Benzhu Worship 本主节

Friday, 14. February 2025 in 大理

大德安邦景帝 大理市湾桥镇向崇村 青禄二官新王太子 大理市凤仪镇狮岗村

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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Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月17.