Benzhu Worship 本主节

Thursday, 28. September 2023 in 银桥三阳本主庙

Benzhu Worship

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.


Locals say the festival is on the day after.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历8月14.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

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