Pakistan : Lahore, The Dhamal and trance

Images of Qawwali, devotees, pilgrims, preparation of food for the pilgrims, the shops around the sanctuaries selling freshly cut roses, holy images, food, silver bangles and rings, green chadors with golden fringes, garlands of flowers.

It is held in Sufism that dance is the road that leads best to union with god. Thus the ecstatic dance, known as Dhamal, constitutes a major part of the rituals.