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Battlestar Theme

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Ok. For any BSG fans out there, I just learned that the theme to the (realtively) new BSG series is a take on the Gayatri Mantra by Deva Premal. The same words! No kidding. She did not write it but composes conteporary versions of older mantras. Edward James Olmos handed this song out to all cast members during the filming of the mini series. It is the HEART of the BSG series. Please

. [/cry] This totally blows my mind. I always felt connected to this song, but to look up its meaning...it totally blows my mind.

Om bhur bhuvaha svaha

Tat savitur varenyam

Bhargo devasya dhimahi

Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

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Here's the simple translation. I think any of us might be chanting this right now:

supreme Deity, that Savitri, the Spiritual Sun, most ecellent, radiance, divine, we meditate upon prayer, noble thoughts, he who of us may he energize (guide.)

linky

Who doesn't want energy from the sun, I say? w00t!

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i love sanskrit

i studied 1 year as an extra-curriculum at uni

if only i could i would have done a full 3 year course on it

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lol... This is slightly off subject but I just found out I have a serious Vit. D deficiency.

Maybe I have been singing all the wrong songs!

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lol... This is slightly off subject but I just found out I have a serious Vit. D deficiency.

Maybe I have been singing all the wrong songs!

nothing beats sun-bathing

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You should start chanting. ;) lol @ vit B deficiency.

What I was trying to say last night, that didn't come out right, was that the last word of the mantra is a vague word that has many meanings, one of which looked like 'wake me up', so I was thinking we could all chant this with the meaning "Dear God...please wake me the hell up!" ;) It seemed like a good N mantra at the time, anyway. hehe

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I know this post is old as hell, but I adore BSG and the title song. I didn't know about the manta, though! Thanks for the heads up!

So I just wanted to give this thread a little *bump*.

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