Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hari hari stotram(Tamil)


Hari hari stotram (Tamil)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This is a very folk/popular method of reciting BHagawatha or story of Krishna effortlessly. Housewife’s of the by gone age used to get immersed in god by reciting this stotra , when they were doing hard work. The simple diction and the moving story used to bring tears in their eyes some times but one thing was sure. They never felt the burden of their work. Also they were doing effortless nama Smaranam of Hari.
As a child I used to hear this daily from my maternal grand mother. Early morning she used toi go to the river for bathing. She would perhaps start reciting this musical and enchanting story on her way back. It used to get over along with her cooking and Pooja. In spite of my best efforts I was not able to get the lyrics of this prayer. I got it last month as a supplement to the women’s magazine in Tamil called Mangayar Malar. I have tried my best to kreep the musical tempo in my translation. I request people who do not  know Tamil to recite in English. I am dedicating this translation to my grand mother Ammu Patti of Ayilur, Kerala)






Odha kadalil udithir hari hari -You were born in the sea hari hari
Ulagathukku oruvanay nindreer hari hari- You stood as the only one of this world hari hari
Pachai nira aal ilai mel padutheer hari hari -You lay down on a green banyan leaf, hari hari
Ichitha roopam edutheer hari hari -You took the form desired by you hari hari
Par kadalil palli kondu iruntheer hari hari -You were sleeping on the ocean of milk hari hari
Pankaja Lakshmiyin natha hari hari -And you were the Lord of Lakshmi of the lotus hari hari
Bhoo devi bram porukkamale hari hari -Being not able to bear the burden of earth, the goddess earth hari hari
Bramavudane vandu chonnal hari hari- Came and told Lord Brahma hari hari
Devargalum rishigalum koodi hari hari -Along with the sages and devas hari hari
Ksheerabdhi kkarai thannil vanthal hari hari -She came on the shores of ocean of milk hari hari
Jagannatha , unnai thudithal  hari hari-Oh Lord of universe, she prayed to you hari hari
SArambhujangalil paninthal hari hari -She bowed at your lotus feet hari hari
Devargalukku abhayam alitheer hari hari -You gave protection to devas hari hari
Sesharayum annanayi kondeer hari hari -You made Adhi sesha your elder brother hari hari
Sri Krishna Balaramanai alitheer hari hari -You gave the world Krishna and Balarama hari hari
Krupayudan irakshikka vendi hari hari -For saving with mercy hari hari
Devakiyin garbhathil vandheer hari hari -You came in the womb of Devaki hari hari
Chandra udayam pol vandheer hari hari -You came like a rising moon hari hari
Devadhi devarendru Krishna hari hari -You are Lord of lords hari hari
DEvakiyum magizhndu thuthithal hari hari-Happily prayed Devaki hari hari
Vasudevar kai vilangu ellam maraya hari hari -The shackles of Vasudeva disappeared hari hari
Maindarai tholil eduthe hari hari -And he took the son on his shoulders hari hari
Vazhi vida Yamunayum vandal hari hari- As river Yamuna gave him way hari hari
Gokulam thannil vandheer hari hari -You came to Gokula hari hari
Gopi Yasodai grahathil pugundheer hari hari- And entered the house of Yasoda the Gopi, hari hari
Mangai Yasodhayidam vittar hari hari -And he left you with Lady Yasodha hari hari
Ma pavi Kamsan ithai kettan hari hari -And this was heard by the great sinner Kamsa hari hari
Val uruvi kondu odi vanthan hari hari -And he came running with an unsheathed sword hari hari
Devakiyum anaithirunda sishuvai hari hari -And the baby in the embrace of Devaki hari hari
Thidukkida nadukkave pidungi hari hari -Was snatched from her trembling hands violently hari hari
Kadum kopathudan kamsan hari hari -With great Anger , the great Kamsa hari hari
Kar parai thannile arainthan hari hari -He dashed the baby on a granite stone hari hari
Parai thannil vizhamal mayai hari hari- And the Maya devi without falling on the stone hari hari
Payndu ezhundu andarathil ponal hari hari -Woke up suddenly and went up hari hari
Unnai kola vandal mayan hari hari -She said, The enchanter born to kill you hari hari
Olindu vilayadukiran yendral hari hari -Is playing hide and seek with you hari hari
Yennai kola unakku yelitho endre hari hari- Is it easy for you to kill me hari hari
Easwariyal mayai cholli igazhndal hari hari -The goddess Maya told like this and chided him hari hari
Antharathil marainthal hari hari -She disappeared above hari hari
Mathi mayani Kamsan mania chandran hari hari -With a confused mind Kamsa went back home hari hari
Gokulam thannile Yasodai hari hari -In Gokula , Yasoda hari hari
Kuzhandayai kan vizhithu oparthal hari hari- Opened her eyes and saw the baby hari hari
Pachai mukhil meniyanai kande hari hari -Seeing the baby with the colour of green cloud hari hari
Paravasami yeduthu anaithu kondal hari hari -With great happiness she took him in her hands and hugged him hari hari
Nanda Gopar Magizhndu Krishna hari hari -Oh Krishna , Nandagopa became happy and
Nanmaiyudan neeradi vandhar hari hari -Took bath and returned hari hari
Puthiranai yeduthu anaithu konde hari hari -Taking and hugging his son hari hari
Ponnuraithu naviluttu hari hari -Rubbed gold and applied on the toungue hari hari
THiru manjanamatti chirappay hari hari -Gave the holy bath to the baby hari hari
Thiru muli palamadhu thanthal hari hari- Gave nectar like milk from her breast hari hari
Gopalar nd Gopiyar koodi hari hari- The cow herds and maids together hari hari
Kuzhandayai kandu manam magizhndar hari hari -Saw the baby and became very happy hari hari
Keerthiyulla namathai ittal hari hari -She named him with the famous name hari hari
Gargachari Vandu ponar hari hari -Sage Garga visited them hari hari
Annai yenum Yasodai Magizha hari hari -With the mother Yasoda becoming happy hari hari
Anbudane gokulathil valarndheer hari hari -You grew up with love in Gokula hari hari
Pollatha Kamsan anuppa hari hari -Sent by the wicked Kamsa hari hari
Poothanayum Gokulathil Vandhal hari hari- Poothana came to Gokula hari hari
Poothanai Pey mulayai under hari hari- You drank the breast milk of Poothana the ogress hari hari
Paludan aval uyirum thindreer hari hari- Along with milk you drank her life also hari hari
Chendravalukku Moksham kodutheer hari hari- To the dead ogress you granted salvation hari hari
Thirumba padavi alitheere hari hari- You gave her a position of no return hari hari
Chandasurani vadaitheer hari hari- You killed Chandasura hari hari
Chidari vizhave maditheer hari hari- You broke him in to pieces and killed him hari hari
Chuzhal kathu asuranum thondri hari hari -The cyclone Asura came hari hari
Sisuvai yeduthu chandran hari hari- And took away the baby hari hari
Sisuve ganamagave Krishna hari hari- Oh Krishna, when the baby became very heavy hari hari
Thrunavarthan vizhundu madinthan hari hari- The Ogre Thrinasura fell and died hari hari
Annayudan irukkayile hari hari -When you were with your mother hari hari
Ambuliyai tha yendru azhtheer hari hari -You cried asking for the full moon hari hari
Annai mayangi irukka Krishna hari hari- Oh Lord Krishna , when your mother had swooned hari hari
Ambuliyai kitta azhaitheer hari hari- You called the moon near to the place where you were hari hari
Manuda kuzhandi pol Krishna hari hari -Oh Lord Krishna, you were like a human baby hari hari
Man thinnum bhavanayai nindreer hari hari -You feigned like eating mud hari hari
Maindarendra bhavanayal Yasodai hari hari -Thinking that you were her son hari hari
Malar kaiyai ongi vandhal hari hari -She came near you to beat you with her flower like hands hari hari
Bhayandava pola vayai thirandheer hari hari-Feigning fear you opened your mouth hari hari
Par ulaga jalamellam parthal hari hari -She saw the earth , universe and your other tricks hari hari
Parvasamay thigaithu Annai parkka  hari hari-With perplexity when the mother was seeing hari hari
Balan yendra pasathai adainthal hari hari- Due to affection she thought that you were only a child hari hari
Thirudan inda Krishnan yendru cholli hari hari -And thought that this Krishna is a mischievous one hari hari
Sikshikka venum yendru ninaithal hari hari -And wanted to punish you hari hari
Uraludane unnai anaithu katta hari hari -When she tried to tie you to the mortar hari hari
Iru viral kadai kuraya kandal hari hari -She found the rope not sufficient in two finger length hari hari
Thalladi annayai pol nadanthe hari hari -Tottering you walked like your mother hari hari
Anai kayithai konarnthu pinaithal hari hari- She brought a big thick rope and tied you hari hari
Damodhara unnai katti Krishna hari hari- Oh Lord Krishna, Oh Damodhara having tied you hari hari
Than velaikku ponal hari hari -She went back to her work hari hari
Uraludane thavazndu urundu Krishna hari hari -Oh Lord Krishna you crawled and rolled with the mortar hari hari
Uyarntha marauda marathai udaytheer hari hari- You kicked the tall Maruda trees hari hari
Nala kubar ezhundu unnai thuthikka hari hari- Nala and Kubara got up and started praying to you hari hari
Nanmayudan nar kadhi alitheer hari hari- With goddness you gave them salvation hari hari
Maruda maram murindu vizha Krishna hari hari -Oh Lord Krishna, when the maruda trees fell down hari hari
Mathavum thaan bayanthu vandhal hari hari -Your mother came there with great fear hari hari
Arjuna vrukshangalai parthaal hari hari- She saw those Arjuna trees hari hari
Athan andayil nee vilayada kandal hari hari -She saw you playing near it hari hari
Thanthai Nandar vandu parthe hari hari -Father Nanda came and saw hari hari
THazhuvi ummai anaithu chendrar hari hari -He took you , hugged you and took you back hari hari
Balanukku drushti chuthi pottar hari hari- He did pooja for the evil eye hari hari
Bala leelai thanai kandu bayam thelinthar hari hari -Seeing that it is only a child’s prank, he got rid of his fear hari hari
Anbudaya thanthai thaay magizha hari hari- Making your dear parents happy hari hari
Angadi pazham vanga vandheer hari hari -You came to buy market fruits hari hari
Angayin Jambu pazham kondeer hari hari -From a lady you took the Jamoon fruits hari hari
Aval magizha bagyam alitheer hari hari -And made her happy by blessing her with luck hari hari
Aram vayadhu mudal Krishna hari hari- Lord Krishna, from sixth year onwards hari hari
Azhagaga pasu meykka poneer hari hari -You prettily went to graze the cows hari hari
Gopiyar veedellam chendreer hari hari -You went to the houses of all gopis hari hari
Vennai, pal, thayir under hari hari -And consumed milk , curd and butter there hari hari
Muthaninda gopiyarkal koodi hari hari -The pearls bedecked gopis joined together hari hari
Murayittu kurai chonnar hari hari -Appealed and told your faults hari hari
Dushtanivan yendru cholla hari hari- And said that you were a bad boy hari hari
Pakshamudan sikshikka pattar hari hari- And you were punished with love hari hari
Gopala Balarudan koodi hari hari- Along with gopa boys hari hari
Kuzhal oodhi vilayadi kalitheer hari hari -You played flute , played and enjoyed hari hari
Yamuna nadhi karayil aadi hari hari- Playing in the shores of Yamuna river hari hari
Inbamudan dhadhi annam under hari hari- You ate curd rice happily hari hari
Dhenukasuranai vadaitheer hari hari -You killed Dhenukasura hari hari
Thozharudan panam pazham pusitheer hari hari -Along with friends, you ate palmyra fruits hari hari
Dushtargalai samhaitheer hari hari -You killed bad people hari hari
Ishtargalai katheer hari hari -You helped people dear to you hari hari
Kalinganin mudiyil vilayadi hari hari -Playing on the head of Kalinga hari hari
Karunayudam avan uyirai katheer hari hari -With mercy you saved his life hari hari
