Whirling Dervishes of Rumi... My third pictures of this Whirling Dervishes series
Their Ritual Performance in Downtown Houston September 2004...
The ritual dance of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumis followers, more commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes, symbolizes a release from earthly ties, which liberates the soul and prepares it for union with the divine.
The dance consists of three parts, which represent the stages of reaching, seeing, and uniting with God. In the first stage, the dancers whirl three times accompanied by the mournful sound of the ney. During the second part, they remove their coats. This symbolizes the release of the soul from earthly concerns. Then they slowly begin to whirl with their right hands palms up and left hands palms down. This gesture indicates: What we receive from God we give to man, while we have nothing ourselves.
Their whirling movement represents the earth revolving on its axis and their rotation around the hall symbolizes the earth orbiting the sun. In the final part of the dance, the sheik enters, the rhythm becomes more rapid and the dancers are more frenzied. Then the flute signals the moment of man's union with God.
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snuggleaphagus (4146) 2005-08-02 0:17
Beautiful photograph. i would only suggest haveing a bit more room on the left so that the bpttpm of the outfit would not be cut.
The twirling is quite spectacular.
kenny0127821101 (11) 2005-08-02 1:04
good slow shutter speed capture, i like this picture thank your sharing
paulw (2016) 2005-08-02 4:18
Lovely photo. Great colour and the slow shutter speed gives a great effect. Well captured.
hugolef (4913) 2005-08-02 6:38
Nice compo, i like these colored movements. you framed it well. You catch very well the twirling.
fkk (2037) 2005-08-25 2:19
sanki ünlü bir ressamin firçalarin dökülmüs saheser bir fotografmiscasina cekilmis bir fotograf. renklerin cümbüsü ise baska bir güzellik. karenin yakalanmasida harika dogrusu. birde makinan?n ve cekenin güzelligi bir araya gelince böyle güzellikler ortaya cikiyar demekki. Ellerine saglik cok enfes bir fotograf.....
- Copyright: Feyzullah Yilmaz (fyilmaz) (305)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 28-70 F/2.8 EX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1.25 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dancing through Africa and the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-02 0:15