Serigne Touba Khouma is the caretaker of the fountain at the tomb of Sokhna Mame Diarra Bousso (1833-1866), the mother of Amadou Bamba. Mame Diana Bousso has a similar status to Mary for Christians. As in Lourdes, the faithful are hoping for healing, strength and blessing from the holy water of this fountain. At the mausoleum of Sokhna Mame Diarra Bousso in Porokhane. thousands of believers gather once a year for a pilgrimage, called Magal. Mame Diarra is the only woman the Senegalese dedicate a pilgrimage to.
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