Whirling Dervish Ceremony
We meet at your hotel and go to one of the place to watch dervishes! This place itself amazing and has such Whirling dervish ceremonies were started as a form of meditation by Jalaluddin Rumi, the famous Sufi Muslim mystic and poet, in the 13th century. The Persia-born Rumi — who was living in Konya, then the capital of the Turkish Seljuk Empire — told his followers, “There are many roads which lead to God. I have chosen the one of dance and music.” He would fast, mediate and then dance to reach a state of unparalleled enlightenment. Inspired, other sects started to spread his dance, called the sema, throughout the Ottoman Empire. The most renowned sect was the Mevlevi order; dance participants were called semazen. By the 15th century, the order had established rules for the ritual to maintain its myriad traditions.
The performance lasts for an hour and at the end of ceremony we will have dervish drink and come back to hotel.
Highlights: whirling dervish ceremony.
Departure: daily. Includes: dervish show, transfer, hotel pick-up and drop-off, entrance fee. Minimum 1 person.
Please note: for the months of August, September the price would be 600 TRY.
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Göreme, 50180 Göreme/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey
Important to know
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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