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A prayer to Hethay in Badaga

[since Badaga language does not have a script, it is given in English and Tamil]
SINNADHA KODAI IDUTHU; SINGARADHA NADAI NADADHU;
BETHU DHADI YA HEGALUGE ETHI….. HETTAI
NEE SATHIYADHA VAAKA HEGI;SANDHOSHA MATHA THORI;
SEEMAIGA SIRI THORA BAA….SEMAIGA SIRI THORA BAA,
HA HA HETTAI OH OH HETTAI ANANDA MADINIYO ODI BAA HETTAI
சின்னத கொடை ஹிடுத்து; சிங்காரத நடை நடது
பெத்து தடியா ஹெகலுக எத்தி…..
ஹெத்தை நீ சத்தியத வாக்க ஹேகி;
சந்தோஷ மாத்த தோரி;
ஹா ஹா ஹெத்தை ஒ ஒ ஹெத்தை ;
ஆனந்த மாடிநியோ ஓடி பா ஹெத்தை !

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Hethay Habba


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HETHE MANE
Madekke mannoondha aaleyu, adhu thirigi mannoo aagha
Thuppa benne endha aaleyu, adhu thirigi benne aagha
Jenu hoo endha aaleyu, adhu thirigi hoo aagha,
Holladha vakka Hethe Mane ga hodha maele, thirigi holladhavakka aagharu
[from silver jubilee souvenir 1993, BWA-Madras]
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Hethai Habba


‘HETHAI HABBA’ is the biggest festival of Badagas
Hethai Habba is always on the first MONDAY (SOVARA), the most sacred day of Badagas, after the full moon (paurnami - HUNNAWAY ) that falls in (Tamil) Margazhi month, that is the 9th day after eight days of ‘Kolu’. This year the Hethai Habba was celebrated on 8 Jan 2007 .
It is not fixed on a particular day like say X-Mas which is always on the 25th December of every year & hence the Hethai Habba day with referrence to English Calender changes every year.
Every year, from various hattis the male members in their traditional dress [white turban - MANDARE, MUNDU & Badagaru SEELE along with the family DHADI (stick)- see the photo] proceed to Hethai Gudi (mane) in Beragani on thr preceeding FRIDAY by foot. Every house in the hatti has to pay five HANA (25paise coin) in a ceremonial function called HANA KATTODU in the village Hethai Gudi ( also known as SUTHUKAL - a stone under a Bikke mora tree that is worshipped - see the photos below). This money (coins) - KANNIKE - tied in a white cloth will be handed over to the Hethai temple at Beragani.

