The word Kut; although it also has the meanings of abundance, luck, good chance and fortune it essentially expresses the administrative power and the power bestowed on Hakan from God. Kut, which is given to Hakan from God, is a concept that is believed to be always possible to be taken back by God if Hakan or the people do not fulfill their responsibilities. This abstract concept, which has many layers of philosophical meaning, has been made visible with some symbols and objects. Traces of old Turkish beliefs should be sought in these symbols. One of the blessed symbols is the tradition of Nevbet, which is practiced by drumming at certain times of the day in front of the Hakan. The tradition of playing these drums has become one of the oldest Turkish state traditions, and although this tradition has evolved in the form of mehter and band, its practice has never been abandoned. In this study, the philosophical meaning and importance that given to drums and nevbet will be emphasized.
Keywords: Kut, Shamanism, Administrative Power, Band, Nevbet, Mehter