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"Navras" is a composition and a song from The Matrix Revolutions soundtrack by goa trance band Juno Reactor, whose remix version is composed by Don Davis and Juno Reactor featuring vocal elements by Lakshmi Shankar and Azam Ali.[1] The song contains an adaption of the Pavamana Mantra found in the Hindu sacred text the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, section I.iii.28, used in the soundtrack of the movie The Matrix Revolutions. The song was also a remix of an earlier track called Neodammerung (German for "the twilight of Neo"); the name Navras might refer to the notion of nine rasas (nava rasa) in Sanskrit aesthetics.[citation needed]

asato mā sad gamaya
tamaso mā jyotir gamaya
mṛtyor mā amṛtaṁ gamaya
From ignorance lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality
--Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, I.iii.28

The track was used by rhythmic gymnasts Simona Peycheva of Bulgaria and Penelope Blackmore of Australia in their respective ribbon routines at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Music of Iran: Azam Ali". Iran Chamber Society. December 13, 2013. "[Ali also worked on...] Matrix Revolutions, performing the song "Navras" together with bandmate Greg Ellis, Ben Watkins of Juno Reactor and Laxmi Shankar.
  2. ^ Olympic Games Athens 2004 - Simona Peycheva BUL ribbon final on YouTube
  3. ^ Penelope BLACKMORE (AUS) ribbon - 2004 Athens Olympics Qualifs on YouTube