Shree Nrisimha Kavacham
Narasimha is known primarily as the 'Great Protector' who specifically defends and protects his devotees in times of need. Narasimha is often visualized as half-man/half-lion, having a human-like torso and lower body, with a lion-like face and claws. This Narasimha Kavacham is practiced to remove the enemies and sins from one's life. One who listens this Narasimha Kavacham everyday, enjoys the divine grace of Lord Narasimha and he becomes victorious everywhere. The Narasimha Kavacham has the divine ability to fulfill all the wishes, removes malefic effects of planets, black magic, evil-eye and is a cure to remove the negative impacts of Karna Pishachini Sadhna.
नृसिंहकवचं वक्ष्ये प्रह्लादेनोदितं पुरा
सर्वरक्षाकरं पुण्यं सर्वोपद्रवनाशनम्
I shall now recite the Narasimha-kavacha, formerly spoken by
Prahlada. It is most pious, vanquishes all kinds of
impediments, and provides one all protection .
सर्व सम्पत्करञ्चैव स्वर्गमोक्षप्रदायकम्
ध्यात्वा नृसिंहं देवेशं हेमसिंहासनस्थितम्
It bestows upon one all opulences and can give one elevation to the
heavenly planets or liberation . One should meditate on Lord Narasimha,
Lord of the universe, seated upon a golden throne.
विवृतास्यं त्रिनयनं शरदिन्दुसमप्रभम्
His mouth is wide open, He has three eyes, and He is as radiant as
the autumn moon . He is embraced by LakShmIdevI on his left side, and
His form is the shelter of all opulences, both material and
चतुर्भुजं कोमलाङ्गं स्वर्णकुण्डलशोभितम्
और्वोज शोभितोरस्कं रत्नकेयूरमुद्रितम्
The Lord has four arms, and His limbs are very soft | He is
decorated with golden earrings . His chest is resplendent like the
lotus flower, and His arms are decorated with jewel-studded
तप्त काञ्चनसंकाशं पीतनिर्मलवाससम्
He is dressed in a spotless yellow garment, which exactly resembles
molten gold . He is the original cause of existence, beyond the mundane
sphere, for the great demigods headed by Indra . He appears bedecked
with rubies which are blazingly effulgent .
गरुत्मता च विनयात् स्तूयमानं मुदान्वितम्
His two feet are very attractive, and He is armed with various
weapons such as the conch, disc, etc . GaruDa joyfully offers prayers
with great reverence .
स्व हृत्कमलसंवासं कृत्वा तु कवचं पठेत्
नृसिंहो मे शिरः पातु लोकरक्षात्मसंभवः
Having seated Lord Narasinhadeva upon the lotus of one's heart, one
should recite the following mantra: May Lord Narasimha, who protects
all the planetary systems, protect my head.
सर्वगोऽपि स्तम्भवासः फालं मे रक्षतु ध्वनिम्
नृसिंहो मे दृशौ पातु सोमसूर्याग्निलोचनः
Although the Lord is all-pervading, He hid Himself within a
pillar . May He protect my speech and the results of my activities . May
Lord Narasimha, whose eyes are the sun, and fire, protect my eyes .
स्मृतिं मे पातु नृहरिः मुनिवर्यस्तुतिप्रियः
नासां मे सिंहनासस्तु मुखं लक्ष्मीमुखप्रियः
May Lord Nrihari, who is pleased by the prayers offered by the
best of sages, protect my memory |. May He who has the nose of a lion
protect my nose, and may He whose face is very dear to the goddess of
fortune protect my mouth.
सर्व विद्याधिपः पातु नृसिंहो रसनं मम
वक्त्रं पात्विन्दुवदनः सदा प्रह्लादवन्दितः
May Lord Narasimha, who is the knower of all sciences, protect my
sense of taste . May He whose face is beautiful as the full moon and
who is offered prayers by Prahlada MahArAja protect my face.
नृसिंहः पातु मे कण्ठं स्कन्धौ भूभरणान्तकृत्
दिव्यास्त्रशोभितभुजः नृसिंहः पातु मे भुजौ
May Lord Narasimha protect my throat . He is the sustainer of the
earth and the performer of unlimitedly wonderful activities. May He
protect my shoulders. His arms are resplendent with transcendental
weapons. May He protect my shoulders.
करौ मे देववरदो नृसिंहः पातु सर्वतः
हृदयं योगि साध्यश्च निवासं पातु मे हरिः
May the Lord, who bestows benedictions upon the demigods, protect
my hands, and may He protect me from all sides. May He who is achieved
by the perfect yogIs protect my heart, and may Lord Hari protect my
मध्यं पातु हिरण्याक्ष वक्षःकुक्षिविदारणः
नाभिं मे पातु नृहरिः स्वनाभिब्रह्मसंस्तुतः
May He who ripped apart the chest and abdomen of the great demon
HiraNyAkSha protect my waist, and may Lord Nrihari protect my
navel. He is offered prayers by Lord BrahmA, who has sprung from his
ब्रह्माण्ड कोटयः कट्यां यस्यासौ पातु मे कटिम्
गुह्यं मे पातु गुह्यानां मन्त्राणां गुह्यरूपधृक्
May He on whose hips rest all the universes protect my hips. May
the Lord protect my private parts. He is the knower of all mantras and
all mysteries, but He Himself is not visible.
ऊरू मनोभवः पातु जानुनी नररूपधृत्
जङ्घे पातु धराभार हर्ता योऽसौ नृकेसरी
May He who is the original Cupid protect my thighs .May He who
exhibits a human-like form protect my knees . May the remover of the
burden of the earth, who appears in a form which is half-man and
half-lion, protect my calves.
