Guanyin Cave Fair 观音洞会

Monday, 21. March 2022 in 泸西县阿庐古洞 Alu Caves, Luxi

Temple fair honouring Guanyin inside the Alu Caves in Luxi.

Guanyin is one of the most revered Bodhisattvas in Yunnan and her (or sometimes his) statue can be found everywhere.

One of the three main Guanyin Festivals.

In China, Guanyin is not only revered as a Buddhist Bodhisattva, but is also a Daoist immortal, making Guanyin worship almost universal.

The Nanzhao Empire in the Dali region made Buddhism and particularly Guanyin worship state religion and even today the Bai consider Guanyin their protector spirit. Before the Song dynasty Guanyin was considered a male god and in early Bai myths Guanyin often appears as an old monk from India.

See related festivals.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月19.