Sufi Whirling Dervishes
Video duration: 2:09
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.