Govardhana giriyai thangi hari hari -Lifting Govardhana mountain hari hari
Karunayudan mazhai thaduthu katheer hari hari -With mercy you protected people from rain hari hari
Gopikaigal chelaigal konde hari hari- With the saris of Gopis hari hari
Kulirntha punnai marathi olindheer hari hari- You hid your self in the cool Punnai trees hari hari
Venu ganam cheydhu hari hari -And sung in your flute hari hari
Vilayadi jala kreedai cheytheer hari hari -You played water sports hari hari
Kuzhal oodhi gopiyarai mayakki hari hari -After making Gopis attracted by your flute hari hari
Gopala rasa kreedai cheytheer hari hari -Lord Gopala, you played dance with them hari hari
Govindaa gunangalai padi hari hari -Singing about you Govinda hari hari
Gopika geethangalai chonnal hari hari -The Gopis sang about your good qualities hari hari
Kudirai muga asuranai kondreer hari hari- You killed the horse faced Asura hari hari
Vyomasuranai vadaitheer hari hari -You killed Vyomasura hari hari
Malai guhayil balarai meeteer hari hari -You saved the boys from the mountain cave hari hari
Magizhchiyudan vilayadi vandheer hari hari- You continued playing happily hari hari
Arishtan endra asuranai azhitheer hari hari- You killed an Asura called Arishta hari hari
Avanudaya Garvathai ozhitheer hari hari- You destroyed his pride hari hari
Akrurar vandu azaikka Krishna hari hari-Lord Krishna, when Sage Akroora came to call you hari hari
Annarudan thereri chendreer hari hari -Along with your elder brother , you went in a chariot hari hari
Akroorar thuthidave hari hari -When Akroora sang your praises hari hari
Ani rathathil annarudan iruntheer hari hari- You were in the chariot with your brother hari hari
Kalindhi nadhi karayil Krishna hari hari -Oh Lord Krishna, in the shores of Kalindhi hari hari
Kakshiyulla viswaroopam alitheer hari hari -You showed him your universal form hari hari
Adhiyum anadhiyum aaneer hari hari -You became primeval as well as one without beginning hari hari
Akila srushti sthithi layavem cheydheer hari hari -You performed the creation ,upkeep and dissolution, hari hari
Prakruthi yennum pettagatil irundu hari hari -from the box called nature hari hari
Brahmavum unnai thuthithaar hari hari -Lord Brahma also prayed you hari hari
Mayayaikkum yettatha Vishnu hari hari -You are the Vishnu beyond the scope of illusion hari hari
Mukkunangal pethirukkum moorthi hari hari- You are one who has three type of characters hari hari
Mathsyavatharam yedutheer hari hari -You took the incarnation of fish hari hari
Manuvai pralayathil katheer hari hari -You saved Manu from the deluge hari hari
Madhu kaidaba asurarkalai vadaitheer hari hari -You killed the Asuras called Madhu and Kaidaba hari hari
Maayan mayakkam ozhitheer hari hari -You removed the stupor of Brahma hari hari
Haya greeva moorthiyay nindreer hari hari- You stood there as Hayagreeva hari hari
Anbargalukku upadesam cheytheer hari hari -You taught your devotees hari hari
Koormavatharam yedutheer hari hari -You took the incarnation of tortoise hari hari
Giri thangi Amrutham kadaintheer hari hari -You gave base support to the mountain and helped churning the nectar hari hari
Varahavatharam yrdutheer hari hari -You took the incarnation of the boar hari hari
Vilyattay asuranai vadaitheer hari hari -And playfully you killed the asura hari hari
Narasimmaray thoonil udhitheer hari hari- You came as Narasimha from the pillar hari hari
Nadunga Iraniyanai pilandheer hari hari -Making him tremble you tore Hiranya hari hari
Vamanat vandu udhitheer hari hari -You took the incarnation of Vamana hari hari
Mabaliyai vanchithu potteer hari hari- You deceived Maha Bali hari hari
Parasuramanay pirandheer hari hari -You took the incarnation of Parsurama hari hari
Pagaitha Arasargalai vadaitheer hari hari- You killed the kings who opposed you hari hari
Dasaratharkku maindarai vandheer hari hari -You came as the son of Dasaratha hari hari
Thambiyatgaludan kooda pirandheer hari hari- You were born with younger brothers hari hari
Dharumam thazhaithu oonga Sri Rama hari hari -Oh Lord Rama for the sake of great growth of Dharma hari hari
Sathiyathai niraivethi nindreer hari hari -You followed truthfulness completely hari hari
Kodiyavalam thadagayai muditheer hari hari -You killed the cruel Thadaga hari hari
Kousigarin yagathai katheer hari hari -You protected the yaga of Viswamithra hari jari
Mareechanai kadalil thalli hari hari -You pushed Mareecha in to the sea hari hari
Maha munivarin Yagnam muditheer hari hari- You helped in completing the yaga of the great sage hari hari
Agaligayin sapam thudaitheer hari hari -You removed the curse of Ahalya hari hari
Aval janama idethi potteer hari hari -You gave a meaning to her life hari hari
Janagaridamirunda villai oditheer hari hari -You broke the bow that Janaka possessed hari hari
SEethayai malayittu vandheer hari hari -You married Sita hari hari
Parasuraman villai muritheer hari hari- You also broke the bow of Prasurama hari hari
Balathudane avar thapasai adaintheer hari hari- You took from him his strength as well as the Thapas from him hari hari
Pithru vakyam niraivetha rama hari hari -Oh Lord Rama, to fulfill the words of your father hari hari
Pathinalu varudam vanam poneer hari hari -You went to the forest for fourteen years hari hari
Dandaka vanam chendra Rama hari hari- Oh Rama who went to the Dandaka forest hari hari
Soorpanagayai bangam cheytheer hari hari -You cut off some body parts of Soorpanaga hari hari
Sanyasi ravanan vandu hari hari -Ravana came in the form of an ascetic hari hari
Janakiyai chirai yeduthu ponan hari hari -And took away Janaki as a prisoner hari hari
Jatayuvukku moksham kodutheer hari hari -You gave salvation to the bird Jatayu hari hari
SAbarikku mukthi alitheer hari hari -You gave salvation to Sabari hari hari
Sugrevan thozhamayai kondeer hari hari -You became friends with Sugreeva hari hari
Thudukkana Valiyai muditheer hari hari -You finished off the mischievous Vali hari hari
Anbana Maruthiyum thedi  hari hari-The friendly Maruthi also searched hari hari
Seethaikku kanayazhi thaan koduthu vandhaar hari hari -He gave the signet ring to Sita and returned hari hari
Choodamani kandu rama hari hari -Oh Rama, after seeing her hair brooch hari hari
Sethuvai katti chedreer hari hari- You built the dam over the sea and went hari hari
Dasa mukhanai kulathudan kondreer hari hari -You killed Ravana along with his clan hari hari
Seethyai chirai meetu kondeer hari hari -You freed Sita from imprisonment hari hari
Anbudaya Kousalayum magizha hari hari -With the dear Kousalya becoming happy hari hari
Ayodhikku arasanay irundheer hari hari -You became the king of Ayodhya hari hari
Bala rama Krishnanai pirantheer hari hari- You were born as Balarama and Krishna hari hari
Parthanukku sarathiyay amarntheer hari hari -You sat as charioteer of Arjuna hari hari
Polladha asurarkalai kuraitheer hari hari -You reduced the number of bad asuras hari hari
Bhoodevi baram kuraitheer hari hari- You reduced the burden of goddess of earth hari hari
Parthanakku thathuvam unartheer hari hari -You taught philosophy to Arjuna hari hari
Bharaha porai muditheer muditheer hari hari -You completed the Bharatha war hari hari
Magizhchiyudan Akrurar thudikkave Krishna hari hari- Oh Lord Krishna, when sage Akrura prayed thus hari hari
Madura nagaram adaintheer hari hari -You reached the town of Mathura hari hari
Vanangatha vannanai vadaitheer hari hari -You killed the washer man who did not salute you hari hari
Vasthrangalai vazhangi nindreer hari hari -You distributed all the cloths hari hari
Malar malai alithitta nambikku hari hari -To the man who gave you flower garland hari hari
Vaikunda padaviyai kodutheer hari hari -You gave place in Vaikunda hari hari
Primala chandanan gal poosi hari hari -When a hunch back applied sandal paste and scents hari hari
Parivudan koonalayum nimirthi hari hari -With kindness you straightened the hunch back hari hari
Thiruvakriyai manam magizha cheydheer hari hari -And made Thiruvakri very happy hai hari
CheniyananAdai ani thanthan har hari -The merchant gave you new cloths hari hari
Annarudan vangi anintheer hari hari -And you wore them along with your elder brother hari hari
Anbudane padavi alitheer hari hari -And you gave him good position with love hari hari
Kuvalaya peedathai kandeer hari hari -You saw the elephant Kuvalaya peedam hari ari
KOndru mada veeram kulaitheer hari hari- And killed it and brought down its power hari hari
Chanuran mushtiyai thalli hari hari- After knocking away the fist of Chanoora hari hari
Thamayanudan koodi jeyetheer hari hari -You won him along with your elder brother hari hari
Kamsan manjathil kuditheer hari hari -You jumped on the seat of Kamsa hari hari
Kireedam chidari vizha kondreer hari hari- You killed him , when his crown fell down hari hari
Yettu per thambiyargal kitta hari hari -When the eight younger brothers neared hari hari
Ramarin ayudathal maditheer hari hari- You killed them using Rama’s weapons hari hari
Annarudan koodi Krishna hari hari -Oh Krishna along with Bala Rama hari hari
Annai thandai adi vanangi nindreer hari hari -You saluted the feet of your mother and father hari hari
Thanthai thai chirai neeki Krishna hari hari- Oh Krishna, after releasing your parents from prison hari hari
Jayamudan avargaludan irundheer hari hari -You lived along with them hari hari
Vasudevarum devagiyum magizhnde hari hari- Vasudeva and Devaki became very happy hari hari
Mainthargalai thazhuvi anaithu hari hari- And hugged their sons hari hari
Thayar thazhuviye muthamittu hari hari -Mother hugged and kissed you hari hari
Thannudaya sokam thaninthal hari hari -And reduced her sorrow hari hari
Yasodhayudan Nandarayum pothi hari hari -You praised Yasoda and Nandagopa hari hari
Sondamudan gokulathil cherndhe hari hari -And joined along with others in Gokula hari hari
Yasodai vanchayinal Krishna hari hari- Oh Krishna, Yasoda due to her affection hari hari
Iruvarukkum maindaray irundheer hari hari- You were son to both of them hari hari
Sondhamulla maindharukkaga thandai hari hari -The father for the sake of his own sons hari hari
Chirappudane homangal cheytheer hari hari- Did fire worship in a great way hari hari
Maharshigal anthanargal magizha hari hari- For pleasing the Brahmins and sages hari hari
Varisayudan dhanam vazhangi vandhar hari hari -He gave dhana in a systematic way hari hari
Ugrasenan rajavai azhaithe hari hari -You called the king Ugrasena hari hari
Urimayudan rachiyathai alitheer hari hari- And gave the country lawfully to him hari hari
Sandheepa munivarudanchendreer hari hari -You went to sage Sandhipini hari hari
SAkala vidhayum kathu kondeer hari hari -And learned all knowledge from him hari hari
Panjananai kondru krishhna hari hari -Oh Lord Krishna, after killing Panjana hari hari
Pancha janya sankai adaintheer hari hari -You got the Panchajanya conch hari hari
Kalan Yama dharmanidam chendreer hari hari- You went to Yama, the God of death hari hari
Guru suthanai meetu kodutheer hari hari -And freed and brought back the son of your teacher hari hari
Udhavarai upacharithu anuppi hari hari -You treated sage Udhava well and sent him to Gokula hari hari
Kuthamatha gopiyarkku chonneer hari hari -And told the innocent gopis hari hari
Gopiyargal udhavarai kandu hari hari-  Gopis on seeing Udhava hari hari
Krishnanai kondati irundhal hari hari -Praised Lord Krishna well hari hari
Sisupalan garvam adakki hari hari -After humbling the pride of Sisupala hari hari
Rukmaniyaoi adaintheer hari hari -You married Rukmani hari hari
Ashta Lakshmiyudan Krishna hari hari- Oh Krishna, along with eight Lakshmis hati hari
Azhagai dwaragayil vasitheer hari hari -You lived happily in Dwaraka hari hari

