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Todaiji Temple: An Attraction in Nara, Japan

Things to know about the world famous Buddhist temple in Japan.
Etiksha Mewada
Todaiji temple is located in Nara, Japan. Emperor Shōmu was the architect of this magnificent heritage.
The Emperor followed the principle of "mandala", where shapes and colors are arranged as a symbolic matrix of universe.
The largest bronze statue of Buddha Vairocana, known as "Daibutsu" is located at Todaiji, Japan.
Did You Know?
The casting of Daibutsu took around two years. The 15m heighted massive bronze image took three years to be polished and covered in gold leaves.
Interesting Fact!
One of the iconic structures at the temple is the mammoth building of Great Buddha Hall which was one of the largest wooden building in the world until 1998.
Interesting Fact!
The pillar of the Great Buddha Halls's giant Buddha statue is constructed with a hole that is said to be the same size as the statue's nostril.
The temple is acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara.”
Did You Know?
Todaiji temple was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples located in Nara, Japan.
Did You Know?
The temple has a treasure room, located northwest of Daibutsuden, known as "Shosoin" that houses the varied gifts received from the devotees.