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Donna De Lory – He Ma Durga2 min read

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He Ma Durga

It is not often that music affects me, but here is a long time favorite piece that Tanya has played while teaching her yoga classes that has affected me. It is pretty much one of the only 2 pieces of Yoga music that I listen to outside of my Halestorm, AC/DC and some Disturbed. Her style mixes the traditional Sanskrit words and traditional yogic music with a modern beat and English lyrics. That song is He Ma Durga by Donna De Lory:

Here is a 1 hour loop of He Ma Durga:

He Ma Durga Lyrics

Jay jai ma
Jay ma durga (2x)
He ma durga
Jay jai ma (2 x)
He ma durga
I want to love through your love
He ma durga
I want to feel what you feel
He ma durga
I want to see beyond this illusion
To what is real
Om jayanti mangala kali
Bhadra kali kapalini
Durga kshama shiva dhatri
Swaha swadha namastute

Lyrics Comments and Translations

Durga, Hindu Goddess, Destroyer of Demons
Durga, Hindu Goddess, Destroyer of Demons

Here are some comments on the lyrics for this chant from Yogini Guru. I would like to find a specific full translation of her lyrics, but that has been difficult to track down, although the following was provided at the bottom of the lyrics so I assume that this is part of the translation:

All-conquering mother, remover of darkness
beyond time, reliever of difficulties, loving, forgiving,
supporter of the universe
I offer my respect and devotion

About Donna De Lory

Donna De Lory
Donna De Lory

Donna De Lory (official site; Wikipedia entry)  was a backup singer for Madonna in the ’90’s. Here is Donna De Lory Discusses Madonna (Interview Compilation) Where she talks about her experience touring with Madonna and her transition from pop music into yoga and yoga music.

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