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Tri Lokya Mangala Surya Kavacham

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Trilokya Mangalam Surya Kavacham
(Armour of the Sun ,Auspiciousness to the three worlds)

Translated by

(This armour in Devanagari script is available in PDF)

Sri Surya Uvacha:-
Lord Sun told:-
1.Samba , samba Maha Baho srunu may kavacham shubham,
Trilokya mangalam nama kavacham paramadbutham.

Oh Samba , who is greatly valorous , please here from me the holy armour,
Which is auspicious to the three worlds and which is greatly wonderful.

2. Yajnathwa manthravith samyak phalam prapnothi nischitham,
Yadhruthwa cha Mahadevo Gananam adhipo bhaveth.

Using it as mantra in fire sacrifices surely it would lead to accurate results,
For Lord Shiva became the leader of the Ganas by wearing it.

3.Padanath dharanath Vishnu sarveshaam palaka sadaa,
Evam indraaya sarve sarvaisvarya mavapnuyu.

Reading and wearing it Lord Vishnu , became for all times protector of all,
And Indra got all the types of wealth .

4.Kavachasya rishir brahma Chando anushtubudhahrutha,
Sri Suryo devatha chathra sarva deva namasthutha,

To the armour the sage is Brahma, the meter is anushtup with a crooked turn,
The God addressed is the Sun God who is being saluted by all devas.

5.Yasa arogya moksheshu viniyoga prakeerthitha,
Pranavo may sira pathu , grunir may pathu phalakm.

This is being chanted to get fame, health and salvation.
Let the personification of Om protect my head,
Let the shining one protect my forehead.

6. Suryo avuyaa nayana dwandwa, Adhithya karna yugmakam,
Ashtaksharo maha manthra sarvabheeshta phala pradha.

Let Lord Sun protect both my eyes,
Let Adhithya protect both my ears,
The eight lettered manthra fulfill all my desires.

7.Hreem Bheejam may mukham pathu , Hrudayam bhuvaneswari,
Chandra bimbam vimsadadyam pathu may guhya desakam.

Let the root “Hreem” protect my mouth ,
Let The goddess of all the worlds protect my heart,
Let the moon along with his twenty assistants protect my private parts.

8.Aksharo asou Maha manthra , sarva thanthreshu gopitha,
Shivo vahni samayuktho vamakshi bindu bhooshitha,
Yekaksharo Maha Manthra Sri Suryasya prakeerthitha.

The perennial gold like great chant which is secret from all thanthras,
Is with the fire of Lord Shiva and the Dot of the Goddess with the left eye,
And that chant with one letter sings the glory of the Sun god.

9.Guhyad guhyatharo manthro Vancha Chinthamani smrutha,
Seershadhi pada paryantham sada pathu manuthama,

Let that mantra which is secret of secrets ,just by remembering which it fulfills all wishes,
And May it always protect from my head to toe , Oh greatest of Manus.

10.Ithi they kaditham divyam trishu lokeshu durlabham,
Sri pradham kanthidham nithyam Dhanarogya vivardhanam.

This which has been told is divine and is difficult to obtain in the three worlds,
And this would grant wealth , makes you shine forever and increase wealth and health.

11.Kushtadhi roga samanam, Maha vyadhi vinasanam,
Trisansandhyam ya padeth nithyam arogi balavan bhaveth.

This would cure leprosy and destroy all great diseases,
And by reading it at dawn, noon and dusk,
One would attain freedom from diseases and become strong.

12.Bahunaa kimihokthena yadyath manasi varthathe ,
Thath sarvam bhaveth thasya kavachasya cha dharanath.

He in whose heart if many desires reside ,
By wearing this armour all of them would be fulfilled.

13.Bhootha pretha pisachanchsca Yaksha Gandharva Rakshasa,
Brahma Rakshasa Vetala na drushtum api tham kshama.

Ghosts, dead souls , devils , Yakshas, Gandahrwas, Rakshasas,
Brahma Rakshasas , Vetalas cannot be seen anywhere near.

14.Dhooradeva palayanthe thasya sangeerthanad api,
Bhoorja pathre samalikhya rochanaa garu kumkumai.

15.Ravivare cha sankranthyam sapthamyam cha viseshatha,
Dharayeth Sadhaka sresta sa paro may priyo bhavedh.

If it is sung even from a distance it would protect ,
And if it is written on the leaves of birch tree ,
By the use of Saffron made of yellow pigment,
Specially On Sunday, or Month beginning, or seventh phase of moon
And if it is worn by the great devotee , he would become dear to me .

16. Tri loha madhyagam kruthwaa dharayedh Dakshine kare ,
Shikhayaam adhava kande sopi Suryo na samsaya.

If it is kept in the middle of three metals and worn on the right hand,
Or on hair or neck , he is equal to Sun without any doubt.

17.Ithi they kaditham Samba trilokyamangalabhidham,
Kavacham durlabham loke thava snehath prakasitham.

Oh Samba , that which I have told you is auspicious to the three worlds,
And is the armour which is difficult to obtain and has been told by me due to my love towards you.

18. Ajnathwa Kavacham divyam yo japeth Suryamuthamam,
Sidhirna jayathe thasya Kalp koti sathairapi.

Without knowing this divine armour , if one chants the name of the great Sun God,
He would not get any power , even if he does is it for crores of eons.

Ithi Sri Brahma Yamale , Trilokya mangalam nama ,
Soorya Kavacham sampornam.

This is the armour of the Sun called Auspiciousness to the three worlds,
Which occurs in Brahma Yamala.

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