Benzhu Worship 本主节

Tuesday, 30. July 2024 in 大理古城上龙龛

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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.

It is a small temple in the village of 上龙龛, away from the lake.
Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月25.