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Sufi Whirling Dervishes

  • Posted: 3/8/2013
    • Length: 02:09
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Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, is associated with the dancing of whirling dervishes. They dance in a traditional form of Sufi worship, a continuous twirling with one hand pointed upward. Manjula Kumar, a program manager at the Smithsonian Institution, explains how the dancing of these whirling dervishes from Turkey serves as a spiritual offering.

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