Benzhu Worship 本主节

Sunday, 21. August 2022 in 大庄村 罗久邑本主庙 Dàzhuāngcūn Luōjiǔyì běnzhǔmiào

Benzhu Worship south of Dali.

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.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历7月24.