Whirling Derviches Ceromony

Whirling Derviches Ceromony is organised in an old historical caravansarai building from Selcuk’s peroid named Saruhan. 
It starts at 21:00 in winter and 21:30 during summer time every evening. The hole excursions takes around 1 and half hours with the slide show on to the..

huge wall of the Caravansarai and the real ceromony in the building with Serbet, a tradition religious drink, offering at the end. 

You will be taken a bit earlier than start time to have enough time to look around the historical building.

Childeren under 10 years old are not allowed in the ceromony. Also, it is forbidden to take pictures in the ceromony. 
The cost is 35 Euro per person, included two way transportation.A brief information about the Whirling Dervish and the Ceromony;Sema (Whirling Derviches Ceromony), is the inspiration of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi (1207 – 1273) as well as part of the Turkish culture, belied and history in Konya. It symbolizes the diffirent meanings of a mystic cycle to perfection. 
Contemporary science definetly confirms that the fundamental condition of our existance is to revolve. There is no object, no being which does not revolve. Everything whirls and man, a whirling dervish, carries on his life, his very existance by means of revolution in the atoms, structural elements in his body, by the circulation of his blood, by his coming from the earth and return to it, by his revolving with the earht itself.
The Sema (Whirling Derviches) ceromony represents all a mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through love, finding the truth and arriving to the “Perfect”. Then he returns from this spiritual journey as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the all creation, to all creatures withour discriminating in regard to belief, class or race. 
The dervish with his hat (his ego’s tombstone) and his whire skirt (his egos’s shroud) is spiritual born to the truth. When he removes his black cloak, he journeys and advances to the spiritual maturity through the stages of the Sema. At the beggining and each stage of the Sema holding his arms crosswise he represents number one, and testifies to God’s unity.
While whirling his arms are open, his right hand directed to the sky ready to recive God’s beneficence, gazing his left hand turned toward to the earth for giving what he recived to poor, he turns from right to left, pivoting around the earh. This is his way of conveying God’s spiritual gift to the people upon whom God “looks with a Divine” watchfullness. Revolving around the heart, from right to left, he embraces all of humankind, all the creation with affection and love.