सुर राज्यप्रदः पातु पादौ मे नृहरीश्वरः
सहस्रशीर्षापुरुषः पातु मे सर्वशस्तनुम्
May the bestower of heavenly opulence protect my feet. He is the
Supreme Controller in the form of a man and lion combined | May the
thousand-headed Supreme enjoyer protect my body from all sides and in
महोग्रः पूर्वतः पातु महावीराग्रजोऽग्नितः
महाविष्णुर्दक्षिणे तु महाज्वालस्तु नैर्ऋतौ
May that most ferocious personality protect me from the east. May
He who is superior to the greatest heroes protect me from the
southeast, which is presided over by Agni. May the Supreme Visnu
protect me from the south, and may that person of blazing luster
protect me from the southwest.
पश्चिमे पातु सर्वेशो दिशि मे सर्वतोमुखः
नृसिंहः पातु वायव्यां सौम्यां भूषणविग्रहः
May the Lord of everything protect me from the west. His faces are
everywhere, so please may He protect me from this direction. May Lord
Narasimha protect me from the northwest, which is predominated by
VAyu, and may He whose form is in itself the supreme ornament protect
me from the north, where Soma resides.
ईशान्यां पातु भद्रो मे सर्वमङ्गलदायकः
संसारभयतः पातु मृत्योर्मृत्युर्नृकेसरी
May the all-auspicious Lord, who Himself bestows
all-auspiciousness, protect from the northeast, the direction of the
sun-god, and may He who is death personified protect me from fear of
death and rotation in this material world.
इदं नृसिंहकवचं प्रह्लादमुखमण्डितम्
भक्तिमान् यः पठेन्नित्यं सर्वपापैः प्रमुच्यते
This Narasimha-kavacha has been ornamented by issuing from the mouth
of Prahlada. A devotee who reads this becomes freed from
पुत्रवान् धनवान् लोके दीर्घायुरुपजायते
यं यं कामयते कामं तं तं प्राप्नोत्यसंशयम्
Whatever one desires in this world he can attain without doubt. One
can have wealth, many sons, and a long life.
सर्वत्र जयमाप्नोति सर्वत्र विजयी भवेत्
भूम्यन्तरिक्षदिव्यानां ग्रहाणां विनिवारणम्
He becomes victorious who desires victory, and indeed becomes a
conqueror . He wards off the influence of all planets, earthly,
heavenly, and everything in between.
वृश्चिकोरगसम्भूत विषापहरणं परम्
This is the supreme remedy for the poisonous effects of serpents
and scorpions, and Brahma-rAkShasa ghosts and YakShas are driven
भुर्जेवा ताळपात्रे वा कवचं लिखितं शुभम्
करमूले धृतं येन सिध्येयुः कर्मसिद्धयः
One may write this most auspicious prayer on his arm, or inscribe it
on a palm-leaf and attach it to his wrist, and all his activities will
देवासुर मनुष्येषु स्वं स्वमेव जयं लभेत्
एकसन्ध्यं त्रिसन्ध्यं वा यः पठेन्नियतो नरः
One who regularly chants this prayer, whether once or thrice
(daily), he becomes victorious whether among demigods, demons, or
सर्व मङ्गळमाङ्गल्यं भुक्तिं मुक्तिं च विन्दति
द्वात्रिंशतिसहस्राणि पठेत् शुद्धात्मनां नृणाम्
One who with purified heart recites this prayer 32,000 times
attains the most auspicious of all auspicious things, and material
enjoyment and liberation are already understood to be available to
such a person.
कवचस्यास्य मन्त्रस्य मन्त्रसिद्धिः प्रजायते
अनेन मन्त्रराजेन कृत्वा भस्माभिर्मन्त्रणम्
This Kavacha-mantra is the king of all mantras | One attains by it
what would be attained by anointing oneself with ashes and chanting
all other mantras.
तिलकं विन्यसेद्यस्तु तस्य ग्रहभयं हरेत्
त्रिवारं जपमानस्तु दत्तं वार्याभिमन्त्र्य च
Having marked ones body with tilaka, taking Achamana with water,
and reciting this mantra three times, one will find that the fear of
all inauspicious planets is removed.
प्राशयेत् यो नरो मन्त्रं नृसिंहध्यानमाचरन्
तस्य रोगाः प्रणश्यन्ति ये च स्युः कुक्षिसम्भवाः
That person who recites this mantra, meditating upon Lord
Narasinhadeva, has all of his diseases vanquished, including those of
किमत्र बहुनोक्तेन नृसिंहसदृशो भवेत्
मनसा चिन्तितम् यत्तु स तच्चाप्नोत्यसंशयम्
What else can be said, one who recites the stotram, looks like Lord Narasimha
and whatever he wishes in his mind is accomplished, there is no doubt
about this truth,
गर्जन्तं गर्जयन्तं निजभुजपटलं स्फोटयन्तं हठन्तं
रूप्यन्तं तापयन्तं दिवि भुवि दितिजं क्षेपयन्तं क्षिपन्तम्
क्रन्दन्तं घोषयन्तं दिशि दिशि सततं संहरन्तं भरन्तं
वीक्षन्तं घूर्णयन्तं करनिकरशतैर्दिव्यसिंहं नमामि
Lord Narasimha roars loudly and causes others to roar. With His
mulitudes of arms He tears the demons asunder and kills them in this
way. He is always seeking out and tormenting the demonic descendants
of Diti, both on this earth planet and in the higher planets, and He
throws them down and scatters them. He shouts with great anger as He
destroys the demons in all directions, yet with His unlimited hands He
sustains, protects, and nourishes the cosmic manifestation. I offer my
respectful obeisances to the Lord, who has assumed the form of a
||इति श्रीब्रह्माण्डपुराणे प्रह्लादोक्तं श्रीनृसिंहकवचं
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