Benzhu Worship (Binchuan) 本主节

Sunday, 9. February 2025 in 宾川鸡足山附近

Benzhu worship around the Jizushan, ex-沙址.

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.

Villages: 百草龙,火把村,上萝卜地,下萝卜地等等
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月12.