Guru Shakti

Chandi Kavacham


Chandi Kavacham 
चण्डीकवचम् ॥

Chandi is considered as the most ferocious form of Adi Parashakti. Chandi is a Hindu Goddess and is the combined form of Mahakali, Lakshmi & Saraswati. Chandi is the supreme Goddess in Devi Mahatmya. Chandika form is said to be extremely ferocious and inaccessible because of her anger. She cannot tolerate evil acts. Chandika does not like evil doers and becomes terribly angry on seeing them. She slays evil doers without mercy. Her anger is expressed in Devi Mahatmya. Chandi is the destructive power of time. And all things are subject to decay and death in the course of time, Chandi is present everywhere and at all times. She is destructive aspect of Adi Parashakti, the goddess of time. Pray to her for fearlessness in the face of death.

Chandi Kavach is the request from Sage Markandeya to Lord Brahma to reveal the secret of Chandi and is mentioned in Varaha Purana. The kavach reveals the wonderful names of Chandi. This Chandi Kavach is recited to receive the blessings of Chandi, the Goddess of victory & war.

ण्डीकवचम् ॥

श्रीगणेशाय नमः ।
अस्य श्रीचण्डीकवचस्य ब्रह्मा ऋषिः , अनुष्टुप् छन्दः ,
चामुण्डा देवता , अङ्गन्यासोक्तमातरो बीजम् ,
दिग्बन्धदेवतास्तत्वम् , श्रीजगदम्बाप्रीत्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः ।
ॐ नमश्चण्डिकायै ।
ॐमार्कण्डेय उवाच ।
ॐयद्गुह्यं परमं लोके सर्वरक्षाकरं नृणाम् ।
यन्न कस्यचिदाख्यातं तन्मे ब्रूहि पितामह ॥ १॥
Oh Lord Brahma (Grand father of all) Please teach me that which is secret to all the world,
which is great, which gives complete protection, and which has not been told to any one.


ब्रह्मोवाच ।
अस्ति गुह्यतमं विप्र सर्वभूतोपकारकम् ।
देव्यास्तु कवचं पुण्यं तच्छृणुष्व महामुने ॥ २॥
Hey great sage, There is a very secret Devi Kavacha (Armour of Goddess, which is useful to
all animals and which has not been told to any one.


प्रथमं शैलपुत्रीति द्वितीयं ब्रह्मचारिणी ।
तृतीयं चन्द्रघण्टेति कूष्माण्डेति चतुर्थकम् ॥ ३॥
पञ्चमं स्कन्दमातेति षष्ठं कात्यायनीति च ।
सप्तमं कालरात्रिश्च महागौरीति चाष्टमम् ॥ ४॥
नवमं सिद्धिदात्री च नवदुर्गाः प्रकीर्तिताः ।
उक्तान्येतानि नामानि ब्रह्मणैव महात्मना ॥ ५॥
I have with extreme happiness sung the fame of the nine mothers, Sailaputhri(The daughter of Himalayas),
Brahmacharini(She who leads you to salvation), Chandra Ganda(she who hangs the crescent in her bell),
Kooshmanda(She who eats away the earth with its pain and sorrow),
Skandamatha(Mother of Lord Subrahmanya), Kathyayani(She who was born in the hermitage of Sage Kathyayana),
Kala Rathri(She who is the end of God of death), Mahagouri(The pure white Goddess) and
Sidhitha(She who gives Salvation. The great God has told these in the Vedas.


अग्निना दह्यमानस्तु शत्रुमध्ये गतो रणे ।
विषमे दुर्गे चैव भयार्ताः शरणं गताः ॥ ६॥
न तेषां जायते किञ्चिदशुभं रणसङ्कटे ।
नापदं तस्य पश्यामि शोकदुःखभयं नहि ॥ ७॥
He who remember these nine mothers will not suffer even if he is burnt in fire,
even if he has gone to war, even if he is very sad, even if he is terribly afraid of war.
 Any one who remembers those names with devotion is also are free of these fears and sorrows.

