The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony is known worldwide for its whirling dances and dervishes, featuring a complex musical repertoire called “ayin.” The ceremony represents the mystical journey of man’s spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection. It is one of the most extraordinary richness and heritage of Turkish Culture as a tradition of 800 years old.
This unique traditional ritual was proclaimed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005. The program starts with the classical Turkish music concert performed by a traditional orchestra for 15 minutes. Then after The ceremony begins and lasts about 45 minutes under the amazing lighting and mystic atmosphere of Hodjapasha.
January 2015 – February 2015: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 19:00
March 2015 -December 2015: Everyday at 19:00 except Monday and Friday