Benzhu Worship 本主节

Monday, 24. March 2025 in 云龙县白石镇大石壁

Benzhu worship in the old village of 大石壁, also known as 云顶.

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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Benzhu worship in several villages, from 正月初八到十五
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月25.

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Benzhu Worship 本主节7 Feb. 2025