Hubbathalai Suthu Kal


R. Ramachandran of Kekkatti gives an interesting tit bit : ‘The Hethai Dhadi, considered very sacred, is always kept in the sacred corner called HAGOTTU, which is situated in the OGA MANE [inner room where the kitchen is located] adjoining EDA MANE.
In the olden days the diary products where stored here. It has the churing stick or the MATTHU which is attached to a pole firmly buried to the ground. This was used for churning milk and only the men had the rights to enter this place. The diary products were stored in THATTAE (mud pots) inside the HAGOTTU. Since Hagottu is treated as sacred, it is smeared with cowdung every Mondays with water gathered from springs (HUTTU NEERU) only.
The HETTHAI DHADHI is kept in the HAGOTTU inside a bamboo that has been bored along its length so that the DHADHI can fit in. The DHADHI is taken out once a year and cleaned with salt & tamarind and then taken to the HETHAI MANE during the festival and kept back in its place as soon as the festival is over. Any outside materials that are taken into the HAGOTTU are ’purified’ by applying camphor vapour (KAPPARANA AATHODHU)).
Here, mention must be made about HONE used for milking of buffaloes (nowadays vessels or buckets are used). This container/sort of vessel is a broad hollow bamboo mearuing about 2 feet in length with the lower end closed. Ladies during their periods are not allowed into the room that holds the HAGOTTU. Ladies also, usually, do not eat inside the OGAMANAE where the HAGOTTU is present’.
In olden days, every household had a Hethai Dhadi of its own. Prof.Paul Hockings mentions that HAGOTU is the milk churning place, adjoining kitchen, inside the house - a place of worship, into which the women are not allowed to enter. But Dodda Mane in a hatti must have a Hogotu and if it is absent, the front portion of the kitchen is still considered sacred and for men only. Also called OGASU by Lingayat and Haruva Badagas.
There is a DHODDARU SHULOKA [Badaga proverb] which says,
sappode sare, hagotu dura’ meaning
The milk vessel is nearby, but the churning place is far off
The villagers give a warm and respectful send off to those proceeding to Hethai Mane (- they would have followed a very strict code of conduct like not eating non vegetarian food or consuming alcohol). As they (including many young boys) proceed away from the village, women spread white sheets (mundus) on the path and all those (men, women & children) not proceeding will prostrate ( adda bubbadu ) and they will be blessed ( harachodu ) by those ‘hethai kararu’. The unique ,Badaga ATHIKKODU - ” Ye Ha Ho ” will be loudly uttered.
As you listen to this ‘ Ye Ha Ho ‘ you can feel goose pimples rising, eyes welling up with tears and the heart filled with thoughts of the ALL POWERFUL HETHAI with both happiness and awe.
They will attend to many ceremonies & functions at Hethai Mane - Beraganni /Pedduva/Gasu Gui .
These men will return back to their Villages on the next monday - THE HETHAI HABBA DAY - to a grand and ceremonial welcome. Usually there will be ‘ Anna Dhana ‘ at their villages.
Every BADAGA (male & female) must visit Hethai Mane gudi (temple) either at Beragani or Pedduva at least once to have an unique experience and get the blessings of HETHAI during this fantastic festival called Hethi Habba.
The visit can be on any day during the ‘kolu’ period when lakhs of Badagas in their whites, throng these holy places and their cars and other vehicles would have been parked for a few kms on the all available roads. There are many more thousands of non Badaga devotees also.
EVERYONE WILL BE SERVED FOOD ( HITTU ).
This is the only day the deity - HETHAI - will be shown to the public for a few seconds.
I have added a few photos taken at Pedduva Hatti quite some years back from my archive. The photos of Hubbathalai Hethai Gudi ‘Suthu Kallu’ and the present ‘Head Pujari’ of Beraganni were taken a few days back (December, 2006) when Hetha Mane people were invited to Hubbathalai Village prior to the forth coming Hethai Habba as is the tradition. More on this ‘ritual/function’ called “Hethai Mane Kararuga Hittu Hakkuvadu” later.
On Hethai Habba day at Pedduva


Going to hethai Gudi

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Pedduva Hethai Gudi

Hethai taken out of Gudi

Going to Halla



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The following snaps were taken at Hubbathalai Village on 15 Dec 2006


Suthu Kallu with the sacred ‘Bugiri’

