The Mevlevi commonly known in English as Whirling Dervishes, are followers of Mevalana Celaleddin Rumi, a 13th century Anatolian mystic and Muslim saint. Through their whirling dance, known as sema, they seek wisdom and communion with God.
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guld (1042) 2012-04-12 8:59
Hi! I loved the photo yesterday and I love it today too. This Rembrandt-like light, meaning rather dark)goes vey well with the Dervis. Mysterious. Very well done. Congrats.
Suppiluliuma (3863) 2012-04-12 11:25
It is generally very difficult to manage the counter light at the cermony, which you have overcome very successfully. The light and tones are perfect.
Just a tiny correction: Those who practice this sect are called "Mevlevi".
mmohan (742) 2012-04-12 13:12
Wonderful! I like the effect of slow and graceful movement you have created