Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area) 本主节

Saturday, 13. February 2021 in 洱源县凤羽镇雪梨村

Benzhu worship in Xueli Village near Fengyu.

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.

A small village event where three Benzhu images are carried from the Benzhu Temple above the village into the center. The Benzhu come to visit for four days on the sixth day they return to their temple.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月初2.

Other Festivals at this Location

NameDate
Benzhu Worship (Fengyu Area)23 Aug. 2020