Dervishes (Sema) Ceremony in Cappadocia
The Semâ ceremony represents all a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through love, deserts his ego, finds the truth and arrives to the Perfec. Then he returns from this spiritual journeys as a man who reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole creation, to all creatures without discriminating in regard to belief, class, or race. The dervish with his head-dress(his ego's tombstone), his white skirt (his ego's shroud) is spiritually born to the truth, by removing his black cloak, he journeys and advances to spiritual maturity through the stages of the Semâ. At the onset and each stage of the Semâ 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 receive God's beneficence, gazing his left hand turned toward the earth, he turns from right to left, pivoting around the heart.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Saruhan Culture and Event Center, Yeni kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 50500 Turkey
The Semâ is consisted of several parts, with different meanings
A- It stars with a eulogy Nat-ı Şerif to the Prophet, who represents love, an all Prophets before him. To praise them is praising God, who created all of them.
B- This eulogy is followed by a drum sound symbolising the Divine order of the Creator.... 'Kun=Be!'
C- Then follows an instrumental music improvisation ' taksim ' with a read ' ney ', it represents the firts breath which gives life to everthing : The Divine Breath.
D- The fourth part is the dervishes gretings to each other and their thirice repeated circular walk 'Devri Veledi' accompanied by music called 'peshrev', it symbolize the salulation of soul to soul concealed by shapes and bodies.
E- The fifth part is the Semâ (whirling) it concists of four salutes or 'Selam's. At the end of each as in the onset, the dervish testifies by appearance to God's unity.
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We will drop you to hotel after the ceremony
Duration: 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Duration: 1 Hour
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you from all cappadocia hotels
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.