Does anyone know the English translation of the temple chants in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Like what they're singing and what Mola Ram is saying? Been wondering this for a long long time.
Well, I am not quite sure about the background chants (something in Sanskrit language) but Mola Ram (Amrish Puri) prays to Kali Maa* (considered as goddess of power) in the "Temple of Doom's heart removal scene" as follows:
Boy (to be sacrificed)
"Agar koi hai toh mujhe bachao" = "If somebody's there, then save me !"
"Koi mujhe, koi mujhe bachao" = "somebody, somebody save me !"
"Om namah shivay" = "I devote myself to Shiv*" (Hindu god of destruction)
"bali chadhogay" = "(you) will be sacrificed"
"bali mangti kali maa" = "mother kali wants offering/sacrifice"
"mukti degi kalli maa" = "mother kali will give salvation"
"kali maa" = "Mother kali"
"kali maa shakti de" = "Mother kali give (me) power"
"bali chadhau tere aage"= " (I) offer sacrifice before you"
"swikar karo" = "(please) accept"
(*removes heart*....boy screams, girl screams)
"ab iski jaan meri muthi main hai" = "now his life is in my hands" (shows Myogenic contraction of heart to crowd)
"bali chadhado" = "do the sacrifice" (sacrifice him)
(*boy dies chanting..*)
*Kali is an incarnation of Parvati, who is the wife of Shiv.
source: knows Hindi.
During the sacrifice, Mola Ram chants in Hindi, imploring "Kali Ma Shakti de," asking for the "Spiritual power of Mother Kali (Goddess in Hindu Mythology)."
Mola Ram's chantings of "Maaro maaro sooar ko, chamdi nocho pee lo khoon" literally translated from Hindi is "Kill, Kill the pig, flay his skin, drink his blood".
"Aum Namah Shivaya" ("adoration to Lord Shiva"). It is chanted to help protect one's soul during times of peril
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