Hejiang Guanyin Festival 合江观音节

Saturday, 24. April 2021 in 剑川县甸南合江村

Village Guanyin festival

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

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.

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Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历3月13.

Other Festivals at this Location

NameDate
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Area)29 Sept. 2020
Benzhu Worship (Jianchuan Area)9 March 2021