Sri Maha sasthru anugraha kavacham
(The† great armour of blessing of Sastha)
(Sastha is the son of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. This armour deals with that divine God)
The Goddess said:-
1.Bhagwan deva devesa† sarvagna tripuranthaka,
Prapthe Kali yuge ghore Maha Bhoothai samavruthe.
Oh God, oh god of gods , Oh all knowing one , Oh destroyer of three cities,
With† the coming of the horrible Kali yuga , great ghosts† have enveloped earth.
2,Maha vyadhi Maha vyala ghora raja samavruthe ,
Duswapna shoka† santhapai† durvineethai samavruthe.
Great diseases, greatly vicious and horrible kings have† also come,
Bad dreams , sorrow , worry , bad laws† have come and filled up.
3.Swa dharma virathe marge† pravruthe hrudhi sarvadhaa,
Theshaam sidhincha, mukthincha thwam† may 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.
Lord Shiva said:-
4.Srunu devi Maha bage† sarva kalyani karane,
Mashasasthruscha devesi† kavacham punya vardhanam.
Oh Goddess† who is great† who is reason for all auspiciousness,
Please hear† the armour of Maha Sastha which increases† auspiciousness.
5.Agnisthamba , jalasthambancha , sena stambamcha vidhayakam,
Maha Bhootha prasamanam, Maha Vyadhi nivaranam.
It can be used to freeze† fire , water† and army ,
It destroys great bhoothas† and cures great diseases.
6.Maha Jnana pradham punyam, viseshath kali thapaham,
SArva rakshothamam† ayur arogya vardhanam.
It leads to great wisdom , itís auspicious† specially reduces problems of Kali age,
It †also provides great protection† and increases life and betters health.
7.KImatho bahunokthena† yam yam kaamayathe† dwija,
Tham tham aapnothi sandeho Maha Sastru prasadanath.
Because of this† wishes† of Brahmins† would 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 is† Brahma,† the meter is Gayathri,
The God is Maha Sastha† and god addressed is son of Vishnu and Shiva.
9.Shadanga machare bhakthya† mathraya† jathi yukthaya,
Dhyanam asya pravakshyami srunshwavahitha† priye.
With† six type of rituals† and devotion along with simple manner ,
I would tell you how to meditate† on him, darling of him †who carries the river.
Asya† Sri 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 get† the blessings of Maha Sastha.
10.Thejo mandala madhyagam .trinanayanam, divyambaralangrutham,
Devam pushpa sareshu karmakala sanmanikhya pithra abhayam,
Bibraanam kara pankajai† madha gaja skandadhiroodam vibhum,
Sastharam saranam vrujami sathatham trilokya sammohanam.
†I surrender† to the God Sastha , who attracts† all the three worlds,
Who is in the middle of a glowing light , who has three eyes, who wears† holy cloths,
Who is the God †with flower arrows and drinking goblet in his lotus like hands,
Who is the lord riding on the shoulders† of elephants with masth.
Lam ithyadhi Panchopachara Pooja
Worship with five type of hospitalities† starting with Lam.
11.Mahasashtha† Sira pathu, phalam hariharathmaja,
Kamaroopi drusam pathu, sarvajna may sruthi sadaa
Let the great Sastha protect my head , Let the son of Vishnu and Shiva† protect my forehead,
Let the god with a lovely form protect my eyes, let the all knowing one protect my† ears.
12.Granam pathu krupadhayksho, mukham gowripriya sadaa,
Vedaadyayi† cha may jihwaam, pathu may chibukam guru
Let the one presiding over mercy protect† my nose,
Let my mouth be protected† by the darling son of Gowri,
Let the one who† has learned Vedas† protect 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 protected† by the one who is worshipped by devas,
Let my hands† be protected by the one† with various occupations ,
Let my† arms 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 protected† by one who is very strong,
Let my navel be protected† by 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,
Let† my† thighs be protected†† by the one who rides the elephant,
Let† my 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,
Let† my feet be protected†† by the very intelligent one,
Let all my organs† be daily protected by the† expert in great illusion.
17.Itheedham kavacham punyam† sarvaghogha nikrunthanam,
Maha Vyadhi prasamanam, Maha pathaka nasanam.
This is† the† auspicious† armour† which destroys all ills,
And which cures †all great diseases and destroys †all great crimes.
18.Jnana vairagyadham† divya manimadhi vibhooshitham,
Aayur arogya jananam, maha vasya karam param.
This promotes †wisdom and renunciation† and† would ornament us with divine gems,
This promotes health† and life span† and also greatly attracts† others.
19.Yam† yam 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 , he† would attain the divine place.
Ithi Guhya rathna chinthamanou† Sri Maha sathranugraha kavacham samaptham
Thus ends† the great armour of blessing of Shastha , which occurs in Guhya rathna Chinthamani.