Benzhu Worship 本主节

Saturday, 24. February 2024 in 洱源县茈碧乡官营村

Benzhu worship

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.

The village is on the western lakeshore.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月15.