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- Goma-daki: Sacred Fire
Goma-daki: Sacred Fire
Sacred fire for invocation of Esoteric Buddhism
Goma-daki means the Buddhist rite of burning small sticks of wood on the altar to invoke divine help.
It means that the fire of wisdom of Fudo-Myo-o burns evil passions.
It is a spiritual exercise of praying accomplishment of desire of common people by service of Esoteric Buddhism.
Goma-burning ritual and fire-walking (Saito-ohgomaku) is held on April 29.
After the fire burnt out, fire-walk ceremony is held.
Anyone, if you like, can walk barefoot across the still warm charcoal to pray for protection from the evils.