Benzhu Worship with Dage.
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.
The village is renowned for its 剑川县东山打歌, part of 省级非遗.
|Jianchuan Eastern Mountains Bai Song and Dance 剑川东山白族打歌|
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