Receiving Jingu 接金姑

Wednesday, 1. March 2023 until Wednesday, 8. March 2023 in 巍山和大理

Receiving Jingu is a annual pilgrimage from Weishan's Tianmoya Temple to Dali's Qingdong Shenbu Temple 神部.

According to legend, Jingu 金姑 was the third daughter of a local ruler in Dali who became the wife of Xinuluo 细奴逻, the founder of the Nanzhao empire. The story goes that she was a rebellious girl who after a fight with her father was kicked out of their household in the northern end of the Dali plain. She wandered around and met Xinuluo, a rough villager from modern Weishan county. They fell in love and married.

Her father missed her and after a few years he asked her to come back and sends a delegation to bring her home.

Her walk back from their village Longyutushan 龙于图山 back is remembered in this pilgrimage.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月初10.
NameLocationDate
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 庆洞村神部 Tue, 28. February
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 巍山天磨牙寺 Wed, 1. March until Thu, 2. March
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 巍山天磨牙寺 Fri, 3. March
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 巍山天磨牙寺 Sat, 4. March
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 下关福星村 Sun, 5. March
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 大理城隍庙 Mon, 6. March
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 湾桥 Tue, 7. March
Receiving Jingu 接金姑 庆洞村神部 Wed, 8. March
Atai Birthday 阿太诞辰 大理喜洲神部 Wed, 20. December

Other Festivals at or near this Location

NameDate
Receiving Jingu 接金姑1 March 2023
Receiving Jingu 接金姑3 March 2023
Receiving Jingu 接金姑4 March 2023

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