Benzhu Worship 本主节

Wednesday, 5. February 2025 until Wednesday, 12. February 2025 in 云龙县白石镇云顶村等

Worship of a rock, the name of the Benzhu is 黑岩赫威.

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.

Benzhu worship in several villages, from 正月初八到十五
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月初8.