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Panchayudha Stotram

Panchayudha Stotram
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(This prayer is addressed to the five weapons of Lord Vishnu viz Holy wheel (Sudarshana), Conch (Pancha Janya), Mace(Gomodhakee), Sword and bow(Sarngam). They are considered as great sages in the service of Lord Vishnu.
Sudarshana the holy wheel is supposed to be made by Viswakarma out of the dust got out of sawing Lord Sun, to reduce his harshness. This became necessary because Viswakarma’s daughter was married to Lord Vishnu.
His conch is Pancha janya. There was an Asura called Panchaja who was hiding himself in a conch. This asura abducted the son of the teacher of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna waged a war against Panchaja and killed him. He retained the conch for his use.Another story is that Panchajanya was one of the product churning the milky ocean.
His mace was made out of the bone of one Rakshasa called Gadha who was the son of sage Kashyapa by Viswakarma and presented to Lord Vishnu.
His bow Sarnga was supposed to be made by God Brahma and presented to Lord Vishnu.
A very detailed commentary of this stotra along with very imposing pictures are available in http://www.ibiblio.org/sadagopan/ahobilavalli/5ayudam.pdf. I have only atempted a simple translation.)

Sphurad sahasrara Shikhadhi theevram,
Sudarshanam Bhaskara koti thulyam,
Suradvisham prana vinasi vishno,
Chakram Sadaham saranam prapadhye. 1

I surrender always to the Vishnu’s wheel,
Which is sharper than thousands of flames,
Which is equal to billion suns,
And which takes out the life of Rakshasas .

Vishnor mkhothonila poorithasya,
Yasya dwanir Dhanava dharpa hantha,
Tham Pancha janyam, sasi koto shubhram,
SAnkham sadaham saranam Prapadhye. 2

I surrender always to Lord Vishnu’s conch,
Which makes sound due to the air from mouth of the Lord,
Whose sound humbles the pride of Rakshasas,
And which shines like billions of moons.

Hiranmayim Meru samana saram,
Koumodhakeem daithya kulaika hanthrim,
Vaikunta vamagra karabhimrushtam,
Gadham sadaham saranam prapadhye. 3

I surrender always to Lord Vishnu’s mace,
Which is golden and shines like mount Meru,
Which is Koumodhaki , the destroyer of Rakshasa clans,
And which is lucky to be touched by the left hand of Vishnu.

Raksho uraanaam katinogra kanadach-,
Chethakshara sonitha digdha dhaaraam,
Tam Nandakam nama Hare pradeeptham,
Gadgam sadaham saranam prapadhye. 4

I surrender always to the sword of Lord Vishnu,
Which is hard , powerful and shines red due to the blood,
Which flows when it cuts the heads of Rakshasas,
And which is called Nandaka and shines in the hand of the Lord.

Ya jjayani nadha sravanath suraanam,
Chethamsi nirmuktha bhayani sadhya,
Bhavanthi daithyasani bana varsha,
SArngam sadaham, saranam prapadhye, 5

I surrender always to the Sarnga bow of Vishnu,
Whose sound heralds victory in the mind of devas,
And whose presence removes the fear from their minds,
By reminding of the arrow down pour against Asuras.

Phala Sruthi
(Herald of benefits)

Imam hare Panchayudha nama,
Sthavam padeth yo anudhinam Prabathe,
SAmastha dukhani bhayani sadhya ,
Papani nasyanthi , sukhani santhi. 6

Those who read daily morning,
This prayer to the five weapons of Lord Vishnu,
Would get rid of all their sorrows and fears,
Destroy their sins and establish their pleasures.

Vane , rane, Shathru jalagni madhye,
Yadruchaya Apadsu maha bayesu,
Idham patan stotram anakulathma,
Sukhi bhaved thath krutha sarva raksha. 7

In the middle of forest or war or among enemies,
Or when surrounded by water or fire,
Or unexpected dangers or during great fears ,
If the worried man reads this prayer,
He would be happy as this provides all round protection.

Vega Sethu Stotram

Vega Sethu Stotram
(Prayer to the bridge across river Vegha)

By

Swami Vedantha desigan

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

( This great prayer is addressed to the Lord presiding in temple at Thiru vehaa, which is near Kanchi puram. This lord is also called Yathokthakari(He who obeys what is told to him).There is an interesting story about this.
Once Lord Brahma wanted to perform Aswamedha (horse sacrifice) Yagna in the hill near Kanchi called Hastha Giri. Since his consort Saraswathi did not want him to do it, he took help from others. So the enraged goddess came as river Veghavathi(fast moving river) and wanted to destroy the Yaga. But lord Vishnu had decided to help Lord Brahma to do this sacrifice and so he assumed the form of a dam across Vegahvathi and stopped the waters. Vegha Sethu is that dam. This prayer is addressed to Lord in the form of this dam.
He is called Yathokthakari because once when one of his great devotees wanted him , he relocated from Kanchipuram to Thiru Veha, with his folded bed(Adhi Sesha)
The stotra in Devanagari script and also very detailed commentary to each stanza along with remarkable pictures of the Lord is given in
www.ibiblio.org/sadagopan/sundarasimham/ebooks/vegasethu.pdf)


Sriman Venkatanatharya kavi tharkika Kesari,
Vedanthacharya varyoh may sannidatham hrudhi

Venktanatha the lion among poets and debate,
Who is a great scholar of Vedantha,
Keeps the Lord always in his mind.

Yekam Vegavathi madhye,
Hasthishaile cha drusyathe,
Upaya phala bhavena,
Vyaktham param maha. 1

Once in the middle of river Vegavathi,
He himself in his own great divine form.
Was seen from the Hasthi mountain,
As a result of the means to find solution.

Eeshte gamayithum parameswara sethu bhangura,
Yatra saraswatham srotho visramyathi vishrungalam. 2


He went there as the Lord in the form of bridge to stop,
The flood of Saraswathi and reposed there for chaining it.

Jayathi jagadekha sethu ,Vegavathimadhyalakshitho deva,
prasamayathi Ya: prajaanaam prathithaan samsarajaladhikallolan 3

Victory to the only bridge of the world,
Which was really God in the middle of Vegavathi,
And was well known as the bridge to cross
The sea of Samsara full of tumultuous waves.

Vibhathu neh chatesai Vishnusethu:
vegaapagaa vega vigAtha hetu ,
Ambhoja Yonehr yadhujnamaaseeth
Abhanga Rakshaa hayamedha Dheekshaa. 4

Let the glory of the Vishnu as a bridge brighten,
For it stops the torrential flow of Vegavathi,
With a view to protect the Aswamedha Yaga,
Of the son of the Lord who was born out of lotus.

Chaturaanana saptha tanthu goptha,
saritham Vegavatheemasou nirundhan,
Paripushayathi mangalaani pumsam
bhagavaan bhakthimataam Yathokthakaaree. 5

The four faced God with the seven strings,
Was helped by stoppage of the flow of the river Vega vathi
By the God Yathokthakari* , who would bless the devotee,
who salutes him with all that is good.
*The God who would do as he was told.

Sriman pitamaha vadhu paricharyamana:
Setheh bhujanga sayaneh sa mahabhujanga,
Pratyadisanthi bhava samcharanm prajanam
bhakthanuganthuriha yasya gatagatAni. 6

The wife of Lord Brahma is doing service,
To Lord Vishnu ,who sleeps on the bridge of Adhi sesha,
And who looks after his devotees in very many ways,
As he blesses them by taking care of all the events in their life.

Prasamitha hayamedha vyaapadam padma Yoneh,
sritha jana paratantram sesha bhogeh sayaanam,
Saranamupagathaa: sma: saantha: Nisseshadhosham,
satamanisethum saasvatham vegavatyaa. 7

For protecting the Aswa Medha sacrifice carried out by Brahma,
The Lord rests on the snake Adisesha in the middle of Vegavathi,
On the bridge created by hundreds of bluish stones,
And this lord lets us approach him with absolute surrender.

Saranamupagathaanaam soyamaadesakari
samayathi parithaapam sammukha : sarva jantho,
Sataguna pariNama: sannidhaou yasya nityam
vara vitarana bhuma Varanadhreesvarasya . 8

He obeys the orders of those who surrender to him,
And puts an end to their sufferings as also all those near to them,
And in front of the place where he is present, he grants boons daily ,
But In this world,as Lord Varada he grants hundred folds more than that.

Kanchee Bhagyam kamala nilaya chetaso abhishta siddhi,
kalyananam nidhiravikala: kopi karunyarasi,
Punyanam na: parinathirasou bhooshayan bhogisayam
vegaasethurjayathi vipulo viswarakshaikahetu . 9

Due to the luck of Kanchi ,To fulfill the wishes of Goddess Lakshmi,
Who is merciful enough to show the right way to the boon of salvation,
The lord who decorates Adhi Sesha appears as a ripened fruit,
At Vega sethu so that, the intention of her saving the world is broadened.

Phala Sruthi

Vegasethoridam stotram Venkatesaena nirmitham,
Yeh patanteh janastheshAm yathoktham kuruteh Hari.

If this Vega Sethu stotra composed by Venkatesa,
Is read ,. it would lead to fulfillment of wishes by Lord Vishnu.

Salutation to the author

Kavi thankkika simhaaya , kalyani guna shaline,
SRimath Venkatesaya Vedantha Gurava Mama

Our salutations to Sri Venkatesa , the teacher of Vedantha,
Who is a lion among poets engaged in debate and,
Is the store house of all good qualities.

Srimath Nigamantha Maha Desikaya Nama

Our Salutations to the great teacher Vedantha Desika.

Ekadasa Mukha Hanumath Kavacham

Ekadasa mukha Hanumath Kavacham

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander



(This Kavacham was tahught by Sage Agasthya to his wife Lopamudhra.I could find reference to only one temple where Hanuman with eleven faces has been consecrated,
In Sudawapuri (Porebandar) Gujarat, there is an Ekadashi Hanuman temple inside the Shri Panchmukhi Mahadev temple. Here Hanuman has two charan (feet), twenty-two hands and arms and eleven faces. These faces are Kapi Mukh, Bhairav Mukh, Agni Mukh , Hayagreev Mukh, Varaah Mukh, Naag Mukh, Rudra Mukh, Narsing Mukh, Gaj Mukh and Saumya Mukh.(monkey, Bhairav, fire, horse, boar , snake Rudra, Narasimha , elephant and a peaceful face.) This idol is only one available in India. The stotra in Devanagari script is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_hanumaana/doc_hanumaana.html. I could find no references as to why Lord Hanuman took this form with eleven faces.)


Lopamudhra Uvacha:-
Lopa Mudhra said:-

Kumbhodbhava , daya sindho , srutham hanumath param,
Yanthra manthradhikam sarvam thwan mukhodheeritham maya. 1

Oh sage born out of the pot, Oh ocean of mercy ,
I have heard all yanthras and manthras pertaining to Hanuman,
From what has been told by you to me.

Dayam kuru mayi prana nadha vedithumuthsahe,
Kavacham vayu puthrasya , Ekadasa mukhathmana. 2

Please show mercy on me , my darling,
And you who are learned , tell with enthusiasm,
The armour of the eleven faced Hanuman.

