Tour Highlights : Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul gives you a chance to understand the Sufism. Whirling Dervishes Ritual in Istanbul is the best example of the Rituals of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi in Konya.
Whirling Dervish Ceremony In Istanbul Itinerary
Meal : No Meal You need to be ready Cultural Centre of Sufi Show at 19:00. Upon arrival to the Cultural Centre, you will be welcomed by our staff at the reception and your place will be showen you because of the place are limeted and every body who as a raservaiton, according to reservation number you will have your seats. Sema ritual is 800 years old tradition and included in The UNESCO’s INTANGIBLE WORLD HERITAGE LIST since 2005. The Sema ritual starts with the classical turkish music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The ceremony starts and lasts about one hour under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha. Complimentary beverages and Turkish Delight service is available before the performance.
A brief information about whirling dervishes: The name Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi stands for Love and ecstatic flight into the infinite. Rumi is one of the great spiritual masters and poetical geniuses of mankind and was the founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order, a leading mystical brotherhood of Islam. Rumi was born on 30 September 1207 in Balkh in present day Afghanistan to a family of learned theologians. Escaping the Mongol invasion and destruction, Rumi and his family traveled extensively in the Muslim lands, performed pilgrimage to Mecca and finally settled in Konya, Anatolia, then part of Seljuk Empire. When his father Bahaduddin Valad passed away, Rumi succeeded his father in 1231 as professor in religious sciences. Rumi 24 years old, was an already accomplished scholar in religious and positive sciences.The mevlevi brotherhood is founded completely on love and tolerance. He died on 17 December 1273 in Konya in present day Turkey. He was laid to rest beside his father and over his remains a splendid shrine was erected. The 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish living quarters, school and tombs of some leaders of the Mevlevi Order continues to this day to draw pilgrims from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world.
We hope you enjoy and feel the atmosphere of the sufism in Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul.
“What a amazing and the mystic atmosphere it was.Especially the dervish performances are totally amazing.Beside that the costum that they were and also religious ceremony they did was totally worth to see.but we must not forget the musicians because they had a great job too.if you are interested to been away form the universe that organization is the Best.”
“Hi, This is Jason fron Reno Usa.I am a teacher who work for a goverment scholl almost 20 years. ı have 1 sister who lives in ıstanbul Turkey for 3 years and she is very happy there.Last christmas she invited me Istanbul for a short term vacation and i flew there just after i have her message .When i arrive there we had a fun times together. Especially when we join to Religious Whirling dervishes ceremony in a culture centre, i amazed and impress just after its over.That was one of best organization that i have joined in my life.”
“Fotografieren ist verboten!! Mann muss ganz leise sein. Die Whirling Dervis Show ist sehr populaer in der Türkei, in Istanbul speziell in Sirkeci. Die Dervische drehen sich mit offenen Armen. Mann sagt dass sie positive Energie von Gott herunter ziehn und dann es den Menschen verteilen. Tatsaechlich fühlt mann sich ganz einzigartig, erleichtert danach. War ne ganz andere Erfahrung.Die Halle war nicht so gross, warum wir drei Tage vorher buchen mussten.Ich würde es nicht unbedingt nochmal machen.”
“You can find some special opportunities for join real life experiences.Turkey is the one of the country for that.In my previous visit there i had a chance to join very spiritual and mystic religious movement known as Whirling dervish ceremony.Its a very old movement which was born in asia minor almost 700 years ago and continue until now.Also founder of this movement known as Rumi in the rest of the world.So because of this reason many people from the different part of the world join this performances during their visit Turkey.Do not miss it.”
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