Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Apocalypse

I hope nobody involved gets mad at me, but I wanted to post some stuff here about the A M A Z I N G end credit title for Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. It's an incredible piece.



Bear says, over on his blog, about the song:

"It begins with a haunting solo vocal by Raya Yarbrough, singing the Gayatri Mantra from the Main Title..."

She sings the Gayatri Mantra, related to the goddess Gayatri:

(in Sanskrit)

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tat savitur vareṇyaṃ
bhargo devasya dhīmahi
dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt

There are, it seems, many translations . My favorite?

"We meditate on the effulgent glory of the divine Light; may he inspire our understanding"

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