Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Xiangtu) 本主节

Saturday, 22. March 2025 in 剑川县象图乡石登村

Benzhu worship in Jianchuan, Xiangtu area

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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The temple is high above the village, which is also locally known as 下登.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月23.

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