Baku, November 17 AZERTAC
The construction of Mevlevi Lodge, which is located in Kaleici, one of the most touristy areas of the Turkish tourist capital of Antalya, dates back to the Seljuk period.
There is no tablet of the building but it is believed that the building was built by Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad, in 1255 and started to be like Mevlevi Lodge in the 16th century.
The museum, which consists of the Mevlevi Lodge, the bath and the graves of ‘Chain Breaker’ Mehmet Bey and Nigar Hatun, displays information panels and animations about the Mevlevi as well as clothing and various belongings of Mevlevi members .
It also organizes events such as Islamic philosophy and thought classes, masnavi and divan readings, seminars, Sufi music concerts and whirling rituals.
The domed main hall in the Mevlevi Lodge area was where the whirlwind shows took place. The six rooms next to the main room were used by the Mevlevi dervishes.
The museum is a complex of buildings including Mevlevi Lodge, Bath and the tombs of Zincirkıran Mehmet bey and Nigar Hatun and information boards about mevleviyeh, visualizations, robes and various wares about mevleviyeh are exhibited there.
Mevlevi Lodge Bath Although the exact date of construction of the Mevlevi Lodge Bath is not known, it is believed to have been built in the 13th century as ‘Palace Bath’ for private use and not to entertain crowds, as it can be understood from its floor plan and dimensions, and it was built during the Ottoman period.
Nigar Hatun in one of the tombs of the complex lay the mother of Sultan Korkut, the son of Beyazid II. The 1377 tomb was built by Mehmet Bey, who was nicknamed “Zincirkıran” (chain breaker) because he managed to conquer Antalya by breaking the chains of the port.
The tomb also contains the graves of Mehmet Bey, his son Ali and Mustafa Dede Efendi, the Sheikh of Antalya Mevlevi Lodge.
In Anatolia, which constitutes most of the territory of modern Turkey, different nations and religions have lived together in peace for thousands of years.
AZERTAG.AZ :Antalya Mevlevi Lodge Museum – a historic lodge in Kaleici, old town of Antalya, the tourism capital of Turkey
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