Ithyevam vachanam sruthwa priyaayaa prasrayanwitham,
Vakthum prachakrame thathra lopamudhram prathi Prabhu. 3

Hearing these words of his sweet heart and becoming happy,
The Lord addressed Lopamudhra and recited continuously without stop.

Agasthya Uvacha:-
Agasthya said:-

Namaskruthwa Rama Dhootham Hanumantham Mahamathim,
Brahma proktham thu Kavacham Sruni Sundari Sadharam. 4

After saluting Hanuman , the emissary of Rama who is greatly wise,
I am telling you the armour which has been told by Lord Brahma,
And so please hear them from me , oh pretty one, with reverence.

Sanandanaya sumaha chathuranana bhashitham ,
Kavacham kaamadham divyam raksha kula nibharhanam. 5


This armour which was told by Lord Brahma To Sanandana,
Is wish fulfilling , holy and protector of the family.

Sarva sampath pradham punyam marthyanam madhura sware,
Asya Sri kavachasya ekadasa vakthrasya Dheematha. 6

Hanumath Sthuthi manthrasya Sanandana rishi smrutha,
Prasannathma , Hanumamscha devatha parikeerthitha, 7

Chando anushtup samakhyatham bheejam vayu suthasthadha,
Mukhya prana sakthirithi viniyoga prakeerthitha, 8

When chanted in the sweet voice by men it leads to all types of wealth,
And for this armour of the very strong one with eleven faces,
Of the prayer of Hanuman, the sage is remembered as Sanandana,
Who is with a pleasant soul, the god addressed is the well sung Hanuman,
The meter is Anushtup , the root is the son of wind God,
And the strength is wind god and the chanting is being started.

Sarva kamartha sidhyartham japa eva mudheerayeth,
Om sphm Bheeja, shakhi druk pathu siro may Pavanathmaja, 9

For the fulfillment of all desires this chant is being done,
Let the root power of Sphem and son of wind god protect my head,

Kroum Bheejathma nayanayo pathu maam vanarathmaja,
Ksham Bheeja roopa Karnou may Sita soka vinasana. 10

Let kroum , the soul of the seed , the son of a monkey protect my eyes,
Let Ksham form of seed , the Lord who put an end to sorrow of Sita protect my ears,

Gloum Bheeja vachyo nasaam may Lakshmana prana dhayaka,
Vam Bheejarthascha Kandam may pathu Chakshaya karaka. 11

Let Gloum the sound of seed , the protector of Lakshmana protect my nose,
Let Vam, the meaning of the seed the doer of limitless plenty protect my neck,

Raam Bheeja vachyo Hrudayam pathu may kapi nayaka.
Vam Bheeja keerthitha pathu Bahu may cha anjani sutha. 12

Let Ram the sound of seed , the lord of the monkeys protect my heart,
Let Vam the singing of the seed , the son of Anjana protect my arms.

Hreem Bheejo Rakshasendriyasya darpaha pathu cho udaram,
Hasoum Bheeja mayo Madhyam pathu Lanka bhayankaram. 13

Let Hreem seed , the one who killed the pride of king of Rakshasa protect my belly,
Ley Hasom the god who pervades the seed , the terror of Lanka protect my middle.

Om hreem Bheeja dhara pathu guhyam Devendra vanditha,
Ram Bheejathma sada pathu cha ooru may vaardhi langana. 14

Let Om Hrem the wearer of seed , the one saluted by Indra protect my private parts,
Let Ram soul of the seed , the one who won over old age protect my thighs.

Sugreeva sachiva pathu Januni may Manojava,
Padou pada thale pathu dronachala dharo hari,
Aapada masthaka, pathu rama dhootho maha bala. 15

Let the minister of Sugrreeva who travels faster than mind protect my knees,
Let the God who lifted the Dronachala protect my feet and its upper part.

Poorva vanara vakthro maam aghneyyam Kshatriyantha kruth,
Dakshine Narasimhasthu Nairythyam gana nayaka, 16

In the east he has monkey face , in the south east the head of Parasurama,
In the south the head of Narasimha , in the south west is Ganapathi.

Varunya disi Mamavyath Khaga vakthro hareeswara,
Vayavyam Bhairavamukha Koubheryam pathu maam sada. 17

In the west is the head of Garuda whose Lord is Vishnu,
In the north west is that of Bhairava and in the North Kubhera protect us always.

Kotyasya pathu Maam nithyam Isanyam rudhra roopa druth,
Oordhwam hayanan pathu Guhyadha sumukhasthadha. 18

Let my all edges be protected by Rudra who is in the north east.
Let the horse head at the top who is pleasant protect my private parts.

Ramasya pathu sarvathra Soumya roopo Maha Bhuja,
Ithyevam Rama dhoothasya kavacham yath padeth sada, 19

Ekadasa mukhasyedath gopyam they keerthidham maya,
Rakshognam Kamadham soumyam sarva sampth vidhhayakam, 20

Puthradham Dhanadham chogra shathru sangha vimardhanam,
Swargapavargadham divyam Chinthithartha pradha shubham, 21


Let Rama the great warrior with a pleasing face protect every where,
And This armour of the messenger of Rama if read always,
Or if this secret armour of the eleven faced one is sung , it protects,
It fulfills desires , it leads to peace , it blesses with all sorts of wealth,
It blesses with sons, It gives monetary wealth , it kills all powerful enemies,
It takes us to heaven and leads to holy thoughts and principles.

Yethath kavacham ajnathwa manthra sidhir na jayathe,
Chathwarimsath sahasthrani padech dhathmako nara. 22

This armour does not lead to realization of Manthra,
Unless it is read forty thousand times by the practioner.

Eka varam paden nithyam kavacham sidhitham puman,
Dwivaram vaa trivaaram vaa padannauyushya mapanuyath. 23

If this is read one week by the devotee with concentration,
Or two weeks or three weeks he would get long life.

Kramad ekadasa deva mavarthhana japath sudhee,
Varshanthe darshanam Sakshath labahathe nathra samsaya. 24

Following rules if this armour of the eleven headed one is repeated,
By the practitioner without doubt, within a year, he would see Him.

Yam yam chinthayathe chartham tham tham prapnothi poorusha,
Brahmodheeridhadhi thavagre kaditham mahath. 25

As and when they think of an objective then they would realize it,
If this as recited by Lord Brahma is practiced within oneself.

Ithyevamukthwa vacanam Maharshi
Sthushneem Babhevendu mukheem nireekshya,
SAmhrushta chithapi thadha thaddeya,
Padhou namamadhi mudha swabharthu. 26

Having heard these words from the great sage,
The ever alert lady with a moon like face ,
With a mind full of delight bowed and,
Saluted at the feet of her own husband.


Adha Manthra
Then the chant

Om sphem kroum Kshaoum Gloum vam raam vaa, Hroum Hreem ram sphem krom Kshoum Gloum Ksheem Kshoum dhum ham hloum hreem ram

Ithi Agasthya sara samhithayam ekadasa mukha hanumath kavacham sampoornam

Thus ends the armour of the eleven faced Hanuman which occurs in the book “Agasthya Sara Samhitha”

Saptha Mukha Hanumath Kavacham

Sapthamukhi Hanumath Kavacham
(Armour of Hanuman with seven faces)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(In spite of my detailed search I could not find reference in the epics as to why Lord Hanuman assumed the seven faces. At least in the web there is no reference to any temple of Hanuman with seven faces. The seven faces of Hanuman are monkey, Narasimha, Garuda, boar, horse, cow and man.The text in Devanagari is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_hanumaana/doc_hanumaana.html)


Om Sri Ganesaya Nama
Om salutations to Lord Ganesa

Om Asya saptha mukhi veera hanumath kavacha stotra maha manthrasya
Narada rishi , Anushtup chanda , Sri saptha mukhi kapi paramathma devatha,
Hraam bheejam, Hreem Shakthi hroom keelakam , mama sar vabheeshta sidhyarthe jape viniyoga

For the great Armour prayer to the seven headed valorous Hanuman , the sage is Narada, The meter is Anushtup, The god addressed is the seven faced monkey god, The seed is Hraam, the power is hreem , the nail is hroom, and I start the prayer for fulfilling all my desires.

Om hraam angushtabhyam nama
Om hreem thrajaneebhyam nama
Om hroom madhyamabhyam nama
Om hraim anamikabhyam nama
Om hroum kanishtakhabhyam nama
Om hrah kara thala kara prushtabhyam nama

Om hraam salutations by the thumb
OM hreem salutations by the second finger
Om hroom salutations by the middle finger
Om hraim salutations by the fourth finger
Om hraim salutations by the little finger
Om Hrah salutationd by the inside and outside palm.

Om hraam hrudhyaya nama
OM hreem shirase swaha
Om hroom shikhaya vashat
Om hraim kavachaya hoom
Om hroum nethrathrayaya voushat
Om hroom asthraya phat

Om hraam salutations to the heart
Om Hreem oblationsto the head
Om hroom Vashat for the hair
Om hom hraim armour
Om hroum voushat for the three eyes
Om hroom phat for the arrow


Adha dhyanam

Vande vanara Simha sarpa ripu varahascha aswa gho manushair yuktham,
Saptha mukhai karair druma girim chakram gadhaam ketakam,
Gadwangam halam angusam phani sudha kumbhou sarbhajabhyan,
Soolam saptha shikham dadhanamarai sevyam kapim kamadham.

Salutation to the god who has seven heads which are
Monkey, Lion , Garuda ,Boar , horse, cow and man ,
Who carries in his hands the mountain , tree, wheel , mace , shield,
Sword , anga, plough , goad, snake, pot of nectar, arrow, Symbol of protection,
Trident . who has given his seven tufts for the service of devas,
Who is a monkey and one who fulfills desires.

Brahmo uvacha:-

Saptha seershana pravakshyami kavacham sarva sidhidham,
Japthwa Hanumatho nithyam sarva papai pramuchyathe. 1

I am narrating the armour of the seven headed one ,
Which helps one get all the divine powers and I also tell,
That chanting the name of Hanuman would help to get rid of all sins.

Saptha swarga pathi paayyachchikhaam may Maruthathmaja,
Saptha moordhaah siro avyanme saptharchir phala desakam. 2

The son of wind who is the lord of seven heavens may protect my braided hair,
He who has seven heads protect my forehead and he with seven flames protect my brow.

Tri saptha nethro , nethro avyath saptha swara gathi sruthi,
Naasam saptha padartho avyaan mukham saptha mukho avathu. 3

Let him with twenty one eyes protect my eyes,
Let him with seven notes protect my sound,
Let my nose be protected by him with seven forms,
Let him with seven faces protect my face.

Saptha jihwasthu rasanaam radhan saptha hayo avathu,
Saptha chandho hari pathu kandam pathu giristhadha. 4

Let him with seven toungues protect my taste,
Let him with seven horses protect my chariot,
Let the seven meters be protected by Lord Vishnu,
And let my neck be protected by one carrying the mountain.

Karou chathurdasa karo bhoodharaoyaam mamanguli.
Saptharshi dhyatho hrudayam, udaram kukshi sagara. 5

Let him with fourteen hands protect my hands,
Let him who carries the earth protect my fingers,
Let him who is meditated by seven sages protect my heart,
And let my stomach be protected by him with sea in the stomach.

Saptha dweepa pathi schitham, saptha vyahruthi roopavaan,
Katim may saptha samstha artha dayaka sakthini mama. 6

Let the lord of the seven islands protect my mind,
Let him who speaks seven different ways look after my beauty,
Let him who establishes in seven ways protect my hip,
And let the giver of wealth protect my thighs.

Saptha graha swaroopi may jahnuni jangayosthadha,
Saptha dhanya Priya padhou saptha patala dharaka. 7

Let him who is the form of seven planets protect my knee .
Let him who likes seven grains protect my calf,
And let him who carries the seven under worlds protect my feet.

Pasoon dhanam cha dhanyam cha lakshmeem Lakshmi pradho aavathu,
Dhaaraan puthramscha kanyasch kutumbam viswa palaka. 8

Let the bestower of Lakshmi give me cows, charity , grains and wealth,
And let him who is the guardian of the universe give me wife, sons, daughters and family.

