Start of assembly at 天磨牙寺
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.
Today and the next day, people start assembling at the 天磨牙寺 temple for preliminary rituals. Probably actually not too many people will come this early.
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