Mevlana Muhammed Celaleddin Rumi -( Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi ) 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."
"Come, come, come again,
Whoever you may be,
Come again, even though
You may be a pagan or fire worshipper,
Our hearth is not the threshold of despair.
Come again, even if you may have
Violated your vows a hundred times,
- Mevlana Muhammed Celaleddin Rumi -( Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi )
The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony :
Mevleviye are known for their famous practice of whirling dances and dervishes. At their dancing ceremonies, or Sema, a particular musical repertoire called ayin is played. The Sema ceremony represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to Perfect.
Program starts with the classical turkish religion music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The ceremony starts and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Samakhana.
1- The days of sema peformances (Whirling Dervishes Ritual ) :
Everyday, hour: 19: 30 (In addition, groups Monday, Wednesday and Fridays off ceremony is scheduled.Those days are not taken individual person.)
2- Everyday Ticket fare :
Adult : 50 TL ( 1 person ) (23 Euro )
Student : 40 TL ( 1 person )(Under 21 years old) ( 19 Euro )
Cancellations and Changes:
This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 12 hours before the date of the activity.
Advance Reservation Required - Please Contact
Reservation request form:
3- The places of sema peformances( Whirling Dervishes Ritual ): SultanAhmet Cankurtaran Mevlevi Ismail Dede Efendi House, Kizlaragasi Mehmed Aga Medresesi Culture and Arts Center, Cemberlitas Firat Culture Center, Sirkeci Train Station Event Hall, Galata Mevlevi House, Galata Mevlevi museum and Yenikapi Mevlevi House.
4- +20 people groups, We have 10% discount for the travel agencies.
5- Photography is allowed just for the ones who does not use flash and tripods.
6- There is no seat number, we kindly ask you to come to the avenue around 19.00.
7- No applause until the end of ceremony. Sema is a spiritual act, so please DO NOT applaud while watching. You may kindly do so, if you wish, after the dervishes have left the stage.
Via e-mail, Reservations required this information for;
1 - What is the date you want to join the show?
2 - Group name and surname of the person responsible for what is it?
3 - The number is how many people will attend the show?
4 - What is the responsible person's mobile phone number?
Hours of Service
Weekdays : 08:30 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:30
Weekend : 10:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00
PHN : +90 505 - 678 06 18 / +90 535 - 210 45 65
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Videos for Presentation:
|Traveler Edmondo de Amicis and Galata Mevlevi House Museum, Dervishes|
|What Is 'True Piety' According to the Qur'an?|
|Sema - Symbole und Geschichten|
|Süleyman Wolf Bahn|
|Das Böse im Sufismus|
|Hüseyin Peter Cunz|
|Mürsel Marcel Derkse|
|How to Understand Mawlana Rumi|
|William İbrahim Gamard|
|The Divine Roots of Human Love|
|Prof. Dr. William Chittick|
|The Interior Life in Islam|
|Prof. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr|
|Rumi's Masnavi, part 7: God's grace|
|Women & Sufism|