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Mystic whirling dervishes dance

DanceThe world of dance. Sema – the dance of whirling dervishes can be seen every year in the Turkish city of Konya. The festival is held there whirling dervishes from tenth on December 17. Thousands of tourists flock to this colorful spectacle. Apart from these, and thousands of pilgrims arrive. Sam is not just bright and ancient dance, this religious-mystical ritual intended to open the road from the hearts of the participants directly to God.

Not right away people who joined a religious way dervish allowed to participate in the dance. Dervishes – is a kind of Christian monastic orders. They preach poverty and asceticism. But there are important differences from the Christian monks. Dervish can marry, can keep house and do a craft. If he is not poor, it is obliged to compensate for this “sin” wide hospitality and hospitality to their fellow human beings.
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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in Historical, Human

 

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