On Hammam Culture

Begining from the date of establishment, 1995, for almost a quarter-century, Demirhan Hammam has continued serving-with the bath rooms for women and men- the traditional bath culture -which is inherited from our ancestors- to all the customers in the best way in accordance with the historical hammam rituals.

Osmanlı Hamamı

There are three irreplaceable elements; beauty, health and religious practice.

The very first necessity of these elements is cleanliness. And water is the most essential part of it.

At the early ages, human being cleaned himself at the natural sources like stream and lake.

The streams and rivers such as Fırat, Nil,Ganj were used as the sources for bath until the indoor bath room concept was discovered.

With the historical and global points of view, Islam is the religion that gives the best value to cleanliness.

Ablution is performed before praying which is the most important religious practice of Muslims. On the one hand, ablution is a daily habit of cleanlines. On the other hand, it is a means for spiritual purity

It is compulsory to perform ablution with clean water. Beside adopting the cleanliness,

as it is, as a culture, Turks advanced this culture when they acknowledged Muslimisim.

Including Seljuq Empire, the Ottomans built indoor bath rooms, hammams, all over the lands which they dominated.

With respect to the cleanliness, the hammams are places which is used some valued stages. There are some hammam rituals which have core values in Turkish culture; ‘’kırk çıkarma’’ which is performed fourty days after the birth, circumcision bath, bath for soldiers, bridal hammam, hammam for groom, sacrificial hammam and hammam called ‘’yas alma’’ which is performed to put out of one’s misery for the dead ones.