Benzhu Worship 本主节

Saturday, 10. February 2024 in 洱源县大果村,新登村等等

Benzhu worship

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.

See related festivals.

The villages are a little bit northwest of Eryuan county town.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月初1.