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Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham

(Armour to Hanuman with one face)

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

( This armour has been told by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathy. The lord first tells a prayer of twelve names addressed to Hanuman and then quotes the Hanuman kavacha as taught by Lord Rama to Lord Vibheeshana. Unlike other Kavachas of Hanuman, this is a simple prayer and not a thanthric text.)

 

Yekadhaa Sukhamassenam  sankaram Loka Sankaram,

Papracha  Girija kantham Karpoora davalam Shivam                      1

 

Once when Lord Shiva, the God of the people,

The consort of Girija, who was as white as Camphor

Was asked by Goddess Parvathi,  as follows.

 

Sri Parvathyuvacha:-

(Goddess Parvathi said)

 

Bhagwan deva devesa , loka nadha , Jagat Prabho,

Sokakulaanaam lokaanaam kena raksha  bhaved Dhruvam.               2

 

Sangrame, sankate , Ghore  bhootha prethaathike, Bhaye,

Dukha davagni santhaptha  chethasaam , dukha bhaginaam,               3

 

Oh God, God of Gods, Lord of the world , Lord of the universe,

How can people afflicted with sorrow get protected for ever?

How can they protect themselves in war, sorrow, from fearful ghosts,

From fear of the dead, from the burning fire of sorrow ,

And become even minded and get out of sorrow?

 

Sri Mahadeva Uvacha:-

(Lord Shiva said:- )

 

Srunu devi pravakshyami , lokaanaam hitha kamyaya,

Vibheeshanaaya Ramena  premena datham cha yath puraa.                   4

 

Please hear what I tell, for the good of the world,

Of What was told by Lord Rama to Vibheeshana  long ago.

 

Kavacham kapi nadhasya , Vayuputhrasya dheematha,

Guhyam thathe pravakshyami  Visesha chrunu Sundari.                         5

 

Oh pretty one hear the armour of the Lord of Monkeys,

Who was the greatly valorous son of  Lord Vayu,

Which is secret but specially being told by me.

 

Udhyadhithya  sankasa  mudhara bhuja vikramam,

Kandarpa koti lavanyam, Sarva Vidhya visaradham.                                6

 

He was like a rising sun ,a greatly charitable hero,

Who is extremely pretty and very greatly learned.

 

Sri Rama hrudayanandam  bhktha kalpa maheeruham,

Abhayam varadam dhorbhyaam kalaye maruthathmajam,                          7

 

He is one who gives happiness to mind of Rama,

He is one who is the wish giving tree to devotees,

He is the one who protects, blesses, drives away fear,

He is the one who is the darling , son of wind God.

 

Hanuman Anjani soonoon Vayuputhro Maha bala,

Rameshta , Phalguna sakha, pingaksho , amitha Vikrama.                         8

 

He is the one who is Hanuman, He is the one who is the Son of Anjana,

He is the one who is the son of wind god, He is the one  who is Very strong,

He is the one who is dear to Rama , He is the one who is friend of Arjuna ,

He is the one who has red eyes, He is the one who has immeasurable valour

 

Udadhikramanaschaiva , seethasoka vinasana,

Lakshmana prana datha cha dasa greevasya darppaha.                                9

 

He is the one who crossed the sea, He is the one who put an end to sorrow of Sita,

He is the who gave life to Lakshmana , He is the one who hurt the pride of Ravana.

 

Yevam dwadasa naamani Kapeendrasya mahathmana,

Swa kale prabodhe  cha Yathra kale cha padeth,                                         10

 

Thsya sarva bhayam nasthi , rane cha vijayi bhaveth,

Rajadware gahware  cha bhayam nasthi kadachana.                                    11

 

If these twelve names of the king of monkeys are read,

In our own time after getting up  or during the journey,

All our  fears would be destroyed, and we will win in all wars,

And we would never have fear at the gate of the king or in forest cave.

 

Ullangya sindho salilam salilam,

Ya soka vahnim Janakathmajaya,

AAdhaya thenaiva  dadaha lankam,

Namami tham pranchalir Anjaneyam.                                                          12

 

I salute with folded hands that son of Anjana,

Who crossed the great waters of the sea,

Who doused the fire of sorrow of Sita,

And who set fire to Lanka afterwards.

