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Cappadocia Whirling Dervish Ceremony (Sema)(Sufism Tour in Cappadocia)


Konya was the homeland of Whirling Dervishes. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi was the leader of the dervishes. Followers of Mevlana,we call them Dervish,some dervishes are still turning and they make their Dhikr(Invocation) while they are turning.  Sema (Whirling Dervishes Ceremony), is the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 - 1273) and is part of the proud Turkish culture and history in Konya.

The dance symbolizes different meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection (Ascension - Mirac).The Sema (whirling dervishes) ceremony represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, finding the truth, and arriving to the "perfect". Then he returns from the spiritual journeys as a man who has reached maturity and a greater perfection in loving and being of service to the whole of creation - to all creatures without regard to belief, class, or race.

You will have a chance to see whirling dervishes in an old caravanserai and in a cave lodge.Whirling Dervish Ceremony takes about fourty five minutes. While you are watching whirling dervish ceremony, you will hear some sufi musics and you can feel mystic atmosfer of dervishes.After whirling ceremony, they offer you Sherbet(Sweetened Fruit Juice).Whirling Dervish Ceromony is performing every night in Cappadocia. After that,we will drive you back your hotel.

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