Benzhu Worship 本主节

Sunday, 28. July 2024 in North of Dali

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.

Several locations on this day: 湾桥镇中庄本主庙: this village lies at the height of Gusheng between the two highways. 银桥镇马久邑本主庙: Majiuyi lies on the Erhai shore north of Caicun. 银桥镇五里桥村沙栗木庄本主庙: this village lies south of Yinqiao between the highways.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月23.