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Kamala Kavacham

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Kamala Kavacham

(Armour of Goddess Lakshmi )

From “Viswasara Thanthra”

Sri Ganseaya Nama
Salutations to Lord Ganesa

Om asya chathurakshara Vishnu Vanithaaya ,
Kavachasya Sri BHagwan Shiva Rishi,
Anushtup chanda , Vaghbhavaa devatha,
Vaagbhavam bheejam , Lajja Shakthi ,
Remaa Keelakam Kamabheejathmakjam Kavacham,
Mama Shukavithva Pandithya samrudhi sidhaye Pate viniyoga.

Om For the armour of the four lettered lady of Lord Vishnu ,
The saint is God Shiva , The meter is Anushtup ,
She who provides speech is Goddess, The root is the power of speech,
The power is shyness , Goddess Lakshmi is the nail ,
The armour is the root power of passion
And this is being chanted for getting pleasure , wisdom and prosperity.
I am starting the reading.

1,Iymkaro masthake pathu Vaghbhavaam SArva sidhidhaa ,
Hreem pathu Chakshshor madhye chakshur yugme cha saankari.

Let sound Iym protect my head and the power of speech be protected by The all powerful one ,
Let “Hreem” protect the middle of my eyes abd Sankari protect both my eyes.

2.JIhvaayaam , mUkha vruthe cha Karnayor danthayonisi .
Oshat adharo Dantha pankthou thalu moole hanou puna ,

3.Pathu maam Vishnu vanithaa Lakshmi Sri varna roopini,
Karna yugme buja dwandhe sthana dwandhe cha Parvathi.

Let my toungue, round of face , ears , joints of teeth ,
Lips , the teeth , palate as well as jaw ,
Be protect by Lakshmi the lady of Lord Vishnu who is the colour of wealth
The twi ears , two hands as well as two breasts be protected by Parvathi.

4.Hrudhaye , mani bhandhe cha grevaayaam parsvayor dhvayo,
Prushta dese thadhaa guhye vame cha dakshine thadhaa ,

5.Upasthe cha nithambe cha Nabhou Janga dwaye puna ,
Januchakre , Pada dwandhe ghutike anguli moolake ,

6.Swadhaa thu prana shakthyaam vaa seemaanyaam masthake thadhaa,
SArvaange pathu Kamessi maha devi samunnathi
Let my heart , wrists neck , both my sides ,
Back , private parts , right as well as left ,
Penis , buttocks belly , two thighs , the knee joints,
The two legs , the orifices , the joints of fingers ,
The comfort, the power of soul , the other limits and the head
Be all protected by wife of Lord Shiva , the greatest goddess who is on the top.

7.Pushti pathu mahaa maya uthkushti sarvadhaa aavathu.
Rudhi pathu sadaa devi sarvathra shambhu vallabha.

Let the great enchantress look after my health and she who is on the top protect me always ,
Let the Goddess protect me when I am angry and let consort of Shiva protect me always.

8.Vaaghbhavaa sarvadhaa pathu , pathu maam hara gehini,
Ramaa pathu Mahadevi , pathu maayaa swaraat swayam.

Let Goddess of speech protect me always Let me protected the consort of Shiva
Let me protected by Lakshmi , Let great goddess protect me who is the empress of illusion.

9.SArvange pathu maam Lakshmi , Vishnu Maya , Sureswari ,
Vijaya pathu Bhavane Jayaa pathu sadaa mamam,

Let my organs be protected by Lakshmi , The Vishnu Mayaa and Goddess of devas,
Let Vijaya protect my house , Let Jayaa always protect me.

10.Sivadhoothi sadaa Pathu , Sundari Pathu Sarvadaa,
Bhairavi pathu sarvathra , Bherundaa sarvadaa Aavathu.

Let Sivadoothi protect me always , Let Sundari protect me at all times,
Let Bhairavai protect me all over and let the terrible one protect me for ever.

11.THwarithaa pathu maam nithyam , ugratharaa sadaavathu,
Pathu maam Kaliika nithyam , Kalarathri sadaavathu.

Let her with great speed protect me daily , let the angry star protect me always,
Let Kalika protect me daily , let the great darkness protect me always.

12.Nava Durgaa sadaa pathu , Kamakhyaa sarvadaavathu,
Yoginya sarvadaa pathu , mudraa Pathu sadaa mama.

Let the nine Durgas protect me always , Let Kamakhya protect me always,
Let Yogini protect me at all times , let Mudraa protect me always.

13.Mathraa Pathu sadaa , devyaschakrashthaa yogini ganaa ,
SArvathra SArva Karyeshu sarva karmasu SArvadhaa,
Pathu Deva Devi cha Lakshmi sarva samrudhithaa.

13. Let mother protect me always . Let the consort of he holds the wheel .
Along with her yoginis protect everywhere , in all actions , in all hobs and always,
Oh Goddess of devas who is goddess Lakshmi who gives all types of wealth.

Ithi Viswa sara thanthre , Sri Kamala Kavacham sampoornam

Thus ends the armour of Kamala which occurs in Viswa sara thanthra.

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