BAAJ JAMVANI — A GRACE BEFORE THE MEAL—A TRANSLITERATION
Baaj Jamvani is to be Prayed before starting your meal whether small or big. The Baaj Jamvani may be likened to the Grace the Christians say before their meal as a thanksgiving to God for providing one with His Grace and Bounty, but it is a lot more. The act of eating itself is in praise of the Ultimate and his manifestations that make this world in keeping with the Eternal Laws, the Law of Nature.
Jamvani in Gujarati means ‘of eating’.
In the name of the venerated/revered one, bestower of boons/gifts, the absolver, grant me your grace O Hormazd, the self-manifested/one created of his own accord
So, then, we celebrate Hormazd who wrought life in keeping with the Eternal Laws; and also the waters , the vegetation, the luminous daylight and all that is good (created in keeping with Asha).
(Pray after the meal).
4 Ashem Vohu
2 Yatha Ahu Vairyo
Ahmai Rasche (transliteration at http://www.mumbaiblogg.com/zoroastrian-zen/avesta-translations/avesta-sarosh-baaj-part-iv-translation/)
Hazam Garem (transliteration athttp://www.mumbaiblogg.com/zoroastrian-zen/avesta-translations/avesta-sarosh-baaj-part-iv-translation/)
Jashme Avange Mazda (transliteration at http://www.mumbaiblogg.com/zoroastrian-zen/avesta-translations/avesta-sarosh-baaj-part-iv-translation/)
PRAY THE LAST LINE OF BAAJ jAMVANI:
As it happens, so it is for the best. (Atha Jamyat, atha Afrinami).
1 Ashem Vohu.
TEXT OF BAAJ JAMVANI:
Ba nam e yazd e bakhshayande e bakhshayazgar e meherbaan, Hormazd e hvadae.
Itha at yazamaide ahurem mazdam ye gamcha ashemcha daat aapascha , data urvascha, vanguhish raocascha, daatbumimcha vohu.
Pray 4 Ashem Vohu.
Pray 2 Yatha Ahu Vairyo
Pray Ahmai Rasche, Hazam Garem, Jashme Avange Mazda
Atha Jamyat Yatha Afrinami.
Pray 1 Ashem Vohu.