Dhanadha devi Kavacha
(Armour of the Goddess who is giver of wealth)
(Dhandha Devi is the thanthric form of Goddess Lakshmi .Chanting this Kavacha three times a day for 36 days is supposed to please Goddess Lakshmi and increase your wealth. THe sanskrit original of this Kavacha is available in http://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/dhanadaakavach.html?lang=en-IN )
Dhanadhaya maha vidhyaa kadithaan prakasithaa ,
Idhaneem srothumichami Kavacham poorva soochitham
The Goddess asked:-
1.The great knowledge of Dhandha devi has been earlier made public ,
And I wish to hear that Armour as indicated by you earlier.
Sri Shiva Uvacha :-
2.Srunu Devi pravachami kavacham manthra vigraham,
Saarath saratharam devi kavacham man mukhditham,
3.Dhanadhaa kavachasyasyaa Kubhere Rishir itha ,
Panditha chandhi devathecha Dhanadhaa sidhidhaa sadaa
Lord Shiva said:-
2-3.Oh Goddess Please hear the armour which I would be reciting ,
Which is a personification of Manthra,
Which is meaning of Meanings .
For the armour of giver of wealth , Khubera is the sage ,
The Meter is Panditha , The Dhanadha is the God addressed for powers.
4.Dharmartha kama moksheshu viniyoga prakeerthathe ,
,Dham bheejam may Sira pahi , Hreem bheeja, may lalatakam,
4.For the sake of getting Dharma , wishes and salvayion, I start the chant.
The the root “Dham “ protect my head . Let the root “Hreem” protect my forehead ,
5. Sreem bheejam may mukham pathu, rakaram hrudhi may aavathu.
THikaram pathu jataram Prikaram Prushtatho aavathu
5.Let the root “Sreem” protect my face and let letter “ra” protect my heart.,
Let letter “Thi” protect my stomach and letter “Pri” protect my back.
6.Yekaaram jangayor yugme ,swakaaram prushtthovathu,
Seershadhi padha paryantham ha kaaram sarvatho avathu.
6,Let the letter “Ye” protect both my thighs , Let letter “swa” protect my back,
Let letter “Ha” protect me from head to foot.
7.Ithyeythath kaditham Kanthe kavacham sarva sidhidham,
Guroomamyarchya vidhivath kavacham prapadedhyadhi
7.This oh my darling is the armour which will give all powers,
You now worship your teacer and read the armour again as per rule,
8,Satha varsha sahasraanaam poojaaya phalamapnuyath,
Guru poojaam vinaa devi nahi sidhi poojapathe.
8.You would also get the result of worship done for hundred thousand years,
And Oh Goddess , without the woship of Guru , the goddess of worship would not allow you to get powers.
9.Guru pooja puro bhoothva kavacham prapadethama ,
SArva sidhi yuthor bhoothwa vicharau dwairavo yadhaa
9.After completing the worship of the Guru the armour has to be chanted properly,
After getting all the powers , the thoughts have to be repeated twice,
10.Pratha kale padedhyasthu manthra jaapa pura saram,
So abheeshta phalamapnothio, sathgyam sathyam na samasyaya.
10.It is without any doubt whatsoever the truth that all desires would be fulfilled ,
If this is read in the morning along with the chanting of the manthra.
11.Poojakale padedhyasthu devim dhyathwa Hrudhyambuje ,
Shan masabhyanthare sidhi nathra karya vicharana,
11.If this is read at the time of worship, meditating on the Goddess,
Within six months , you need not think any more about powers.
12,SAyamkale padedhyasthu sa shivo naathra samsaya ,
Boorje vilikhya gutikaam swarnasthaam dhareyethyadhi.
12.If it is read in the evening without any dubt , Lord shiva would be with him,
And it can be written on palm leaf , put in a golden talisman and worn.
13.Purusho DAkshine vaahou , yoshiddhama buja thadhaa ,
Sarva sidhi yutho bhoothva Dhanavan o puthravan bhaveth.
13.The male should sit on the left and worship with the right hand ,
And then he would get all powers become rich and be blessed with children.
14.Idham kavacham ajnathwa yo Japeth dhanadham shubhe ,
SA Sasthragathamapnothi so achiraanmruthyu mapnuyath.
14.If this armour addressed to Kubhera is chanted unknowingly ,
He would go towards Sastras and soon embrace death.
15.Kavechenavruthe ithyam yathra yathraiva gachathi .
THathra thathra mahadevi sampoojyo nathra samsaya,.
15.Wherever one goes wearing this armour ,
There without any doubt the great Goddess would be present.
Ithi Guptha sadhana thanthrokthd Dhanadha Kavacham SAmpoornam.
Thus end the armour of giver of wealth which occurs in Guptha sadana thanthra.