Benzhu Worship 本主节

Benzhu are local protector deities in the Dali area, their worship is a key element of Bai identity.

In the Dali area, almost every Bai village has a Benzhu Temple, the home of a local protector spirit. These protector spirits are mostly historic figures, such as local heros, kings, generals or others who have through good deeds won the adulation of the local population.

Each Benzhu usually has his own festival day, with activities varying greatly from place to place.

Each Benzhu has his own day of worship.
NameLocationDate
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪丰乐村 Sun, 02 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪龙翔 Sat, 01 February
Benzhu Worship (Eryuan Area) 洱源李子村等 Mon, 27 January
Benzhu Worship 大庄本主庙 Tue, 08 September
Benzhu Worship 下关福星村深长村本主庙 Sat, 18 July
Benzhu Worship 云龙县白石镇云顶村等 Sat, 01 February
Benzhu Worship 大理 Thu, 30 January
Benzhu Worship 云龙县白石镇云开片村 Tue, 11 February
Benzhu Worship 大理周城 Fri, 07 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪新浦村 Wed, 05 February
Benzhu Worship 大理古城生久村本主庙 Thu, 13 August
Benzhu Worship 挖色康廊村 Fri, 04 September
Benzhu Worship Various locations Thu, 01 October
Benzhu Worship 大理古城小异庄 and 凤阳邑 Tue, 31 March
Welcoming the Benzhu 挖色镇海印本主庙 Mon, 03 February
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇草甲 Thu, 17 September
Benzhu Worship 洱源炼铁石明月村 Sat, 01 August
Benzhu Worship 大庄村 罗久邑本主庙 Dàzhuāngcūn Luōjiǔyì běnzhǔmiào Fri, 11 September
Benzhu Worship 喜洲下作邑 Wed, 02 September
Benzhu Worship 大理西门村中和村本主庙 Tue, 21 July
Benzhu Worship 凤仪镇千户营本主庙 Fèngyízhèn Qiānhùyíng Tue, 21 April
Benzhu Worship 上关下沙坪本主庙 Sun, 26 January
Benzhu Worship 双廊五星村 Wed, 29 January
Benzhu Worship 大理海东王龙村 Wed, 29 January
Benzhu Worship 洱源县大果村,新登村等等 Sat, 25 January
Benzhu Worship 凤仪镇乐和村本长村本主庙 Fri, 03 July
Benzhu Worship Various Sun, 26 July
Benzhu Worship North of Dali Wed, 12 August
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Xiangtu) 剑川县象图乡沽泥盆 Mon, 27 January
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Xiangtu) 剑川县象图乡 Sat, 08 February
Benzhu Worship 云龙和平村 Sat, 25 July
Benzhu Worship 湾桥镇云峰村小庆洞本主庙 Wed, 25 September
Benzhu Worship 云龙县箐干坪 Sat, 08 February
Benzhu Worship 大理南门村本主庙 Mon, 03 August
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪小江西村 Fri, 25 October
Benzhu Worship 喜洲深江村 及 喜洲中央祠 Tue, 28 January
Benzhu Worship 大理海东磨房村 Sun, 26 January
Benzhu Worship 喜洲镇 朝阳村 and 荣华村 Thu, 09 January
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪浦和村 Sat, 01 February
Yi Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪白塔中村 Sat, 01 February
Benzhu Worship 挖色寺涧村 Sat, 05 September
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪大江西村 Thu, 06 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪三哨石老人村 Mon, 21 October
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪小江西村 Wed, 12 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪吉祥村白马寺 Sat, 08 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪米总村 Mon, 03 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪小白营 Thu, 06 February
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇新生邑 Thu, 01 October
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪敬天村 Sun, 16 February
Dragon King Festival 大理凤仪云浪龙王庙 Tue, 25 February
Benzhu Worship (Fengyi Area) 大理凤仪许长村 Wed, 26 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪洞壁村 Fri, 31 January
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪阜成村 Fri, 02 October
Benzhu Worship 云龙县顺荡村 Fri, 24 January
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪北汤天村 Sat, 01 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪南汤天村 Mon, 30 September
Benzhu Worship (Fengyi Area) 大理凤仪凤鸣 Sun, 01 March
Benzhu Worship (Fengyi Area) 大理凤仪凤翥村 Sun, 28 June
Benzhu Worship (Baofeng) 云龙宝丰 Wed, 29 January
