Cappadocia Dervishes Ceremony
When: Tour starts Everyday
Duration: 1 hours
Filled up with spiritual sounds and music, live performance of dervishes will attract you to the world of peace and calmness of mind in the sanctuary temple. Dervish performance is lasting for almost 800 years from the time of Seljuk. Cappadocia Dervish ceremony consists of 7 parts. The first part consists of praises of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing upon him), the second part explains the creation of universe by Almighty Allah, and the third part starts a performance of the spiritual music “Ney”, the fourth part refers to the ruling of Sultan Walid. At this part the dervishes greets each other thrice. In the 5th part of sky creation, the dervishes greet each other 4 times. This part starts from the taking off black cardigan by dervish, which was on his shoulders. The taking of the cardigan means the transition to another world. This is a symbolic ritual. Then after you will be witness of 5 dervishes greeting and sky creation. In the 6th part, Bakara surah is written and they continue to perform sky creation. At the end of show, all rightness people are greeted and for them the supplications are made.
Dervish Performance Program:
The travelers, who participate in dervish performance at 18.00, will be transferred from the hotels to the temple 1 hour prior to the performance. Duration of dervish performance in the temple lasts for 1 hour. Han, the temple which has a mystical atmosphere, provides a spiritual serenity to the participants with spiritual music, with the show of dervishes clad in white. During the show, video and photo shooting is prohibited. For video and photo shooting, the dervishes will return back after the performance. 19.30 After the performance, you need some time for sightseeing of temple Han and returning back to the hotels, you live in.
Services are included:
- Cinnamon drink
- Transfers between the temple Han and your hotels are not private, so there will be some differences in model of vehicles.
Services are not included:
- Other expenses
- Don’t deprive yourself from the beauty of this performance in Cappadocia!