Benzhu Worship 本主节

Monday, 3. February 2025 in 大理凤仪凤翥

Benzhu worship, maybe at the old 玉华寺.

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.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月初6.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Benzhu Worship (Fengyi Area) 本主节13 June 2024
Dipping into Spring 春醮会10 Feb. 2025