Silivrikapi Mevlana Cultural Center, Istanbul

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  • After seeing three whirling dervish performances conducted primarily for tourists, it was great to see an authentic ceremony. Instead of navigating public transport, I opted for the services of a...  more »
  • If it happens that you are in Konya on Saturday so do not miss visiting this place. The perform a Sima dance every Saturday and it is free to visit. It is ideally located and very well managed  more »
  • This is where the REAL Whirling Dervishes are - you are taken through their religious ceremony from beginning to end. The ceremony is usually every Thursday from 7:30pm until about 11pm. The first...  more »
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  • I went there with the intention of worshipping God and learning more about the Mevlevi order. The personal encounters with many lovely people as well as the Dhikr were very enriching for my soul, until a lady asked me in the break to talk to her outside. She charged me 50 TL saying that the government forces them to do so. This was very disappointing for me since I was never charged in a house of God for praying, and i had to do so in a place where people claim to focus on character purification. I am pretty sure neither the prophet Muhammed, nor Mevlana Rumi or Shams Etabrisi would accept this behavior.
  • This is the home to the existing successor of Mevlana today, Hasan Çıkar Dede. The only geniune and operational mevlevihane of modern Turkey is here in Silivrikapi, Istanbul; not Konya.
  • If you thought the Hare Krishnas or the Harlem congregations were the only religious groups to celebrate their faith through music and movement, think again. Those sultans of spiritual spin known as the 'whirling dervishes' have been twirling their way to a higher plane ever since the 13th century and show no sign of slowing down. There are a number of opportunities to see dervishes whirling in İstanbul. The best known of these is the weekly ceremony in the semahane (whirling-dervish hall) in the Galata Mevlevi Museum in Tünel. This one-hour ceremony is held on Sunday at 5pm and costs ₺70 per person. Come early to buy your ticket. Another much longer and
  • Excellent introduction to Mevlana, to include music, social session and dance.
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