Benzhu Worship 本主节

Thursday, 24. August 2023 in 萂村萂头本主庙

Benzhu worship in Wocun.

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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Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月初9.

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Wocun 萂村

<p>Wocun is a Bai village on the eastern side of Erhai with a deep culture dating back to Nanzhao.</p>

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