Anuktha sthanam api may payad vayu sutha sthadha,
Chowrebhyo vyala dhamshtribhya srungeebhyo bhootha rakshasath. 9

Dythyebhyo apyatha Yakshebhyo Brahma Rakshasa jabdyath,
DAmshtra karala vadhano Hanuman maa sada aavathu. 10

Let all those places which are not protected,may be protected by son of Wind God,
Let the furious Hanuman with black face always protect me from thieves,
Clutches of wicked people, from mountain peaks , from ghosts, from Rakshasas,
From asuras , From Yakshas and From attack Brahma Rakshasas .

Para Sasthra manthra yanthra sasthragni jala vidhyutha,
Rudhramsa Shathru sangramaath sarva avasthasu sarva bruth. 11


Let the all carrying one protect me, from arrows , chants , evil machines,
The fire created by arrows. from water , from lightning , from war by angry enemies.



Om namo bhagawathe saptha vadanaya aadhya kapi mukhaya Veera Hanumathe,
SArva shathru samharanaya tam tam tam tam tam tam tam Om nama swaha. 12

Offering in fire to the seven faced one who had first a monkey face ,
Who is the valorous Hanuman who is the killer of all one’s enemies.
With the chant “Om Namo Bhagawathe tam tam tam tam tam tam tam Om”

Om namo bhagawathe saptha vadanaya Dwitheeya Naarasimhaasyaya athy u gra
Thejo vapushe,
Bheeshanya bhaya nasanaya ham ham ham ham ham ham ham Om nama Swaha. 13

Offering in fire to the seven faced one, who had secondly the face of very angry Narasimha,
Who is fearsome and destroyer of fear with the chant ,
“ Om namo bhagwathe ham ham ham ham ham hm ham “

Om namo bhagwathe saptha vadanaya tritheeya garuda vakthraya Vajra Damshtraya,
Maha balaya sarva roga vinasanaya mam mam mam mam mam mam mam Om nama swaha 14

Offering in fire to the seven faced one who has thirdly face of Garuda with diamond like teeth,
Who is very strong and who is the destroyer of all diseases with the chant,
“Om namo bhagawathe mam mam mam mam mam mam mam On nama swaha”

Om namo bhagawathe saptha vadanaya chathrutha kroda thundaya Soumithri rakshakaya,
Puthrathabhi vrudhi karaya lam lam lam lam lam lam lam om nama swaha. 15

Offering in fire to the seven faced one who has fourthly the face of a boar , who saved the earth,
Who blesses with increased number of children with the chant,
“Om namo Bhagwathe lam lam lkamlam lam lam lam Om nama swaha”

Om namo Bhagwathe saptha vadanaya Panchamaswa vadhanaya Rudhra murthaye,
Sarva vasikaranaya sarva nigama swaroopaya rum rum rum rum rum rum rum Om namo swaha. 16

Offering in fire to the seven faced one , who has fifthly the face of a very angry horse,
Which attracts everything and is personification of all conclusions with a chant,
“Om namo Bhagwathe rum rum rum rum rum rum rum om nama swaha”

Om namo Bhagwathe saptha vadanaya Sashta go mukhaya Surya swaroopaya,
Sarva roga haraya mukthi dhathre o mom o mom o mom om , om nama swaha. 17

Offering in fire to the seven faced one who has sixthly the face of a cow with Sun’s form,
Who cures all diseases and one who gives salvation with the chant,
“Om namo bhagwathe om om om om om om om , om nama swaha. 18

Om namo bhagwathe saptha vadanaya sapthama manisha mukhaya rudravatharaya,
Anjani suthaya , sakala dig yaso vistharakaya , Vajra dehaya, Sugrreva sahya karaya,
Udhadhi langanaya Sita shudhi karaya Lanka dahanaya , Aneka rakshasanthakaya,
Ramananda dayakaya , Aneka pravathothpatakaya, Sethu bhandakaya, Kapi sainya nayakaya,
Ravananthakaya, Brahma charya sramine, Koupeena brahma suthra dharakaya , Rama hrudhyaya,
SArva dushta graha nivaranaya, sakini dakini Vetala Brahma Rakshasa Bhairava graham,
Yaksha graham, Pisacha graham , Brahma Graha, Kshatriya Graha, Vaisya Graha ,
Sudhra graham, anthyaja graham mlecha graham sarpa grahochatakaya mama
Sarva karya sadhakaya , SArva shathru samharakaya, Simha vyagradhi dushta sathvakarshakayai,
Kahi kadhi vividha jwara chedhakaya , para manthra thanthra yanthra nasakaya,
SArva vyadhi nikrunthakaya , Sarpadi sarva sthavara jangama visha sthmana karaya,
Sarva raja bhaya, chora bhaya, agni bhaya prasamanaya ,Aadhythmikhaadhi , dAivikaadhi , bhothika thapathraya nivaranaya, SArva vidhya sarva sampath SArva purushartha dhayakaya,
Asadhya karya sadhakaya, Sarva vara pradhaya, Sarvabheeshta karaya

Om hraam hreem hroom hraim hroum hrah om nama swaha. 19


Offering to the seven faced one whose seventh face is that of a man, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who is the son of Anjana, whose fame spreads in all directions, who has a diamond body, who was engaged in helping Sugreeva, who crossed the sea, who cleaned up the problems of Sita, who burnt Lanka, who killed several Rakshasas, who gave happiness to Rama, who threw several mountains, who helped in building the bridge, who was the chief of army of monkeys, who helped in putting an end to Ravana, who observed celibacy, who wore the sacred thread and loin cloth, whose heart is full of Rama, who counter acted all bad planets, who charmed the houses of SAkini, DAkini, Ghosts, Brahma Rakshasa , Bhairava, Yaksha, Devil, Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Merchant class, Shudras, the down trodden, foreigners and Snake, who helps me in completing all my jobs, who kills all his enemies, who keeps u nder control bad animals like and tiger, who cuts of the fever of the body, who destroys the chants, talismans and thanthras sent by others, Who cures all sort of diseases, who removes the bad effects of poison of snakes and all mobile and immobile beings , who puts down fear of king, thieves and fire, who provides cure for the three types of suffering due to spiritual , godly and ghostly sources, who grants all education, all wealth and all the needs of men, who gets done the impossible, who grants all boons and who fulfills all desires, with the chant “Om namo Bhagwathe om hraam hreem hroom hraim hroum hrah om nama”

Ya idham kavacham nithyam sapthaasyaasya hanumatha,
Trisandhyaam japathe nithyam sarva shathru vinasanam. 19

Puthra pouthra pradham sarva sampath rajya pradham param,
Sarva roga haram cha Aayu keerthidham punya vardhanam. 20


If this armour of Hanuman with seven faces is chanted daily,
At dawn, noon and dusk , all your enemies would be destroyed.
It Would result in sons and grand sons , would get you all types of wealth and a country,
Would cure all diseases , would get you fame through out life and increase blessed deeds.

Rajaanaam cha vasam neethwa tri lokya vijayee bhaveth,
Idham hi paramam gopyam deyam bhakthi yuthaya cha. 21

For the king it would increase his fame and make him victorious in all three worlds,
This is very secret even from devas and those having devotion.

Na deyam bhakthi heenaaya dathwa cha nirayam vrajeth. 22

And should not be given to those without devotion ,
For if given would result in hell to them.

Naamaani sarvanya apavargadhani roopani viswani cha yasya santhi,
Karmani devairapi durghataani Tham maruthim saptha mukham prapadhye. 23

I salute the seven faces of Hanuman,
And complete names of Lord Vishnu,
So that peace descends on earth,
And no problems come in performance of duties of Gods.

Ithi sri Adharvana rahasye saptha mukhi hanumath kavacham sampoornam.


Thus ends the armour f seven faced Hanuman which occurs in the book Adharva Rahasya.
















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Pancha Mukha Hanumath Kavacham

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Pancha Mukha Anjaneya Kavacham
(The armour of Hanuman with five faces.)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(I am quoting in extenso from the learned article on Pancha Mukha Anjaneya from the Wikipedia.
“Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami was the main deity of Sri Raghavendra Swami. The place where he meditated on this five-faced form of Hanuman is now known as Panchamukhi, wherein a temple for him has been built. There is also a shrine for Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. A 40 feet (12 m) tall monolithic green granite murti of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has been installed in Thiruvallur, also in Tamil Nadu. This place was known as Rudravanam in olden times when many saints and seers had blessed this place with their presence. The Panchamukha Hanuman Ashram itself was established by a saint called Venkatesa Battar.
Hanuman assumed this form to kill Mahiravana, a powerful rakshasa black-magician and practitioner of the dark arts during the Ramayana war. Mahiravana had taken Lord Rama and Lakshmana captive, and the only way to kill him was to extinguish five lamps burning in different directions, all at the same instant. Hanuman assumed His Panchamukha form and accomplished the task, thus killing the rakshasa, and freeing Rama and Lakshmana.
This form of Hanuman is very popular, and is also known as Panchamukha Anjaneya and Panchamukhi Anjaneya. (Anjaneya, which means "son of Anjana", is another name of Hanuman). One of the most famous places of Pligrimage in central India is claimed to be the Resting Place of Shiri Hanuman Ji is Chitrakoot. The Hanuman Dhara Temple is situated on the peak of mountain where there is natural rock formation image of Shri Hanuman inside the cave and a natural stream of water falling on the tail. It is believed that after the coronation of Lord Ram, Hanuman requested for a permanent place to settle in the Kingdom of Lord Ram, where his Injury of burns on his tails will be cured. Lord ram then with his arrow spurred a stream of water on the tip of mountain and asked hanuman to rest there and water of the stream will fall on his tail to cool down burning sensation on his tail.
The access to the cave temple is through stairs starting from bottom of the mountain to its top. It takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes to reach the temple. Over time the temple has gained a new name, namely Hanuman Dhara. The most fascinating thing about the temple is that the cave temple is located on the top of the mountain and water comes in the stream throughout the year, although the mountain has no permanent source of water on it like Glaciers or snow coming from the covered mountains of Himalayas.
Other places where statues of Lord Hanuman can be found are:
A 67 foot Murti of Lord Hanuman Ji has been installed at Sankat Mochan Shri Hanuman Mandir, located in the Punjab town of Phillaur.
A 40 foot Murti of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has been installed at Tiruvallur, near Chennai,India.
A 36 foot Murti of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has been installed at Panchavatee,Pondicherry, called Viswaroopa Jayamangala Panchamukha Sri Anjaaneyaswamy.
A 32 foot Murti of Adhivyadihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswamy, Nanganallur, Chennai which is molded out of a single rock.
Every Face of Sri Panchamukha Hanuman has significance —
Sri Hanuman faces east. He grants purity of mind and success.
The Narasimha faces south. He grants victory and fearlessness.
The west facing Garuda removes black magic and poisons.
The north facing Varaha, showers prosperity, wealth.
The Hayagriva mukha faces the Sky. But since we cannot see it, it is usually tilted and shown above Hanuman's face. Hayagriva gives Knowledge and good children.”

This Kavacham is addressed to this fierce form of Hanuman. To tell the fact as I understood , it is not Sthothra in the normal sense of the word. It gives large amount of Thanthric manthras aimed at protection . Some people believe that this sloka should not be recited but used to worship the five faced Hanuman. It is written at the end of the stotra that it was taught by Rama to Sita as per her request. But the first few lines show that this is a version was taught by Garuda, where he mentions that it was created by the Lord of lords. The original Devanagari text of this great stotra can be found in
http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_1_index.html )

,Om Asya Sri Pancha Mukha Hanumath kavacha maha manthrasya Brahma Rishi, Gayathri Chanda, Pancha mukha virat Hanuman Devatha, Hreen bheejam Sreem Shakthi , Kroum keelakam , Kroom kavacham, Kraim asthraya phat.Ithi Digbanda

Om for armour of the great armour of the five faced Hanuman , sage is Brahma, Gayathri is the meter , God addressed is the regal five faced Hanuman, Hreem is the root, Sreem is the power, Kroum is the nail. Kroom is the armour and Kraim is the arrow. Thus all directions are tied.

