Benzhu Worship 本主节

Sunday, 18. June 2023 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 or near this Location

Longkan Ghost Festival 中元会16 Aug. 2023
Playing the Fragrant Dragon 耍香龙26 Aug. 2023