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Ray Of Light
"Shanti/Ashtangi"
Length 4:29
Writer(s) Madonna
William Orbit
Producer(s) Madonna
William Orbit

Ray Of Light (2) track listing

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"Shanti/Ashtangi" is a song off Madonna's seventh studio album Ray of Light.

Background

Madonna stated that the song is about her own personal mantra after her seeking enlightenment.

Composition

The song is a Hindu Sanskrit prayer and up-tempo techno song sung by Madonna with an Indian accent over a driving dance rhythm. The techno dance track features Madonna singing the adapted version of Shankaracharya entirely in Sanskrit

Lyrics

Vunde gurunam caranaravinde
Sandarsita svatma sukhavabodhe
Nihsreyase jangalikayamane
Sansara halahala moha santyai
Hala hala
Ahahu purusakaram sankha cakrasi
Ahahu purusakaram sankha cakrasi
Dharinam dharinam sahasra sirasam
Dharinam dharinam sahasra sirasam
Vande

Om Shanti, Om Shanti
Shanti shanti
Shantay Om

Om Shanti, Om Shanti
Shanti shanti
Shantay Om

Vunde gurunam caranaravinde
Sandarsita svatma sukhavabodhe
Nihsreyase jangalikayamane
Sansara halahala moha santyai
Hala hala
Ahahu purusakaram sankha cakrasi
Ahahu purusakaram sankha cakrasi
Dharinam dharinam sahasra sirasam
Dharinam dharinam sahasra sirasam
Vande

Om Shanti, Om Shanti
Shanti shanti
Shantay Om

Om Shanti, Om Shanti
Shanti shanti
Shantay Om

English Translation

I worship the gurus' lotus feet
Awakening the happiness of the self revealed
Beyond comparison, working like the jungle physician
To pacify loss of consciousness from the poison of existence
In the form of a man up to the shoulders
Holding a conch, discus and sword
Thousand headed, white
I bow respectfully
Peace


Ray Of Light (2)

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