Duel of the Fates (4:14)

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Also knows as ‘Darth Maul’s Theme’, Duel of the Fates is a theme from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. It is widely regarded as one of the best Star Wars themes, perhaps second only to the main title theme song.

The choir sections are in ‘Sanskrit’. They are, and are translated, as follows:

Sanskrit
Khara Matha Khara Rath Amah
Khara Rath Amah Yuddha Khara
Khara Syada Rath Amah Dai Ya
Khara Ki La Dan Ya
Niha Ki La Khara Rath Amah

Syada Ki La Khara Rath Amah
Khara Dan Ya Khara Rath Amah
Khara Dan Ya Khara Rath Amah
Niha Ki La Khara Rath Amah
Syada Ki La Khara Rath Amah
Khara
Khara Matha Khara Rath Amah
Khara Dan Ya Khara Rath Amah
Niha Ki La Khara Rath Amah
Syada Ki La Khara Rath Amah
Khara

Translation
Khara=dreadful
Matha=head
Rath=speak
Amah=give
Yuddha=battle
Syada=raging
Dai=purify
Ya=going
Ki=like

The words should be pronounced as follows:

Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Rahtamah Yoodhah Korah
Korah Syahdho Rahtahmah Daanyah
Korah Keelah Daanyah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah
Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah

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  • JulTheOriginalV

    One of the best SW songs ever.

    4 Apr 7:42pm Reply
  • JHnMan

    If someone ever challenges me to a fight to the death, my only request will be that this is blaring loudly in the background. [9]

    12 Jan 7:53pm Reply
  • zoborey

    R.I.P. darth maul :D

    11 Jan 4:20pm Reply
  • PedroRattlehead

    ESSA E A COISA MAIS EPICA Q JA ESCUTEI NA MINHA VIDA PUTA Q MI PARIU

    1 Jan 1:38am Reply
  • D0R4B0N

    I've had the OST CD ages, and never listened it. I missed a lot...

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BeckyMUK

    If someone ever challenges me to a fight to the death, my only request will be that this is blaring loudly in the background. [8]

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Darkwraight

    Best battle theme that'll ever be. [3]

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Excrono

    The prequels make me ashamed to be a Star Wars fan, but proud to be a John Williams fan. I can't think of a better example of this.

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • PoliceStatefm

    Not bad to wank to either.

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • PoliceStatefm

    I listen to this while taking a shit. Epic isn't the word.

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • mrmichel0927

    Well, I didn't mind Jar Jar that much. I think that my biggest problem with the prequels (especially Episode I and II) was the acting from Anakin (Hayden Christensen). In my opinion, he isn't a very good actor. He makes Anakin look like a whiny little kid. Some parts are just plain bad -- especially the one with the Tuskins (I killed them, all of them. They are like animals and I slaughtered them like animals.) Just try not to watch it without laughing. Also, some scenes in Episode III were pretty bad, especially with Order 66. As if none of the Jedi sensed what was happening? They would have at least taken down more clones than they did. A little Jedi youngling kills more than most of the masters. And Sideous dicing through two or three council members in a moment? Yeah, right. I LOVE Star Wars, it's practically my childhood. Now we just have to wait and see how Disney will butcher the legacy, right?

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Fantria

    love the theme...enjoyed the films...all 6. stop hating please...you haters are the same people who have watched these movies a gazillion times sick of all the negativity about these films everywhere i look... you people have effectively shattered any hopes of us getting another 3 films that i would've loved to see... go search george lucas interviews and read what he says: "why should i even consider another set of films when the scrutiny and outporing of hate towards MY films is so overwhelming." so thank you guys...assholes

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • platonsnesar

    If someone ever challenges me to a fight to the death, my only request will be that this is blaring loudly in the background. [7]

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Snutskallar

    The ONE good thing to come out of the prequels.

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • darthpaula

    v [2] I couldn't agree with you more, also about RotS being the second best movie after TESB.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Graycloak

    I don't get the hate towards the prequels. After ESB, the Revenge of the Sith is the second best movie (in my opinion) of all the saga. I agree that Jar Jar was kinda foolish and the movie when compared to the older movies, felt a little bit underwhelming...but that was because it was setting up the stage to the other movies. By its nature it was underwhelming, not due to how bad/good it was directed etc. Nevertheless, I could love EP 1. for just one thing: the Duel on Theed and the Duel of the Fates accompanying it.

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RaSerge38

    If someone ever challenges me to a fight to the death, my only request will be that this is blaring loudly in the background. [6]

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • arandilme

    For all my dislike for the prequel trilogy, this is a great composition - almost as great as The Imperial March!

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Drolin

    Spurs! :)

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Zedhe4d

    If someone ever challenges me to a fight to the death, my only request will be that this is blaring loudly in the background. [5] I love this comment! :-D

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
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