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.
Locals say the festival is on the day after.
|Sanyang Benzhu Temple 三阳本主庙|
|Lingshan Temple Fair 灵山寺庙会||25 July 2023|
|Lingshan Temple Fair 灵山寺庙会||18 Jan. 2024|
|Lingshan Temple Fair 灵山寺庙会||17 Feb. 2024|
|Benzhu Festival 本主街||21 Feb. 2024|
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