यैस्तु भक्त्या स्मृता नूनं तेषां सिद्धिः प्रजायते ।
प्रेतसंस्था तु चामुण्डा वाराही महिषासना ॥ ८॥
ऐन्द्री गजसमारुढा वैष्णवी गरुडासना ।
माहेश्वरी वृषारुढा कौमारी शिखिवाहना ॥ ९॥
ब्राह्मी हंससमारुढा सर्वाभरणभूषिता ।
नानाभरणशोभाढ्या नानारत्नोपशोभिता ॥ १०॥
दृश्यन्ते रथमारुढा देव्यः क्रोधसमाकुलाः ।
शङ्खं चक्रं गदां शक्तिं हलं च मुसलायुधम् ॥ ११॥
Kali rides on corpses, Varahi rides on Garuda, Maheswari on bull, Kaumari on Peacock,
Brahmi on a swan and all of them wear different types of ornaments and have different types of luster,
wear different type of gems and are seen on the charriots with very angry faces.

(This is the description of the seven holy mothers) 
Samkham Chakram, Gadham, Shakthim, Halancha, musalayudham,

खेटकं तोमरं चैव परशुं पाशमेव च ।
कुन्तायुधं त्रिशूलं च शार्ङ्गमायुधमुत्तमम् ॥ १२॥
दैत्यानां देहनाशाय भक्तानामभयाय च ।
धारयन्त्यायुधानीत्थं देवानां च हिताय वै ॥ १३॥
They hold in their hands conch, mace, spear, plough, shield, tall spear, axe, trident,
strong bow made of horns so that they can kill asuras, bless devotees and for the good of devas.


महाबले महोत्साहे महाभयविनाशिनी ।
त्राहि मां देवि दुष्प्रेक्ष्ये शत्रूणां भयवर्धिनि ॥ १४॥
Hey strong Goddess, Hey enthusiastic Goddess, Hey goddess who removes fear of death,
Hey Goddess who is extremely impossible to see and Hey Goddess, who increases the fear
of your enemies, please protect us.

प्राच्यां रक्षतु मामैन्द्री आग्नेयामग्निदेवता ।
दक्षिणेऽवतु वाराही नैऋत्यां खड्गधारिणी ॥ १५॥
Let Indrani (Power of Indra) protect me in the east, Agni (Female power of fire God,
in the southeast, varahi (the power of varaha) in the south, and Gadgadharini (She holds a sword), in the southwest.

प्रतीच्यां वारुणी रक्षेद्वायव्यां मृगवाहिनी ।
उदीच्यां रक्ष कौबेरि ईशान्यां शूलधारिणी ॥ १६॥
Let the power of Varuna (God of rain) protect me in the west, the power of wind,
in the northwest, Kaumari (the power of Lord Subrahmanya) in the north and Maheswari
(The power of Lord Shiva) in the Northeast.

ऊर्ध्वं ब्रह्माणी मे रक्षेदधस्ताद्वैष्णवी तथा ।
एवं दश दिशो रक्षेच्चामुण्डा शववाहना ॥ १७॥
Let Brahmani (Power of Lord Brahma) protect me at the top, let Vaishnavi (Power of Vishnu)
protect me below and let Chamunda who sits on a seat of Corpse thus protect me on all the ten sides.

जया मे अग्रतः स्थातु विजया स्थातु पृष्ठतः ।
अजिता वामपार्श्वे तु दक्षिणे चापराजिता ॥ १८॥
Let Jaya (She who is Victory) stand before me, let Vijaya (She who is always victorious)
stand behind me, let Ajitha (She who cannot be won) stand to my left and Aparjitha
(She who has never been defeated) stand on my right.

शिखां मे द्योतिनी रक्षेदुमा मूर्ध्नि व्यवस्थिता ।
मालाधरी ललाटे च भ्रुवौ रक्षेद्यशस्विनी ॥ १९॥
Let Udhyothini (She who is ever prepared) protect my hair, Uma (goddess Parvathy) my head,
Maladhari (She who wears a garland) my forehead and Yasawini (She who is famous) my eye brows.


