Sankaku-ji is temple No. 65 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, located at an elevation of 450 m near the top of a mountain. Its name, the 'triangular temple' refers to a triangular altar used by Kobo Daishi at the temple to exorcise a ghost. The triangle has been used as a holy symbol in many faith systems, including mythologies in Christian religions as well. This temple has its name from the a triangular altar, as well as a triangular mini lake on the premises as well.The temple is dedicated to easy childbirth. The temple features some spectacular wooden carving. Sankaku-ji is devoted to Juichimen Kannon, the boddhisattva of compassion.
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