Sri Sudarshana kavacham
(Sudarshana is the holy wheel which Lord Vishnu uses as his chief weapon. There is a story that the daughter of Viswa Karma, who was the architect of the God’s, was married to the sun God and she left him because of his immense heat. It seems Viswa Karma put Sun God in a cage and churned him to reduce his heat. The heat was reduced and Sudarshana Chakra, Trishoola and Shakthi, respectively the weapons of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Subrhamnya were born out of the churning. Sudarshana Chakra is given the status of God by the followers of Ramanujacharya. He being a prime devotee is called the Chakrathazhwar. (Sage of the wheel) and worshipped by Vaishnavas and this powerful armour is addressed to God Sudarshana)
Praseedha BHagwan Brahman sarva manthajna Narada,
Soudarshanam thu kavacham pavithram broohi Thad vadha
Oh Narada who has pleased the God and who knows all Manthras,
Please tell me the “Armour of Sudarshana “ which is divinely pure
1.Srunushveha , Dwija sreshta pavithram Paramadbutham,
SAudarshanam thu Kavacham Drushta drushtartha Sadakam,
1.Please hear oh great Brahmin the armour of Sudarshana,
Which is pure and greatly wonderful and which is capable of granting you all that you see.
2.Kavachasyasya Rishir Brahma, Chandho Anushtup Thadhaa smrutham,
Sudarshane Maha Vishnu devathaas samprakshathe.
2. The Saint for this armour is Lord Brahma , meter is Anushtup and meditating ,
On the Sudarshana Chakra and this would be illuminated by the God Vishnu
3.Hraam bheejam , Sakthi radrokthaa , hreem krom keelakam mishyathe ,
Sira Sudarshana Pathu , Lalate Chakra Nayaka
3.The root is “Hraam” , malice is removed by Goddess Shakthi and the nail is “Hreem , krom”
Let the head be protected by Sudarshana and forehead by the lord of all wheels.
4.Graanam pathu maha daithya ripur, avyath drusou mama,
SAhasraara sruthim pathu kapolam deva vallabha
4.Let the enemy of great Asuras protect my smell as well as sight,
Let the thousand spiked one my hearing and my cheek be protected by the lord of devas.
5,Viswathma pathu may vakthram , jihwaam vidhyaamayo Hari,
Kantam pathu Maha Jwaala, Skandhou Divya adbutheswara
6. Let the universal soul protect my face , let Hari who is full of knowledge protect my toungue,
Let my neck be protected by the greatly lustrous one and shoulder by the divinely wonderful lord.
7.Bhujou may pathu Vijayee , Karou Kaidabha Nasana ,
Shadkona samsthitha pathu hrudayam dhama maamakam.
7.Let the victorious one protect my arms and let my hands be protected by killer of Kaidabha,
Let him who lives in the sextet protect that which houses my heart.
8.Madhyam pathu maha veerya, Trinethro nabhi mandalam,
Sarvayudhamaya pathu katim, Sronim Mahadhyuthi
8.Let the greatly valorous one protect n my middle, let the three eyed one the area surrounding belly,
Let The God armed with all weapons protect my hip and the greatly lustrous one protect my buttocks
9.Soma Suryaghni nayana oorupathu cha maamakou,
Guhyam pathu mahamaya, Januni thu Jagat pathi
9.Let God with sun , moon and fire as eyes protect my thigh and also all that is mine ,
Let the great chanter protect my private organs and let lord of universe protect my knee
10 ,Jange pathu mamaajasram ahirbudhnya supoojitha,
Gulphou pathu vishudathma, padou para puranjaya
10.Let my shanks be protected always by him who is worshipped by by Ahirbudanya(Uttara bhadrapada) devathas,
Let my ankle be protected by the pure soul and let the feet be protected by him who won over divine cities.
11,Sakalayudha sampoorna nikhilangam Sudarshana,
Ya idham kavacham divyam paramananda dhayinam.
11.Oh Sudashana who I has complete armoury of all weapons in all organs,
This armour just chanted is divine and capable of giving divine joy
12.Soudaranamidham yo vai sadaa sudha paden nara,
Thasyartha sidhir vipulaa karasthaa bhavathi hi druvam.
12.If a pure human being reads this prayer to Sudarshana always,
He would get great prosperity and there is no doubt about it.
13.Kooshmanda chanda bhoothadhyaa ye cha dushta graha smruthaa,
Laayanthe anisam bheethaa varmanosya prabhavatha.
13,. The ghosts like Kooshmanda and CHanda and the evil planets,
Would be made scared and to run away due to the power of this armour.
14.Kushta apasmaara gulmaadhyaa vyadhaya karma hethukaa ,
Nasyanthye than manthrithambupaanaath saptha Dhinavathi
14.Diseases like leprosy , epilepsy and sickness of abdomen which have come due to previous Karma,
Would be destroyed if the water over which this manthra is chanted is drunk for seven days.
15,Anena manthrithaam mruthsaanaam thulasi moola samsthithaam,
Lalate thilakam kruthwa mohayeth trijagan nara.
15.If over the mud which is at the root of Thulasi, this chant has been chanted several times,
Is applied as a Thilaka on the forehead, then that human being can attract all the three worlds.
Ithi Brugu sanhithoktha sri Sudarshana Kavacham sampoornam
Thus ends the armur of Sudarshana which occurs in Brugu samhitha