Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sritha Kamala stotram

Sritha Kamala from Ashtapadi

By

Jayadeva


Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This is a very popular prayer , usually sung in Hindustani and Karnatik music concerts in the Raga Pahadi or Bhairavi.)

1.Sritha Kamala , kucha mandala, Dhritha kundala hey,
Kalitha vana mala jaya jaya deva hare,

You rest on the lotus like breasts of Goddess Lakshmi,
Oh god who wears swinging ear globes,
And also wear garland of forest flowers,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.


2.Dina mani mandala mandana , bhava khandana hey ,
Muni jana manasa Hamsa jaya jayadeva hare.

Your face shines like the disc of Sun ,
Oh destroyer of the ties of birth and death,
Oh swan in the hearts of great sages,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

3.Kaaliya visha dhara ganjana jana ranjana hey,
Yadu kula nalini dinesa , jaya jaya deva hare

You who defeated the poison bearing Kaliya ,
Oh God who entertains lots of people,
And who is the lotus of the clan of Yadus,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

4.Madhu mura naraka vinasana , Garudasana hey,
Sura kula kelee nidhana, jaya jaya deva hare.

You who killed Madhu, Mura and Narakasura,
Oh God who sits on Garuda,
And who entertains devas by his sports,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

5.Amala, kamala dala lochana, bhava mochana hey,
Tribhuvana bhuvana nidhana, jaya jaya deva hare

You are having holy lotus flower like eyes,
Oh God who frees us from ties of birth,
And whose home is all the three worlds,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

6.Janaka suthaa krutha bhooshana, jitha dhooshana hey,
Samara samitha dasa kanta, jaya jaya deva hare

You who made Goddess Sita wear ornaments,
Oh defeater of bad ones,
Who in the war killed the ten headed Ravana,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

7.Abhjinava jala dhara Sundara, Dhrutha mandara hey,
Sri Mukha chandra chakora, jaya jaya deva hare

You who are as pretty as the rich new cloud,
Oh God who lifted the mountain,
And whose face is like the moon loved by Chakora* birds,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.
*Birds who live by drinking moon light

8.Thava Charanam pranatha vayam , ithi bhavaya hey,
Kuru kusalam pranatheshu , jaya jaya deva hare

We salute at your feet ,
Oh God who gives prosperity,
Please look after the good of all beings,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

9.Sri Jaya deva kaver idham krutha mudam hey,
Mangala ujjwala githam , jaya jaya deva hare

Oh darling God , this shining and auspicious song ,
Written by poet Jayadeva,
Is being offered to you ,
Victory to God Jaya deva and to Lord Hari.

Vrinda devi Ashtakam

Sri Vrunda devi ashtaka

By

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

( This great prayer is addressed to Vrunda devi who later became the Thulasi(ocimum sanctum) plant. There is a story that she was doing penance to marry Lord Vishnu and once when Ravana tried to molest her, she jumped in to the fire and became ash. This was written by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura also known as Sri Harivallabha dasa, who reached Brindavan (the forest of Thulasi plants) and stayed there. )


1.Gangeya champeya tadith vinindi-
Rocih pravaha snapitatma vrinde
Bandhuka bandhu dyuthi divya vaso
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
Who is surrounded by the glow similar to Bandhuka flowers*,
Whose splendour puts to shame gold, Champaka** flower and lightning,
And by the flow of that same splendour you continuously anoint your devotees,

*Red Ixora flowers. **michelia champaka


2.Bimbadharo udithvara manda hasya-
Nasagra mukta dyuti dipitaysye
Vichitra rathnabharana sriya adhye
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
Who has a very pretty rising smile beaking,
Out of her reddish lips resembling Bimba fruits,
Whose pearl nose ring illuminates the tip of her nose ,
And who wears several amazing gem studded ornaments.

3.Samasta vaikunta- siromanau sri
Krishnasya vrindavana dhanya dhamni
Datta adhikare vrsuhaabhanu-putrya
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
Who is the crown jewel of the entire land of Vaikunta,
And who has been given the power to rule the blessed Vrindavana,
By Radha who was the daughter of Vrusha Banu.

4.Thvad aajnaya pallava pushpa bhrnga,
Mrugadibhir Madhava keli kunja
Madhvadibhir bhanti vibhushyamana
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
By whose order the garden of Lord Krishna,
Is decorated with blossoming flowers, bees,
Deer and other things, for enjoying his playful pastimes.

5.Thvadiya dhothyena nikunja-yunor
Athi yutkayoh keli vilasa siddhih
Thvat saubhagyam kena niruchyatam thad
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
Due to the service rendered by you, the divine couple,
Were able to enjoy perfect playful acts in the grove,
And who can ever describe your very great luck?

6.Rasabhilasho vasatis cha vrunda-
Vane thvadeesa anghri Saroja seva
Labhya cha pumsam krupaya thavaiva
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
Indeed, due to your great mercy the people of Brindavana,
Were able to do service to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna,
In fulfilling his desire to perform the Rasa leela.

7.Thvam kirthyase satvata tantra vidhibhir
Leela abhidhana kila Krishna sakthih
Thavaiva murthis tulasi nru loke
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
The saints well versed in the science of pure strength,
Have praised you as the power of the sports of Lord Krishna,
And that the Thulasi plant is your form in the human world.

8.Bhakthyaa viheena aparadha lakshaih
Ksiptha scha kamaadhi taranga madhye
Krupamayi thvam saranam prapanna
Vrnde namaste charanaravindam

My salutations to your lotus like feet ,Oh Vrinda devi,
Being devoid of devotion and having committed millions of sins,
And having been thrown deep in the middle of the waves of passion,
Oh merciful one , I have completely surrendered to you.

9.Vrundashtakam yah srunuyat padeth va
Vrndavana adhisa padhabja bhrungah
Sa prapya vrundavana nitya vasam
That prema sevam labhate krutarthah

If this octet addressed to Vrunda devi is heard or read,
By one who is like the bee visiting the lotus like feet of the Lords of Brindavan,
He would reach and stay for ever in Brindavan,
And get loving service there and would br blessed.

Thulasi AArthi -II (Hindi)

Sri Tulasi-arati

By
Candrasekhara Kavi

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a simple prayer in Hindi addressed to the sacred basil (Ocimum sanctum). Here she is addreesed as queen Thulasi.)

1.Namo namah thulasi maharani,
Vrnde maharani namo namah
Namo re namo re meiya namo Narayani

Salutations and salutations to queen Thulasi,
Salutations and salutations to queen Vrinda,
Salutations and salutations to our mother Narayani.


2.Jako darase, sparase agha-nasa-i
Mahima beda-purane bakhani

From those who touches or sees her, she removes sins.
And her greatness is told in Vedas and Puranas.

3.Jako pathra, manjari komala
sri pati charana kamale lapatani
dhanya tulasi meiya, purana tapa kiye,
Sri salagrama maha patarani

Your leaves and pretty flowers,
Have entwined with legs of Lord Vishnu,
And so blessed mother Thulasi , by doing great penance,
You became the chief queen of Salagrama stone.

4. Dhupa, deepa, naivedya, aarati,
Phulana kiye varakha varakhani
Chapanna bhoga, chatrisa byanjana,
bina tulasi prabhu eka nahi man

The Lord becomes glad and showers his mercy if
Incense , lamp, food offering , lamp worship are offered.
But when Fifty six variety of feasts , thirty six varieties of light food,
Are offered to him without Thulasi he does not accept it.

5.Siva suka narada, aura brahmadiko,
Dhurata phirata maha-muni jnani
Candrasekhara meiya, tera jasa gaowe
Bhakati-dane dijiye maharani

Lord Shiva and Brahma and great and wise sages
Like Shuka and Narada do perambulations around you,
And Oh mother this Chandrashekara is singing your praise,
And Oh queen, give me the charity of your devotion.

Sri Datha Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram

Datha Apardha Kshmamapana stotram
(Prayer addressed to Dathathreya for pardoning mistakes)\

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Though I could not find the text of this stotra in the web, the recording of this stotra as sung by Bombay sisters is available in www.manoramic.com/music/...datta-aparadha-kshamapana-stotram/12227

Another stotra called Datha Kshamapana stotram has been earlier translated by me and is available in
http://stotrarathna.blogspot.com/2009/08/datha-kshamapana-stotram.html
)

1.Dathathreyam thwam namami praseedha,
Thwam sarvathma , sarva kartha na Veda,
Kopyantham they srava devaddhi deva,
Jnatha ajnathan may aparadhaan kshamaswa,

I salute Dathathreya to please him,
For he is the soul and doer and ,
Is the God of Gods at the end of Vedas,
And he would pardon mistakes done knowingly or unknowingly.

2.Thwad udbhawathwath thwad dheena adheethwath,
Thwameva vandhya upasya aathman,
Adhapi moudyath smaranam na they may,
Krutham kshamaswa Priya krun mahathman,

Due to your birth and your partiality for the oppressed,
You are the only one to be served and worshipped,
But if due to my being confused , I am not remembering you,
Oh dear and great God, please pardon me.

3.Bhoga apavarga pradhamathma bandhum,
Karunya sindhum, parihaya bandhum,
Hithaya cha anyam parimargayanthi,
Haa maadruso nashta druso vimooda

Hey ignorant one, who is blind and sees only wealth.
The fulfiller of pleasures, the closest dear one to us ,
The sea of mercy and the joy giving relative,
Does not visualize anything other than our good,

4.Na math samo yadhyapi papa Kartha,
Na thwath samo adhopi hi papa harthaa,
Na math samo anyo dayaneeya aarya,
Na thwatha sama kwapi dayalu varya.

There is no one equal to me in doing sins,
There is no one equal to you in destroying sins,
There is no gentleman who is as pitiable as me,
And there is no one who is as merciful as you.

5.Anadha nadhosi , sudheena bandho,
Sri sanukampamrutha poorna sindho,
Thwad pada bhakthim thava dsasa dasyam,
Thwadheeya manthrartha drudaika nishtaam.

6.Guru smruthim, nirmala budhi madhi ,
Vyadhi kshayam , may vijayam cha dehi,
Ishartha sidhim , vara loka vasyam,
Dhanannavrudhim , vara go samrudhim,

You are the lord of the orphans, good friend of the oppressed,
The God who is the complete sea of the nectar of pity,
And the devotion to your feet , the service to your devotees,
And also constant meditation on your mantras and their meaning,
As well as learning Vedas from Gurus and a pure and clean heart,
Would bring down illnesses , result in victories,
And also result in fulfillment of all desires, attract all world,
Daily increase of money and lead to plentiful wealth.

7.Puthradhi labdhim , ma udharathaam cha,
Deheesa may chasthvabhayam cha sarvatha,
Brahmagni bhoobhyo nama oshadeebhya,
Vache namo vak pathaye cha Vishnave.

Please give me blessing in getting sons and other wealth,
And be generous in helping me to get blessings of Lakshmi,
For I have completely surrendered to you for ever,
My salutations to Brahmas , fire , earth , herbs ,words , lord of words and Vishnu.

8.Santhasthu bhoornassiva manthareeksham,
Dhyouscha abhayam nosthu disa shikaya,
Aapascha vidhyuth paripanthu deva,
Sam sarvatho may abhayamasthu santhi.

