Whirling Dervish Ceremony Tickets in Istanbul

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This special ceremony is, first and foremost, a poetic experience. The original name “Sema” has two meanings: the skies and hearing. The dervishes are raising their hands while whirling to feel the universe, its creation and motion. This is the way to reach maturity as a human being in an ecstatic moment full of love. Concerning the performance at the ceremony, the classic sufi music is essential. It sets the stage and makes you to feel the emotional intensity before the rite starts. Then the whirling dervishes come forward to lift the curtain between the body and soul. Although it was never seen as the mainstream, the Mevlevi Order has been a significant part of this city of coexistence. Usually, the literate and cultured ranks of the society, sometimes the Sultans, were admirers of the Sufi approach.

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You are most welcome to witness the transcendental pray of the dervish and discover the spiritual face of Istanbul in a 5-centuries-old school courtyard in a genuine architecture. Join this mystical journey at an authentic place that reflects the old in Istanbul from the classical age of the Ottoman centuries! Feel the spiritual Istanbul while witnessing the ritual of Sufi Dervishes at the heart of the old town! Learn about the Mevlevi Order, a centuries-old old tradition of the followers of Rumi, the medieval poet from Konya!
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