Whirling Dervishes, also known as the Mevlevi Order, have been dancing the ‘sema’ on the same date for 750 years to mark the death of Rumi, the Afghan poet who produced most of his work in Konya. There are readings, shows, and exhibitions in the number one spot up to the commemoration of his passing, yet the fundamental fascination is the religious move of the Whirling Dervishes on December seventeenth. Mevlevi are otherwise called the Whirling Dervishes because of their acclaimed routine with regards to spinning as a type of recognition of God.
Dervish is a typical term for a start of the Sufi way; the spinning is a piece of the formal Mevlevi Sema Ceremony and the members are appropriately known as Semazen. There were dervish lodges or tekke all through Anatolia however Konya, where he settled, was the focal point of the development. Mevlana Museum, arranged in the first tekke can be visited there today where there is a Mevlana Festival held in December consistently in Konya. Key to the religion is the sema, the service, the peak of which is the spinning move. It is performed in customary representative outfit of a cone shaped cap or sikke, which speaks to the gravestone of the conscience, and white robes or tennure, which speak to its cover.