Receiving Jingu 接金姑

Thursday, 21. March 2024 in 巍山天磨牙寺

Main day of worship and rituals at the Tianmoya Temple 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.

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In the evening performances at the various temples.

Festival held according to lunar calendar on 农历2月12.

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