Lingxi Temple Consecration Ritual
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This video contains footage of fashi (folk Daoist practitioners) consecrating a new deity statue and performing various songs and dances to delight the temple deity. The recording and announcement of villagers' donations are also shown, as is a procession of the deity's palanquin. A night exorcism and incense offerings are also shown.
This recording comes from the Lingxi Temple Consecration Ritual by Wen Xiangcheng. The collection contains two videos. The footage was shot over four days from January 1-4, 2009, and depicts a temple consecration ritual in Liugou Township, Jishishan County, Gansu Province, PR China. The main ritual practitioners are fashi, folk Daoist practitioners.