Konya's Symbol of Peace: Mevlana
Konya's Symbol of Peace: Mevlana

Konya's Symbol of Peace: Mevlana

Konya is a city where many civilizations lived since 7000 B.C and very important names grew up… It is the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate, the greatest love city in history and an unforgettable love journey in the footsteps of Mevlana...Although the name of the city is mentioned a lot with Mevlana and Nasreddin Hodja, Mevlana is famous all over the world.

Mevlana, who is summarizing his life with the words “I was raw, I became cooked, I was burnt”, is among the most mentioned great masters in the world with his philosophy. In fact, famous people like Madonna, Chris Martin, Pink, Beyonce, Brad Pitt have a tattoo done with Mevlana's words and even they give their children the name "Rumi".

Mevlana, who came to Konya at a young age and whose tomb is also in Konya and who is the symbol of love, patience and tolerance all over the world, is also among the symbols of Konya. Hz. Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi was born in Balkh on 30 September 1207 and reached his greatest love, his Lord on 17 December 1273 in Konya. 

Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi, who maintained Islamic Renaissance and advanced Sufism by adding dance, music and poetry to religious rituals; is considered as one of the greatest Sufis of the Turkish and Islamic world. So, you will definitely see an object, a name, a street, a gift that will remind him wherever you go in Konya.

There are many places to visit in Konya with its historical and natural beauties. However, Mevlana’s teachings undoubtedly appear under every stone, on every corner of streets, with every wind blowing.

Let’s remind you before putting an end to our article… Seb-i Arus ceremonies are held in Konya in December every year. This ceremony is also called sema ceremony. Do not miss this magnificent atmosphere during Seb-i Arus with a total of 15 sema ceremonies, including 11 in the evening and 4 in the day, starting on December 7 and ending on December 17!


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