Turkish Mystic Music & Dance "Whirling Dervishes'" Mevlana!

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The Ceremony of the Whirling Derwish

The first time i visit Istanbul, i saw the Whirling Ceremony and that was awesome! So this time it was clear, i would go again and enjoy this Ceremony.

Mevlana and the Mevlevi way!

The name MEVLANA JALALUDDIN RUMI stands for love and ecstatic flight into the infinite. Rumi is one of the great spiritual masters and poetical geniuses of mankind and was the founder of the Mevlevil Sufi order, a leading mystical brotherhood of islam. Rumi was born on 30 september 1207 in BaBalkh in present day Afghanistan to a family of learned theologians. Escaping the mongol invasion and destruction. Rumi and his family traveled extensively in the muslim lands, performed pilgrimage to Mecca and finally settled in Konya, Anatolia, then part of Seljuk Empire. When his father Bahaduddin Valad passed away, Rumi succeeded his father in 1231 as professor in religious sciences. Rumi 24 years old, was an already accomplished scholar in religious and positive sciences. The mevlevi brotherhood is founded completely on love and tolerance!

JP-NED says:
I saw it in Istanbul, there are different locations where you can see it, but don´t buy tickets for a show with diner. It´s not real!! When you go to Konya, thats the best place too see it.
It´s really a must too see!
Posted on: May 23, 2010
hlek says:
great post, am interested to catch this one myself. may i know where & when this ceremony is taking place?
Posted on: May 23, 2010
JP-NED says:
Yes, but not enough! it was my second visit, but i will come back!
Posted on: May 02, 2009
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