Guanyin Practice Day 观音修行日

Saturday, 8. August 2020 in Dali Guanyintang

One of the main three Guanyin worship days.

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

One of the main three Guanyin worship days.

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.

A particularly busy day at the Guanyin Temple south of old Dali.

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