I am not a very religious person in the ’strictest’ sense of the word. But I am a proud Hindu and a staunch believer of HETHAY [HETHE Amma] – the deity of Badagas. In my [late] mother, I see the great Hethe and pray to Her everyday.
‘GAYATRI CHALISA’ is supposed to be the most powerful 40 verses of prayer along with GAYATRI MANTRA. They are in Sanskrit and I do not understand them fully.[The English translation gives some idea]
The similarities of HETHAY AMMA and GAYATRI MATA are striking and too numerous to list, elaborate and explain.
For one, BOTH are clad in spotless white and formless.
Listen to these great Hethe Songs if you want to be truly blessed
Songs uploaded in Soundcloud by Suresh M
Can somebody help in giving the name of the SINGER so that due credit can be given? – Wg Cdr JP
AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM | BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI | DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT ||
ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेन्यं ।
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।
ஓம் பூர் புவ ஸவ
தத் ஸவிதூர் வரேண்யம் |
பர்கோ தேவச்ய தீமஹி |
தியோ யோன பிரசோதயத் ||
[Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life, Remover of pain and sorrow, The Bestower of happiness, Oh! Creator of the Universe, May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light, May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction]
Gayatri Mantra, the most important prayer, inspires wisdom and is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (savitur), ‘Hothu’ in Badaga.
Aum = Ohm [Brahma] bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ; bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ; swaha = embodiment of happiness ; tat = that ; savitur = bright like sun ; varenyam = best choicest ; bhargo = destroyer of sins ; devasya = divine ; dheemahi = may imbibe ; dhiyo = intellect ; yo = who ; naha = our ; prachodayat = may inspire!
Listen to Gayatri Mantra here