Sri Garuda Uvacha:-
Sri Garuda said:-

Adha Dhyanam pravakshyami , srunu sarvanga sundari,
Yath krutham deva devena dhyanam hanumatha priyam. 1

I am now reciting the meditative chant, Oh pretty lady,
Which is created by God of Gods and is dear to Hanuman ,

Pancha vakthram Maha bheemam , tripancha nayanair yutham,
Bahubhir dasabhir yuktham, sarva kamartha sidhidham. 2

Who has five faces, who was greatly gross, who had fifteen eyes,
And had ten hands and would grant all desires.

Poorvam thu vanaram vakthram , koti soorya sama prabham,
Damshtra karala vadanam, brukuti kutilekshanam. 3

In the east is the face of the monkey, with the brilliance of billions of Suns,
With protruding teeth in a black face, which is curved and angry.

Asyaiva dakshinam vakthram Narasimham mahadbutham,
Athyugra thejo vapusham bheeshanam bhaya nasanam. 4

In the south is the face of greatly wonderful Narasimha,
Which is very serious , the god being fearsome and a destroyer of fear.

Paschimam Garudam vakthram vakra thundam Mahabalam,
Sarva naga prasamanam visha bhoothadhi krundanam. 5

In the west is the face of very strong Garuda with a curved beak,
Which subdues all snakes and which cuts away poison and ghosts

Utharam soukaram vakthram krishnam dheeptham nabhopamam,
Patala Simha Vetala jwara rogadhi krunthanam. 6

In the north is the face of a boar, which is black, shining and comparable to sky,
And which cuts away underworld, Lion , ghosts , fever and sickness.

Oordhwam hayananam ghoram danavanthakaram param,
Yena vakthrena viprendra tharakakyam maha suram. 7

In the top is the fearsome face of horse, which destroys asuras,
By using which face the chief of Brahmins killed the great asura called Tharaka.

Jagaana saranam thasyath sarva sathru haram param,
Dhyathwa Pancha mukham rudhram hanumantham dhaya nidhim. 8

Meditating upon Hanuman who is merciful and angry,
Immediately after waking up and surrendering to him,
Would put an end to all the enemies and lead to salvation.

Angam trishulam, Gadwangam, pasam angusam parvatham,
Mushtim , kaumodhakim vruksham darayantham kamandalum, 9

Bindipalam Jnana mudhraam dasabhir muni pungavam,
Yethanyayudha jaalaani dharayantha bhajamyaham. 10

I sing about the great sage who is armed with his organs,
Trident, sword, rope , goad , mountain, fist,
Mace, trees and holding the water pot ,
Sign of protection and also Jnana in his ten hands.

Prethasanopavishtam tham sarvabharana bhooshitham,
Divya malambaradharam , divya gandhanulepanam,
Sarvascharya mayam devam Hanumath viswatho mukam. 11

Hanuman who evokes great surprise with his universal face,
Sits on a corpse, wears all sorts and kinds of ornaments,
Wears a divine garland and anoints himself with divine ointments.

Panchasyam achyutham maneka vichithra varnam,
Vakthram sasanga shikaram kapi raja varyam,
Peethabaradhri makutair upa shobhithangam,
Pingakshamadhyamanisam Manasa smarami. 12

I mentally meditate on him who has five faces of Vishnu,
Who has multi coloured and diverse faces,
Who was the top one respected by all monkeys,
Who shines in the yellow silk that he ties on his head,
Who has red eyes and who is the first always.

Markataisam mahothsaham sarva shathru haram param,
Shathrum samhara maam raksha siman apad udhara. 13

Oh monkey god who is exuberant and who destroys all his enemies,
Please save me by killing all my enemies , Oh God who lifts people from danger.

Om Harimarkata markata manthramidham ,parilikhyathi likhyathi vama thale ,
yadi nasyathi nasyathi shathru kulam,yadi muchyathi muchyathi vama latha. 14

Om , if this divine chant of the monkey of Vishnu* , monkey of Vishnu is written on the left side , the enemies would be destroyed , destroyed and the contrary aspects would be pardoned, pardoned.
*could be “green monkey” also

Om Hari markataya swaha*

Om my offerings in the fire to Vishnu’s monkey
*”swaha” is the wife of fire. These type of manthras are used when we offer some thing to the fire.

Om namo bhagawathe Pancha vadanaya Poorva kapimukhaya sakala shathru samharakaya swaha

Om my offerings through the fire to the five faced God who has monkey face on the east side and the God who destroys all our enemies.

Om namo bhagawathe Pancha vadanaya Dakshina mukhaya , karala vadanaya , narasimhaya sakala bhootha pramadhanaya swaha

Om my offerings through the fire to five faced God who has the black face of Narasimha on the south side and to the God who hurts all beings.

Om namo bhagawathe Pancha vadanaya, paschima mukhaya garudananaya sakala visha haraya swaha.

Om my offerings through the fire to five faced God who has the face of Garuda on the west side and to the God who cures all types of poisons.

Om namo bhagawathe Pancha vadanaya, Uthara mukhaya aadhi varahaya , sakala sampathkaraya swaha.

Om my offerings through the fire to five faced God who has the face of the primeval boar and who blesses with all types of wealth.

Om namo bhagawathe Pancha vadanaya, Urdhwa mukhaya, hayagreevaya , sakala jana vasankaraya swaha.

Om my offerings through the fire to five faced God who has the face of god hayagreeva (horse) and to the God who attracts all beings.

Om asya Sri Pancha Hanuman maha manthrasya , Sri Ramachandra Rishi , anushtup Chanda , Pancha mukha veera Hanuman devatha, Hanumanithi bheejam, Vayu puthra ithi shakthi , Anjani sutha ithi keelakam, Sri Rama dhootha hanumath prasada sidhyarthe jape viniyoga. Ithi rishyadhika vinyaseth.

Om for the great chant of the five faced Hanuman, the sage is Lord Ramachandra, meter is Anushtup, the god addressed is the five faced Hanuman, the root is Hanuman, the power is the son of Wind God, the nail is the son of Anjana, and the chant is being done to please Hanuman who is the emissary of Sri Rama . Thus do the preliminaries starting from the sage.

Adha kara nyasa
Now the ritual acts by the hand

Om Anjani suthaya angushtabhyam nama
Om Rudhra murthaye Tharjaneebhyam nama
Om Vayu puthraya madhyamabhyam nama
Om Agni garbhaya Anamikabhyam nama
Om Rama Dhoothaya kanishtikabhyam nama
Om Pancha mukha hanumath kara thala kara prushtabhyam nama
Ithi Kara nyasa

Om salutations to son of Anjana through the thumb
Om salutations to Rudhra murthy through the fore finger
Om salutations to son of wind god through the middle finger
Om salutations to he who has fire within him through the fourth finger
Om salutations to the messenger of Rama through the little finger
Om salutations to he who has five faces through the entire palm.
Thus the ritual acts of the hand

Adha Hrudhayadhi nyasa
Now the rituals in places like heart

Om Anjani suthaya hrudayaya nama
Om Rudhra murthaye Sirase Swaha
Om Vayu puthraya shikhaya vashat
Om Agni Garbhaya kavachaya hoom
Om Rama dhoothathaya nethraya Voushat
Om Pancha mukha hanumathe asthraya phat
Om Pancha mukha Hanumathe swaha
Ithi Hrudhayadhi nyasa

Om salutations at the heart for son of Anjana
Om offering to the fire to Rudhra Murthy
Om Vashat for son of wind god in the head
Om hoom for the armour of he who has the fire within him
Om Voushat for the eyes for messenger of Rama
Om Phat for arrow of the five faced Hanuman
Om offering in the fire to five faced Hanuman
Thus ends the rituals at heart

Dhyanam
Medtitation

Vande Vanara Narasimha khagarat kreedaswa vaktharanwitham,
Divyalankaranam tri Pancha nayanam dheedheepya manam ruchaa,
Hasthabhdhai rasi kheta pusthaka sudhaa Kumbha angusadhim halam,
Gadwangam phani bhooruham dasa bhujam sarvari veerapaham.


Salutations to him who has faces of a monkey, Narasimha, king of birds, horse and a boar,
Which are divinely decorated, have fifteen eyes, which shines immensely,
Who has ten hands and holds shield, book , nectar, goad , plough and
Sword and moves with his body all over the earth and is valorous everywhere.

Adha Manthra
Now the holy chant

Om Sri Rama dhoothaya , Anjaneyaya , Vayu puthraya, Maha bala parakramaya,
Sita dukha nivaranaya, Lanka dahana karanaya, Maha bala prachandaya , Phalguna sakhaya, Kolahala sakala Brahmanda viswa roopaya, Saptha samudhra nirlanganaya, Pingala nayanaya, Amitha vikramaya, Surya bimba phala sevanaya, Dushta nivaranaya, Drushti niralankruthaya, SAnjeevini sanjeevithangada Lakshmana maha kapi sainya pranadhaya, Dasa kanda vidhwamsanaya, Rameshtaya, Maha Phalguna SAkhaya, Sita sahitha Rama vara pradhaya , Shad prayoga gama Pancha mukha veera hanuman manthra jape viniyoga.

I start the chant of the valorous Hanuman with five faces along with six fold rituals , and worship the emissary of Rama, The son of Anjana, The son of wind God, The very valorous hero, The one who removed the sorrow of Sita, The one who was the cause of burning of Lanka, The one who is well known as very powerful, The one who is the friend of Arjuna, One who assumes the tumultuous universal form , One who crossed the seven oceans, One who has red eyes, One who is greatly valorous, One who thought that the sun was a fruit, One who reformed bad people, One who has firm sight, One who gave back life to army of monkeys and Lord Lakshmana by bringing the Sanjeevini mountain, one who broke the ten headed one, one who is close to Rama, One who is a great friend of Arjuna and One who gives boons along with Rama and Sita,

Om Hari markata markataya bham bham bham bham bham Voushat swaha

Fire offering with the chant “Hari markata markataya bham bham bham bham bham Voushat”

Om Hari markata markataya pham pham pham pham pham phat swaha

Fire offering with the chant “Om Hari markata markataya pham pham pham pham pham phat”

Om Hari markata markataya lum lum lum lum lum Akarshitha sakala sampath karaya swaha

Fire offering with the chant “Hari markata markataya lum lum lum lum lum” with a prayer to attract all types of wealth.

