Benzhu Worship 本主节

Monday, 10. February 2025 in 下湾桥本主庙

Benzhu Festival

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.

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A little bit unclear, it seems the festivities start on the 13th, then on the 14th in the upper part of Wanqiao.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月13.

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