During the pilgrimage, we will dedicate sutras (by reading sutras, copying sutras, etc.) to the principal (Hondo or Kondo) and Daishi (Daishido) at each of the temples. The Sacred Place recommends the following services
With your hands together in front of your chest bow and chant, “uyauyashikumihotoke o reihai shi tatematsuru”.
(Opening Chant of the sutra) Recite once.
(Sangenomon) Recite once.
(Sanki – Sankyou) – Recite three times for each.
(Juuzenkai) – Recite three times.
(Hotsubodaishinshingon) – Recite three times.
(Sanmayakaishingon) – Recite three times.
(Hannyashingyou) – Recite once.
(Koumyoushingon) – Recite three times.
(Gohougou) – Recite three times.
(Ekoumon) – Recite once.
(Gasshouraihai) say, “Arigoatougozaimasu” and do “Gasshou” together with a bow.
About “Go-eika” and “Go-wasan” (“Pilgrims song” and “Japanese hymn”)
We also recommend that you sing “Go-eika” to praise each of the deities and “Go-wasan” for the Daishi.
By singing songs and chanting, the understanding of each place and the master will be deeper.
When singing, it is appropriate to follow “Kyomitsu Shingon” (Mantra of Light).
Since Daishi works at Daishido, the essence of the god is omitted, so we will omit the “Honzon Shingon” as it is described above.