Om Hari markata markataya Dham Dham Dham Dham Dham Shatru Sthmbanaya swaha

Fire offering with the chant “Hari markata markataya Dham Dham Dham Dham Dham” with a prayer to benumb all our enemies

Om tam tam tam tam tam Koorma moorthate Pancha mukha veera Hanumathe para yanthra para thanthrouchadanaya swaha

Fire offering with the chant “Om tam tam tam tam tam Koorma moorthaye (God in form of tortoise) Pancha mukha veera Hanumathe (five faced valorous Hanuman) “ protect me from others manthra as well as Thanthra

Om kam kham gam gham ngam cham cham jam jham gnam tam tham dam dham nam , tham ththam dham dhdham nam pam pham bam bham mam sam sham sam ham lam ksham swaha

Fire offering with all consonants of Deva nagari script

Ithi dig bhanda
Thus we tie all the directions

Om Poorva kapi mukhaya Pancha mukhaya Pancha mukha hanumathe tam tam tam tam tam sakala shatru samharanaya swaha

Fire offering with”Om one who has monkey face in the east, one who has five faces , One who is five faced Hanuman tam tam tam tam tam tam” with a prayer to kill all ones enemies

Om Dakshina mukhaya Pancha mukha hanumathe karala vadanaya Narasimhaya Om hraam hreem hroom hraim hroum hrah SAkala bhootha pretha dhamanaya swaha

Fire offering with “Om one who has the south face as the very angry Narasimha among the five faces of Five faced Hanuman Om hraam hreem hroom hraim hroum hrah” with a prayer tocontrol all ghosts and spirits of dead people

Om paschima mukhaya garudasanaya Pancha mukha hanumathe mam mam mam mam mam sakala visha haraya swaha

Fire offering with “ Om the five faced Hanuman with the face of Garuda in the west mam mam mam mam mam” with a prayer to cure all poisons

Om Uthara mukhaya aadhi varahaya lam lam lam lam lam nrusimhaya neelakanta moorthaye Pancha mukha hanumathe swaha

Fire offering with “ Om God with face of boar on the north side , lam lam lam lam lam , God Narasimha, God shiva with the blue neck”

Om Urdhwa mukhaya haya greevaya rum rum rum rum rum Rudhra moorthaye sakala prayojana nirvahakaya swaha

Fire offering with “Om God with the face of Haya greeva at the top rum rum rum rum rum , God who is very angry” with a prayer to manage all useful acts

Om Anjani suthaya , Vayu puthraya, Maha balaya , Sita soka nivaranaya , Sri Ramachandra krupa padukaya Maha veerya pramadhanaya, Brahmanda nathaya Kamadhaya Pancha mukha veera hanumathe swaha

Fire offering with “Om son of Anjana, son of wind god, Greatly valorous one, He who removed the sorrow of Sita , He who is the vehicle of mercy of Lord Rama , He who is very valorous soldier of God, He who is the lord of the universe, He who is desirable , he who is the five faced Hanuman”

Bhootha pretha pisacha Brahma Rakshasa sakini dakinyanathareeksha graham para yanthra para thanthrochatanaya swaha

Fire offering with a prayer to keep away ghosts dead souls, devils , Brahma rakshas, Sakini, Dakini ,and to prevent effects of the planets in the sky , evil created by thalismans , thanthra done by others and evil chants.

Sakala prayojana nirvahakaya Pancha veera hanumathe , Sri Ramachandra vara prasadaya jam jam jam jam jam swaha

Fire offering with prayer to the five faced hanuman who manages all useful acts jam jam jam jam jam , with a prayer for the blessings of Lord Ramachandra.

Idham kavacham padithwa maha kavacham paden nara ,
Yeka varam japeth stotram sarva shathru nivaranam. 15

After reading this followed by reading of the great armour,
For a period of one week would destroy all one’s enemies.

Dwivaram thu paden nithyam puthra poutharabhi vardhanam,
Trivaram cha paden nithyam sarva sapath karam shubham. 16

Reading daily for two weeks would increase the number of children and grand children,
Reading daily for three weeks would bring all sorts of wealth.

Chathurvaram paden nithyam sarva roga nivaranam,
Pancha varam paden nithyam srava loka vasam karam, 17

Reading daily for four weeks would cure all diseases,
Reading daily for five weeks would make the entire world under our control,

Shadvaram cha paden nithyam Sarva deva vasam karam,
Saptha varam cha paden nithyam sarva soubhahya dhayakam. 18

Reading daily for six weeks would put all gods under our control,
Reading daily for seven weeks would give us all the world’s luck.

Ashta varam paden nithyam ishta kamartha sidhidham,
Nava varam cha paden nithyam raja bhogamavapnuyath. 19

Reading daily for eight weeks would fulfill all that we desire,
Reading daily for nine weeks would result in the pleasures of a king.

Dasa varam paden nihyam tri lokya jnana darsanam,
Rudra vruthir paden nithya, sarva sidhir bhaved dhruvam. 20

Reading daily for ten weeks would get you all knowledge in all the three worlds,
Reading daily for eleven weeks would definitely get you all, occult powers

Nirbhalo roga yukthascha maha vyadheedhi peeditham,
Kavacha smaranenaiva Maha balamapnuyath, 21

But in case of person who is weak , diseased or in clutches of great diseases,
Even a thought of this armour will give him great strength.

Ithi Sudarsana samhithayam Sri Ramachandra Sita proktha Sri Pancha mukha Hanumath kavacham sampoornam.

Thus ends the “armour of the five faced Hanuman” which occurs in Sudarasana Samitha and has been told by Lord Rama at the request of Goddess Sita.

Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham

Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham
(Armour to Hanuman with one face)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

( This armour has been told by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathy. The lord first tells a prayer of twelve names addressed to Hanuman and then quotes the Hanuman kavacha as taught by Lord Rama to Lord Vibheeshana. Unlike other Kavachas of Hanuman, this is a simple prayer and not a thanthric text.)

Yekadhaa Sukhamassenam sankaram Loka Sankaram,
Papracha Girija kantham Karpoora davalam Shivam 1

Once when Lord Shiva, the God of the people,
The consort of Girija, who was as white as Camphor
Was asked by Goddess Parvathi, as follows.

Sri Parvathyuvacha:-
(Goddess Parvathi said)

Bhagwan deva devesa , loka nadha , Jagat Prabho,
Sokakulaanaam lokaanaam kena raksha bhaved Dhruvam. 2

Sangrame, sankate , Ghore bhootha prethaathike, Bhaye,
Dukha davagni santhaptha chethasaam , dukha bhaginaam, 3

Oh God, God of Gods, Lord of the world , Lord of the universe,
How can people afflicted with sorrow get protected for ever?
How can they protect themselves in war, sorrow, from fearful ghosts,
From fear of the dead, from the burning fire of sorrow ,
And become even minded and get out of sorrow?

Sri Mahadeva Uvacha:-
(Lord Shiva said:- )

Srunu devi pravakshyami , lokaanaam hitha kamyaya,
Vibheeshanaaya Ramena premena datham cha yath puraa. 4

Please hear what I tell, for the good of the world,
Of What was told by Lord Rama to Vibheeshana long ago.

Kavacham kapi nadhasya , Vayuputhrasya dheematha,
Guhyam thathe pravakshyami Visesha chrunu Sundari. 5

Oh pretty one hear the armour of the Lord of Monkeys,
Who was the greatly valorous son of Lord Vayu,
Which is secret but specially being told by me.

Udhyadhithya sankasa mudhara bhuja vikramam,
Kandarpa koti lavanyam, Sarva Vidhya visaradham. 6

He was like a rising sun ,a greatly charitable hero,
Who is extremely pretty and very greatly learned.

Sri Rama hrudayanandam bhktha kalpa maheeruham,
Abhayam varadam dhorbhyaam kalaye maruthathmajam, 7

He is one who gives happiness to mind of Rama,
He is one who is the wish giving tree to devotees,
He is the one who protects, blesses, drives away fear,
He is the one who is the darling , son of wind God.

Hanuman Anjani soonoon Vayuputhro Maha bala,
Rameshta , Phalguna sakha, pingaksho , amitha Vikrama. 8

He is the one who is Hanuman, He is the one who is the Son of Anjana,
He is the one who is the son of wind god, He is the one who is Very strong,
He is the one who is dear to Rama , He is the one who is friend of Arjuna ,
He is the one who has red eyes, He is the one who has immeasurable valour

Udadhikramanaschaiva , seethasoka vinasana,
Lakshmana prana datha cha dasa greevasya darppaha. 9

He is the one who crossed the sea, He is the one who put an end to sorrow of Sita,
He is the who gave life to Lakshmana , He is the one who hurt the pride of Ravana.

Yevam dwadasa naamani Kapeendrasya mahathmana,
Swa kale prabodhe cha Yathra kale cha padeth, 10

Thsya sarva bhayam nasthi , rane cha vijayi bhaveth,
Rajadware gahware cha bhayam nasthi kadachana. 11

If these twelve names of the king of monkeys are read,
In our own time after getting up or during the journey,
All our fears would be destroyed, and we will win in all wars,
And we would never have fear at the gate of the king or in forest cave.

Ullangya sindho salilam salilam,
Ya soka vahnim Janakathmajaya,
AAdhaya thenaiva dadaha lankam,
Namami tham pranchalir Anjaneyam. 12

I salute with folded hands that son of Anjana,
Who crossed the great waters of the sea,
Who doused the fire of sorrow of Sita,
And who set fire to Lanka afterwards.

Om Namo Hanumathe sarva sarvagrahan , bhootha, bhavishyath varthamaanan , sameepasthaan sarva kala dushta budhin Uchadaya Uchadaya , para balan kshobhaya kshobhaya , mama sarva karyani sadhaya sadhaya.

Om, salutations to Hanuman, let all the bad effects due to all planets , devils , past, present and future and evil spirits which are near by, be driven away, driven away . Let others strength diminish, And let all my deeds attain with success.

Om Hram Hreem Hroom Phat ghe ghe Ghe,
Om Shiva sidhim Om Hram Om Hreem Om Hroom,
Om Hraim , Om Hroum Om Hra swaha

(These are magical chants and cannot be translated.)

Para kruthya yanthra manthra parahankara bhootha pretha pisacha drushti sarva vighna dur jana Cheshta kuvidya Sarvogra bhayani Nivaraya, nivaraya


Let the evil charms and chants done by others, the jealousy of others, , the effect of Ghosts , corpse and devils and let all blockages created by evil people , let evil knowledge and let all great fears be cured, cured.

Banda banda , Lunta lunta, Viluncha viluncha, Kili kili sarvaka yanthrani dushta vacham Om Phat Swaha.

Let the evil designs of other charms be tied and made in effective. Ablations to the fire.

Om asya sri Hanumath Kavacha stotra Maha manthrasya , Sri Ramachandra Rishi, , Sri Hanuman parmathma devatha ,Anushtup Chanda, Maruthaathmaja ithi Bheeja Anjanaa Soorithi Sakthi , Lakshmana prana ithi keelakam , Rama dhoothayethi asthram, Hanuman devatha ithi kavacham, Pingaksho amitha Vikrama ithi manthra,Sri Ramachandra preranaya Ramachandra preethyartham Mama Manaasa sakala kaamanaa sidhyartham Jape Viniyoga,

Om For the great chant of the Armour of Hanuman, the sage is Sri Ramachandra, The god addressed is the divine Hanuman ,Meter is Anushtup, , The seed is the son of Vayu, The strength is the son of Anjana, the nail is the giver of life to Lakshmana , The arrow is the messenger of Rama, The armour is God Hanuman, The chant is red eyed one who is greatly valorous, and this is being chanted by the orders of Rama so that Sri Rama would be pleased and all the desires of my mind are get fulfilled.

Adha kara nyasa
(Now the hand signs)

Om hram anjanisuthaya angushtabhyam nama
Om hrem Rudhra murthaye tharjaneebhyam nama
Om hroom Rama dhoothaya madhyamabhyam nama
Om hraim Vayu puthraya anamikabhyam nama
Om Hroum Agni garbhaya kanishtikabhyam nama
Om hrah Brahmasthra nivaranaya kara thala kara prushtabhuam nama
Ithi kara nyasa

Om Hram salutations to son of Anjana at the thumb
Om Hreem salutations to Rudhra murthy through fore finger
Om Hroom salutations to messenger of Rama through middle finger
Om Hraim salutations to son of vayu through fourth finger
Om Hroum salutations to he who has fire within him through little finger
Om Hrah salutations to he who cures Brahmasthra through the entire palm.

