Whirling Dervish Ceremony in the Historical Kizlaraga Madrasa / Istanbul
Dervish Ceremony in Sultanahmet – Kizlaraga Madrasa Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 19:00
Adult : 22 Euro Child : 15 Euro
“Be a lover , a lover. Choose love that you might be a chosen one.”
This is the Ceremony of the Spiritual Whirling Dervishes of Istanbul. You will experience the ritual, show of the Whirling Dervishes, take pictures, listen to the live music of the Whirling Dervishes in istanbul in a beautiful atmosphere. We start the ceremony with the live music with 4 musician. Then 4 or 5 dervishes will come to the ceremony hall and perform the ritual. Total ceremony will be app 1 hour.
- Experience the Unique Whirling Dervish Ceremony
- Take pictures and videos during the Show
- Visit one of the Historical Ottoman Madrasa Building of Istanbul
How can one participate?
You can make reservations from here ( online ), you can e-mail us or you can visit our ticket center in advanced and make your reservation in person. Here are our details ;
LOCATION of our Meeting Point in Sultanahmet :
Bazaar Turkey – Les Arts Turcs Art Studio
Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus St.
No: 19 Floor : 3 (Behind The Underground Cistern)
Contact : Mr. Alp or Mr. Nurdogan ( Phone : +90 544 220 10 22 )
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Google Maps : https://goo.gl/maps/uXuyRmELZsx
Sufi Music Concert & Whirling Dervishes Ceremony Istanbul Whirling Dervishes hosts regular Sufi music concerts and whirling dervish performances in Sultanahmet. This is a spiritual and informative tribute to 13th century mystic, poet and philosopher Mevlana C. Rumi and his followers. The Istanbul Whirling Dervishes programme starts with an introduction speech about Rumi, followed by Sufi Music and the 4-salam whirling dervish ceremony, giving life to 800 years tradition on the stage with their determination and faith for being a lifelong follower of Mevlevi tradition.
Our Madrasa is a most suitable place for the spiritual atmosphere of Sema ritual. Bridging the past and present through the music, our musicians play his legacy, bringing you a unique experience in the center of the city of Istanbul.
To give up one’s own existence and become non-existent in God , that is , to bind ones’s heart completely to God , is shortest way to God . Whoever has given his heart to the Divine Truth has no “self ” left . It is god who moves every particle of him. In this way that person no longer acts in accordance with his ego , doing the bad things that would cause harm to others. He has become enfolded in the moral principles of God . Exalted Mohammed and the Exalted Mevlana are examples of these qualities for us.
Mevlana is limitless being , unable to be contained by this world. He is the Divine Voice giving the good news to those seeking beauty , truth , goodness , light and Divine Truth. He is the voice of mercy offering consolation to those under tyranny. He is the breath of healing , bestowing health on those crying out in separation. He is the teacher of humanness to humans. He teaches that every thing is within the human being and that the whole universe is under man’s command.
Mevlana is a great lover of the Divine Truth. He is the master of love . He himself is love . To those who asked what love was he answered thus
“Be like me and know ; whether in light or darkness , until you have been like this you can ‘t completely know love.”
Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi is an illustrious being , Divine Light , a spritual sun who brought a brand new message to human thinking ; who offered the ideas and system of Islamic thought and articles of faith within the triangle of spirit , mind and love ; who opened new horizon to man by adding excitement to the way of morals , religion , wisdom , and knowledge . The greatest message he brought to human thinking is Love , Divine Love and Unity.
About The Ceremony: Duration is app. 60min. and it is the performance is appropriate according to the Monastery in the Music & Sema Ceremony.