Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Area) 本主节

Tuesday, 1. September 2020 in 剑川县新华村

Benzhu worship in Jianchuan

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.

This place is said to have 36 Benzhu.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月14.