Whirling Dervish Ceremony on Monday FATIH TEKKE ( Nurettin Tekke )
Interested in learning more about Rumi ? What a better way to learn about Sufism than by actually seeing a Whirling Dervish ceremony ! Every Monday night a Whirling Dervish ceremony at a little Monastery located in Istanbul-Fatih, (near the VEFA football stadium) gives the intrigued visitor an once in a life time opportunity to see an unique religious ritual. It must be stressed that this is not a tourist attraction or theatrical dance performance, but rather a religious ceremony between believers and their selective guests. Sufi music is considered to be unique because of its combination of synchronized hums with prayers–helping the Whirling Dervishes to achieve pure religious ecstasy.
The actual ceremony starts about 21 o’clock winter time, however guests are to meet at the Les Arts Turcs 2, located in Sultanahmet ( near the Topkapi Palace Museum Entrance ), one hour before the ceremony to ensure a timely arrival.
The tour which includes guide(s) little speech about Sufism and sufis in Turkey and round trip transportation to and from the ceremony. You do not pay for Ceremony. Ceremony is free.
Per person fee is : 25 Euro or 30 USD
Women are reminded to dress conservatively, covering both arms and legs. Men are advised not to wear shorts. These requests are rules of the monastery. When in Rome do as the Romans do ! Impress your friends by bragging about your new cultured experience !
Note: Only Max 10 People so early reservation is required.. Photo and video cameras are not permitted !!!!
Every Monday there is no quarentee to see Dervish Ceremony so we would like to take you our Thursday programme
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