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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A whirling dervish dressed in red at the Urs (death anniversary celebration) of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. A profound scholar of religions and contemporary of Rumi, he travelled around the Muslim world in the mid 1200’s and settled in Sehwan Sharif, Pakistan, where he was eventually buried. The annual Urs brings more than half a million pilgrims from all over Pakistan. The three-day feast fills the narrow streets of Sewan with pilgrims, fakirs and devotees. They visit the shrine to commune with the saint, offer tributes and ask for their wishes. They sing and dance day and night to folk bands and Quawwali groups. To see a whole series on Sufism follow @argonautphoto! #damadammastqalandar

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