Let there be peace in the earth and in the nature,
Let me surrender to the apex of that God,
And let that god give water through Rain,
So that everywhere there would be safety and peace.

Kartha Veeryarjuna Dwadasa Nama stotram

Kartha Veeyarjuna dwadasa nama stotra

Translated by

P.R.ramachander

(Kartha veeryarjuna was a king of Hehaya dynasty. He is believed to be the incarnation of Vishnu Chakra. It seems Chakra was proud and Lord Vishnu wanted to teach him a lesson. He did this by killing him with his own incarnation , Parasurama.
This stotra is believed to help us recover stolen or snatched items. The stotra is to be read and then the manthra should be used to meditate or do fire sacrifice, addressed to the God )


1.Om Karthaveeryarjuno nama
Raja baahu sahasravan
Thasya smarana mathrena
Gatham nashtam cha labhyathe.

Om Salutations to Karthaveeryarjuna,
The king who has several hands,
Just my remembering him,
The loss which occurred would be got .

2.Kartha veeryaha , khala dweshi, krutha, veeryo sutho ,bali,
Sahasra bahu, shatrugno, rakthavasa dhanurdhara

Kartha veerya , hater of wicked, son of krutha veerya, strong one,
Thousand handed one , killer of enemies ,
One who lives in bloody battles , One who holds a bow.

3.Raktha gandho, Raktha malyo, Raja , smarthur , abheeshtada,
Dwasaaithani namani Kartha veeryasya ya padeth,

Sampad sthathra jayanthe jana sthathra vasamgatha,
Aanayathayasu doorastham kshema labha yutham priyam.

One with smell of blood , One who wears a garland of blood ,
King , One who is to be remembered , one who is desirable,
If these twelve names of Karthaveerya are read,
Wealth will accumulate there , people will be under their control,
Undesirable things will go far and safety and profit will come near.

4.SAhasra bahum, mahitham, sasaram sachapam,
Rakthambaram vi vidha Raktha kireeta bhoosham,
Choradhi dushta bhaya nasanam , ishta daantham,
Dhyayen maha bala Vijrumbitha Kartha veeryam

I meditate on the very strong and blossoming Kartha Veerya,
Who has thousand hands , who is honoured, holds bow and arrows,
Who wears bloddy cloths , who decorated with crowns soaked in different bloods,
Who destroya the fear to thieves and bad people and fulfills desires.

6.Yasya smarana mathrena Sarva dukha Kshayo bhaveth,
Yan naamani Maha veeraschaarjuna krutha veeryvan.

As soon as one rememvbers this all sorrow would be destroyed,
And these names of the great hero , would make,
Valorous people as great as Karthaveeryarjuna.

7.Haihayadhi pathe , stotram sahasravruthi karitham ,
Vanchithartha pradham nrunam swarajyam sukrutham yadi.

This prayer of the Lord of the Hehaya clan , if read thousand times,
Would definitely fulfill all that is desired and also ,
Get him his own country if he has good luck.

Ithi Kartha veeryarjuna dwadasa nama stotram sampoornam
Sri Krishanpanamasthu

Thus ends the prayer of twelve names of Kartha veeryarjuna

Everything is given to Krishna

Here is the mantra

Om Froung Chreeng Kleeng Bruung Aang Hreeng Krong Shreem Aing hung Fhut Swaha
Om Karthaveeryarjunaya Namah
Om Froung Chreeng Kleeng Bruung Aang Hreeng Krong Shreem Aing hung Fhut Swaha
Om Salutations to Kartha Veerya


Om Namo Bhagwate Karthaveeryarjunaya Sahastrabahave Amitvikramaaya Sarvadustachordamnaaya
Chatush patha daagtaanshchora samoohana karshayaa karshya

Om Salutations to God Kartha veerya who has thousand hands , who is greatly valorous , who destroys all bad people , please attract , attract the bad animals and groups of thieves.

Om hraang hneeng Hroong karthaveeryarjunaya hung phat swaha
Om hraang hneeng Hroong karthaveeryarjunaya hung phat swaha



Use it only for the purpose if your wealth has been stolen, grabbed, etc. Do not use it for frivolous purposes.

Hanumath Chamathkara anushtan

Hanuman Chamathkaaranushtaan
(The ritual for getting the full divine power of Hanuman)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This is a powerful sloka praising Hanuman. Reciting this sloka is extremely beneficial before proceeding to exam, interview, for success in litigations, overcoming negative energies etc. Most of the stanzas address every type of negative force, dhur devata, jealousy, black magic, tantra and every possible malady. This sloka is a powerful kavacha for all types of negative and inimical forces that we encounter. Reciting this sloka on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is extremely beneficial.

Lord Ganesa and Lord Hanuman's devotees are the only ones who Lord Saturn would studiously avoid.

Get a photo of Lord Hanuman in which his eyes are clearly visible and you can look at the photo eye-to-eye. Look at Lord Hanuman straight in the eye while you recite it.

I got this prayer in Sanskrit from http://manthrapower.blogspot.com/ )



1.Om namo bhagawathe Rudra avathara roopaya, Vayu suthaya , Anjani Garbha sambhoothaya , Akhanda Brahmacharya Vrutha palana Thathparaya

Om Salutations to the God who is the form of Rudra, Who was the son of Wind God Vayu, Who was given birth by Anjana, Who was particular in observing penance of celibacy,

2.Dawali krutha jagad trithayaya , jwalad agni Surya koti sama prabhaya , Prakata parakramaya .aakrantha dig mandalaya yaso vithanaya

Who made the heart of the world pure, who shines like billions of raging fire and Sun, Who shows his great valour, Who is ferocious and lives in all directions , who is covered by fame,

Yaso alankruthya, Shobhithananaya, Maha samarthyaya, Maha theja punja virajamanaya, Sri Rama bhakthi thathparaya, , Sri Rama Lakshamana Ananda karanaya,

Who is decorated by fame, Who has a shining form, Who is very clever, Who is well known due to his greatly shining tail, Who is only interested in devotion to Rama, Who is the cause of happiness to Rama and Lakshmana,

Kavi sainya praakaaraya , Sugrreva sakhya karanaya, Sugreeva sahayya karanaya, Brahmasthra brahma Shakthi grasanaya , Lakshmana Shakthi bedha nivaranaya, SAlya visalyoushadhi samanayanaya ,

Who is the chief of the army of monkeys, Who is the cause for the treaty with Sugreeva, Who is the reason for help received from Sugreeva, Who can tolerate Brahmasthra as well as Brahma Shakthi, Who could cure effect of Shakthi which fell on Lakshmana, who brought the medicine to cure the effect of the large arrow,

Balodhitha bhanu mandala grasanaya, Aksha kumaraya chandanaya, , vana rakshaakara samooha vibhanjanaya , Drona parvathothpatanaya , Swami vachana sampatharjuna , SAmuyuga samgramaya , Gambheera sabhodhadhayaya,

Who as a child try to catch the globe of Sun, Who made Akshaya Kumara(son of Ravana) in to a paste , Who broke up the group of people guarding the forest , Who flew up from the Drona mountain, Who obeyed properly the words of his master , Who joined in the group war , Who had a beaming regal voice.

DAkshinesa –marthandaya , meru parvatha peetikarchanaya , Davanala kalagni rudhraya, Samudhra langanaya , Sita aaswasanaya, Sita rakshakaya , Rakshasi sangha vidharanaaya, Asoka vana vidharanaya, Lanka puri dahamaya


Who is the Lord of the south and Sun God, Who sat on the Meru mountain and worshipped, Who is like the raging fire and the very angry Rudhra during deluge, Who crossed the sea , Who consoled Sita , Who protected Sita, Who broke the crowd of Rakshasis, Who scattered the Asoka forest , Who burnt the city of Lanka,

Dasa greva shira krunthakaya, Kumbha karnadhi vadha karanaya, Bali nirvahana karanaya , Megha nadha homa vidhwamsanaya , Indra jit vada karanaya , Sarva shasthra paramgathaya , Sarva graha vinasakaya , SArva jwara haraya, Sarva bhaya nivaranaya, Sarva kashta nivaranaya, SArva aapathi nivaranaya, Sarva dushathdhi nibarhanaya , Sarva shathru chedhanaya, Bhootha pretha pisacha, dakini sakini dwamsakaya, sarva karya sadhakaya, Prani mathra rakshakaya, Rama dhoothaya swaha.

Who made the ten heads of Ravana bend , Who is the cause of the death of Kumbha karna and others, Who was the cause for managing Bali, Who was the one who destroyed the yaga of Indra jit, Who was the cause of death of Indra jit, Who was an expert in all Sasthras, Who destroyed all houses, who cured all fevers, who is the antidote to all fears, Who solved all problems, Who saved us from all dangers, Who punished all bad people , who killed all enemies, Who killed Bhoothas, prethas , ghosts , dakinis and Sakinis, Who could achieve all actions, who saved all beings, and who is the emissary of Rama, Swaha.

2.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , viswa roopaya , amitha vikramaya, prakata parakramaya, maha balaya, soorya koti sama prabhaya, Rama dhoothaya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, Who has a mega super form, Who has great valour, who exhibits his valour, Who is greatly strong, Who has equal light as billions of Sun and Moon, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha.

3.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , Rama sevakaya, Rama bhakthi thathparaya, Rama hrudhayaya, Lakshmana Shakthi bedha nivaranaya, Lakshmana rakshakaya , Dushta nibarhanaya , Rama Dhoothaya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who is the servant of Rama, Who is only interested in devotion to Rama, Who is the heart of Rama, Who saved Lakshmana from the efeect of Shakthi, Who saved Lakshmana, who killed bad people , who is the emissary of Rama.

4.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , Sarva shathru samharanaya, sarva roga haraya, sarva vaseekaranya, Rama dhoothya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who exterminates all enemies, who cures all diseases, who attracts everything , Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha.

5.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , aadhyathmikadhi bouthika thapa thraya nivaranata, Rama dhoothya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who cures the three types of suffering of the body and spirit, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha.

