DERVISH CEREMONY

Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order. It is a customary dance performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes also called semazens. This is sought through abandoning one’s nafs, egos or personal desires, by listening to the music, focusing on God, and spinning one’s body in repetitive circles, which has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.

Programme

  • Whirling Dervishes ceremonies start at 18:00 in winter and 21:00 in summer every night.
  • The whole ceremony takes around one hour
  • ‘Serbet’, which is a traditional drink that is served after religious ceremonies,will be served after the ceremony.
  • We pick you up from your hotel and leave you back to your hotel after the ceremony.