Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes
Sufis of an ascetic order whose ritual religious observances involve mystical poetry of Mevlana (Jelaleddin al-Rumi, sometimes called "Rumi" popularly), music, and a whirling dance. Centered in Turkey but widespread internationally.
Syn: Mevlevi

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