At the mausoleum of Sokhna Mame Diarra Bousso (1833-1866), the mother of the Sufi-Saint Amadou Bamba, thousands of believers gather once a year for a pilgrimage, called Magal. Mame Diarra is the only woman the Senegalese dedicate a pilgrimage, her status can be compared to the role of the holy mother Mary in Christianity. Close to her mausoleum in Porokhane there is a fountain which springs holy water. As in Lourdes, the faithful are hoping for healing, strength and blessing.
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