Code : TETIST29
Tour Name : Whirling Dervishes Ceremony
Duration : Night
Itinary : Mevleviye are known for their famous practice of whirling dances and dervishes. At their dancing ceremonies, or Sema, a particular musical repertoire called ayin is played. The Sema ceremony represents a mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to Perfect. Known to the west as Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. They survive today as a cultural brotherhood. They are not theatrical spectacles but sacred rituals. The ritual of the Mevlevi sect, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer trance to Allah. Mevlevi believed that during the sema the soul was released from earthly ties, and able to freely and jubilantly commune with the divine.

Program starts at 19:30 with the classical Turkish music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha. Complimentary beverages and Turkish Delight service is available before the performance.

Ticket Price : 19
 euro per person for cash payments (no transportation)

Important Note : Please note that all reservations are subject to availability of the tour eventhough payment is done online. In such a case, we will inform you accordingly and refund you the whole payment on the first week day.

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 1 day
Maximum number of people: 30
Location: Turkey, Istanbul
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