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Hethai Mane Head Pujari
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The booklet ” Sri Hethaiammal sarithiram ( History of Sri Hethai Ammal) ” written by Mr. N.N. Pokka (Bogga ?) Madha Gowder, is indeed one of the rare books written on ‘ Hethai ‘, the revered deity of Badagas of the Nilgiri Hills in Southern India, some sixty/seventy odd years ago.
Given in its original form in Tamil in the following pages.
Wherever possible, I have tried to give the translation in English - Bellie Jayaprakash
A lot of friends have been asking me to send them the ‘Complete History of HETHAI’. You can download the same from here
The download size is about 3.8MB. Please remember that you should have installed one of the (free) pdf readers like FOXIT, PDF -XChange Viewer, Adobe Reader on your system to open and read the downloaded file !
May HETHAI bless you !
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English version of the above
Sulogam suya Badaga Bashae
Eiyu hethapparu,aelingi hennu, aeval thoraiyana
ellakkannadi joikindi, jay thaige erasi makkeri emba
hiriya devara hegaluno hoththuthale malei seemai enda
ela malei seemega bappane kaadu kaadu aladu kaare medu bandu
kaala sandu kulindu erasi makkeri hittitu edadariga hogi
makkeria madimaadi, marasi thirigi bandu kaarai mera meda nodu
vane eezhuthalai nagappa erasi makkeriyoge hibbane, kartha ranga
thorida endu kaiethi saranamaadi marasi thirigi bandu sole
sole suthi neela malae ga hathi kaarai morava edirunodi
kalla sele nattu neelagiri rangasamy endu nile naatida
vakkara nenjunoge nenethu barivo.
The original cover page and the author Madha Gowder
{ Bellie Jayaprakash adds : The figure shown on the cover is not to be mistaken to be that of Hethai . It appears to be one of the standard Picture blocks available with any printing press (in this case Blue Mountain Press, Coonoor) in those days.
[In fact, there are no pictures of ” Hethai ” at all ]}
N.N.Pokka Madha Gowder,
Nadu hatti, Katta Bettu
Family tree
1. Kuruda Hethappan , his son 2. Halli Hethappan his son 3. Ubjja Hathappan, hia son 4. Kakke Hethappan his son 5. Putta Hethappan, his son 6. Nanjaiya Gowder his son 7. OdaNanjappa gowder, his son 8. Pokka Madha Gowder his son 9. Ranga Gowder (aged 20) Through my elder daughters there are 11 lineages and from our elder families there are 14/15 lineages - N N Pokka Madha Gowder
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To read the complete history in pdf format where you can enlarge the page [fonts] please double click on this link

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The History of Sri Dodda HEHAI of Beraganni
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The History of Sri Dodda HETHAY of Beraganni continued here…

History of Beragani Hethay

If you want to read ‘The History of Hethai Amma’ in PDF format where you can enlarge the page [fonts] please send me an email ( bjaypee@gmail.com ) so that I can send you a copy


The History of Sri Dodda HEHAI of Beragani

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The History of Sri Dodda HEHAI of Beragani

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Pedduva (Pethala) Sri Savudi Hethai Amman History
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Pedduva (Pethala) Sri Savudi Hethai Amman History continued here….

History of Pedduva Hethay



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Those who read the ‘history of HETHAI’ or listen to it, will be blessed forever
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Those who read the ‘history of HETHAI’ or listen to it ,will be blessed forever
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A lot of friends have been asking me to send them the ‘Complete History of HETHAI’. You can download the same from this link > here
The download size is about 3.8MB. Please remember that you should have installed one of the (free) pdf readers like FOXIT, PDF -XChange Viewer, Adobe Reader on your system to open and read the downloaded file !
May HETHAI bless you !

