Whirling Dervishes & Sufi Music Concert. Whirling Dervishes Ceremony in Istanbul, sufi music concert and dervish dance.

Istanbul whirling Dervishes with alternating show programmes avaliable everyday at 07 pm except Monday and Friday.

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.

The Exalted Mevlana is saint of love : gave his heart to the creator and he taught us to speak always of love and to love all creation as being from the Creator. He asks, "If you fill a jug from the ocean , how much can it hold ? One day's supply."Thus. Just as the ocean can only fill the jug to its capacity , so mevlana can only fit into words and our perception in proportion to our capacity . In any case , Mevlana is beyond the highest and finest conception. He said,"Be a lover , a lover. Choose love that you might be a chosen one."

To give up one's own existence and become non-existent in God , that is , to bind ones's heart completely to God , is shortest way to God . Whoever has given his heart to the Divine Truth has no "self" left . It is god who moves every particle of him. In this way that person no longer acts in accordance with his ego , doing the bad things that would cause harm to others. He has become enfolded in the moral principles of God . Exalted Mohammed and the Exalted Mevlana are examples of these qualities for us.

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. Program starts 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. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 19:30

What is Included?

  • The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony

What is Not Included?

  • Transportation
  • Drink
  • Personal Expenses

Notes

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the date of the activity