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Type: Whirling Dervishes Evening Tour
Meeting Point : Hodja Pasha Culture Center
Starts at : 19:00 - No Pickup Service for this Tour
Finishes at : No Pickup Service for this Tour
Duration: 1 hr
Available Languages: English
Available: See Below
Tour Code: WHRL
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    Night Tour

    Hodjapasha :
    This Culture Center is located at the center of Historical peninsula of Istanbul and was converted from a 550 years old historical turkish bath called Hocapaşa Hamamı in 2008. It was originally built by Hoca Sinan Paşa who was a teacher and later vizier to Fatih Sultan Mehmet during 1470's. It was a double bath for both men and women. It was comperatively a big bath with high dome, made of cut stone and also corner walls were designed like a peacock tail. This building served as a Turkish bath till 1988. Location of the area is called Sirkeci which is next to Topkapı Palace Walls , Sirkeci Train Station formerly known also as Orient Express Train Station and Sultanahmet Area.

    Hodjapasha Culture Center has two sections. First is an exhibition and foyer area. The other section is performance area which has a circular glass dance floor and a musicians stage. Spectatator seats are located around circular dance floor and has a capacity of 220. Perfect lighting and beautiful decoration turnes this historical building to a very mystic and intim place.

    -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. More... Program starts with the classical turkish 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 Hodjapasha. Complimentary beverages service is available before the performance.

    Show time is 19:00.You must be there at 18:00 - 18:30.

    Hotel Pick Up - Drop Off service is not available for this Tour.
    You can only reach Hodja Pasha Cultur Center by Metro and by walk.
    Hodja Pasha Cultur Center is Located in Sirkeci.

    Adress: Hocapaşa Culture Center 
    Ankara Caddesi Hocapaşa Hamam Sok No: 3.B
    Sirkeci/İstanbul TURKEY
    Tel: +90 212 511 46 26 - +90 212 511 46 36

    What is included ?
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary
     Free multilanguage explanation booklet
    • V.A.T. (incl.)
    What is NOT included ?
    • Hotel Pick-up & drop-off
     Gratuities / Tip (Optional) 
    Payment No Advance Payment !!! )
    • by Cash  (EUR, USD, TL or GBP) or by Credit Card during the Tour.                
    • Full Payment in advance by PayPal
    Additional Information
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children 7 years and under can not accept to Show.

    Available Days 
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    Season : 365 days

    Price per adult : 35.-€
    Price per child (0-3) : Free
    Price per child (3-7) %50 : 18.-€
    Price per child (8-10) %30 : 35.-€
    You can make your Tour Payment Cash or with Credit Card to our Guide during the tour.

    The name Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi stands for Love and ecstatic flight into the infinite. Rumi is one of the great spiritual masters and poetical geniuses of mankind and was the founder of the Mevlevi Sufi order, a leading mystical brotherhood of Islam.

    Rumi was born on 30 September 1207 in Balkh in present day Afghanistan to a family of learned theologians. Escaping the Mongol invasion and destruction, Rumi and his family traveled extensively in the Muslim lands, performed pilgrimage to Mecca and finally settled in Konya, Anatolia, then part of Seljuk Empire. When his father Bahaduddin Valad passed away, Rumi succeeded his father in 1231 as professor in religious sciences. Rumi 24 years old, was an already accomplished scholar in religious and positive sciences.The mevlevi brotherhood is founded completely on love and tolerance. He died on 17 December 1273 in Konya in present day Turkey. He was laid to rest beside his father and over his remains a splendid shrine was erected. The 13th century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish living quarters, school and tombs of some leaders of the Mevlevi Order continues to this day to draw pilgrims from all parts of the Muslim and non-Muslim world.

    The Exalted Mevlana is saint of love : gave his heart to the creator and he taught us to speak always of love and to love all creation as being from the Creator. He asks,

    "If you fill a jug from the ocean , how much can it hold ? One day's supply."

    Thus. Just as the ocean can only fill the jug to its capacity , so mevlana can only fit into words and our perception in proportion to our capacity . In any case , Mevlana is beyond the highest and finest conception.

    He said,

    "Be a lover , a lover. Choose love that you might be a chosen one."

    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.

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