 

Om Namo Hanumathe sarva sarvagrahan , bhootha, bhavishyath varthamaanan , sameepasthaan sarva kala dushta budhin Uchadaya Uchadaya , para balan kshobhaya kshobhaya , mama sarva karyani sadhaya sadhaya.

 

Om, salutations to Hanuman, let all the bad effects due to all planets , devils , past, present and future  and  evil spirits which are near by,  be driven away, driven away  . Let others strength diminish, And let all my deeds attain with success.

 

Om Hram Hreem Hroom Phat  ghe ghe Ghe,

Om Shiva sidhim Om Hram Om Hreem Om Hroom,

Om Hraim , Om Hroum Om Hra swaha

 

(These are magical chants  and cannot be translated.)

 

Para kruthya yanthra manthra  parahankara  bhootha pretha pisacha  drushti sarva vighna  dur jana  Cheshta kuvidya  Sarvogra bhayani Nivaraya, nivaraya

 

 

Let the evil charms and chants done by others, the jealousy of others, , the effect of Ghosts , corpse and devils  and let all blockages  created by evil people , let evil knowledge  and let all great fears be cured,  cured.

 

Banda banda , Lunta lunta, Viluncha viluncha, Kili kili  sarvaka yanthrani dushta vacham Om Phat Swaha.

 

Let the evil designs of other charms be tied and made in effective. Ablations to the fire.

 

Om asya sri Hanumath Kavacha stotra Maha manthrasya , Sri Ramachandra Rishi, , Sri Hanuman parmathma devatha  ,Anushtup  Chanda, Maruthaathmaja ithi Bheeja  Anjanaa Soorithi Sakthi , Lakshmana prana  ithi keelakam , Rama dhoothayethi asthram, Hanuman devatha ithi kavacham, Pingaksho amitha Vikrama ithi manthra,Sri Ramachandra preranaya  Ramachandra preethyartham Mama Manaasa  sakala kaamanaa  sidhyartham Jape Viniyoga,

 

Om For the great chant of the  Armour of Hanuman,  the sage is Sri Ramachandra, The god addressed is the divine Hanuman ,Meter is Anushtup, , The seed is the son of Vayu, The strength is the son of Anjana, the nail is the giver of life to Lakshmana , The arrow is the messenger of Rama, The armour  is God Hanuman,  The chant is red eyed one who is greatly valorous, and this is being chanted  by the orders of Rama so that Sri Rama would be pleased and all the desires of my mind are get fulfilled.

 

Adha kara nyasa

(Now the hand signs)

 

Om hram anjanisuthaya angushtabhyam nama

Om hrem Rudhra murthaye tharjaneebhyam nama

Om hroom Rama dhoothaya madhyamabhyam nama

Om hraim Vayu puthraya anamikabhyam nama

Om Hroum Agni garbhaya kanishtikabhyam nama

Om hrah Brahmasthra nivaranaya  kara thala kara prushtabhuam nama

Ithi kara nyasa

 

Om Hram salutations to son of Anjana at the thumb

Om Hreem salutations to Rudhra murthy through fore finger

Om Hroom salutations to messenger of Rama through middle finger

Om Hraim salutations to son of vayu through fourth finger

Om Hroum salutations to he who has fire within him through little finger

Om Hrah salutations to he who cures Brahmasthra through the entire palm.

 

Adha Hrudhayadhi nyasa

(Now signs on the heart)

 

Om Hraam Anjani suthaaya hrudhayaya nama

Om Hreem Rudhra moorthaye sirase swaha

Om Hroom Rama dhoothaya Shikaayai vashat

Om Hraim Vayuputhraya kavachaya hoom

Om Hroum Agnigarbhaya nethra thrayaya voushat

Om Hrah Brahmasthra nivaranaya asthraya phat

 Ithi hrudhayadhi Shadanga nyasa

 

Chant  Om  Hraam son of Anjana and touch the heart

Chant Om Hreem RudhraMurthy and touch the head

Chant Om hroom messenger of Rama and touch your hair

Chant Om Hraim son of Vayu and imagine it is your armour

Chant Om Hroum He who has fire in him and touch the eyes

Chant Om  Hrah he who cures Brahmasthra 

 

