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Sri Maha sasthru anugraha kavacham

(Thegreat armour of blessing of Sastha)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

(Sastha is the son of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. This armour deals with that divine God)

 

Sri Devyuvacha:-

The Goddess said:-

 

1.Bhagwan deva devesasarvagna tripuranthaka,

Prapthe Kali yuge ghore Maha Bhoothai samavruthe.

 

Oh God, oh god of gods , Oh all knowing one , Oh destroyer of three cities,

Withthe coming of the horrible Kali yuga , great ghostshave enveloped earth.

 

2,Maha vyadhi Maha vyala ghora raja samavruthe ,

Duswapna shokasanthapaidurvineethai samavruthe.

 

Great diseases, greatly vicious and horrible kings havealso come,

Bad dreams , sorrow , worry , bad lawshave come and filled up.

 

3.Swa dharma virathe margepravruthe hrudhi sarvadhaa,

Theshaam sidhincha, mukthincha thwammay broohi vrushadwaja.

 

My mind is always working to stop deterioration of our Dharma,

And Oh God who has bull in his flag , tell me how it can be achieved and the world freed.

 

Ishwara uvacha:-

Lord Shiva said:-

 

4.Srunu devi Maha bagesarva kalyani karane,

Mashasasthruscha devesikavacham punya vardhanam.

 

Oh Goddesswho is greatwho is reason for all auspiciousness,

Please hearthe armour of Maha Sastha which increasesauspiciousness.

 

5.Agnisthamba , jalasthambancha , sena stambamcha vidhayakam,

Maha Bhootha prasamanam, Maha Vyadhi nivaranam.

 

It can be used to freezefire , waterand army ,

It destroys great bhoothasand cures great diseases.

 

6.Maha Jnana pradham punyam, viseshath kali thapaham,

SArva rakshothamamayur arogya vardhanam.

 

It leads to great wisdom , itís auspiciousspecially reduces problems of Kali age,

It also provides great protectionand increases life and betters health.

 

7.KImatho bahunokthenayam yam kaamayathedwija,

Tham tham aapnothi sandeho Maha Sastru prasadanath.

 

Because of thiswishesof Brahminswould endlessly ,

Be fulfilled , without any doubt , due to grace of Sastha.

 

8.Kavachasya rishir Brahma , Gayathri chanda uchyathe,

Devatha Maha Satha , devo Hariharathmaja

 

For this armour the sage isBrahma,the meter is Gayathri,

The God is Maha Sasthaand god addressed is son of Vishnu and Shiva.

 

9.Shadanga machare bhakthyamathrayajathi yukthaya,

Dhyanam asya pravakshyami srunshwavahithapriye.

 

Withsix type of ritualsand devotion along with simple manner ,

I would tell you how to meditateon him, darling of him who carries the river.

 

AsyaSri Maha sastru kavachamanthrasya, brahma rishi, Gayathri chanda, Maha Sastha devathaa,

Hraam beejam, Hreem Shakthi, hroom keelakam, Sri Maha sathru prasada sidhyarthe jape viniyoga.

 

For the armour of Maha Sastha the sage is Brahma, the meter is Gayathri, the god is Maha Sastha ,

The root is Hraam, the power is Hreem, the nail is hroom and this is being chanted to getthe blessings of Maha Sastha.

 

Dhyaanam

Meditation

 

10.Thejo mandala madhyagam .trinanayanam, divyambaralangrutham,

Devam pushpa sareshu karmakala sanmanikhya pithra abhayam,

Bibraanam kara pankajaimadha gaja skandadhiroodam vibhum,

Sastharam saranam vrujami sathatham trilokya sammohanam.

 

I surrenderto the God Sastha , who attractsall the three worlds,

Who is in the middle of a glowing light , who has three eyes, who wearsholy cloths,

Who is the God with flower arrows and drinking goblet in his lotus like hands,

Who is the lord riding on the shouldersof elephants with masth.

 

Lam ithyadhi Panchopachara Pooja

Worship with five type of hospitalitiesstarting with Lam.

 

11.MahasashthaSira pathu, phalam hariharathmaja,

Kamaroopi drusam pathu, sarvajna may sruthi sadaa

 

Let the great Sastha protect my head , Let the son of Vishnu and Shivaprotect my forehead,

Let the god with a lovely form protect my eyes, let the all knowing one protect myears.

 

12.Granam pathu krupadhayksho, mukham gowripriya sadaa,

Vedaadyayicha may jihwaam, pathu may chibukam guru

 

Let the one presiding over mercy protectmy nose,

Let my mouth be protectedby the darling son of Gowri,

Let the one whohas learned Vedasprotect my toungue,

And let the teacher protect my chin.

 

13.Kandam pathu vishudhathma, skandhou pathu surarchitha,

Bahu pathu Viroopaksha,karou thu kamala Priya.

 

Let my neck be protected by the pure soul,

Let my shoulders be protectedby the one who is worshipped by devas,

Let my handsbe protected by the onewith various occupations ,

Let myarms be protected by one who is liked by Goddess Lakshmi.

 

14.Bhoothadhipo may Hrudayam, Madhyam pathu mahabala,

Nabhim pathu mahaveera, kamalaksho avathatnkatim.

 

Let the lord of Bhoothas protect my heart,

Let my middle be protectedby one who is very strong,

Let my navel be protectedby the greatly valorous one,

Let my waist be protected by the one who has lotus like eyes.

 

15.Saneepam pathu visweso, guhyam guhyarthvith sadaa,

OOru pathu gajaroodo, vajra dhari cha januni.

 

Let the God of the universe protect my reproductive organs,

Let the one who has secret meanings protect my private parts,

Letmythighs be protected†† by the one who rides the elephant,

Letmy shanks be protected by one who holds Vajraydha.

 

16.Jange pasangusadhara,padhou pathu Mahamathi,

SArvangam pathu may nithyam Maha Mayaavisaradha.

 

Let my thogh be protected by one who holds the rope and the goad,

Letmy feet be protected†† by the very intelligent one,

Let all my organsbe daily protected by theexpert in great illusion.

 

17.Itheedham kavacham punyamsarvaghogha nikrunthanam,

Maha Vyadhi prasamanam, Maha pathaka nasanam.

 

This istheauspiciousarmourwhich destroys all ills,

And which cures all great diseases and destroys all great crimes.

 

18.Jnana vairagyadhamdivya manimadhi vibhooshitham,

Aayur arogya jananam, maha vasya karam param.

 

This promotes wisdom and renunciationandwould ornament us with divine gems,

This promotes healthand life spanand also greatly attractsothers.

 

19.Yamyam kaamayathe kamam, tham tham aapnothya asamsaya,

Trisandhyam ya padeth vidhwan,sa yaathi paramam gathim.

 

Whatever one wishes to have, without doubt this would give it to him,

And if this is read at dawn, noon and dusk , hewould attain the divine place.

 

Ithi Guhya rathna chinthamanouSri Maha sathranugraha kavacham samaptham

 

Thus endsthe great armour of blessing of Shastha , which occurs in Guhya rathna Chinthamani.