त्रिनेत्रा च भ्रुवोर्मध्ये यमघण्टा च नासिके ।
शङ्खिनी चक्षुषोर्मध्ये श्रोत्रयोर्द्वारवासिनी ॥ २०॥
कपोलौ कालिका रक्षेत्कर्णमूले तु शाङ्करी ।
नासिकायां सुगन्धा च उत्तरोष्ठे च चर्चिका ॥ २१॥
Let Trinethra (She who has three eyes) protect the space between eye brows,
Yamaganda (death to God of death) protect my nose, Sankhini (She who has a conch)
the space between two eyes, Dwara Vasini (She who lives deep inside) my ears, Kalika
(the black goddess) my cheeks, Sankari (Wife of Lord Parameshwara) the ear lobes,
Sugandha (She who smells nice) the nose bridge and Charchiga (she who is above description) outside my mouth.

अधरे चामृतकला जिह्वायां च सरस्वती ।
दन्तान् रक्षतु कौमारी कण्ठमध्ये तु चण्डिका ॥ २२॥
Let my lips be protected by Chandra Kala, (she who wears the crescent moon)
Sarawathi (Goddess of learning) my tongue, Kaumari (She who is a young girl)
my teeth and chandika (she who cannot be measured) the middle of my neck.

घण्टिकां चित्रघण्टा च महामाया च तालुके ।
कामाक्षी चिबुकं रक्षेद्वाचं मे सर्वमङ्गला ॥ २३॥
Let my throat be protected by Chitra Ganda(She who is picturesque), Mahamaya(great enchantress)
protect the small tongue, Kamakshi(She who has attractive eyes) protect my beard and
voice be protected by Sarva mangala. (She who gives all that is good)

ग्रीवायां भद्रकाली च पृष्ठवंशे धनुर्धरी ।
नीलग्रीवा बहिःकण्ठे नलिकां नलकूबरी ॥ २४॥
Let Badrakali (the black goddess who protects) protect my neck, Neelagreeva (the goddess who is blue)
protect the back portion of my neck, Nalakoobari protect the neck joint, 

खड्गधारिण्युभौ स्कन्धौ बाहू मे वज्रधारिणी ।
हस्तयोर्दण्डिनी रक्षेदम्बिका चाङ्गुलीस्तथा ॥ २५॥
Gadgadharini (She who holds the sword) protect my shoulders, Vajradharini (She who holds Vajrayudha)
protect my arms, dhandini (She who punishes) protect my hands and Ambika
(she who is the mother of the world) protect my fingers.

नखाञ्छूलेश्वरी रक्षेत् कुक्षौ रक्षेन्नलेश्वरी ।
स्तनौ रक्षेन्महालक्ष्मीर्मनःशोकविनाशिनी ॥ २६॥
Let Sooleswari (she who holds the spear) protect my nails, Naleswari protect my abdomen,
Mahadevi (The great goddess) protect my breasts and let Soka nasini (She who destroys sorrows) protect my mind.

हृदये ललितादेवी उदरे शूलधारिणी ।
नाभौ च कामिनी रक्षेद्गुह्यं गुह्येश्वरी तथा ॥ २७॥
Let Lalitha (The goddess who is easy to attain) protect my heart, let Sooladharini
(She who holds the trident) protect my stomach, Kamini (She who is lovable)
protect my belly and let Guhyeswari (She who is secret) protect my reproductive organs.