Adha Dhyanam

Then meditation

 

Dhyayeth bala divakara dhyuthinibham devari darppapaham,

Devendra pramukham , prasatha yassam dedepyamanam rucha,

Sugreevadhi samastha vanara yutham  suvyaktha Thathwa priyam,

SAmraktharuna lochanam  pavanajam  peethambaralankrudham.                   1

 

 

I meditate on him who is similar to the young Sun, who humbles the pride of enemies of devas,

Who is honoured by Devendra, who has great fame , who shines greatly like the light,

Who is with all monkeys  including Sugreeva , who likes very clear philosophic thoughts,

Who is with red eyes, who is son of wind God  and who wears yellow silk.

 

Udyathmarthanda koti prakata ruchi yutham , charu veerasanastham,

Mounji yajnopaveethabharana  ruchi shikham shobhitham kundalangam,

Bhakthanam ishtadham  tham prantha muni janam, veda nadha pramodham,

Dyayeth devam vidheyam plavaga kula pathim , ghoshpathee bhootha vaardheem.    2

 

I meditate on the God who is humble, lord of the clan of monkeys , who does good to beings of earth,

Who has the shine of one crore rising suns, who is a pretty valorous hero,

Who wears sacred thread and a deer skin and has a tuft, who shines in his ear studs,

Who likes his devotees , who is saluted by sages and likes the sound of chanting of Vedas.

 

Vajrangam Pinga kesadyam , swarna kundala manditham,

Nigudam upa sangamya paraa vaara parakramam                                                      3

 

Spatikaabam swarna kanthim dwibhujam cha kruthanjalim,

Kundala dwaya  samshobhi mukhambujam  Harim Bhaje.                                        4

 

I sing about that Hari  who has diamond like body,

Who has red hair , wears golden ear studs,

Who is not easy to see  and is greatly valorous,

Who is like a crystal  and shines like gold,

Has two hands which salute, has two ear studs ,

And an extremely shining lotus like face.

 

Savya hasthe Gadhayuktham Vama hastha kamandalum,

Udhyad dakshinodhor dhandam  , Hanumantham vichinthayeth,                                 5

 

I think about Hanuman who holds a mace in his right hand,

Who holds a water pot in his left hand ,

And who is rising to standing position in the south.

 

Adha Mantha

Then the chants

 

Om hanoomathe shobithananaaya yasolankruthaya , Anjani Garbha sambhoothaya,

Rama Lakshmana anadakaya, kapi sainya prakasa parvathoth patanaaya  sugreeva sahya karana  parocchaatana  kumara Brahmacharya gambheera shabdhodhaya  Om hreem Sarva dushta  graham nivaranaya swaha.

Om Hanuman  who has shining body , who is decorated by his fame, who was born to Anjana, who gives pleasure to Rama and Lakshmana Who shines in the army of monkeys , who climbed the mountain , who helped Lord Sugreeva , who is a youth observing celibacy , who has a booming regal voice , Om Hreem Please cure the ills caused by all planets.

 

Om Namo Hanumathe Yehi, Yehi Yehi Sarva Graha bhoothaanaam , SAkini Dakineenaam , vishama dushtaanaam Sarvesham Aakarshaya AAkarshaya, Mardhaya mardhaya, Chedhaya chedhata , Maraya maraya , Soshya soshaya, Prajwala prajwala , Bhootha mandala Pisacha mandala  nirasanaaya Bhootha jwara , pretha jwara Chthurthika jwara , Brahma Rakshasa, Pisacha chedhana Kriya, Vishnu jwara , maheswara jwaraan chindi Chindi, Bhindi Bhindi Akshi soole Sirobhyanthare hyaakshi soole  Gulma soole Pitha soole Brahma Rakshasa kula  Prabhala naga kula  vinir- vishadjadithi.(dvi varam Japthwa)

 

Om salutation to Hanuman of this world, Attract, attract, Beat , beat, Cut, cut,  Kill, kill, make them weak,  make them weak, and Rapidly burn, rapidly burn,   all this world’s ghosts of home , Ghosts of dead ones, mischievous bad people

Break, break, Pierce pierce, ghost groups, devil groups, fever caused by devils , fever caused by dead ones , fever of the fourth type , Brahma Rakshasas, the act of cutting by ghosts , fever caused by Vishnu , fever caused by Shiva .