6.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , deva dhanava rishi varadaya. Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, Who takes care of devas, rakshasa and sages, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

7.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , BHaktha jana mana kalpana kalpa dhrumaya, dushta manoratha prabanjana prana priyays, maha bala parakramaya, maha vipathi nivaranaya, puthra pouthradhana dhanyadhi vividha sampath pradhaya , Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who is the wish giving plant in the minds of his devotees, Who stops the imaginative thinking of bad people, who likes the soul of the hurricane, Who is strong and valorous, Who saves us from great dangers, Who blesses with sons, grand sons , wealth , grains and different types of wealth, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

8.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , vajra dehaya , vajra nakhaya, vajra mukhaya, vajra romne, Vajra danthaya, vajra karaya, vajra bhakthaya, Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who has diamond like body, who has diamond like nails, Who has diamond like mouth, who has diamond hairs, who has diamond like teeth, who is a diamond like devotee, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

9.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , para yanthra thanthra thrataka nasakaya , sarva jwara chedakaya , sarva vyadhi nikrunthakaya , sarva bhaya prasamanaya , sarva dushta mukha sthambanaya , sarva karya sidhi pradhaya, Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, who is the destroyer of evil effects of manthra, thanthra and concentrated gaze , Who cuts away all sort of fever, Who cures all sorts of diseases, who reduces all fears , Who paralayses the mouth of bad people , Who helps all efforts and actions to be successful , Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha


10.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya ,, deva dhanava yaksha Rakshasa bhootha , prettha pisacha , dakini, sakini , dusha graha bandhanaya, Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra, , who ties devas, rakshasasa, yakshas , asuras , ghosts , dead souls , devils , dakinis, sakinis and evil planets, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

11. Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya ,,pancha vadanaya , poorva mukhe sakala shathru samharakaya, Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, who has five faces and kills all the enemies by his face of the east, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

12. Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , pancha vadanaya , dakshina mukhe karala vadanaya naarasimhaya , sakala bhootha pretha damanaya, Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, who has five faces , who has the fearful face of Narasimha in the south which subdues all ghosts and dead souls, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

13. Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , pancha vadanaya ,, paschima mukhe , Garudaya , sakala visha nivaranaya , Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, who has five faces , who has the face of Garuda in the west by which he cures all problems due to poison, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

14.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , pancha vadanaya , uthara mukhe aadi varahaya , sakala sampath karaya, Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, who has five faces , who has the face of primeval boar in the north which blesses with all sort of wealth, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

15.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , pancha vadanaya ,, oordhwa mukhe haya greevaya , sakala jana vaseekaranaya , Rama dhoothya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, who has five faces ,who has the face of Haya greeva(horse) at the top which helps one to attract all people, Who is the emissary of Rama, swaha

16.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , sarva grahana , bhootha bhavishya , varthamaanan , sameepa sthana sarva kala drushta , budhin uchadyouchadaya , para balani , kshobhaya kshobhaya , mama sarva karyani sadhaya sadhaya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,chant and chant about all planets, the past, present and future , near by places and the wisdom to see everything beyond time, raise raise the divine strength and fulfill, fulfill al my wishes, swaha.

17.Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , para krutha yanthra , manthra parahamkara , bhootha pretha pisacha para drushti sarva vighna tharjana chetaka vidhya sarva graha bhayam nivaraya nivaraya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,,please help me to find cures for the yanthras and mantras sent by others, the ghosts and dead souls sent by those egoistic ones, the blockages arising due to evil sight of others , evil knowledge gained and fear of planets, swaha.

18. Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya ,dakini, sakini brahma rakshasa kula pisachoru bhayam nivaraya nivaraya swaha

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, cure , cure the fear for dakini, sakini, brahma rakshas , and the clan of ghosts , swaha.

19. Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , Bhootha jwara , pretha jwara , charthurthika jwara, vishnu jwara mahesa jwara , nivaraya, nivaraya, swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, cure , cure the fever caused by ghosts ., the fever caused by dead souls , the fever caused by the fourth type , fever caused Vishnu, fever caused by Mahesa .

20. Om namo hanumathe , rudhravatharaya , Akshi shoola , paksha shoola , sirobhyanthara shoola , pitha shoola Brahma rakshasa shoola kula vhedanam,,nivaraya nivaraya swaha.

Om Salutations to Hanuman, who is the incarnation of Rudhra,, Cure cure pain in the eye , pain on one side, pain in and out of the head , pain due to phlegm , pain due to Brahama Rakshas

Swarna Malya Stuthi

Swarna Mala Sthuthi
(The prayer of golden garland)

By
Aadhi Shankara Bhagawat Pada

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(The sanskrit original is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/all_pdf/suvarNamaalaa.pdf. There is also a translation posted by Sri Sai deo in the Kanchi forum.)

1.Isha , Girisha , naresha, paresha , Mahesha , bhileshaya bhooshana bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God, Oh Lord of the mountain, Oh Lord of the men ,
Oh greatest God , Oh God of the divine ,
Oh God who wears serpents as ornaments..

2.Umaya divya sumangala vigraha valingitha vamanga vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who is hugged by the very auspicious divine Parvathi,
Who occupies the left side of your body.

3.Uri Kuru mama ajnam anadham , duri kuru , may duritham bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Accept the ignorance of this orphan, and drive away my sufferings.

4.Rishi vara manasa hamsa, chara chara janana sthithi , laya karana bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who is the swan of the minds of blessed sages,
And who is the cause of birth , upkeep and death of all beings.

4.Antha karana vishudhim bhakthim , cha thwayi sathim pradehi vibho
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Your consort Sathi will grant us purity of mind and devotion towards you.

5.Karuna varunalaya mayi dasa udhasasthavochitho na hi bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh ocean of mercy , to you it is not proper to be indifferent to me who is your slave.

6.Jaya Kailasa nivasa , pramatha ganadhisha bhoo sura architha bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Victory to one who lives on Kailasa, the Lord of Pramadhas,
And the one who is worshipped by Brahmins.

7.Janutha kaja kingkinu jhanuthat shabdhair natasi maha nata bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh Great dancer who dances making sounds like Janu , kaja, kinkini jhanu.

8.Dharma sthapana Daksha trayaksha guro Daksha yajna shikshaka bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh teacher who installs Dharma , who has three eyes,
And who punished Daksha during the fire sacrifice.

8.Balam aarogyam cha ayus twad ruchithaam chiram pradehi prabho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Please give me for a long time to come, strength, health and long life,
And mind attracted to your great qualities, Oh Lord.


9.Bhagawan , BHarga bhayapaha bhuta pathe, bhoothi bhooshithanga vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God, Oh destroyer of sins, Oh remover of fear,
Oh God who coats all his body with sacred ash.

10.Sarva deva sarvothama, sarvada durvrutha harana prabho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who destroys , Oh the greatest among all,
Please destroy the pride of those with bad character.

11.Shad ripu , shadoorumi, shad vikara hara, San mukha Shanmukha janaka vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh destroyer of six enemies*, six anxieties** and six changes***,‘
Oh God with good face , Oh God who is father of Subrahmanya.
*Desire , anger , greed , lust , pride and jealousy
**Thirst, hunger, grief , infatuation , old age and death
***Existence, birth, growth , maturity, decay and death

12.Sathyam jnanam , anantham , brahme thyalla lakshana lakshitha bho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Oh God who is Brahman characterized by truth , consciousness and endlessness

13. Haha hoohoo mukha sura gayaka gitapadana padya vibho,
Samba Sadashiva Shambho Sankara sharanam may thava charanayugam,

Oh God with Parvathi , Oh ever peaceful one , Oh Source of happiness,
Oh God who is the refuge , I surrender to the pair of your feet,
Whose greatness is praised by celestial singers Haha and Hoohoo

Ithi Sri Shankaracharya krutha swarnamalya Sthuthi.
Thus ends the prayer of golden garland written by Aadhi Shankara.

Parvathi Vallabhashtakam

Parvathi Vallabhastakam

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a prayer addressed to Shiva as the husband of Parvathi.)

1.Namo bhootha nadham namo deva devam,
Nama kala kalam Namo divya thejam,
Nama kama asmam, nama santha seelam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

Salutations to lord of all beings, Salutations to god of Gods,
Salutations to the death to god of death, salutations to the great light,
Salutations to he who he made Manmatha in to ashes,
Salutations to one who is calm by nature,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

2.Sada theertha sidham, Sadha bhaktha paksham,
Sada shaiva poojyam, Sada shura basmam,
Sada dhyana yuktham , sada jnana dalpam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

Always ready near sacred waters, Always on the side of his devotees,
Always worshipped by Shaivaites, Always wearing the holy ash,
Always in pose of meditation, Always interested in wisdom,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.


3.Smasanam bhayanam maha sthaana vasam,
Sareeram gajaanaam sada charma veshtam,
Pisacham nisesa sama pasoonaam prathishtam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

He who lives in the very fearful ground of cremation,
He who always covers himself with the hide of elephant,
He who is seen with beings equal to devils and ghosts.
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

4.Phani naga kande, bhjuangahd anekam,
Gale runda malam ,maha veera sooram,
Kadi vyagra sarmam., chitha basma lepam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

He who has tied a cobra in his neck is in company of many snakes,
He wears a garland of skulls and he is a greatly valorous hero,
He wears the skin of a dead tiger and applies ash of cremation on his body,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.


5.Siraad shuddha ganga, Shhivaa Vama bhagam,
Viyad deerga kesam sadaa maam trinethram,
Phanee naga karnaam sada bala chandram,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

He has pure Ganga on his head and Parvathi on his left side,
He always has long uncut hair on his head and he has three eyes,
He wears hooded snake on his ears and always keeps the young moon,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

6.Kare soola dharam maha kashta nasam,
Suresam varesam mahesam janesam,
Thane charu eesam , dwajesam , gireesam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

He has trident in his hands , He destroys great troubles,
He is the Lord of devas, Lord of blessings, greatest Lord and Lord of the people,
The pretty one is Lord of our body , God with a flag and Lord of mountains,
Salutations the to consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

7.Udhasam Sudhasam , sukailasa Vasam,
Dara nirdhram sasmsidhi tham hyathi devam,
Aja hema kalpadhruma kalpa sevyam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

Not very particular of his looks , having great servants , he lives on the great Kailsa,
He helps the poor of this earth , he is the great God of who controls the past,
He is served by the invincible golden wish giving tree and also by the eons
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

8.Munenam varenyam , gunam roopa varnam,
Dwija sampadastham Shivam veda sasthram,
Aho dheena vathsam Krupalum Shivam,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.


He is sought after by great sages for character, looks as well as class,
He leads the twice born properly , He is Shiva of the Vedas,
He loves the oppressed and is store house of mercy and peace,
Salutations to the consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

9.Sada Bhava nadham , sada sevya manam,
Sada bhakthi devam , Sada poojyamanam,
Maya theertha vasam , sada sevyamekham,
Bhaje parvathi vallabham neelakandam.

He is always the lord of birth and death ,
He is always being served by all,
He is always Lord of all his devotees,
He is a lord suitable to be worshipped,
He lives near the sacred waters,
And he is one served by other always,
Salutations to consort of Parvathi who has a blue neck.

Attala Sundarashtakam

Attala Sundarashtakam
By
Vikrama Pandya
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(This great stotra written by the scion of Pandya dynasty who faced Malik Kafur is a prayer addressed to Lord Sundareswara. It is from Halasya puranam which deals about the town of Madhurai. There is a village called “Attala Nallur” founded by the Pandyas near Kallidai Kurichi. But there are no references to any temple of Sundareswara there.)

Vikrama Pandya Uvacha:-

1.Kalayanachala kodanda kantha dhordhanda manditham,
Kabali krutha samsaram kalaye attala sundaram.

I bow down the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who has swallowed the earth , who made the mountain as his bow,
And who decorates himself with a weapon which is a rod.

2.Kala koota prabha jaala kalangi krutha kandharam,
Kala dharam kala moulim , kalaya attala sundaram.

I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who carries the crescent , Who keeps crescent on his head,
Who shines in the luster of Kala Koota poison,
And which arose from the sea that was churned.

3.Kala kalam Kaalatheetham Kalavantham cha nishkalam,
Kamalapathi samsthuthyam, , kalaya attala sundaram

I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who was praised by the lord of she who sits on a lotus,
Who is death to the God of death , Who is beyond measures of time,
Who carries the crescent and who is without any blemish.

4.Kanthardham, kamaneeyankam , Karunamrutha sagaram,
Kali kalmasha doshagnam, kalaya attala sundaram.

