Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Battlestar Galactica: Gayatri Mantra

You can read about the ancient Vedic hymn called the Gayatri Mantra at Wikipedia. Here is a performance produced by Ravi Shankar in his Chants of India:

Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt

May we attain that excellent glory of Surya the god:
So may he stimulate our prayers.

If you listen closely, you can also hear this mantra in the opening music for Battlestar Galactica. This video has the opening music from the BSG movie "The Plan," and you can hear the chant very clearly here:

Here is the theme music from the television series; listen, and you will hear the mantra here too!

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