Great Buddha at Todaiji-Temple

By | 2017-04-22

The Great South Gate is the main gate of Todaiji.

This is the largest temple entrance gate in Japan, suitable in scale to the Great Buddha Hall.

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The statues of the guardian dieties, the two “Ni-O”s housed in the gate.

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

Always greeted by deer.

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

The Great Buddha Hall is the Main Hall of Todai-ji.

Origin of Todai-ji dates back in mid 8th century, when Emperor Shomu(724-749) decided to save his people and the nation with the help of Buddhism, by structuring The Great Buddha.

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The Daibutsu is properly known as Vairocana Buddha, the Buddha the light of whose knowledge and compassion illuminates widely.

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

This is the replica of Todaiji complex in its origin.

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

The Great Buddha Hall.

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

Another interesting building is Nigatsu-do.(February Hall)

The name Nigatsu-dō, or Second Month Hall is derived from the fact that the Shuni-e Ceremony is held here during the second month of the lunar calendar.

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

nara, todaiji, todai-ji temple

For more information: Todai-ji Temple

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