I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who destroys the ills created by the kali age,
Who has given half his body to his wife,
Who has a pretty body and is the ocean the nectar of mercy.

5.Kadamba kaanandhesam, Kamkshithartha sura dhramam,
Kama sasanameesanam, kalaya attala sundaram.
I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who is the God who punished the God of love,
Who is the lord of the forest of Kadamba trees,
And who is the divine plant which fulfills al wishes.

6.Srushtaani maayaa yena, Brahmandani baahooni cha,
Rakshithaani hathanyanthe, kalaya attala sundaram.

I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who created , did up keeping and destroyed several universes,
Which were created by his powers of illusion.

7.Swa bhaktha jana santhapa papath bhanga thathparam,
Karanam sarva jagatham, kalaya attala sundaram.

I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who is the root cause of all the worlds,
And who is interested in destroying the sins ,
And anxieties of all his devotees.

8.Kula Shekhara vamsod bhoopaanaam, kula daivatham,
Paripoorna chidanandam, kalaya attala sundaram.

I bow down to the ever pretty one who drank poison,
Who is complete with divine happiness,
And who is the deity of the clan of Pandya,
Kings belonging to the dynasty of Kulothunga.

9.Attala veera shambhor ashtakam vara mishtadham,
Padathaam srunwathaam sadhyasthanothu paramaam sriyam.

This octet praising Lord Shiva who drank poison,
If read or heard , would please Lord Shiva,
Who would grant the boons that one wishes.

Shatrugna Kavacham

Shatrugna Kavacham
(The armour of Shatrugna)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Shatrugna was the youngest brother of Rama . He was born to Kaikeyi. It is believed that he is an incarnation of Sudarshana Chakra. There is a temple dedicated to Shatrugna in Payyamal in Kerala. There is a temple dedicated to him in Rishikesh.This rare Kavacham has been taken from the book, “49 Kavachangal” published by Vidhyarambham publishers, Kerala)

Sathrugnan drutha karmukham drutha maha thuneera banothamam,
Parswe Sri Raghu nandanasya vinayadh vame sthitham sundaram.
Ramam sweeyakarena thala dalajam, dhrtwadi chithram varam,
Sooryabham vyajanam sabha sthitham, aham tham vijayantham bhaje.


I sing about that victorious one , who is the destroyer of enemies.
Who holds the bow as well as quiver full of arrows ,
Who is pretty and stands with humility on the left side of Lord Rama,
Who has been taught by Rama with his own hands , who carries his great form,
Who shines like Sun and fans Rama in the hall of audience.

Asya Sri Shatrugna kavacha manthrasya Agasthya rishi , Sri Shatrugno devatha , anushtup chanda , sudarsanan ithi bheejam , Kaikeyi nandana ithi Shakthi, Sri Bharathanuja ithi kelakam , Bharatha manthreesthyasthram Sri Rama dasa ithi kavacham , Lakshmanamsaja ithi manthram, Sri Shatrugna preethyartham sakala mana kamana sidhyartham Jape viniyoga

For the armour of Shatrugna the sage is Agasthya , the God addressed is Shatrugna , the meter is Anushtup , the seed is Sudarshana chakra , the power is son of Kaikeyi, brother of Bharatha is the nail . The minister of Bharatha is the arrow , The slave of Rama is the armour , The chant is one who has a part of Lakshmana and this is being chanted to please Shatrugna as well as to get fulfilled all the desires of my mind.

Ad ha Kara Nyasa
Now the rituals of the hand

Om Shatrugnaya Angushtabhyam nama,
Om Sudarshanaya tharjaneebhyaam nama,
Om Kaikeyi nandanaya madhyamabhyam nama,
Om Bharathanujaya Anamikabhyam nama
Om Bharatha manthrine Kanishtikabhyam nama
Om Rama dasaya kara thala kara prushtabyam nama

Om Shatrugna salutation by thumb
Om son of Kaikeyi, salutations by little finger,
Om Sudarshana Chakra, salutations by second finger
Om brother of Bharatha , salutations by middle finger,
Om minister of Bharatha salutations by fourth finger
Om serevent of Rama salutations by front and back by hand

Adha hrudanadhi nyasa
Now rituals by the chest

Om Shatrugnaya Hrudaye nama,
Om sudarsanaaya sirase swaha,
Om Kaikeyi thanayaya Shikhaya vashat,
Om Bhaathanujaya Kavachaya hum,
Om BHaratA manthrine nethra thrayaya Voushat,
Om Rama dasaya asthraya phat,
Ithi Hrudayani Shadanga nyasa


Om Salutation to Shatrugna , the heart
Om Salutations to Sudarsana, the head
Om salutations to Son of Kaikeyi, the hair
Om salutations brother of Bharatha, the armour
Om Salutations to minister of Bharatha , the three eyes
Om salutations to servant of Rama , the arrow
This is the ritual of the heart of six organs.

Adha Dhyanam
Now meditation

1.Ramasya samsthitham Vame , parswe vinaya poorvakam,
Kaikeyi nandanam soumyam mukatenaa thiranjitham

He stands with extreme humility on the left side near Rama,
He is the peaceful son of Kaikeyi who shines with his crown.

2.Rathna kankana keyura vana mala virajitham,
Rasanaa kundala dharam Rathna hara sa nupuram.

He shines in gem studded bangles, crown and the forest garland,
He wears girdle as well as ear studs, gem garland and anklet.

3.Vyjanena vijayantham , Janaki kantha madaraath,
Ramayastha kshanam veeram Kaikeyi thosha vardhanam.

He wins by doing service to consort of Sita by a fan,
He stands by Rama always and increases happiness of Kaikeyi

4.Dwibhujam, kanja nayanam divya peethambaranwitham,
Sumukham, sundaram , Megha shyamalam, sundarananam

He has two hands, has lotus like eyes, wears divine red silk,
He has a pleasant face , pretty , black like a cloud and a pretty face.

5.Rama vakye datha karnam , Rakshognam Gadga dharinam,
Dhanur bana dharam sreshtam drutha thuneeramuthamam

He who has given his ears to words of Rama ,
He who kills asuras, He who is armed with the sword,
He who is armed with bow and arrow ,
Who is great and has a fast and great quiver.

6.Sabhayam samsthitham ramyam, kasthuri thilakanchitham,
Mukutasthava thamsena shobitham cha smithananam.

He prettily sits in the stage , wears a thilaka of musk,
He shines with the great crown he wears and has smiling face.

7.Ravi vamsodhbhavam divya roopam Dasarathathmajam,
Mathura vasitham devam Lavanasura mardhanam.

He was born in the clan of the sun, has a divine form and is the son of Dasaratha,
He was the demi god who lived in Mathura and he killed Lavanasura.

8.Ithi dhyathwa thu Shatrugnam Rama padekshanam hrudhi,
Padaneeya varam cchedham Kavacham thasya pavanam.

After meditating on Shatrugna like this and keeping the feet of Rama in the heart,
If this blessed armour is read , then he would become pure.

9.Poorve thwa aavathu SAthrugna, pathu yamye sudarsanan,
Kaikeyi nandana pathu, pratheechyaam SArvada mama.

Let my east be protected by Shatrugna
And south be protected by Sadarashana,
And let the son of Kaikeyi always protect my west.

10.Pathu udheechyam Rama Bandhu pathwadho Bharathanuja,
Ravi vasodhbhava schordhwam , madhye Dasarathathmaja.

Let my west be protected by the relation of Rama,
Let the younger brother of Bharatha protect the down side,
Let the one born in the clan of Sun protect the upper portion,
And let the son of Dasaratha protect the middle portion.

11.Sarvatha pathu mamathra Kaikeyi thosha vardhana,
Syamalanga sira pathu, Phalam Sri Lakshmanaam saja.

Let all things be protected by him who increases joy of Kaikeyi,
Let the black one protect my head ,
Let my forehead be protected by he who has part of Lakshmana.

12.Broovor madhye sada pathu sumukho athaavani thale.
Srutha keerthi pathir netthre, kapole pathu Raghava.

Let the pleasant one on this earth protect the centre of my eyelids,
Let the husband of Srutha Keerthi protect my eyes,
And let my head be protected by Raghava.*
*Since he belongs to Raghu clan.

13.Karnaa Kundala karno aavyath nasagram nrupa vamsaja,
Mukham mama yuvaa pathu , vanim spashtakshara.

Let my ears be protected by he who wears ear globes,
Let the tip of my nose be protected by the one belonging to royal family,
Let my face be protected by the lad.
Let my voice be protected by he whose pronunciation is clear.

14.Jihwam Subahu thatho , avyaad yoopa Kethu pitha dwijaan,
Chubukam ramya chubuka , kandam pathu subashana.

Let the father of Subahu protect my toungue,
Let the father of Yoopa Kethu protect my teeth,
Let my chin be protected by one who has a pretty chin,
Let my neck be protected by one who talks only good things.

15.Skandhou pathu Maha thejo, bhujou Raghava vakya kruth,
Karou may Kankana dhara , pathu Gadgi nakhaan mama.

Let the greatly resplendent one protect my shoulder,
Let my hands be protected one who obeys the words of Rama,
Let my arms be protected by one who wears armlets,
Let my nails be protected by one who holds the sword.

16.Kukshou Rama Priya pathu, pathu Vaksho Raghoothama,
Parswe Surarchitha pathu, pathu Prushtam varanana.

Let my abdomen be protected by one who is dear to Rama,
Let my chest be protected by the good one of the Raghu clan,
Let my sides be protected by one who is worshipped by devas,
Let my back be protected by one who has a blessed form.

17.Jataram pathu Rakshogna , pathu nabhim sulochana,
Katim Bharatha manthri may guhyam Rama sevaka

Let my belly be protected by one who kills the Rakshasa,
Let my navel be protected by one who has good eyes,
Let my stomach be protected by minister of Bharatha,
Let my private parts be protected by the servant of Rama.

18.Ramarpitha manasa pathu lingam, ooru smithanana,
Kodanda dhari pathathra Januni mama sarvada.

Let my penis be protected by one whose mind is with Rama,
Let my thighs be protected by one with smiling face,
Let the one who holds the Kodanda always protect my knee and feet.

19.Ramamithram pathu jange , gulphou pathu sunoopura,
Paadhou nrupathi poojyo aavyath Sriman padanguleer mama.

Let the friend of Rama protect my thighs,
Let my ankle be protected by one who wears good anklets,
Let the one who is worshipped by kings protect my feet,
And let the one who is blessed by Lakshmi protect my toes.

20.Pathwangani samasthani hyudaranga sada mama,
Romani Ramaneeyo aavyad Rathrou pathu Sudharmika.

Let my all other organs be protected by one who posseses all my organs,
Let my hair be protected by the pretty one,
And let me be protected at night by One who practices good Dharma.

21.Divaa may Sathya sandho aavyad Bhojane sarasathkara,
Gamane kala kando aavyath sarvadaa lavananthaka.

Let me protected in day time by the truthful one,
Let me protected at time of eating by one who is hospitable,
Let the black necked one protect me while I am travelling,
Let me always be protected by the killer of Lavanasura.

22.Yevam Shatrugna kavacham maya they samoodheeritham,
Ye padanthi nara swethath they naraa Soukhya bhagina

This armour of Shatrugna which I have told for your betterment,
If read by men would make them filed with pleasure and luck .

