Whirling Dervishes Ceremony at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station

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Experience a Sufi music concert and Whirling Dervishes ceremony first-hand at Istanbul’s Sirkeci Train Station.

Duration: 1 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French,
  • Estonian,
  • Japanese,
  • Dutch,
  • Swedish,
  • Norwegian,
  • Danish,
  • Portuguese

Highlights

  • Enjoy a Sufi music concert
  • Experience a Whirling Dervishes ceremony first-hand

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Description

The origins of Sufism lie in the life and practices of the Prophet of Islam and the Quran. Sufism embraces a well-founded and thorough interpretation of Islam that focuses on love, tolerance, worship of God, and community development through self-discipline and personal responsibility. A Sufi way of life is to love and be of service to people.

Known to the west as the Whirling Dervishes, the Mevlevi Order was founded by Mevlana Rumi in the 13th century. The Order wrote of tolerance, forgiveness, and enlightenment. Today, they survive as a cultural brotherhood. Their practises are not theatrical spectacles, but sacred rituals.

The ceremony of the Mevlevi Order, known as the sema, is a serious religious ritual performed by Muslim priests in a prayer-induced trance. Mevlevi believe that during the sema the soul is released from earthly ties and able to freely and jubilantly commune with the divine. Dervish literally means ‘doorway’, representing an entrance from the material world to the spiritual, heavenly world.

What’s included & not included

  • Ticket to the show
  • Tea service

Booking information

  • Full refund (on cancellations made up to 72 hours before the tour)
  • No booking fees
  • Secure payment (Braintree)
  • Credit card or PayPal
  • Over 12000 happy customers

Meeting point

sirkeci tren istasyonu

Reviews from travellers (7)

4.3/5

Mezmerizing
This is definitely worth your time and money. An enchanting spectacle and unusual unforgettable music.
deeply touching
a must see in Istanbul. profiund ethnic music Sufi style and meditational whirling
An amazing exerience!!
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Tour operated by: Şengüler Tourism-Hakan