Mevlevi Sufi swirling dervish, Istanbul, Turkey

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Whirling Dervish of the Mevlevi order of Sufi Muslim, order founded in Konya in the thirteenth century by Jalal al-Din Rumi. They are also known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their famous practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of God).

Mevlevi Sufi swirling dervish, at a folkloric show, Istanbul, Turkey Oct 2008

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