कट्यां भगवती रक्षेज्जानुनी विन्ध्यवासिनी ।
भूतनाथा च मेढ्रं मे ऊरू महिषवाहिनी ॥ २८॥
Let my penis be protected by Bhoothanada (She who is the ruler of all beings),
my behind protected by Mahisha vahini, (She who rides on buffalo) my thighs by Bhagawathi
(She who is the goddess) and knees be protected by Vindhyavasini. (She who lives on Vindhya Mountains)

जङ्घे महाबला प्रोक्ता सर्वकामप्रदायिनी ।
गुल्फयोर्नारसिंही च पादौ चामिततेजसी ॥ २९॥
पादाङ्गुलीः श्रीर्मे रक्षेत्पादाधस्तलवासिनी ।
नखान्दंष्ट्राकराली च केशांश्चैवोर्ध्वकेशिनी ॥ ३०॥
Let my knee cap be protected by Mahabala (she who is very strong) who has been mentioned in the Vedas,
the centre of the knee be protected by Vinayaki, (She who helps us carry out things without obstruction,
the forelegs be protected by Narasimhi)(The female power of Lord Narasimha),
the top of the feet be protected by Amithoujasi, the fingers of the feet be protected by Sreedhari
(She who holds Maha lakshmi), the bottom of the feet by Thalavasini,
Nails of the feet by Karali (She who is black with anger)and hair all over the body by Oordhwakesi. (Goddess having long hair)

रोमकूपेषु कौबेरी त्वचं वागीश्वरी तथा ।
रक्तमज्जावमांसान्यस्थिमेदांसी पार्वती ॥ ३१॥
Let the hair pores all over the body be protected by Kaubheri (The female power of the of Kubhera),
skin be protected by Vagheeswari, (The goddess of words) and let Parvathy
(The daughter of the Mountain) protect my blood, flesh, juices bones and fat.

अन्त्राणि कालरात्रिश्च पित्तं च मुकुटेश्वरी ।
पद्मावती पद्मकोशे कफे चुडामणिस्तथा ॥ ३२॥
Let my intestines be protected by Kala Rathri, (Goddess of Dark night) the bile be protected by Magudeswari,
(Goddess who wears a crown, heart be protected by Padmavathi)(Goddess who sits on lotus)
and let Choodamani (Goddess who is a great gem) protect my phlegm.

ज्वालामुखी नखज्वाला अभेद्या सर्वसन्धिषु ।
शुक्रं ब्रह्माणी मे रक्षेच्छायां छत्रेश्वरी तथा ॥ ३३॥
Let the shine of my nails be protected by Jwalamukhi (She who has a face of a flame),
all the joints be protected by Abhedya (She who cannot be injured), shadow be protected by
Chatreswari (She who is like an umbrella) and Oh Brahmani (The female power of Lord Brahma) protect my semen.

अहङ्कारं मनो बुद्धिं रक्ष मे धर्मचारिणि ।
प्राणापानौ तथा व्यानं समानोदानमेव च ॥ ३४॥
यशः कीर्तिं च लक्ष्मीं च सदा रक्षतु वैष्णवी ।
गोत्रमिन्द्राणी मे रक्षेत्पशून्मे रक्ष चण्डिके ॥ ३५॥
Hey Dharmacharini(she walks on the path of Dharma), please protect my mind, intellect and my ego.
Let the winds of the body viz. Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udhana. as well as fame,
good name and wealth be protected by Chakreswari(She who wields the holy wheel).
Hey Indrani(The female power of Lord Indra) protect my progeny and Hey Chandika
(She who cannot be measured) protect my cows.


पुत्रान् रक्षेन्महालक्ष्मीर्भार्यां रक्षतु भैरवी ।
मार्गं क्षेमकरी रक्षेद्विजया सर्वतः स्थिता ॥ ३६॥
Let Maha Lakshmi protect my sons, Let Bhairavi (Another name for Parvathy) protect my wife and
let my way be protected by Kshemakari (She who looks after) who is victorious and lives everywhere.


रक्षाहीनं तु यत्स्थानं वर्जितं कवचेन तु ।
तत्सर्वं रक्ष मे देवि जयन्ती पापनाशिनी ॥ ३७॥
Whichever part does not have protectio, let all those be protected by you goddess who is
the greatest and who destroys sins.


