Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha
Om bhur bhuvah svah
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah pracodayat
savitur–of the sun
bhargo (bhargas)–light, illumination
dhimahi–let us meditate (a verb)
nah–of us, our
pracodayat–May it push, inspire (a verb)
“O Divine mother,
our hearts are filled with darkness.
Please make this darkness distant
from us and promote illumination within us.”
“O thou existence Absolute,
Creator of the three dimensions,
we contemplate upon thy divine light.
May He stimulate our intellect
and bestow upon us true knowledge.”
The rest of the songs. The whole thing is shimmering beauty!
Mantra: Om Dum Durgayei Namaha
Meaning: Om and salutations to the bestower of compassion, fearlessness and patience. May you bless me with your protection and love.
Translation by the Holy Nativity Convent, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
O Virgin Pure
Plagal First Tone (Tone 5)
Refrain: Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!
O Virgin pure, immaculate/ O Lady Theotokos
O Virgin Mother, Queen of all/ and fleece which is all dewy
More radiant than the rays of sun/ and higher than the heavens
Delight of virgin choruses/ superior to Angels.
Much brighter than the firmament/ and purer than the sun’s light
More holy than the multitude/ of all the heav’nly armies.
Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!
The repetition of the Holy Names reveals a presence hidden within the heart. Something begins to happen that’s very disturbing — we get happy.