Benzhu Worship 本主节

Saturday, 10. June 2023 until Sunday, 11. June 2023 in 大理喜洲庆洞村

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.


Shenbu is the most important Benzhu temple in Dali.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历4月23.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Receiving Jingu 接金姑28 Feb. 2023
Receiving Jingu 接金姑8 March 2023
Raosanling 绕三灵10 June 2023
Atai Birthday 阿太诞辰20 Dec. 2023