Adha Hrudhayadhi nyasa
(Now signs on the heart)

Om Hraam Anjani suthaaya hrudhayaya nama
Om Hreem Rudhra moorthaye sirase swaha
Om Hroom Rama dhoothaya Shikaayai vashat
Om Hraim Vayuputhraya kavachaya hoom
Om Hroum Agnigarbhaya nethra thrayaya voushat
Om Hrah Brahmasthra nivaranaya asthraya phat
Ithi hrudhayadhi Shadanga nyasa

Chant Om Hraam son of Anjana and touch the heart
Chant Om Hreem RudhraMurthy and touch the head
Chant Om hroom messenger of Rama and touch your hair
Chant Om Hraim son of Vayu and imagine it is your armour
Chant Om Hroum He who has fire in him and touch the eyes
Chant Om Hrah he who cures Brahmasthra

Adha Dhyanam
Then meditation

Dhyayeth bala divakara dhyuthinibham devari darppapaham,
Devendra pramukham , prasatha yassam dedepyamanam rucha,
Sugreevadhi samastha vanara yutham suvyaktha Thathwa priyam,
SAmraktharuna lochanam pavanajam peethambaralankrudham. 1


I meditate on him who is similar to the young Sun, who humbles the pride of enemies of devas,
Who is honoured by Devendra, who has great fame , who shines greatly like the light,
Who is with all monkeys including Sugreeva , who likes very clear philosophic thoughts,
Who is with red eyes, who is son of wind God and who wears yellow silk.

Udyathmarthanda koti prakata ruchi yutham , charu veerasanastham,
Mounji yajnopaveethabharana ruchi shikham shobhitham kundalangam,
Bhakthanam ishtadham tham prantha muni janam, veda nadha pramodham,
Dyayeth devam vidheyam plavaga kula pathim , ghoshpathee bhootha vaardheem. 2

I meditate on the God who is humble, lord of the clan of monkeys , who does good to beings of earth,
Who has the shine of one crore rising suns, who is a pretty valorous hero,
Who wears sacred thread and a deer skin and has a tuft, who shines in his ear studs,
Who likes his devotees , who is saluted by sages and likes the sound of chanting of Vedas.

Vajrangam Pinga kesadyam , swarna kundala manditham,
Nigudam upa sangamya paraa vaara parakramam 3

Spatikaabam swarna kanthim dwibhujam cha kruthanjalim,
Kundala dwaya samshobhi mukhambujam Harim Bhaje. 4

I sing about that Hari who has diamond like body,
Who has red hair , wears golden ear studs,
Who is not easy to see and is greatly valorous,
Who is like a crystal and shines like gold,
Has two hands which salute, has two ear studs ,
And an extremely shining lotus like face.

Savya hasthe Gadhayuktham Vama hastha kamandalum,
Udhyad dakshinodhor dhandam , Hanumantham vichinthayeth, 5

I think about Hanuman who holds a mace in his right hand,
Who holds a water pot in his left hand ,
And who is rising to standing position in the south.

Adha Mantha
Then the chants

Om hanoomathe shobithananaaya yasolankruthaya , Anjani Garbha sambhoothaya,
Rama Lakshmana anadakaya, kapi sainya prakasa parvathoth patanaaya sugreeva sahya karana parocchaatana kumara Brahmacharya gambheera shabdhodhaya Om hreem Sarva dushta graham nivaranaya swaha.
Om Hanuman who has shining body , who is decorated by his fame, who was born to Anjana, who gives pleasure to Rama and Lakshmana Who shines in the army of monkeys , who climbed the mountain , who helped Lord Sugreeva , who is a youth observing celibacy , who has a booming regal voice , Om Hreem Please cure the ills caused by all planets.

Om Namo Hanumathe Yehi, Yehi Yehi Sarva Graha bhoothaanaam , SAkini Dakineenaam , vishama dushtaanaam Sarvesham Aakarshaya AAkarshaya, Mardhaya mardhaya, Chedhaya chedhata , Maraya maraya , Soshya soshaya, Prajwala prajwala , Bhootha mandala Pisacha mandala nirasanaaya Bhootha jwara , pretha jwara Chthurthika jwara , Brahma Rakshasa, Pisacha chedhana Kriya, Vishnu jwara , maheswara jwaraan chindi Chindi, Bhindi Bhindi Akshi soole Sirobhyanthare hyaakshi soole Gulma soole Pitha soole Brahma Rakshasa kula Prabhala naga kula vinir- vishadjadithi.(dvi varam Japthwa)

Om salutation to Hanuman of this world, Attract, attract, Beat , beat, Cut, cut, Kill, kill, make them weak, make them weak, and Rapidly burn, rapidly burn, all this world’s ghosts of home , Ghosts of dead ones, mischievous bad people
Break, break, Pierce pierce, ghost groups, devil groups, fever caused by devils , fever caused by dead ones , fever of the fourth type , Brahma Rakshasas, the act of cutting by ghosts , fever caused by Vishnu , fever caused by Shiva .
Speedily cure diseases of eye , head stomach, anus, bile and those caused by Brahma Rakshasas and famous serpents.(chant these for two weeks)

Om hreem phat ghe ghe swaha
(Chant)

Om namo hanumathe pavana puthra vaiswanara mukha papa drushti , shoda drushti , hanumathe Aagnaa phure swaha.

Oblations to the fire to Hanuman, the son of wind , who burns those with sinful looks and searching looks , Oh Lord Hanuman, who completes his orders

Swagruhe dware pattake thishta thishtethi thathra roga mayam raja kula mayam nasthi thasyocharana mathrena sarve jwara nasyanthi ,Om hraam hreem hroom ghe ghe swaha.

In our own house, near the gate , keeping on a plate and by chanting .” Om hraam hreem hroom ghe ghe swaha.” Diseases and fever would leave for ever.

Sri Ramachandra Uvacha:-
Lord Ramachandra said:-

Hanuman Poorvatha pathu,
Pathu dakshine pavanathmaja,
Pradeechyam pathu Rakshasogna,
Soumyam sagara paraga. 1

Let the east be protected by Hanuman,
South be protected by son of wind,
Let the west be protected by killer of Rakshasas,
And let the North be protected by him , who crossed the sea

Udeechyaam oordwaga pathu
Kesari Priya nandana, adasthu
Vishnu bhakthasthu pathu,
Pathu Madhyam thu pavani. 2

Let the west and above be protected by darling son of Kesari,
And let middle and down portion be protected by devotee of Vishnu.

Lanka vidhahka pathu sarvapadbhyo nirantharam,
Sugreeva sachiva pathu masthakam vayu nandana. 3

Let he who burnt Lanka protect me from all dangers,
Let the minister of Sugreeva and the son of wind god,
Protect my head permanently,

Phaalam pathuMaha veero, broovor madhye nirantharam,
Nethre chayapaharicha pavana plavageswara. 4


Let my forehead be protected by the great hero,
Let the killer of the stealer of shadow ,
And the holy of lord of monkeys
Protect always my eyes as well as,
The place in the middle of eye brows.

Kapale karna mole cha pathu Sri Rama Kinkara,
Nasagram anjani soonu, pathu vakthram hareeswara. 5

Let the servant of Rama protect my head,
As well as the root portion of my ears,
Let the son of Anjana protect the tip of my throat,
And let the king of monkeys protect my neck.

Vacham Rudra Priya Pathu jihwam Pingala lochana,
Pathu deva palguneshta schubhukam daithya darpaha. 6

Let my words be protected by the one liked by Rudra,
Let my toungue be protected by the red eyed one,
Let me chin be protected by god who is the friend of Arjuna,
As well as the one who put an end of pride of Asuras.

Pathu kandam cha daithyari , skandhou pathu surarchitha,
Bhujou pathu maha theja, Karou cha charanayudha, 7

Let my neck be protected by enemy of Asuras,
Let my shoulders be protected by him , who is worshipped by devas,
Let the greatly resplendent one protect my shoulders,
Let my hands be protected by him who uses leg as a weapon,

Nakhaan nakhayudha pathu kukshou pathu kapeeswara,
Vakshou mudhrapahari cha pathu parswe bhujayudha. 8

Let my nails be protected by him who uses nails as weapon,
Let the Monkey God protect my belly,
Let him who took Rama’s ring protect my chest,
Let my sides be protected by the great armed one.

Laka vibhanjana pathu prushta dese nirantharam,
Nabhim cha Rama dhoothasya , katim pathwanilathmaja. 9

Let him who burnt Lanka always protect my back,
Let my belly button be protected by messenger of Rama,
Let the son of wind god protect my hips.

Guhyam pathu Maha Pragno , lingam pathu Shiva Priya,
Oorum cha jhanuni pathu Lanka prasada bhanjana. 10

Let my private parts be protected by the great scholar,
Let my penis be protected by he who loves Lord Shiva,
Let my knees and thighs be protected by Him who destroyed Lanka’s buildings.

Jange pathu Kapi sreshto, gulphou pathu Maha Bala,
Achalodharaka pathu Padou Bhaskara Sannibha. 11

Let my calves be protected by the greatest monkey,
Let my ankles be protected by the very strong one,
Let the carrier of the mountain and he who is near to Sun protect my feet.

Angnyam amitha sathwadya pathu padangulisthadha,
Sarvangani Maha soora , pathu romani chathmavith. 12

Let all my body parts be protected by him who has limitless powers,
Let him also protect the fingers of my feet,
Let all my body be protected by the all knowing one,
Let all my hairs be protected by him who controls the soul.

Hanumath kavacham yasthu padeth vidhwan vichakshana,
Sa yeva purusha sreshto bhkthim mukthim cha vindathi. 13

He who reads this armour of Hanuman with clear understanding,
That man with great devotion would attain happiness and salvation.

Trikalam Eka kalam va padan masa thryam nara,
SArvaan ripoon kshanaajjithwa sa puman sriyam apnuyath. 14

If one reads it once or three times for a period of three months,
He would be victorious in a second ,against all his enemies,
And that gentleman would make all the wealth his.

Madhya rather jale sthithwa saptha varam padeth yadhi,
Kshaya apasmara kushtadhi thapa thraya nivarana. 15

If it is read at mid night standing in water for seven weeks,
He would get rid of the three sufferings due to Tuberculosis. Epilepsy and Leprosy.

Aswatha moole arka vare sthithwa patathi ya pumaan,
Achalaam sriyamapnothi SAngrame vijayam thadha. 16

That great one who reads it under the banyan tree on Sundays,
Would get mountain like wealth and be victorious in war.

Budhir balam yaso dhairyam nirbhayathwam arogatha,
Sudardyam vak sphurathwam cha Hanumath smaranad bhaveth. 17

Wisdom, strength, fame , courage , fearlessness, freedom from illness,
Great presence and mastery over words, would be one’s, if he meditates on Hanuman.

Maaranam vairinam sadhya saranam sarva sampadaam,
Sokasya harane daksham vande tham rana dharunam. 18

He who worships the great one in war ,
Would win over spells and enemies ,
All wealth would bow before him,
And all sorrow will vanish from him.

Likhithwa poojayed yasthu sarvathra vijayee bhaved,
Ya kare dharaye nithyam sapumaan sriyamapnuyath. 19

He who writes or worships it will get victory every where,
And he who wears it in his hand would become greatly wealthy.

Sthithwa thu bhandena yasthu japam karayathi dwijai,
That kshanaath mukthi mapnothi nigadathu thadaiva cha. 20

If one is imprisoned and gets this read by the twice born,
He would immediately get freedom and continue to be like that.

Ya idham prathar uthaya padecha kavacham sada,
Ayur arogya santhanaisthasya, sthavya sthavo bhaveth. 21

He who always reads this in the morning after waking up,
Would get long life ,health and children and would be praised by the famous.

Idham poorvam padithwa thu ramasya kavacham Thatha,
Padaneeyam narai bhakthya naikameva padeth kadhaa. 22

Hanumath Kavacham Chathra Sri Rama Kavacham vinaa,
Ye padanthi narschathra padanam thath vrudha bhaveth. 23

THasmad sarvai padaneeyam Sarvadha kavacha dwayam,
Ramasya , vayu puthrasya sadbhakthaischa viseshatha. 24



This is to be read and Rama’s armour is to be read earlier,
By men with devotion instead of reading it alone.
Instead if Hanuman’s armour is read without reading Rama’s armour,
Then the reading by such men would be a waste.
So all those who want to read, should read both armours together,
For , reading with devotion the armour of Rama and Hanuman is specially good.

Ithi Sri Rama kruthai yeka mukha hanumath kavacham sampatham

Thus ends the armour of single faced Hanuman written by Lord Rama.