What is Dervish Show?

The Dervish Show, which is unique to Turks, is a performance that takes place in a variety of cultural venues. The show symbolizing Sufism is one of the Turkish traditions and is exhibited for local and foreign guests. Bosphorus Cruise is a boat tour agency that offers different activities. This time, Bosphorus Dinner Cruise offers to you dervish show. Because, this activity takes place on Turkish Night Cruise as well. Sema, which has a great place in Turkish belief, culture and tradition, symbolizes the Sufi journey in seven different sections. For this reason, we can say that it is an incredibly emotional show, especially for those who are interested in the field of mysticism. Bosphorus dinner Cruise timings, which also contains the Dervish show, include evening hours. You can continue reading the article to get detailed information about the Dervish Show, which lasted about 1 hour.

How to do Dervish Show?

The Dervish Show has a different show style and is performed with movements that symbolize mysticism. This show is one of the interesting shows on the Turkish Night Bosphorus dinner Cruise. The whirling dervish turns around with his arms outstretched, his right palm turned towards the sky, and his left palm turned to the left. These demonstration gestures carry a deep meaning. The aim of the whirling dervish movement in this show, which brings us very close to God spiritually, is to receive God’s grace. At the same time, there is another meaning that the whirling dervish whirling from right to left wants to express. With this gesture, he shows his acceptance of his love and faith in humanity.
The Dervish Show, which states that the real truth is found in Sufism, was also very important for Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, who has an important place in Turkish culture. According to the belief of Sufism, there is no real truth and perfection cannot be achieved. There are 7 parts to find this path. These sections are exhibited for you at Dervish Show. At the end of this Sufi journey, the dervish reaches the real truth and embraces all people with love and everything. This is how the whirling dervish, holding his arms crossed, begins his show. You can join the Bosphorus tour in Istanbul to watch this show.

Why Is It Called Whirling Dervishes?

The master of whirling dervishes is known as Mevlana and has a great importance in Sufism. Celaleddini Rumi is also the person who gave his name to the named whirling dervishes in this show. These people were Sufi masters and had a strong inclination towards Sufi issues. It is known that swirling dances accompanied by hymns, prayers and music were performed in their own periods in order to reach Sufism.

How is Dervish Show Different from Other Shows?

The Istanbul Bosphorus dinner Cruise boat is among the most preferred in the region. We also include a dervish show in our tour that various shows. So how is the dervish show different from the others? The Dervish Show, unlike other shows, has a completely different symbol. While most shows are for entertainment purposes, Dervish Show does not. On the contrary, you will feel the serenity and peace rather than having fun here. This show, which makes you feel the mystical ambiance deeply, aims to awaken deep emotions in you. While whirling dervishes perform, the ney instrument accompanies this show. You can choose us to participate in this show, which is exhibited in the evening.
Dervish Show is a mystical ceremony especially held in İstanbul dinner boat Cruise. You can find different feelings and meanings in this mystical show that brings you closer to God. We recommend you to attend this show as it is a very emotional environment. Since this mystical ceremony is a serene and religious environment, we recommend you to watch it carefully. You should not engage in distracting activities and take photos with flash. We believe that it will be an activity that is good for your soul as it will be a unique viewing ceremony. Istanbul Bosphorus Dinner Cruise offers you various treats after this show. You can contact us for the private Bosphorus Cruise tours information.


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