To read the history of Hethe you may also go to

* In googlepages History of HETHAI

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Hethay and Gayatri Chalisa

I am not a very religious person in the ’strictest’ sense of the word. But I am a proud Hindu and consider all religions to be equal. I am a staunch beleiver of HETHAY [HETHE] Amma. I pray to Her everyday.Recently I came across ‘GAYATRI CHALISA’, supposed to be the most powerful 40 verses of prayer along with GAYATRI MANTRA. It is in Sanskrit and I do not understand most of them.The English translation makes a lot more sense.
The similarities of HETHAY and GAYATRI MATA are striking and too numerous to list, elaborate and explain. For one, BOTH are clad in spotless white and formless.
GAYATRI CHALISA
HRIM SHRIM KLIM MADHYA PRABHAA
JEEVANA JYOTI PRACHAND
SHAANTI, KRANTI, JAGRUTA, PRAGATI,
RACHANAA, SHAKTI AKHAND
Oh holy Mother Gayatri, you are the first to relieve pain, the first to satisfy and the first to bestow bliss. You are the super-intelligent, bright light of life. You are peace, awakening change, progress and incessant creative power.
JAGAT JANANI MANGAL KARANI
GAYATRI SUKHDHAAM,
PRANAVOM SAVITRI SWADHAA
SWAHAA PURANA KAAM
Gayatri is the Mother all creation. She is benevolent and abode of bliss. She is Pranava i.e. AUMKARA, origin of all, destroyer of evils. She brings self - content and fulfills desires.
AUM BHUR BHUVAH SWAH YUTA JANAI
GAYATRI NITA KALIMALA DAHANI.
AKSHAR CHAUBIS PARAMA PUNITAA
INMEN BASEN SHASTRA SHRUTI GEETAA.
Holy mother Gayatri, accompanied by AUM is the creator of the three worlds - Bhur Bhuvah and Swah. She is the remover of all impurities of the dark age. The twenty four letters of the “ Gayatri Mantra” are supremely holy. In them are embodied all the scriptures,the Vedas[shrutis] and the Geeta.
SHAASHWATA SATOGUNI SATAROOPAA
SATYA SANATANA SUDHA ANOOPAA.
HAMSAAROODHA SITAAMBER DHAARI
SWARNA KAANTI SHUCHI GAGANA BIHAARI.
Having a swan as her vahana [carrier] Holy Mother Gayatri is clad in spotless white. Her lustrous form dazzles like gold. Betaker of the heavenly route, O Mother, you are the embodiment of everlasting ‘satwa guna’ [noble qualities] as well as truth incarnate [noble form] and dispenser of unique nectar like bliss.
PUSTAKA PUSHPA KAMANDALU MAALAA
SHUBHRA VARNA TANU NAYANA VISHALAA.
DHAYANA DHARATA PULKITA HIYA HO
SUKHA UPAJATA DOOHKH DURMATI KHOI.
The book of Vedas, a lotus, a gourd and a rosary adorn each of the four hands of Mother Gayatri. Her form is white and her eyes are large. One who meditates upon such a form of Mother Gayatri, experiences a rare thrill and bliss and is filled with happiness and all the evil intentions cease.
KAAMDHENU TUM SUR TARU CHHAAYA
NIRAAKAAR KI ADBHUTA MAYAA
TUMAHARI SHARAN GAHAI JO KOi
TARAI SAKAL SANKATA SON SOI .
O Gayatri! You are like the celestial cow - Kamdhenu that fulfills all desires. You are the shade of the divine tree, Kalpataru that gives protection from all difficulties and fulfills all aspirations. O Mother, though you are formless, your ‘maya’ is amazing. Anyone who surrenders to you is freed from all troubles.
SARASWATI LAKSHMI TUM KALI
DIPAI TUMHARI JYOTI NIRAALI.
TUMHARI MAHIMAA PAARA NA PAVAI
JO SHARADA SHATA MUKH GOONA GAVAI
