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Come, come, whoever you are, come!
Heathen, worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come, even if you broke your penitence hundred times.
Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are!
Mevlevi (whirling dervishes) philosophy is the doctrine of the Famous Turkish philosopher Mevlana Celalettin Rumi, who was born in 1207. Mevlevi thought is based on Sufism and its basic Principle is to give up all wordly pleasures and ambitions for full ‘spiritual Refuge and enlightenment’ to enable the ‘human being to find oneself’.
There are Sema (whirling) ceremonies in the Mevlevi lodge each Sunday. And another show center to watch them which takes almost one hour.
Upon your request we can arrange the reservation.