Kawasaki Daishi Hekenji, known as “Yakuyoke no Odaishi-sama (Odaishi-sama warding off evil),” offers the Gomakitou (rite of burning) everyday to pray for the achievement of one’s wishes, including greater purification, peace to the household, prosperity to the business, health and longevity.
Ogoma is a solemn religious ceremony supported by deep philosophical meaning and the esoteric Buddhist doctrine of Shingon.
The Japanese word "Goma" is read "Homa" in Sanskrit, and means "to burn." It signifies that the fire of Buddha's wisdom is used to completely burn up worldly desire, the source of suffering.
*6:00AM for the 21 st of each month, and April - September
|Monday to Saturday including holidays||
|Sunday and the 21st of each month||
*7:00 PM on the 20th of each month along with Yoidaishi service.
Prayers offered for those who have reached Yakudoshi, a critical age, which is considered a climactic period in a person's life. There shall be an annulling of all calamities and a prayer for the safety and wellbeing of the members and their families. In passing, we might add that Honyaku for men is at the ages of 25 and 42, for women at 19 and 33, and for both men and women at 60. These ages are the turning points in one's life in which one is susceptible to misfortune. A period of one year immediately before and after each age of calamity is called maeyaku (pre-age of calamity) and ato-yaku (post-age of calamity) respectively.
*There are prayers at 5:00PM, 6:00PM and 7:00PM on the 20th of each month, on the day of Yoidaishi
*There is prayer at 4:30PM on the 21st of each month, on the monthly festival day. Prayer Fee: ¥5,000 per car
*A talisman, a traffic safety amulet, a stand-in amulet, a sticker and a letter pad will be offered.
The purification ceremony of a car is conducted in front of the traffic safety hall for a driver and passengers.
Please park your car at the prayer space in front of the hall.
Enter into the hall to pray for the safety of the driver and the passengers.
After worshipping the principle image of the hall, a talisman is offered. The car is purified in front of the hall.
All talismans, amulets and charms are blessed by our priests in front of the principle image of Yakuyoke Kobo Daishi before they are delivered. Please keep your talisman in a clean place, and always carry an amulet and a charm with you.
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Goshuin was used as a proof of completion of sutra copying; however, these days it is used as a proof of a temple visit. At Kawasaki Daishi, Goshuin stamps are offered at the main hall, Fudo-do, Yakushi-den and Jidosha Kotsuanzen Kitoden.