23.Shatrugnasya varam chedham Kavacham mangala pradham,
Padaneeyam narair bhakthya puthra pouthra pravardhanam.

Due to the blessings of Shatrugna , this armour would lead to good,
And if read with devotion by human beings would give them sons and grand sons.

24.Asya stotrasya padena yam yam kamam naro arthayedh,
Tham tham labhen nischayena sathyamethad vacho mama.

The human beings who read this for wanting whatever they want,
Would be blessed with what they want , And my words are true.

25.Putharthi prapnuyath puthram , Dhanarthi dhanamapnuyath,
Ichaa kamam thu kamarthi prapnyath padanaa dhinaa.

He who wants son will get sons. H who wants wealth would get wealth,
And the one who has desires would fulfill his wishes by reading it daily.

26.Kavachasyasya bhoomyaam hi shatrugnasya vinischayath,
Thasma dhethath sada bhakthyaapadaneeyam narai shubham.

Due to the decision of Shatrugna, in this earth, it is certain,
People will read this with devotion and would attain good things.


Ithi Srimad Ananda Ramayane Sutheesha Agasthya samvade Sharygna Kavacham samaptham

Thus ends the “Armour of Shatrugna” occurring in the discussion between Agasthya and Sutheeshna found in the Ananda Ramayana.

Bharatha Kavacham

Bharatha Kavacham
(ASrmour of Bharatha)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Bharatha was the next younger brother of Lord Rama. He spurned the possession of the kingdom got by his mother and ruled the country as proxy king on behalf of Rama for fourteen years. He married Mandavi the cousin of Sita and had a son called Thakshaka. It is believed that he is the incarnation of the conch of Lord Vishnu. I have not seen any other prayer addressed to him except this , though there is a temple dedicated to him in Irinjalkuda in Kerala. I found this in a book called “49 Kavachhangal” published by Vidhyarambham press in Malayalam.)

1.Atha param Bharathasya Kavacham Vadamyaham,
Sarva papa haram punyam sada Sri Rama bhakthidham.

From now onwards I am going to chant the Armour of Bharatha,
Which destroys all sins, and creates devotion to Lord Rama.

2.Kaikeyi thanayam sada raghu vara nyasthekshanam Shyamalam,
Saptha dweepa pather Videha thanayaa kanthasya vakye ratham,
Sri Sita dava savya parswa nikate sthithwaa varam chamaram,
Druthwa Dakshina sath karenaBharatham tham vijayantham bhaje.

I worship that very victorious Bharatha,
Son of Kaikeyi , who is black and is always very near Lord Rama,
Who obeys the words of the husband of the daughter Of Janaka who is the Lord of seven islands,
Who standing near the husband of Sita is holding a fan in his right hand,

Asya Sri Bharatha kavacha manthra Agasthya Rishi , Sri Bharatho devatha, Anushtup chanda, SAnkha ithi bheejam Kaikeyi nandana ithi Shakthi Bharatha Khandswara ithi keelakam Ramanuja ithi asthram SAptha dweepeswara dasa ithi kavacham Ramamsaja ithi manthra Sri Bharatha preethyartham Sakala mano Radha sidhyarthe Jape viniyoga,

For the chant of Bharatha’s armour , the sage is Agasthya , the god is Bharatha , the meter is Anushtup , the seed is the conch , the power is the son of Kaikeyi , the nail the voice of Bharatha , the arrow is the younger brother of Rama, the armour is the brother of the king of seven islands and the chant is he who was born as part of Rama and this is being chanted for pleasing Lord Bharatha and fulfillment of the wishes of the mind.

Adha kara nyasa
Now rituals of the hand

Om Bharathaya angushtabhyam nama,
Om SAnkhaya tharjineebhyam nama
Om Kaikeyi nandanata madhyamabhyam nama
Om Bharatha kandeswaraya Anamikabhyam nama
Om Ramanujaya kanishtikabhyam nama
Om SAptha dweepeswaraya kara thala kara prushtabhyam nama

Ithi kara nyasa

Om Bharatha salutation by thumb
Om Conch salutations by the second finger
Om son of Kaikeyi salutations by middle finger
Om king of Bhartha kanda, salutations by fourth finger
Om younger brother of Rama salutations by little finger
Om the king of seven islands salutations by inside and outside the hand.,

This is the ritual by the hand

Adha Hrudaya nyasa
Now rituals of the heart

Om Bharathaya hrudayaya nama,
Om SAnkhaya sirase swaha
Om Kaikeyi nandanata Shikayai voushat
Om Bharatha kandeswaraya kavachaya hoom
Om Ramanujaya nethra thrayaya voushat
Om SAptha dweepeswaraya asthraya phat
Om Ramamsajaya chethi dig bandha

Ithi hrudayadhi Shadanga nyasa

Om Bharatha salutation to the heart,
Om Conch swaha to the head,
Om son of Kaikeyi Voushat to the head
Om king of Bharatha kanda hoom to the armour
Om younger brother Of Rama Tying of directions by chethi

Thus ends the six fold ritual of the hand.

Adha Dhyanam
Now meditation

1.Om Ramachandra savya parswe sthitham , kekaya jathunam,
Ramaya chamarenaiva vijayantham manoharam.

Om victory to the pretty one who stands by the side of Lord Rama,
Who was born to Kaikeyi and who fans Lord Rama.

2.Rathna kundala keyura kankanadhi subhooshitham,
Peethambara pareedhanam vana mala virajitham.

Who wears pearl ear studs, crown and decorates himself with gold,
Who dresses himself in yellow silk and wears a forest garland.

3.Mandavi dhoutha Charanam rasana noopuranwitham,
Neelothpala dala shyamam dwija raja samananam.

Whose feet wearing anklets and girdle is served by Mandavi ,
Who is as black as the petals of blue lotus and who is like the twice born king

4.Aajanu bahum , Bharatha khandasya prathipalakam,
Ramanujam smithasyam cha Satrugnas parivanditham.

Whose hands reach up to his thigh , Who is the protector of Bharatha Continent,
Who is the younger brother of Rama and who is saluted by Shatrugna.

5.Ramanyasthe kshanam soumyam , vidhyuth punja sama prabham,
Rama bhaktham maha veeram Vandhe tham Bharatham Shubham.

Who does the orders of Rama immediately , who is soft natured,
Who has the shine of the light of the lightning , who is devotee of Rama,
Who is a great hero and I salute the such an auspicious Bharatha.

6.Evam dhyathwa thu Bhratham , Rama padekshanam hrudhi,
Kavacham padaneeyam hi Bharathasyedhamuthamam.

Meditating on Bharatha like this , keeping Rama’s feet in the mind,
This armour of the very great Bharatha should be read.

Kavacham
Armour
1.Om Poorvatho Bharatha pathu , dakshine Kaikeyi sutha,
Nrupathmaja pradheechyaam hi pathoodheechyaam Raghoothama

Om Let the east be protected by Bharatha,
Let the south be protected by son of Kaikeyi,
Let the west be protected by the son of the king
And let the north be protected by the best of Raghu clan.

2.Adha pathu Shyamalanga schordhwam Dasarathathmaja,
Madhye Bharatha varshesa , sarvathas soorya vamsaja.

Let the lower portions be protected by the black bodied one,
Let the upper parts be protected by son of Dasaratha,
Let the middle part be protected by he who ruled continent of Bharatha,
And let all parts be protected by one from clan of Sun.

3.Sira thaksha pitha pathu , phalam pathu hari Priya,
Broovor Madhyam janakajaa vakyaika thalparovathu.

Let the head be protected by the father of Thaksha,
Let the forehead be protected by the darling of Hari,
Let the middle be protected by he who takes interest,
In the words uttered by the daughter of Janaka.

4.Pathu Janaka Jamatha mama nethre sadathra hi,
Kapolou Mandavi kantha , karna moole smithanana.

Let my eyes be always protected by son in law of Janaka,
Let my skull be protected by husband of Mandavi,
And let the edge of my ears be protected by one with smiling face.

5.Nasagram may sada pathu Kaikeyi thosha vardhana,
Udarango mole pathu Vanim pathu jada dhara.
May the tip of my nose be always protected by he who increases joy of Kaikeyi,
May by lips and mouth be protected by the learned one with matted hair.

6.Pathu pushkara thatho may jihwan , danthan prabha maya,
Chibhukam valkaladhara, kandam pathu varanana,

Let my toungue be protect ted by father of pushkara,
Let my teeth protected by the effulgent one,
Let my chin be protected by one who wears hide of trees,
And let my neck be protected by one with blessed form.

7.Skandhou pathu jitharathir bhujou shathru vanditha,
Karou kavacha dhari cha nakhaa gadga dharoavathu.

Let my shoulder be protected by one who has conquered sorrow,
Let my arms be protected by one who is saluted by his enemies,
Let my arms be protected by one who wears armour,
And let my nails be protected , he whjo carries a sword.

8.Kukshi Ramanuja pathu vaksha Sri Rama Vallabha,
Pasrwe Raghava parswastha, pathu prashtam subhashana.

Let my abdomen be protected by younger brother of Rama,
Let my chest be protected by the pet of Rama,
Let my sides br protected by he who stands by the side of Rama,
And let my behind be protected by one who talks sweetly.

9.Jataram cha Dhanur dhari nabhim sarakarovathu,
Katim Padmakshana pathu , guhyam ramaika manasa.

Let my stomach be protected by he who holds the bow,
Let my navel be protected by one who uses the arrow,
Let my waist be protected by one who has lotus like eyes,
Let my private parts be protected by one who thinks only of Rama.

10.Rama mithram pathu lingam , ooru Sri Rama sevaka,
Nandhi grama sthitha pathu januni sarvadhaa.

Let my penis be protected by friend of Rama,
Let my thigh be protected by the servant of Rama,
And let the one who stayed in Nandi grama,
Always protect my knees.

11.Sri Rama paduka dhari padu jange sada mama,
Gulphow Sri Rama bandhuscha, padhou pathu surarchitha.

Let the one who carried the slippers of Rama protect my thigh always,
Let my ankle be protected bv the relative of Rama ,
And let my feet be protected by The one who is worshipped by devas.

12.Sri Rama agnaa palaka pathu mama angaa anyathra sarvadhaa,
Mama padanguli pathu Raghu vamsa subhooshana,

Let the one who obeys the orders of Rama protect my other body parts,
Let the fingers of my feet be protected by the ornament of Raghu clan.

13.Romani pathu ramya pathu rathrou sudheer mama,
THoonira dhari divas am dik pathu mama sarvadhaa

Let my hair be protected by the pretty one,
Let the brave one protect me at night,
Let the one who carries the quiver protect,
Me from all directions during the day.

14.Sarva kaleshu maam pathu Pancha janya sada bhuvi,
Evam sri Bharatsyedham sutheekshna kavacham shubham.

Let me protected always by The incarnation of Pancha Janya,
Thus ends the very sharp armour of Sri Bharatha

15.Maya proktham thavagre hi maha mangala karakam,
Stotranamuthamam stotram idham jneyam supunyam.

This one which has been told by me to you ,
Results in very auspicious results to you,
Knowing this best of prayers results in blessings,

16.Padaneeyam sada bhakthyaa Ramachandrasya harshadham,
Padithwa bharathsyedham kavacham Raghu nandana.

