Benzhu Worship 本主节

Thursday, 15. July 2021 in 银桥头铺本主庙

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.

Picture:

This is the main temple in Yinqiao, newly rebuilt. The Benzhu festival could also be on 三月初一.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月初6.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

NameDate
"Replenish Provisions" Ritual12 Sept. 2021
"Replenish Provisions" Ritual8 Jan. 2022
"Replenish Provisions" Ritual6 April 2022