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  1. Cemevi

    A Cemevi means literally a house of gathering in Turkish or more precisely house of the [religious ritual] called cem and is a place of fundamental importance for Turkey's Alevi-Bektashi populations and traditions. According to Presidency of Religious Affairs of Turkey, it is not a place of worship in the strict sense of the term despite Alevi organizations' such as Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Anadolu Kültür Vakfı demands cemevi as places for worshiping to be officially recognized. The accent is laid on its aspect as lieu of assemblage. Historically, the Cems were usually held outdoors, using candles and torches to light up the place of gathering when it got dark. Often, people from nearby places would come to a cem to have a collective meal. The participants would often bring along food, which they would then distribute during the meal. Nowadays, some of these customs are still preserved. Men and women conduct cem activities and rites together. The structuring of cemevi as into their present characteristics and rites owes much to the Bektashi tradition within various historical currents of Turkey's Alevi culture. Urbanization of many Alevis also brought changes in the conception of cem. In larger towns in Turkey today, cemevi are multifunctional buildings where a broad range of cultural activities take place. In Turkey, it is always problematic for a cemevi to get off the ground, due to strict state interference in religious matters, and cases of discrimination against the Alevis, which results in the founding of each cemevi acquiring political dimensions and necessitating case-by-case lobbyism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cemevi in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cemevi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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