Speedily cure diseases of eye , head stomach, anus, bile and those  caused by Brahma Rakshasas and famous serpents.(chant these for two weeks)

 

Om hreem phat ghe ghe swaha

(Chant)

 

Om namo hanumathe pavana puthra  vaiswanara  mukha papa drushti , shoda drushti  , hanumathe Aagnaa phure swaha.

 

Oblations to the fire to Hanuman, the son of wind , who burns  those with  sinful looks and  searching looks , Oh Lord Hanuman, who completes his orders

 

Swagruhe  dware  pattake  thishta thishtethi  thathra roga mayam raja kula mayam  nasthi thasyocharana mathrena sarve jwara nasyanthi ,Om hraam hreem hroom ghe ghe swaha.

 

In our own house, near the gate , keeping  on a plate and by chanting .” Om hraam hreem hroom ghe ghe swaha.” Diseases  and fever would leave for ever.

 

Sri Ramachandra Uvacha:-

Lord Ramachandra said:-

 

Hanuman Poorvatha pathu,

Pathu dakshine pavanathmaja,

Pradeechyam pathu Rakshasogna,

Soumyam sagara paraga.                                            1

 

Let the east be protected by Hanuman,

South be protected by son of wind,

Let the west be protected by killer of Rakshasas,

And let the North be protected by him , who crossed the sea

 

Udeechyaam oordwaga pathu

Kesari Priya nandana, adasthu

Vishnu bhakthasthu pathu,

Pathu Madhyam thu pavani.                                            2

 

Let the west and above be protected by darling son of Kesari,

And let middle and down portion be protected by devotee of Vishnu.

 

Lanka vidhahka pathu  sarvapadbhyo nirantharam,

Sugreeva sachiva  pathu masthakam vayu nandana.           3

 

Let he who burnt Lanka protect me from all dangers,

Let the minister of Sugreeva and the son of wind god,

Protect my head permanently,

 

Phaalam pathuMaha veero, broovor madhye nirantharam,

Nethre chayapaharicha pavana plavageswara.                         4

 

 

Let my forehead be protected by the great hero,

Let the killer of the stealer of shadow  ,

And the holy of lord of monkeys

Protect always my eyes as well as,

The place in the middle of eye brows.

 

Kapale karna mole  cha pathu Sri Rama Kinkara,

Nasagram anjani soonu, pathu vakthram hareeswara.                  5

 

Let the servant of Rama protect my head,

As well as the root portion of my ears,

Let the son of Anjana protect the tip of my throat,

And let the king of monkeys protect my neck.

 

Vacham Rudra Priya Pathu jihwam Pingala lochana,

Pathu deva palguneshta schubhukam daithya darpaha.                   6

 

Let my words be protected by the one liked by Rudra,

Let my toungue be protected by the red eyed one,

Let me chin be protected by god who is the friend of Arjuna,

As well as the one who put an end of pride of Asuras.

 

Pathu kandam cha daithyari , skandhou pathu surarchitha,

Bhujou pathu maha theja, Karou cha charanayudha,                      7

 

Let my neck be protected by enemy of Asuras,

Let my shoulders be protected by him , who is worshipped by devas,

Let the greatly resplendent one protect my shoulders,

Let my hands be protected by him who uses leg as a weapon,

 

Nakhaan nakhayudha pathu kukshou pathu kapeeswara,

Vakshou mudhrapahari cha pathu parswe bhujayudha.                       8

 

Let my nails be protected by him who uses nails as weapon,

Let the Monkey God protect my belly,

Let him who took Rama’s ring protect my chest,

Let my sides be protected by the great armed one.

 

Laka vibhanjana pathu prushta dese nirantharam,

Nabhim cha Rama dhoothasya , katim pathwanilathmaja.                      9

 

Let him who burnt Lanka always protect my back,

Let my belly button be protected by messenger of Rama,

Let the son of wind god protect my hips.

 

Guhyam pathu Maha Pragno , lingam pathu Shiva Priya,

Oorum cha jhanuni pathu Lanka prasada bhanjana.                                10

 

Let my private parts be protected by the great scholar,

Let my penis be protected by he who loves Lord Shiva,

Let my knees and thighs be protected by Him who destroyed Lanka’s buildings.

