Object of Worship
- Seated figure of Gautama Buddha (釈迦如来坐像 Shaka Nyorai Zazō)
According to the official history (engi) of the temple, the temple was founded by Prince Shotoku under the order of the Emperor Yomei. During Edo period, it was noted as one of the seven great temples in Muko region of Settsu Province.
The sango, or the mountain name assigned to the temple, of this temple is Mukozan, an old name for Mount Rokko.
- For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.
- Heirin-ji, Kansai Digital Archive (Japanese)