Baijie Festival 洱源县右所镇西湖村 Wed, 19 August
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Area) 剑川县滇南镇南登村 Sun, 01 March
Benzhu Worship 大庄本主庙 Wed, 25 December
Corpse Recovering Festival 大理 Thu, 24 September
Benzhu Worship 上关下沙坪本主庙 Wed, 29 January
Benzhu Worship 上沙坪,上关,花树 Wed, 09 September
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇雪梨村 Sun, 26 January
Benzhu Worship (Eryuan Area) 洱源汉登村 Tue, 25 February
Benzhu Worship (Eryuan Area) 洱源县黑谷山村,河头村 Sun, 06 October
Benzhu Worship 洱源县茈碧乡官营村 Sat, 08 February
Benzhu Worship 喜洲河矣城 Mon, 27 January
Benzhu Worship 喜洲上作已, 江尾 Fri, 31 January
Benzhu Worship 大理古城上龙龛 Fri, 14 August
Benzhu Worship 凤仪镇三哨村石老仁村本主庙 Mon, 21 October
Benzhu Worship 喜洲北登村 Sat, 21 September
Benzhu Worship 喜洲镇 凤阳村 Sun, 12 January
Benzhu Worship 湾桥镇内官村 Thu, 10 October
Benzhu Worship 银桥镇新邑村古主庄本主庙 Mon, 10 August
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪后山村 Wed, 29 January
Benzhu Worship (Eryuan Area) 洱源县炼铁乡石明月村 Sat, 01 August
Benzhu Worship 喜洲镇 Sun, 13 October
Benzhu Worship 洱源县桥后镇 Sun, 16 February
Benzhu Worship 宾川县上沧村 Thu, 30 January
Benzhu Worship 仁里邑 Sun, 01 March
Benzhu Worship 洱源右所村 Sun, 10 May
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪华营班庄村 Mon, 24 February
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇雪梨 Sun, 23 August
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪大营村 Mon, 24 February
Benzhu Worship 云龙大龙村 Mon, 27 January
Benzhu Worship 银桥镇双阳村双鸳本主庙 Tue, 11 August
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇大洞 Sat, 21 September
Benzhu Worship 银桥镇五里桥本主庙 Fri, 18 September
Benzhu Worship (Binchuan) 宾川鸡足山附近 Wed, 05 February
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Xiangtu) 剑川县象图乡淳风邑村 Sun, 01 March
Benzhu Worship 湾桥镇内官村本主庙 Wed, 08 January
Benzhu Worship 大理 Mon, 10 February
Benzhu Worship 云龙县白石镇云顶村等 Sat, 08 February
Benzhu Worship 凤仪镇丰乐村南汤本主庙 Mon, 30 September
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇 Sat, 12 September
Benzhu Worship 古生本主庙,下营村本主庙 Thu, 10 September
Benzhu Worship 云龙县大达村 Sat, 25 January
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇义和上寺 Sat, 15 August
Benzhu Worship 凤仪镇江西村芝兰本主庙 Mon, 07 October
Benzhu Worship 大理才村挖村本主庙,凤仪上锦场, 银桥阳坡村富美邑保和村 Sun, 16 February
Benzhu Worship (Shaxi Area) 剑川沙溪段家登村 Thu, 27 February
Benzhu Worship 双廊镇莲花曲村本主庙 Mon, 31 August
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇白米东村 Tue, 07 April
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇江登 Tue, 25 August
Benzhu Worship 下关大庄村星庄本主庙 Mon, 17 August
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu) 洱源县凤羽镇 Sun, 23 February
Benzhu Worship 银桥庆安里村本主庙 Sun, 17 May
Benzhu Worship (Midu) 弥渡县石牌村 Thu, 07 May
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇下庄村 Mon, 07 October
Benzhu Worship 喜洲镇 上关南关村本主庙 Fri, 17 January
Benzhu Worship 宾川县上沧村 Sun, 26 January
Benzhu Worship 龙龛本主庙 Sun, 21 June
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪东山 Mon, 10 February
Benzhu Worship (Eryuan Area) 洱源县玉湖镇沙坝 Tue, 08 October
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Area) 剑川县新华村 Tue, 01 September
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪白桥村 Wed, 05 February
Benzhu Worship (Fengyi Area) 大理凤仪芝兰村 Mon, 07 October
Welcoming the Benzhu 挖色镇本主庙 Sat, 01 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪富乐 Fri, 07 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪慈航 Thu, 13 February
Benzhu Festival 大理凤仪华营村 Wed, 11 March
Benzhu Worship 吊草村本主庙 Sat, 08 February
Benzhu Worship Tue, 04 August
Benzhu Worship in Jianchuan County 大理白族自治州剑川县
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 洱源县凤羽镇凤翔 Thu, 10 September
Benzhu Worship 沙溪甸头村本主庙 Fri, 14 August
Welcoming the Benzhu 大理 Thu, 06 February
Benzhu Worship 大理才村村龙凤村本主庙 Thu, 24 September