पदमेकं न गच्छेत्तु यदीच्छेच्छुभमात्मनः ।
कवचेनावृतो नित्यं यत्र यत्राधिगच्छति ॥ ३८॥
तत्र तत्रार्थ लाभश्च विजयः सार्वकामिकः ।
यं यं कामयते कामं तं तं प्राप्नोति निश्चितम् ॥ ३९॥
The one, who wishes all good to happen to him, should not walk a step without this Armour.
One who travels to any direction protected by this armor will earn lot of money,
get all sort of victory and definitely get all his wishes fulfilled.


परमैश्वर्यमतुलं प्राप्स्यते भूतले पुमान् ।
निर्भयो जायते मर्त्यः सङ्ग्रामेष्व पराजितः ॥ ४०॥
The man will get unmatched wealth and all human beings that chant this will walk without fear,
being victorious in all wars.


त्रैलोक्ये तु भवेत्पूज्यः कवचेनावृतः पुमान् ।
इदं तु देव्याः कवचं देवानामपि दुर्लभम् ॥ ४१॥
यः पठेत्प्रयतो नित्यं त्रिसन्ध्यं श्रद्धयान्वितः ।
दैवी कला भवेत्तस्य त्रैलोकेष्व पराजितः ॥ ४२॥
जीवेद्वर्षशतं साग्रमपमृत्यु विवर्जितः ।
नश्यन्ति व्याधयः सर्वे लूताविस्फोटकादयः ॥ ४३॥
स्थावरं जङ्गमं वापि कृत्रिमं चापि यद्विषम् ।
अभिचाराणि सर्वाणि मन्त्रयन्त्राणि भूतले ॥ ४४॥
भूचराः खेचराश्चैव जलजाश्चोपदेशिकाः ।
सहजाः कुलजा मालाः शाकिनी डाकिनी तथा ॥ ४५॥
अन्तरिक्षचरा घोरा डाकिन्यश्च महाबलाः ।
ग्रहभूतपिशाचाश्च यक्षगन्धर्वराक्षसाः ॥ ४६॥
ब्रह्मराक्षसवेतालाः कूष्माण्डा भैरवादयः ।
नश्यन्ति दर्शनात्तस्य कवचे हृदि संस्थिते ॥ ४७॥
He who daily reads this Armour of the Goddess, which is even difficult for devas to obtain,
in dawn, noon and dusk with devotion would be able to realise the goddess in person.
He would live for one hundred years without getting defeated in all he three worlds with
no untimely death in his family. This would destroy all the poxes. All the effects artificial poisons
with temporary and permanent effects would be destroyed. All the black magic done in this world,
and the bad spirits which travel on the earth and in the sky, which are made in water,
which can be created and which hear the suggestions like Kulaja, Mala, Shakini and dakini,
the terrible spirits which travel in the ether, the ghosts which reside in the home, yakshas,
gandarwahas, Rakshasas, Brahmarakshasas, Vetalas Koosmandas and Bhairavis will be destroyed by the sight of such a man.

मानोन्नतिर्भवेद्राज्ञस्तेजोवृद्धिकरं परम् ।
यशसा वर्धते सोऽपि कीर्तिमण्डितभूतले ॥ ४८॥
The king would honour him and for he will have the glitter of divine power and his fame will
increase in this materialistic world.


जपेत्सप्तशतीं चण्डीं कृत्वा तु कवचं पुरा ।
यावद्भूमण्डलं धत्ते सशैलवनकाननम् ॥ ४९॥
तावत्तिष्ठति मेदिन्यां सन्ततिः पुत्रपौत्रकी ।
देहान्ते परमं स्थानं यत्सुरैरपि दुर्लभम् ॥ ५०॥
प्राप्नोति पुरुषो नित्यं महामायाप्रसादतः ॥ ५१॥
After reciting this Armour of the Goddess if one recites The “Devi Mahatmya
(also called Chandi or Durga Sapthasathi) he would live in this world (Surrounded by forests and mountains)
​ with sons and grand sons and in the end attain that salvation which even gods cannot get.

॥ इति श्रीवाराहपुराणे हरिहरब्रह्मविरचितं देव्याः कवचं सम्पूर्णम् ॥

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