O Mother Gayatri, you are the embodiment of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Maha Kali, and have splendor which is uniquely resplendent. Your prowess is limitless. Even if Goddess Saraswati (Sharada) were to extol your qualities with her hundred mouths, she would not be able to do so properly.
CHAARA VEDA KI MAATU PUNITA
TUMA BRAHMANI GAURI GITA.
MAHAA MANTRA JITANAY JAGA MAAHIN
KO-U GAAYATRI SAMA NAHIN.
O Mother Gayatri! You are the mother of four vedas. You are the manifestations of Bramani [the wife of Brahma], Gauri [the wife of Lord Shiva] and Sita [wife of Lord Rama]. Of all the existing mantras in the universe, there is none that can be on par with this great Gayatri Mantra.
SUMIRATA HIYA MEIN GYANA PRAKASHAAI
AALASA PAAPA AVIDYAA NASAI.
SRISHTI BEEHJA JAGA BHAWAANI
KAALA RAATARI VARADAA KALYAANI.
Thus the chanting of this Gayatri Mantra gives rise to great enlightenment in the hearts. At the same time, idleness, sins and wickedness are dispelled. O universal Mother Bhawani, You are the primary fountain spring of the whole creation. You stand as the original propagating seed of the universal existence. O Mother, You are the dark night of destruction too. But at the same time, you are the benevolent Mother showering bliss on one and all.
BRAHMA VISHNU RUDRA SURA JAY TAY
TUM SON PAVEN SURATAA TAT TAY.
TUM BHAKTANAKI BHAKTA TUMHAREN
JANANIHIN PUTRA TAY PYAARAY.
O pristinely sanctifying Mother, the godliness that is there in Gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra (Shiva / Mahesha) has been attained by them through your grace. You are the sole Mother of the devotees who are your children – one and all. To a mother children are even dearer than life..
MAHIMA APARAMPAARA TUMHARI
JAYA JAYA TRIPADAA BHAYAHAARI.
POORITA SAKALA GYAANNA VIGYAANAA
TUM SAMA ADHIKA NA JAGAMEIN AANAA.
O Mother! Your power and greatness are infinite. Victory, victory, victory be to you. O tripada Gayatri, you are the dispeller of all fears; the fountain spring of all knowledge and sciences. Nothing in the world is greater than you.
TUMAHIN JAANI KACHHU RAHAI NA SHESHAA
TUMAHIN PAAYA KACHHU RAHAI NA KALESAA.
JAANATA TUMAHIN TUMAHIN HAN JAAI
PAARASA RARISA KUDHATU SUHAI.
O blessed Mother! Nothing else remains to be known by those who have known you. No grief or trouble exists for those who have been fortunate enough to have come under your sight. Just as base metal –iron turns to gold at the touch of paras (philosopher’s stone), in the same way one who knows you, becomes fully identified with you.
TUMHAARI SHAKTI DIPAI SABA THAI
MAATAA TUMA SABA THORA SAMAI.
GRAHA NAKSHATRA BHRAMANDA GHANAYRAY
SUBA GATIVAANA TUMHARAY PRERAY.
O Mother! You are omnipresent and your sway and energy pervade everywhere. O Mother, the heavenly bodies such as the planets, the constellations and infinite universe are inspired by you to remain in constant motion.
SAKALA SRISHTIKI PRANA VIDHAATA
PAALAKA POSHAKA NAASHAKA TRATAA.
MAATESHWARI DAYAA VARTA DHAARI
TUM SANA TARAY PAATAKI BHAARI.
O Mother! You are the creator and sustainer of all creations. you protect, maintain, nourish, save and finally destroy all that have been created. O Divine mother, you have taken a vow of compassion and to be merciful. Even the worst sinners committing the most heinous crimes are absolved due to your grace. Thus being freed from all sins, they become sanctified and redeemed.

