Benzhu Worship 本主节

Saturday, 6. July 2024 in 大理苍山神祠

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.

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The temple lies in the military area above Zhonghe village on the slope of Cangshan. This is a pretty lively Benzhu festival, with the Dongjing Music ritual performed and dances in front of the temple.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月初1.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Bai Torch Festival 白族火把节30 July 2024
Dali Torch Festival 大理古城火把节30 July 2024
Caishen Birthday 财神爷诞辰5 Sept. 2024