Dali Guanyin Worship 观音修行日

Wednesday, 24. July 2024 in 大理古城观音堂

Busy day at the Guanyin Temple south of the old town.

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. Worshippers will bring offerings at Guanyin temples and statues.

See related festivals.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历6月19.

Other Festivals at or near this Location

Guanyin Practice Day 观音修行日24 July 2024
Dali Guanyin Worship 观音堂会18 March 2025