17. Yadha yaathi param thosha Thadhaa swakavachena cha,
Thasmad yethath sada japyam Kavachanan anuthamam

18. Asyathra padanaan marthya sarvaan kamanavapnuyath,
Vidhyaa kamo labheth vidhyaam putha kamo lasbeth puthra.

Reading this with devotion would make Lord Rama happy,
Reading this armour of Bharatha After the armour of Rama
Would make him more happy than only his armour ,
And so this great armour be always chanted,
And by reading like that men would get all desires fulfilled,
He who wants knowledge would get knowledge ,
And he who desires would be blessed with sons.

19.Pathni kamno labeth pathnim , Dhanarthi dhana mapnuyath,
Yadyam mano abhilakshitham thathath kavacha padatha

20 Labhyathe maanavair athra sathyam sathyam vadamyaham,
Thasmad sada japaneeyam Ramopasaka manavai.

He who desires for a wife would get a wife,
He who desires for wealth would be blessed with wealth,
And all the wishes of the mind would be fulfilled by reading this armour,
And I am telling the truth, telling the truth that men would get like that,
And so let this be chanted by all the devotees of Lord Rama.

Ithi Srimad Ananda Ramayane Sutheeshna Agasthya Samvade ,
Sri Bharatha kavacham sampoornam

Thus ends the “Armour of Bharatha” which occurs in the discussion between Agasthya and Sutheeshna in the Ananda Ramayana.

Lakshmana Kavacham

Lakshmana Kavacham

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Lakshmana the younger brother of Lord Rama is considered as incarnation of Adhi Sesha. There is a temple dedicated o him in Moozhikulam Kerala. There is also a temple for him in Khajuraho, Orissa . This rare prayer addressed to him is taken from a Malayalam book, “49 Kavachangal” published by Vidhyarambham press..)

Agasthya Uvacha:-
Soumithrim raghu nayakasya charana dwandwekshanam, shyamalam
Bhibrantham swakarena rama sirasi chathram vichithrambaram.
Bhibrantham Raghunayakasya sumahath kodhanda banasane,
Tham Vande kamalekshanam janakaja vakhye sada thathparam.

Sage Agasthya told:-

My salutations to the lotus eyed one,
Who is the son of queen Sumithra,
Who always sees the pair of feet,
Of the Lord of the Raghu clan and is black,
Who with his own hands holds ,
The umbrella over Rama’s head and wears pretty cloths,
Who carries the great Kodanda bow ,
Of the leader of Raghu clan in his hand,
And who is always interested in ,
The words of Rama who is like his father.

Asya Sri Lakshmana Kavacha manthrasya , agasthya rishi, anushtup chanda, Sri Lakshmana devatha, sesha ithi bheejam , Sumithra nandana ithi Shakthi, Ramanuja ithi keelakam, Rama dasa ithyasthram, , Raghu vamsatha ithi kavacham Soumithrir ithi mantra, Sri Lakshmana preethyartham , sakala mano abhilashitha sidhyartham jape viniyoga.

For the arm our of Lakshmana, the sage is Agasthya, the meter is anushtup, The god addressed is Lakshmana, The seed is Adhi Sesha, the power is the son of Sumithra , the nail is the brother of Rama, the arrow is the servant of Rama , The one who belongs to Raghu’s clan is the armour , the chant is son of Sumithra and this is being chanted to please Lakshmana as well as to attain all the desires of the mind.

Adha Kara Nyasa:-
Now the rituals with hand:-

Om Lakshmanaya Angushtabhyam nama
Om Seshaya Tharjaneebhyam nama
Om Sumithra nandanaya madhyamabhyam nama
Om Ramanujaya anamikabhyam nama
Om Rama dasaya kanishtikabhyam nama
Om Raghu vamsajaya kara thala kara prushtabhyam nama

Om salutations to Lakshmana touch with the thumb
Om Salutations to Adhi Sesha , touch with the second finger
Om salutations to son of Sumithra touch with the middle finger
Om salutations to brother of Rama touch with the fourth finger
Om Salutations to the servant of Rama touch with the little finger
Om salutations to the one of Raghu clan touch with the front and back of the hand.

Adha anga Nyasa
Now rituals with organs

Om Lakshmanaya Hrudayaya nama
Om SEshaya sirase swaha
Om Sumithra nandanaya shikhayai voushat
Om Ramanujaya kavachaya hoom,
Om Rama dasaya nethraya voushat
Om Raghu vamsaya Ashthraya phat
Om Soumithraye ithi dig bandha
Ithi Hrudhyadhi Shadanga Nyasa

Om salutations to Lakshmna with touching of the heart
Om Salutation to Sesha with touching of head,
Om salutations to son of Sumithra touching the hair,
Om brother of Rama thinking of the armour
Om salutations to servant of Rama, touching the eye
Om salutations to the member of Raghu clan , meditate on the arrow
Om Son of Sumithra and tie all the directions

Thus complete the ritual of the six organs.

Adha dhyanam
Now meditation

1.Rama prushta sthitham , ramyam , rathna kundala dharinam,
Neelothpala dala shyamam, rathna kankana manditham.

Meditate on him who is in the back side of Rama,
Who is pretty , wears gem studded ear globes,
Who is black like the blue lotus and wears gem studded bangles.

2.Ramasya masthake divyam , bhibratham chatham uthamam,
Vara peethambara daram , mukatenathi shobhitham

He who holds the great Umbrella over the divine head of Rama,
Who wears the blessed yellow silk and shines with his crown.

3.Thuneeram karmukam chapi bhibratham cha smithananam,
Rathna mala dharam divyam pushpa mala virajitham.

Carrying the bow and arrow case, having a smiling face ,
Wearing a gem studded necklace and also wearing a holy flower garland.

4.Evam dhyathwa Lakshmanam cha Ragahava anyastha lochanam,
Kavacham japaneeyam hi thatho Bhakthyathra manavai

After meditating on Lakshmana like this and seeing Rama in the other eye,
Later the devotes would chant this armour .

5.Lakshmana pathu may poorvam , dakshine Raghavanuja,
Pratheechyam pathu Soumithri, pathu udeechyam Raghuthama

Let Lakshmana protect my east , Let brother of Rama protect my south,
Let son of Sumithra protect my west and the good son of Raghu clan protect my north .

6.Adha pathu Maha veera , schordhwam pathu nrupathmaja,
Madhye pathu Rama dasa, sarvadha Sathya palaka

Let my beginning be protected by the great hero,
My top by the son of the king , middle by the servant of Rama,
And all my form by the protector of truth.

7.Smithanana sira pathu, Phalam cha thu Urmiladhava,
Brovor madhye dhanur dhari, sumithranandhano akshini.

Let the smiling faced one protect my head,
Let my forehead be protected by the husband of Urmila,
Let he who is armed with a bow protect the place in between my eyes,
And let the son of Sumithra protect my eyes.

8.Kaple Rama manthri cha sarvadha pathu vai mama,
Karna moole sada pathu Kabanda bhuja khandana.

Let the minister of Rama always protect my skull,
Let the tip of my ears be protected by he who cut off the hands of Kabandha.

9.Nasagram may sada pathu Sumithrananda vardhana,
Ramanyasthe Kshana pathu sada may athra mukham bhuvi.

Let he who increases the happiness of Sumithra protect the tip of my nose,
Let my mouth be protected by he who protects Rama always.

10.Sita vakya kara pathu may vanim sada thrahi,
Soumya roopa pathu jihwam, anatha pathu dwijaan.

Let he who obeys the word of Sita always protect my voice,
Let the calm looking one protect my toungue ,
And let the God Anantha protect the Brahmins.

11.Chibukam pathu rakshogna, kandam pathwa suradhana,
Skandhou pathu jitharathir , bhujou pankaja lochana

Let the killer of Rakshasa protect my chin,
Let the killer of Asuras protect my neck,
Let he who has won over the night protect my shoulders,
Let the lotus eyed one protect my arms.

12.Karou kankana dhari cha nakhaan rathna nakhovathu,
Kukshim pathu vinidhro may Vaksha pathu Jithendriya

Let my hands be protected by one who wears bracelet,
Let my nails be protected by one who has pearl like nails,
Let the sleepless one protect my abdomen,
And let the one who has won over his senses protect my breast

13.Parsve Raghava prushtastha, prushtadesam mano rama,
Nabhim Gambheera nabhisthu, katim charukma mekhala.

Let my sides be protected by he who is behind Rama,
Let my back be protected by the one entertains the mind,
Let my navel be protected by one who has a great navel,
Let my hip be protected by one who has a pretty girdle.

14.Guhyam pathu saharasrasya, pathu lingam haripriya,
Ooru pathu Vishnu thulya, Sumukho aavathu jahnuni

Let my private parts be protected by the thousand tongued one,
Let the friend of Vishnu protect my penis,
Let my thigh be protected by one equal to Vishnu,
And let the pleasant one protect my knee.

15.Nagendra pathu may jange , gulphou noopuravaan mama,
Pada vanga thatho avyath, pathwangini sulochana.

Let the king of serpents protect my thigh,
Let my ankle be protected by he who wears anklets,
Let my feet be protected by father of Vanga,
And let the good eyed one protect my smart limbs

16.Chithra Kethu pitha pathu mama padanguli sada,
Romani may sada pathu ravi vamsa samudhbhava.

Let the father of Chithra Kethu always protect my fingers of legs,
Let my hair be protected by one who was born in clan of Sun.

17.Dasaratha sutha pathu nisayaam mama sadaram,
Bhoogoladhari maam pathu divase divase sadaa

Let the son of Dasaratha protect me at night with care,
Let the one who lifts the earth protect me during day time

18.Sarva kaleshu maam indra jit hantha aavathu sarvada,
Evam soumithri kavacham Sutheeshna kaditham yo.

Let at all times I may be protected by the killer of Indra jit.
This is the armour of Lakshmana as told by Sutheeshna.

19.Idham pratha samuthaya ye padanthyathra manava,
They dhanya manavaa loke theshaam cha saphalo bhava.

If this can be read by man as soon as he rises up in the morning,
That blessed man would achieve positive results.

20.Soumithre kavachasyasya padaan nischayena hi,
Puthrarthi labhathe puthran , dhanarthi dhanam aapnuyath,

It is definitely true that if this armour of Lakshmana is read,
He who wants to get a son will get a son,
And one who is interested in wealth will get wealth.

21.Pathnee kamo labeth pathnim , go dhanarthyi thu godhanam,
Dhanyarthi prapnuyath dhanyam , rajyarthi Rajyamapnuyath.

He who wishes for a wife will get a wife,
He who wishes for wealth of cows with get cow wealth,
He who is interested in grains would get grains.
And he who wants a kingdom will get a kingdom.

22.Paditham Rama kavacham , Soumithri kavacham vinaa,
Gruthena heenam naivedhyam , thena datham na samsaya

Reading of armour of Rama without reading this armour of Lakshmana,
Is without doubt like offering food offering to God without ghee.

23.Kevalam rama kavacham paditham manavair yadhi,
Thath padenaa thu santhushto ne bhaved Raghu nandana,

Those people who read only the armour of Lord Rama,
Should know that Rama will not become happy by this.

24.Atha prayathnatha chedam Soumithri kavacham narai,
Padaneyam sarva dhaiva sarva vanchitha dayakam.

