The Four Sacred Mathras: Yenghe Hatam
by Pablo Khorramdin
The Yenghe Hatam is one of the sacred mathras of the Mazdan Way. With its recitation and a true meditation upon its words, we connect ourselves to the current of the worthy, the venerable amongst us throughout all of time. It is by the righteous example of those around us and our ancestors, sanguine, spiritual and/or cultural, that we better ourselves in the service of Asha and become as Yazatas (those worthy of veneration).
It, in all of its unspoken beauty, is an attack against the Druj and its servants, notably dishonesty, sexism, classism, racism, and all of the artificial cages built around us preventing us from becoming a glorious and shining community centered around Happiness, Joy and the Ethical. In it, the living and those who have lived join us as a wall against the Worst Existence as we fight for the beauty of Asha and the glory of Ahura Mazda. Asha as a term is beautiful, multi-faceted and nuanced. It is Truth, it is Being, it is Right-Working, it is Cosmic Order, it is Harmony. The Yenghe Hatam is as follows:
“There are those who have lived in service of Asha
whom Ahura Mazda recognizes as truly worthy
and by virtue of their honest endeavoring
we revere all such men and women.”
“ýenghê hâtãm âat ýesne paitî
vanghô mazdå ahurô vaêthâ
ýånghãmcâ tãscâ tåscâ ýazamaide.”
To learn how to pronounce it in Avestan, click here for a recording.