goma altar used by Kukai to exterminate a troublesome ghost which lived in this area. People believe that the main deity will ward off misfortune and allow for easy childbirth. People give a rice paddle if their prayers come true.