This reading of Armour of Lakshmana would give a man,
All that he wishes and would please all gods.

Ithi Srimad Ananda Ramayane Sutheeshnaa agasthya samvadhe ,
Sri Lakshmna Kavacham sampoornam.

Thus ends the armour of Lakshmana which occurs in the
Conversation between Agasthya and Sutheeshna which occurs in Ananda Ramayana.

Bhagawatha Vandanam

Bhagawatha vandanam
(Salutation to Bhagawatha purana)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Bhagawatha Purana deals about the story of Lord Vishnu, highlighting more on his incarnation as Lord Krishna. This great story written be sage Vyasa who wrote this because he did not get satisfaction even after writing the 18 Puranas. It was later retold by his son Sage Shukha to King Parikshith. This prayer is addressed to this great epic.)

1.Samasara sagare magnam dheenam mam karunanidhe,
Karmagraha graheethangam maam udhara avarnath

Hey treasure of mercy, the poor me is deep inside the sea of domestic life,
For helping me do my correct duties, take me out of this sin of birth and death.

2.Srimad bhagawathakhyoyam prathyaksha Krishna yeva hi,
Sweekruthosi maya nadhaa, mukthyartham bhava sagare

The story of Bhagwatha is really Lord Krishna in person,
So Lord receive me for freeing me from the sea of birth and death.

3.Manoradaho madheeyoyam saphala sarvadhaa thwayaa,
Nirvighnenaiva karthavyo dasoham thava kesava.

Always you have made all the wishes of my mind come true,
And please help me to do the duty of this slave without any road blocks, Oh Kesava.

4.Shuka roopa prabhodagna , sarva sasthra visaradhaa,
Yethad kadhaa prakasena madagnanam vinasya.

The teller of the story , the sage Sukha, is an expert is all shastras,
And please destroy my ignorance by telling the story.

5.Vande Nanda vruja sthreenaam, pada renu maheekshanasa,
Yaasaam hari kadoth gheetham punathi huvanathrayam.

Salutations to the Nanda ladies of Vruja, who by taking the dust of your feet,
Made the story of Lord Vishnu known to the three worlds.

6.Niseedhe thama udhhoothe jayamane janardhana,
Devakyam Deva roopinyaam Vishnu sarva grahasraya.

In the darkness when base qualities are born The God Vishnu wins over them,
And the God who is born to Devaki lives in all houses.

7.Aaveerasee dhyadha prachyam disoondhireva pushkalaa.

Continuously meditating would make one
Shine splendidly like a moon in the east.

Apamarjana kavacham

Apamarjana Kavacham
(The armour which cleanses)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

( This great armour occurs in Vishnu Dharmothara Purana. It is believed by chanting it and meditating on the manthra given in the end , our body and mind would get clean and we would get rid of all our diseases. I got this Kavacham from “49 Kava changal” , a book in Malayalam published by Vidhyarambham press.)

1.Poorve Narayana pathu, Varijaksthu Dakshine,
Pradhymna paschime pathu, Vasudeva sthothare.

Let Narayana protect the east, Let the south be protected by lotus eyed one,
Let Pradhyumna protect my west and Vasudeva protect my north.

2.Isanyam Rakshathaad Vishnur , AAgneyam cha Janardhana,
Nairyuthyam Padmanabhasthu , vayavyam Madhu soodhana.

Let Lord Vishnu guard the north east, Let Janardhana protect south east,
Let south west be protected by the Lord who has lotus flower in his navel,
And let North west be protected by the killer of Madhu.

3.OOrdhwam Govardfhanoddhartha , hyadharayam trivikrama,
Yethabhyo dasa digbhyascha sarvatha pathu Kesava.

Let the one who lifted Govardhana protect the top,
And let the Trikrama protect what is beneath,
And let Kesava protect everything including these ten directions.

4.Yevam kruthwa dig bandham Vishnu sarvathra samsmaran,
Avyag rachitha kurveetha nyasa karma Yadhavidhi.

Thus after tying up all the sides and after meditating on Vishnu,
And then do the rituals as given below.

5.Angushtagre thu Govindam, Tharjanuyam thu mahidharam,
Madhyamayam Hrishikesa, anamikyaam Trivikrama.

Govinda at the tip of the thumb , the carrier of earth at the second finger,
Hrishikesa at the third finger and Trivikrama in the index  finger.

6.Kanishtayam nyased Vishnum, kara prushte thu Vamanam,
Evam angulee nyasa paschad angeshu vinyased.

In the little finger think of Vishnu and back of the hand Vamana,
And after this ritual with fingers , do rituals of organs.

7.Shikayam Kesavam nyasya, mordhni Narayanam nyaseth,
Madhavam cha lalate thu Govindam broovor nyaseth,

Think of Kesava by touching the hair, Narayana by touching the head,
Think of Madhava by touching the forehead and Govinda by touching eye brows.

8.Chakshur madhye nyased Vishnum , Karnayor Madhu soodhanam,
Trivikramam Kanda mole, vamanam thu kapolaya,

Think of Vishnu in between the brows, And think of killer of Madhu in ears,
Think of Trivikrama in the neck joint and Vamana in the neck.

9.Nasarandhra dwaye chapi Sridharam kalpayedh Budha,
Utharoshte Hrisikesam Padmanabhama thada adhare.

The wise men imagines Sridhara in the two nostrils,
In the upper lips he imagines Hrishikesa and and Padmanabha in lower lips.

10.Damodharama dantha pankthou , Varaham chibuke thadha,
Jihwayam Vasudevam cha thalvoschaiva Gadhadaram.

He imagines Damodhara in the row of teeth, Varaha in the chin,
He imagines Vasudeva in the toungue and the wielder of the mace in the palate.

11.Vaikundam kara madhye thu Anantham nasikopari,
Dakshine thu bhuje vipro, vinyaseth Purushothamam.

Vaikunda in between the hands , and the endless one above the nose.
Parsaurama in the right hand , is thought of by the greatest among men.

12.Vame bhuja Maha yogim , Raghavam hrudhi vinyaseth,
Kukshou Prithwee dharam chaiva parswayo kesavam nyaseth.

Think of the great sage on the left hand , and Raghava on the heart,
The carrier of earth on the stomach and Kesava on the sides.

13.Vaksha sthale Madhavam cha kakshayor bhoga sayinam,
Peethambaram sthana thate , harim nabham thu vinisyeth.

Think Madhava on the bosom , and sleeper on the saint in the joints,
Think of yellow silk on the chest and Hari on the navel.

14.Dakshine thu kare devam Thatha sankarshashanam nyaseth,
Vama ripuharam vidhyath , kati madhye Janardhanam.

On the left hand think of the God and also imagine Sankarshana,
In the left side imagine the killer of enemies and Janardhana in between the waist.

15.Prushte kshithi dharam Vidhyad Achyutham skandayorapi,
Vama kakshou varijaksham , Dakshine jala sayinam,

On the back one who carries the earth , And Achyutha on the shoulders,
The God with lotus eye on the left abdomen and the one who sleeps on water in the right.

16.Swayambhuvam medramadhye, urvoschaiva Gadha dharam,
Janu madhye Chakradharam, Jangayor amrutham nyaseth.

The one who was born himself on the penis, and the holder of mace on the breast,
The one who holds the wheel in between knees and deathless one on the thigh.

17.Gulphayor Narasimham , cha padayor amrutha thwisham,
Anguleeshu Sridharam cha Padmaksham sarva sandhishu.

Narasimha(man lion) on the ankle , and the one who brought out nectar on the feet,
Sridhara on the fingers and the lotus eyed one on all joints.

18.Nakheshu Madhavam chaiva nyaseth Pada thale Achyutham,
Roma koope Gudakesam Krishnam Rakthasthi majjasu

Let Madhava be on the nails , and Achuyutha on the surface of the feet,
He who is hiding within us in the hair follicles and Krishna on flesh and bones.

19.Mana budhyorahankare Chithe nyasya Janardhanam,
Achyuthananda Govindaan Vatha pitha kapeshu cha.

Let Janardhana be on mind , intelligence, wisdom , egoism and thought,
And let Achyutha, Anantha and Govinda be on gas, phlegm and bile.

20.Evam nyasa vidhim kruthwa yath karyam Dwija thachrunu,
Pada moole thu devasya sankham chaiva thu vinyaseth.

After performing the rituals of Nyasa like this the Brahmin,
Would make the God hear the conch blown at his feet.

21,Vanamala hrudhi nyasya , Sarva devadhi poojithaam,
Gadhaam vaksha sthale nyasya Chakram chaiva Prushtatha,

After touching the chest thinking of the forest garland , worshipping all devas,
After touching the chest thinking of the mace , Touch the back thinking of the holy wheel.

22.Sri vathsa murasi nyasya panchangam kavacham nyaseth,
Aapadamasthakam chaiva vinyaseth purushothamam

Touch the chest thinking of Sri Vathsa, and touch the five organs using the Armour,
And then think of the portions from head to foot with Purushothama in the mind.

23. Yevam nyasa vidhim kruthwa SAkakshad Narayano Bhaved,
Thanur Vishnu mayi thasyai yath kinchchid na sa basathe.


Thus after doing the rituals of Nyasa , he would become the real Narayana himself,
All his body would be full of Narayana and nothing else will appear.

24.Apamarjanako nyasa Sarva vyadhi vinasana,
Aathmanascha parsyapi vidhiresha Sanathana.

This cleaning and purifying ritual would destroy all diseases,
And would make the soul divine and make it everlasting.

25.Vaishnavena thu karthavya sarva sidhi pradhayaka,
Vishnustha dhoordhwam rakshethu Vaikunto vidhiso disa,

It would make him dear to Vishnu and bless him with all powers,
He will be protected all along by Vishnu and he would take him to Vikunta.

26. Pathu maam sarvatho Ramo dhanwi Chakra cha Kesava,
EYethath samastham vinyasya paschan manthran prayojayeth.

Please protect me always Rama by your arrow and Kesava by your wheel,
After performing all this , use the mantra afterwards.

Adha Moola Manthra
Now the root chant

Om Namo Bhagwathe Klesapa harthre nama
Om Salutations to the God who removes all problems and sufferings.

27.Pooja kale thu devasya japa kale thadaiva cha,
Homakale cha karthavyam Trisandhyasu cha nithyasa.

This has to be chanted thrice daily at the time of worship ,
Time of meditation as we as when fire offerings are made.

28.Ayur arogyam aiswaryam jnanam vitham phalam labheth,
Yadyath sukha tharam loke Thath sarvam prapthaya nara.

He would get long life , health , wealth , wisdom and money,
And he would enjoy more pleasures than others and that man would get everything.

29.Yevam bhakthya samabhyarchya harim sarvartha dayakam,
Abhayam SArva moorthebhyo Vishnu lokam sa Gachathi.

If this is offered with devotion to Lord Vishnu,
It would result in getting of all sorts of wealth,
Give protection from all problems,
And in the end would take you to the world of Vishnu.

Ithi Sri Vishnu darmothara purane Apamarjana kavacham sampoornam

Thus ends the armour which cleanses occurring in Vishnu Dharmothara Purana.