 

Jange pathu Kapi sreshto, gulphou pathu Maha Bala,

Achalodharaka pathu Padou Bhaskara Sannibha.                                        11

 

Let my calves be protected by the greatest monkey,

Let my ankles be protected by the very strong one,

Let the carrier of the mountain and he who is near to Sun protect my feet.

 

Angnyam amitha sathwadya pathu padangulisthadha,

Sarvangani Maha soora , pathu romani chathmavith.                                 12

 

Let all my body parts be protected by him who has limitless powers,

Let him also protect the fingers of my feet,

Let all my body be protected by the all knowing one,

Let all my hairs be protected by him who controls the soul.

 

Hanumath kavacham  yasthu padeth vidhwan vichakshana,

Sa yeva purusha sreshto bhkthim mukthim cha vindathi.                            13

 

He who reads this armour of Hanuman with clear understanding,

That man with great devotion would attain happiness and salvation.

 

Trikalam Eka kalam va padan masa thryam nara,

SArvaan ripoon kshanaajjithwa sa puman  sriyam apnuyath.                      14

 

If one reads it once or three times for a period of three months,

He would be victorious in a second ,against all his enemies,

And that gentleman would make all the wealth his.

 

Madhya rather jale sthithwa saptha varam padeth yadhi,

Kshaya apasmara kushtadhi thapa thraya nivarana.                                15

 

If it is read at mid night standing in water for seven weeks,

He would get rid of the three sufferings due to Tuberculosis. Epilepsy and Leprosy.

 

Aswatha moole  arka vare sthithwa patathi ya pumaan,

Achalaam sriyamapnothi SAngrame vijayam thadha.                              16

 

That great one  who reads it under the banyan tree on  Sundays,

Would get mountain like wealth  and be victorious in war.

 

Budhir balam yaso dhairyam nirbhayathwam arogatha,

Sudardyam vak sphurathwam cha Hanumath smaranad bhaveth.             17

 

Wisdom, strength, fame , courage , fearlessness, freedom from illness,

Great presence and mastery over words, would be one’s, if he meditates on Hanuman.

 

Maaranam vairinam sadhya saranam sarva sampadaam,

Sokasya harane daksham vande tham rana dharunam.                               18

 

He who worships the great one in war ,

Would win over spells and enemies ,

All wealth would bow before him,

And all sorrow will vanish from him.

 

Likhithwa poojayed yasthu  sarvathra vijayee bhaved,

Ya kare dharaye nithyam sapumaan sriyamapnuyath.                                19

 

He who writes or worships it will get victory every where,

And he who wears it in his hand would become greatly wealthy.

 

Sthithwa thu bhandena yasthu japam karayathi dwijai,

That kshanaath mukthi mapnothi nigadathu thadaiva cha.                         20

 

If one is imprisoned and gets this read by the twice born,

He would immediately get freedom and continue to be like that.

 

Ya idham prathar uthaya padecha kavacham sada,

Ayur arogya santhanaisthasya, sthavya sthavo bhaveth.                              21

 

He who always reads this in the morning after waking up,

Would get long life ,health  and children and would be praised by the famous.

 

Idham poorvam padithwa  thu ramasya kavacham Thatha,

Padaneeyam narai bhakthya naikameva padeth kadhaa.                              22

 

Hanumath Kavacham Chathra Sri Rama Kavacham vinaa,

Ye padanthi narschathra padanam thath vrudha bhaveth.                              23

 

THasmad sarvai padaneeyam Sarvadha kavacha dwayam,

Ramasya , vayu puthrasya sadbhakthaischa viseshatha.                                24

 

 

 

This is  to be read and Rama’s armour is  to be read earlier,

By men with devotion instead of reading it alone.

Instead if Hanuman’s armour is read without reading Rama’s armour,

Then the reading by  such  men would be a waste.

So all those who want to read, should read both armours together,

For , reading with devotion the armour of Rama and Hanuman is specially good.

 

       Ithi Sri Rama kruthai  yeka mukha hanumath kavacham sampatham

 

    Thus ends the armour of single faced Hanuman written by Lord Rama.