JAAPARA KRIPAA TUMHAARI HO

TAAPARA KRIPA KAREN SABA KO.
MANDA BUDDHI TAY BUDDHI BALA PAAVAY
ROGI ROGA RAHIGTA HO JAAVAY.

O Mother Gayatri! All are merciful to the one on whom you are merciful. Receiving your favour even a dull person gains sharp intelligence and the diseased one is cured of all ailments.
DAARIDRA MITAI KATAI SUBA PIRAA
NAASHAI DUHKH HARAI BHAYA PHIRAA.
GRIHA KALESHA CHITTA CHINTAA BHAARI
NAASAI GAAYATRI BHAYA HAARI.
O Gayatri! Due to your grace, utter poverty is gotten rid off, all worries miseries and fear are removed. All domestic tribulations and anxieties are mitigated because you are the redeemer.
SANTATI HEENA SUSANTATI PAAVEN
SUKHA SAMPATI YUTA MODA MANAVAY.
BHOOTA PISHAACHA SABAI BHAYA KHAAVEN
YAMA KAY DOOTA NIKATA NAHIN AAVAY.
O Gayatri! A childless persons, who remember you, get excellent issues and thus favoured pass their days in a rich and blissful state. All the fears of ghosts and evil spirits, are removed. The agents of Yama, the god of death, don’t approach the one who worships you
JO SADHAVAA SUMIRAI CHITA LAAI
AKSHAYA SUHAGA SADAA SUKHADA.
GHARA VARA SUKH PRADA LAHAI KUMARI
VIDHAVAA RAHAY SATYA VRATA DHAARAI.
If a married woman remembers Gayatri Devi with devotion she will have happy married life till the end. An unmarried girl will get a good husband and blissful home; and a widow, remembering you always, will maintain her vows of truth and good faith.
JAYATI JAYATI JAGADAMBA BHAVAANI
TUM SAMA AUR DAYAALU NA DAANI.
JO SADGURU SON DIKSHAA PAAVEN
SO SAADHANA KO SAFALA BANAAVEN.
O mother of the universe Bhavani, victory be to you surely. None is as merciful and charitable as you are. If a person is initiated by a true preceptor or guru with Gayatri Mantra, and performs the worshipful sadhana of mother Gayatri, will accomplish the attainment one’s aims and be successful.
SUMIRANA KARAY SURUCHI BADABHAAGI
LAHAI MANORATHA GRAHI VIRAAGI.
ASHTA SIDDDHI NAVA NIDHI KE DAATA
SABA SAMARATHA GAAYATRI MAATA.
If a fortunate person remembers Mother Gayatri with love and devotion, all the desires will be fulfilled and yet wouldn’t be tied to them. Omnipotent mother Gayatri whose prowess surpasses all other gods and goddesses, bestows all the eight miraculous powers and all the nine types of treasures.
RISHI MUNI JATI TAPASVI JOGI
AARATA ARTHI CHINTITA BHOGI.
JO JO SHARANA TUMAARI AAVEN
SO SO MANA VAANCHHITA FALA PAAVEN.
O merciful Mother, you fulfill all the desires and grant all wishes / expectations of those who surrender themselves to you. Be it a sage, an ascetic, a saint, a performer of penance, a yogi, or one wishing to enjoy all the worldly pleasures or hankering riddance from anxieties will have the wishes granted.
BALA BUDDHI VIDYAA SHEELA SWABHAU
DHANA VAIBHAVA YASHA TEJA UCHHAU.
SAKALA BADHEN UPAJAY SUKHA NAANAA
JO YAHA PAATHA KARAI DHARI DHYAANAA.
He who recites this forty verses of Gayatri Chalisa daily, with rapt attention and full concentration will have increased strength, intellect, knowledge, good character / nature, prosperity, wealth, and many types of multiplied happiness.
YAHA CHALISA BHAKTI YUTA
PAATHA KARAY JO KOY
TAA PAR KRIPAA PRASANNATAA
GAYATRI KI HOYE
The person who recites these forty verses with devotion, obtains the grace of Mother Gayatri!
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But when you listen to Gayatri Chalisa and Mantra, they have a divine, calming effect on you.
So, listen to Gayatri Chalisa here


Gayatri Mantra

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 by clicking the play [arrow] button below Or a different version here
Most of the information has been taken from the net and may Goddess Gayatri bless all those authors. I will try and explain the similarities and attempt to make a HETHAY Chalisa [Prayer to Hethay] soon.
If you want to see and read all about BADAGA - both the people & language - with lots of photographs, in a slightly different format go to my other website here
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2 comments:

Saravanakumar said...

I'm glad to see this blog... I've many friends from Ooty. I had visited to their hatty's for Hethai festival.

I have one request, I could not able to listen or download the songs. pls let me know how to download or listen the songs.

If you have "Sangu Sakkara cheda.." song pls send me the link

Padhmashree BK said...

Namaste Sir.. Its an wonderful website many things to know about Badaga. Many words written in English also its difficult for me to understand. I want to know about Hethai Amman and Ayya History I tried downloading the document but its in TAMIL I cant read TAMIL and very little I understand. Please share me English or kannada version of the Hethai History. I want to know more and more about Hethai Amman, I feel she is very divine, I want to pray her and I admire Hetahi Amman and Ayya. I know she doesn't have a form but at least I should be able to imagine her in some form. Please send me the pic, I really need her blessings. Please help. Before I start knowing about the Badaga culture I want to know about the Kula Devi Hethai Amman. Should I call her as Hethai Amman or Ammal please correct me and please share the details at the earliest.

 
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