Nrisihashtakam

Sri Nrusimhashtakam
(Octet addressed to Lord Narasimha)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a remarkable octet addressed to Lord Narasimha. I have taken this from http://vedicmantrasgayatris.wordpress.com/about-vedic-prayers-mantras-gayatris/
.This stotra along with meaning given by Mr.Stephen knapp has been reproduced in various web sites. My translation is slightly different.)

1.Dhyayami narasimhakyam
Brahma vedantagocaram
Bhavabdhi taranopayam
Sankha cakra dharam param

I meditate on Narasimha ,
Who is realized by Brahma and Vedas,
Who is the method to cross the sea of life,
And who holds the divine conch and holy wheel.

2.Nilam ramam ca paribhuya kripa rasena
Stambhe svasakti managham vinidhaya deva
Prahlada rakshana vidhai yati kripa te
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam cha bhaktam

With your sense of mercy you protected Nila Devi and Rama,
And for saving Prahlada , Oh God, out of your mercy,
You came out of the pillar , with all your great sinless and chaste state,
And Oh Narasimha , please take care of me who is your devotee.

3.Indraadi deva nikarasya kirita koti
Pratyupta ratna prati bimbita pada padma
kalpaanta kala ghana garjana tulya nada
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam cha bhaktam

Your lotus like feet which has the glitter of gems,
Reflected the shine of billions of crowns of Indra and other devas,
And your great roaring was similar to the thunder at time of deluge,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

4.Prahlada posha pralayarka samana vaktra
Hoom-kara nirjita nisachara vrunda nada
Sri-narada muni sangha sugiyamana
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam cha bhaktam

You are the saviour of Prahlada , your mouth is like the Sun at deluge,
Your sound “Hoom” makes the groups of nocturnal animals shiver,
And you enjoy the company of the great sage Narada,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

5.Ratrin charadri jatarat parisramsya mana raktam
Nipiya parikalpita saantara mala
Vidravita-akhila suro ugra nrsimha rupam
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

You tear apart the nocturnal animals descending the mountain to drink blood,
You squeeze out the dirt which have settled inside us ,
And your terrifying form of Narasimha makes the world tremble.
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

6.Yogindra , yoga pariraksaka ,deva deva
Dinaarthi hari vibhava agama geeyamana
Maam veeksya dinam asaranyam aganya-silam
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

You are the king and protector of yoga, You are god of gods,
You remove all the sufferings and are worshipped by Vedas and Brihaspathi,
And you please see me , who does not have a home or good qualities,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

7.Prahlada soka vinivarana Bhadra simha
Naktan charendra mada khandana vira simha
Indraadi devajana sanganuta pada padma
Sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

You are the protector lion who removed the sorrow of Prahlada,
You are the valorous one, who when exuberant tear apart everything,
And You are one whose feet is surrounded by Indra and other devas,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

8.Jnanena kechit avalambya padambhujam they,
Kechit sukarma nikarena pare ca bhaktya
Muktim gatah khalu janah kripaya murare
sri narasimha paripalaya mam ca bhaktam

Your lotus like feet is depended upon by some due to their wisdom,
Others due to good acts done as well their great devotion,
And please take them mercifully , oh killer of Mura to salvation,
And Oh Narasimha , please look after me who is your devotee.

Sri Nrusimhastakam

Sri Nrisimhashtakam


By Paramahamsa Yati Jiyar,

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(I have referred to this stotra at http://lordnarasimhadeva.blogspot.com/2010/03/sri-nrisimhashtakam.html)


1. Shrimad akalanka paripurna shashikoti
Shridhara manohara satapata kanta
Palaya krupalaya bhavambudhi nimagnam
Daitya vara kala Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha, who is the death to great Asura,
Who is like billions of full moons without any stains,
And who carries Lakshmi , who is pretty and has a flowing mane,
Please protect me from this ocean of birth and death , Oh store house of mercy.

2. Pada kamala vanata paathaki janaanam
Pathaka dhavanala pathatri vara keto
Bhaavana parayana bhaavarti harayaa mam
Pahi kripayaiva Narasimha Narasimha

Please show me your mercy, Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha,
Who is the forest fire that burns all the sins committed by sinners,
If they bow down to your holy lotus flower like feet,
And who has a Garuda flag on his chariot ,who is the cause of creation,
And the best shelter ,Please help me remove the problems of the birth and death.

3. Tunga nakha pankti-dalithasura varasrik
Panka nava kunkuma vipankila mhoraha
Pandita nidhana kamlalaya namaste
Pankaja nishanna Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha , who lives in a lotus,
Your out stretched nails tore open the entails of the asura,
And the blood out of him fell on your chest , making ,
It appear as if Kumkum has been applied on your chest,
My salutations to you who is the residence of learned as well as Lakshmi.

4. Maulishu vibhushana mivamara varanam
Yogi hridayeshu cha sirassu nigamanaam
Rajaa aravinda ruchiram pada yugam they
Dehi mama murdhni Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha , Oh Narasimha please keep
Your twin lotus like feet on my head,
Though it is kept on the crowns of the helmets of gods,
And also on the heart of sages and on the Veda books.

5. Vaarija vilochana madh antima dasaayam
Klesha vivashikrita samasta karanayam
Yehi ramaya saha sharanya vihaganam
Nadha madhiruhya narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha , along with Lakshmi,
Come riding on the Garuda , the king of birds,
At the time when all my senses are suffering in distress,
At the time of death, Oh lotus eyed one,

6. Haataka kirita varahara vanamala
Taara rashana makara kundala manindrai,
Bhushitam ashesha nilayam tava vapurme
Chethasi chakaasthu Narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha, Your divine body,
Wearing a pretty blessed crown , forest garland,
And fish like gem studded ear studs shining like stars,
Lives in the unapproachable residence of yours.

7. Indu ravi pavaka vilochana ramayaa
Mandira mahabhuja lasadvara rathanga
Sundara chiraaya ramataam tvayi mano me
Nandita suresha narasimha Narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha, who is honoured by Indra,
Let my mind play on your very pretty form,
Which has moon , sun and fire as eyes,
Which is the temple of Goddess Lakshmi,
And which holds in the great hands the holy wheel.

8. Madhava mukunda madhusudana murare
Vamana nrisimha sharanam bhava nathaanam
Kamada ghrinin nikhila karana nayeyam
Kaalam amaresha narasimha narasimha

Oh Narasimha, Oh Narasimha , Oh Mukunda,
Oh killer of Madhu, Oh killer of Mura,
Oh Vamana, Oh Narasimha who is the sheler,
To all those people who have surrendered,
Oh Lord of devas , Oh cause of all causes,
Fulfill my desires and do not neglect me.,
Who is passing all his life chanting your names.

9. Ashtakam idam sakala pataka bhayaghnam
Kamadam ashesha duritamaya ripughnam
yah pathi santhatham ashesha nilayam they.
Gacchati padam sa narasimha Narasimha

This octet destroys the fear of great sins,
Fulfills all desires, speedily destroys enemies,
And they will attain the abode of that lord,
Where he would be sleeping on the sesha snake.

Narasimha Raja Patha Stotram

Narasimha Raja Patha stotram
(the prayer which is the king’s road to Narasimha)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander


(This Stotra supposed to be composed by Lord Shiva himself is from the Ahirbudhnya Samhita, a Paancharaatra text. It also is called
“Manthra Raja Pada stotra”. It is supposed to be the best remedy for aches and mental depression. The Sanskrit text of this stotra is available in
http://www.prapatti.com/slokas/sanskrit/mantraraajapadastotram.pdf )

1.Ugram, veeram, Maha Vishnum,
jwalantham , sarvathomukham,
Nrusimham bheeshanam bhadram
mrutyor mrutyum namamyaham

I salute the God who is death to death itself,
Who is ferocious , who is valorous , who is great Vishnu,
Who shines with faces in all directions,
Who is Narasimha , who frightens and who takes care of.

2.Vruthoth phulla visalaksham ,
Vipaksha kshaya deekshitham,
Ninada thrastha viswandam ,
Vishnum ugram namayaham.

I salute the ferocious Vishnu ,
Who has broad round eyes,
Who has taken an oath to kill enemies,
Who shakes the globe of the universe by his roar.

3.Sarvair avadhyathaam praptham,
Sabha lougham dither sutham,
Nakhagara sakali chakre,
Yastham veeram namyaham.

I salute that valorous God,
Who cannot be approached or killed by any one,
Who tore with the tip of his nail , the enemy of Indra,
Who is the son of Dithi along with a great army,

4.Padava ashtaabdha patalam ,
Moordhavishta trivishtapam,
Bhuja pravisha ashta dhisam,
Maha Vishnum namayaham.

I salute the great Vishnu,
Who reaches the netherworld by his feet,
Who touches by his head the land of the trinity,
And by his hands touches all eight directions.

5.Jyotheemshya arke indu nakshatra ,
Jwala nadhiny anukramath,
Jwalanithi thejasaa yasya ,
Tham jwalantham namayaham.

I salute him who shines ,
By whose light sun, moon, stars ,
And fire are able to shine,
And appear resplendent.

6.Sarvendriyairapi vinaa,
Sarvam sarvathra sarvadfhaa,
Yo jaanaathi namam yaadhyaam,
Thamaham sarvatho mukham.

I salute him who has faces in all directions,
Who without the use of any of his organs,
Knows all things about everything always.

7.Naravath simhavachaiva,
Yasya roopam mahathmana,
Maha satam, maha damshtram,
Tham nrusimham namamya.

I salute that Lord Narasimha,
Who is both lion as well as man,
Who is great and has a great form,
With great mane and great teeth.

8.Yan nama smaranadh bheetha,
Bhootha Vetala Rakshasa,
Rogad yascha pranasyanthi,
Bheeshanam tham namayaham.

I salute that fearful one,
By remembering whose name,
Those who were scared by ghosts ,ghouls and Rakshasas,
Would get rid of all their sickness.

9.Sarvopi yam samasrithya,
Sakalam bhadramasnuthe,
Sriyaya bhadraya jushto,
Yasyam bhadram namayaham.

I salute him who takes care ,
For everything depends on him
As Everything is kept safely by him
As he takes care of even goddess Lakshmi.

10.Sakshath swakale sampraptham,
Mruthyum shatru gunanvitham,
Bhakthaanaam nasayed yasthu,
Mruthyur mrutyhum namamyaham

I salute the death to the death itself,
Who reaches anywhere really at the correct time,
And gives death and destroys the enemies,
Of his devotees who are blessed with good qualities

11.Namakarathmakam yasmai,
Vidhya athma nivedanam,
Thawakth dukho akhilaan kamaan,
Asnantham tham namayaham.

I salute him who by one’s salutation,
And offering of one self to him,
Removes all the sorrows of him,
And fulfills all his wishes.

12.Dasa Bhootha thwath sarve ,
Hyathmana paramathmana,
Atho aham api they dasa,
Ithi mathwa namayaham.

All beings are your servants,
Oh God who is the soul of all beings,
And understanding this fact,
I am saluting you as your slave.

13.Shankarea aadhaarath proktham,
Padaanaam Thathwa nirnayam,
Tri sandhyam ya padeth thasya,
Srir vidhya aayuscha vardhathe,

These words which have been put together,
By Lord Shiva with reverence ,
If read during dawn, dusk and noon,
Would lead to increase of wealth, longevity and knowledge.