The Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage No.24.
The engi, or the official history of the temple, recorded that the temple was founded by Prince Shotoku, in the 6th century. It is one of the most popular temples in the region. Today’s buildings of this temple were mainly built by Toyotomi Hideyori in the 17th century. Hideyori was a son of Toyotomi Hideyoshi who unified Japan in the 16th century.
Objects of worship
The principal object of worship at this temple is a Jūichimen Kannon, or the Goddess of Mercy with eleven heads. It is believed the Kannon has her power to give babies and its easy delivery.
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