Whirling Dervish Istanbul Ceremony




About this tour
Whirling Dervish Istanbul Show is one of the most popular event in the city. The Sufi Dance is a transcendental performance by Sufi Dervishes also known as Whirling Dervish Show. It is called in Turkish Semah.

– Go on a spiritual journey
– Most popular event in the city
– 800 year old mystical dance show
– See the Mevlevi Semah ceremony
– Performed inside Orient Express Station

Whirling Dervish Istanbul Show
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. The Sema ceremony is a journey through man’s spiritual ascent to perfection through mind and love – do not miss this experience of music and moves.

What is a Dervish?
A Dervish is a Sufi, member of the Mevlevi Order.

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.

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