Smoke billowing

Smoke billowing from the saito goma. The goma fire ritual originated in India (“homa” in Sanskrit) and made its way across China before reaching Japan through Shingon Buddhism. While Shingon monks perform the ritual inside (in a goma-dō) though, it has traditionally always taken place outdoors in Shugendō.

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