Don't miss this event of holy music and moves!
Go on a spiritual journey and watch the mystical ritual of the Mevlevi Order, whose whirling dance has been declared a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity. Watch the ceremony about the journey through man’s spiritual ascent to perfection through mind and love. Enjoy the inspiring and fascination transcendental performance by the Whirling Dervishes in Istanbul.
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You have missed the Whirling Dervish Ceremony? No problem, you can come to the next ceremony time or day. You want to cancel? No problem, you can cancel your reservation anytime and get your refund
FAQs about Whirling Dervishes
What is a Dervish?
A Dervish is a Sufi, a member of the Mevlevi Order, the teachings of Sufi mystic Rumi. And the whirling dervish dance serves as a dhikr, a prayer or meditation carried out in devotion and worship of God.
This 800 year old ancient ritual is so integral to Turkey’s spiritual history that is has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage of Humanity list.
What is a Sufi?
Sufi is a mystic that seeks to find divine truth and love directly with God. Sufism is the centuries old stream in Islam for the followers of 13th century poet Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi from Konya, Turkey. He is mostly known for the themes of acceptance and tolerance in his teachings and poetry. The community of Sufism developed religious practices focusing on self control that enable both mental and mystical insights as well as a loss of self, with the ultimate goal of mystical union with God.