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Annual Seb-i Arus Ceremonies between 01 -17 December 2013




Sufi Culture in Istanbul - Konya - Turkey

Whirling Dervish Tours in Istanbul, Konya, Turkey.The branch of Sufic mysticism practiced widely in contemporary Turkey is rooted in a man called Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, and isfamous for its Whirling Dervish Tradition, where through rotating on the left foot by crossing over it with the right, the Dervish reaches a spinning intensity, rotating to the music that musicians play close by.
Aswe observe them them revolve with their necks out and their head leaning to the side, we sense that they are in love with their way of life. Sufism is apart from the Islamic religion because of its nature as a kind of transcendental metaphysics which accepts all religions as one and is founded upon universal and unconditional forgiveness. Sufism conjures up the ancient Ottoman Empire, a plethora of insences, colors, foods, magic, palaces, harems, bejeweled daggers, mosques - traditional dress codes with doll clothes -- turbans, pointy toed slippers, baggy trousers and tight fitting vests - everywhere everything decorated.


Please write us for the exact days.Also let us know if you are interested in learning the Whirling Dervishes dance, or meet dancers in person.

You can buy also their Cd's and dvd's,videos on http://www.lesartsturcs.com or you can visit our real gallery where you can chose some nice sufi music cds to buy.

Each week in Istanbul there is a ceremony of the whirling dervishes. If you are interested you may write us.

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Idea : This tour gives the story of Sufism,Sufis and their communities in Istanbul, Turkey, today.You will meet the Sufi community and their monastery.You will listen to their music.You will eye-witness the Whirling Dervishes Ceremony. This ceremony is presented every week. Alternatively we also arrange weekly tours to Konya in Mevlana Week in every december.

For information concerning the Mevlena Week in Konya, please send us an E-mail.


Sufi Music Concert & Whirling Dervish Ceremony

Sirkeci Train Station Hall - Istanbul

...... Sufi Music Concert & Whirling Dervish Ceremony in Istanbul .....

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. Dervish literally means "doorway" and is thought to be an entrance from this material world to the spiritual, heavenly world. The Whirling Dervishes played an important part in the evolution of Ottoman high culture.
From the fourteenth to the twentieth century, their impact on classical poetry, calligraphy and visual arts was profound. Rumi and his followers integrated music into their rituals as an article of faith. Rumi emphasized that music uplifts our spirit to realms above, and we hear the tunes of the Gates of Paradise.

This ceremony is an alternative for our monday ceremonies. If your plans doesn't match for mondays we have this beautiful show in Every Tuesday - Wednesday - Friday - Saturday and Sunday starting at 19:30 in Sirkeci. This place has a very good atmosphere with dance & music. If you are interested please send us a E-mail. for reservation.

Per person fee is = 50 Turkish LIRAS Contact Person : Mr. Hakan HACIBEKIROGLU

Each week in Istanbul there is a ceremony of the whirling dervishes. If you are interested you may write us...
For the group ceremoy inquiries about our Sufi Dance & Sema group in your countries or in special organisations, please send us an E-mail.


Per person fee is = 70 Turkish LIRAS

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