Benzhu Worship 本主节

Saturday, 3. September 2022 in 大理才村村龙凤村本主庙

Benzhu Worship north of Caicun at the 龙凤村龙王庙.

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.

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This festival also commemorates Baijie 柏洁夫人, whose husband was killed by Piluoge, the founder of Nanzhao. She subsequently refused to marry Piluoge, instead drowned herself.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历8月初8.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

NameDate
Dragon King Worship 龙王会20 Aug. 2022