Benzhu Worship 本主节

Sunday, 21. June 2020 in 龙龛本主庙

Benzhu Worship in Longkan.

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 Benzhu Temple is a bit away from the lake.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历5月初1.

Other Festivals at this Location

NameDate
Longkan Ghost Festival19 Aug. 2020
Playing the Fragrant Dragon29 Aug. 2020