30 Thoughts for 30 Days

With Hormazd the beneficiant Creator,
The first day of the month begins,
To His Wisdom, Brightness and Glory
We dedicate ourselves from within.

Bahman is the Good Mind,
Let us imbibe his spirit true,
Protector of the animal kingdom,
Fill me with Thy goodness too.

Ardibehesht is Truth and Righteousness,
Which the holy fires bright
Reflect and radiate always,
O! Shower me with Thy light.

Shehrevar protects the metals strong
Full of strength and power,
Keeper of the Desirable Kingdom of Mazda,
Thy strength I need every hour.

The nourishing earth Spendarmard holds
Under its humble devotion and care,
Let my life flourish with Thy abundance,
To spread joy and happiness everywhere.

Wherever Khordad with the waters flows,
Perfection and purity spreads around,
Restorer of prosperity and well-being
O! Grant me good health and body sound.

The blossoms fresh, the fruitful tree,
Fall into Amardad’s domain,
Immortal, fresh and evergreen,
Let my life so also remain.

The eighth day of the month is Dae-pa-Adar
Dedicated to the Omniscient Creator,
Hormazd I praise Thee day and night,
Be my constant guide and protector.

Adar the day of fire and life,
Ever burning and brightly ablaze,
With the power of Thy Kyanian glory O! Fire,
Righteousness and truth you enhance and raise.

Khorshed the luminous swift-horsed sun,
With his brilliance rules the day,
Illuminating the terrestrial world,
And keeping evil and darkness away.

Mah shines with gentle beauty at night,
On Mazda’s creations far and wide,
O! Grant us the glory of the spiritual world,
With Thy shining splendour by my side.

Tir the bestower of bounty,
I beseech Thee O! Producer of rain,
Preserve and maintain all the regions of the earth,
By pouring your abundance on Mazda’s terrain.

Geush whose material essence lies,
In the soul-created bull,
With your strength and vision of the world,
May our lives remain quite full.

Dae-pa-Meher is the fifteenth day,
Dedicated to Mazda the wise,
Shield your good creations O! everpresent Mazda
From the evil one’s wicked wiles.

Meher rules over pastures wide,
And helps us keep our promises too,
With his mace across the horizon on his chariot he rides,
Giving justice all the way through.

Glory be to Sraosh embodying the sacred word,
He is so very brave and strong,
O! help us to be obedient and loyal
And shield our souls from every wrong.

Rashnu the celestial judge at ‘chinvat bridge’
Discerning and most upright,
In all that I say and do in life,
Let me be always just and right.

Fravardin is the God essence in man,
The strong and swift winged being,
O! Righteous Fravashis come to my aid,
Thou art powerful and all seeing.

Most glorious and powerful Behram,
Victorious and strong of might,
Grant us victory in life’s battles,
As we travel through the dark night.

Ram the giver of joy and peace,
Happiness on me bestow,
To the righteousness soul grant eternal bliss,
In harmony and consciousness may we grow.

Govad the powerful wind blows forth
Fresh with the breath of life,
Spreading tranquility and peace all around,
May Thee lessen my chaos and strife.

Day twenty-three is Dae-pa-Din,
For Mazda it is set apart,
We pledge ourselves to serve Him well,
From the bottom of our hearts.

Din the Good Religion I pledge to serve,
For it is true knowledge I seek,
May I recognize truth when I see it,
And gain strength in moments weak.

Ashishwangh brings good fortune,
And grants us wealth and treasures,
I exalt and propitiate Thee
To give me happiness in good measure.

Ashtad is just and fair,
And also the defender of truth,
O! benefactor of the righteous ones,
Bring increase in our lives forsooth.

Asman the guardian of the vast skies,
Completely embellished and adorned;
Let Thy power and vastness always remain,
In my heart till the eternal dawn.

Zamyad the receptive and fertile earth,
For our sustenance on you we depend,
We shall pollute you not, nor your goodness exploit,
Your bounty and purity we shall defend.

Marespand the sacred word,
Through which the Good Religion thrives,
Help us with Thy healing touch,
To right the wrongs done in our daily lives.

Aneran is the abode of Mazda,
And the domain of Endless Light,
Thou who hath no beginning nor an end,
Permeate our world with your radiance bright.

If each day’s association,
With its divinity is brought to mind,
Life will be filled with boundless happiness,
For peace and joy will we doth find.

May each of these Adorable Beings,
With their attributes divine,
Enhance our ecological sense,
And make our lives righteous and sublime.

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Compiled by Khojeste P. Mistree and Shehnaz N. Munshi,
Zoroastrian Studies, Bombay.

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