Whirling Dervishes to take centre stage at Konya’s Mevlana Festival, Turkey – TravelHouseUK

The Mevlevi Order is yet to host its annual Mevlana Festival at the end of this year, when its famed Whirling Dervishes take center stage at the Mevlana Cultural Centre in Konya, Turkey.
Dec. 10, 2013 - PRLog -- Becoming a mainstream hallmark of cross cultural tourism, TravelhouseUK has regularly supported upcoming of opportunities of getting to explore new communities with their events. Among its latest endeavors in this regard is the Mevlana Festival due to be held from the 10th to 17th of December, 2013.

   TravelHouseUK has been active as an online platform to provide the latest international bargain deals for flights to and from the UK. The agency has major air operators registered for airfare comparisons among destinations. For flights to Istanbul (http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/flights/europe/istanbul.htm) to attend the Mevlana Festival, Air France, Turkish Airlines, British Airways (http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/airlines/BA-british_airways.htm) and Swiss Air have packages which can be booked with minimal airfare via agents under TravelHouseUK.

 The Mevlana Festival celebrates one of the most exquisite performance arts hailing from Turkey(http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/flights/europe/turkey.htm). The festival is organized in Konya, one of the most historically preserved regions of the country.

The symbolic Whirling Dervishes act at the Mevlana Cultural Centre in groups, synchronizing their movement in tune with the folk music of the region. The whirling motions are depicted as a means of conveying God’s message in peace, harmony and subtlety. The culture has been active for over 750 years, spreading and promoting the knowledge of Sufism in memory of one of the most influential scholars and poets of the Middle East, Rumi.

UNESCO has recognized the event as a vital contribution to world heritage, hailing it as in insight of a different side to Islamic history. The festival dwells into the mystic potential of Sufism and its traditional values being followed to date. Guests can get to witness the performers in their own trance, as well as get to explore the history through institutions and experts dedicated towards the field. Various literature and calligraphy works will also be exhibited, along with all the architecture of the buildings being utilized by the mystic saints in the area. One of the main landmarks among them is the tomb of Rumi, looked upon by followers as a shrine to pay their respects on the occasion of the saint’s death anniversary during the festival.

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