739th anniversary of the death of the great Islamic sage, Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi
Denizli Municipality has organized commemoration program on the occasion of 739th anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi.
'Seb-i Arus' event was held at Sports Center. Şamil Çınar deputy mayor, Abdullah Acar Assistant Governor and a large number of citizens attended the program.
Program began with Sufi music concert, performed by Denizli Municipality's Turkish Art Music Chorus. Concert was greatly appreciated by audience. After the concert, Sufi whirling, poetry and music were performed at the program. During the ceremony, the Holy Quran, Mesnevi and chants were read. Commemoration ceremony ended with a show of whirling dervishes.
Abdullah Acar: ''We came together to commemorate the 739th anniversary of the death of Jalaladdin Rumi. His day of death defined as the day of the wedding. He bequeathed to friends not to cry after his death. Mevlana is the most prominent representatives of Sufism in Anatolia. Despite the fact that 739 years have passed, his thoughts are still attracting the attention of the Turkish people.'
Şamil Çınar: 'Mevlana opened a new era in terms of spritual values. Mevlevi is the way of Sufi, that emerged in Anatolia in the mid of 1200s. In Denizli Mevlevi laid the foundation at the beginning of the year of 1300.'
Commemoration program lasted about 2 hours with intensive participation of citizens.