Benzhu Worship 本主节

Saturday, 8. August 2020 in 吉祥村

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.

Nothing known, small village south of Xiaguan, on the road to Midu.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月19.