Benzhu Worship 本主节

Monday, 1. March 2021 in 云龙县白石镇云开片村

Worship of a white rock that has given the township the name. The name of the Benzhu is 白崖天子.

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 not found on any map, but there seems to be a big mine in the vicinity.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历1月18.