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STOTRA KAVACHA (SHIELD OF PRAYERS)
[Stutis / Kavachaas, Ashtottaraas and Sahasranaamaas from the Series of Essence of Puranas]

Ganesha Kavacha
Ganesha 

Ganeshamekadantam cha Herambam Vighna nayakam, Lambodaram Shurpakarnam Gaja Vaktram Guhaagrajam/ Naamaashtartham cha Putrasya Shrunu Maata Haripriye, Stotraanaam saarabhutam cha Sarva Vighna haram param/ Jnaanaartha vaachako gascha nascha nirvaana vaachakah, Tayoreesham param Brahma Ganesham pranamaamyaham/ Ekashabdah pradhaanaartho dantascha Balavaachakah, Balam pradhaanam sarvasmaadeka dantam namaamyaham/ Deenaartha vaachako hescha rambah palaka vaachakah, paripaalakam deenaanaam Herambah pranamaamyaham/ Vipattha vaachako vighno Nayakah khandanaartha- kakah, Vipat khandana kaarakah namaami Vighnanaayakam/ Vishnudatthaaischa naivedyairyasya Lambodaram puraa, Pitraa datthaaischa vividhairvandey Lambodaram cha tam/ Surpakaarou cha yatkarnaam Vighnavaarana kaaranow, Sampadyow Jnaana rupow cha Surpakarnam namaamyaham/ Vishnu prasaada pushpam cha yanmurdhni Munidattakam, yad Gajendra vaktra yuktam Gaja vaktram namaamyaham/ Guhasyaagrey cha jaatoyamaavirbhuto Haraalaye, Vande Guhaagrajam Devam Sarvadevaagra pujitam/ Yetanmaashtakam Durgey Namaabhih samyuktam param, Putrasya pasya Vedey cha tadaa kopam thathaa kuru/ Yetanmaashtakam Stotram naanaartha samyutam shubham, Trisandhyam yah pathennithyam sa sukhee sarvato jayee/ Tato Vighnaam palaayantey vaina teyaad yathoragah, Ganeswaraprasaadena mahajnaani bhaved dhruvam/ Putraarthi labhatey putram Bhaaryaarthi vipulam striam, Maha jadam Kaveendrascha vidyaa vaancham bhaved dhruvam/

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(Mother Parvati! your son has eight names viz. Ganesha, Ekadanta, Heramba, Vighnanayaka, Lambodara, Shurpakarna, Gajavaktra, and Guhaagraja. Please listen to the meanings of these names; this Great Stotra is the essence of several Stotras and is the demolisher of all kinds of obstacles. In the word Ganesha, the letter ‘Ga’ is ‘Jnaanaartha vaachaka’ and ‘na’ is ‘nirvaana vaachaka’; the letters ‘Ga’, ‘na’ and ‘Isha’ together denote the ‘Isha’ or the Supreme of ‘Ganas’; thus one should say: I greet Ganesha. In the word Eka dantha, Eka is pradhaanaarthak and Danta is Bala vaachaka; thus it is said: I salute Eka danta. In the word Heramba, ‘Hey’is Deenaartha vaachaka and ‘ramba’ is paalana vaachaka and the total meaning would be the Administrator of Deenaas or the Needy who seek asylum. In the word ‘Vighna naayaka’, Vighna is vipatti vachaka and naayaka is khandanaarthak vachaka, meaning thereby Ganesha is the demolisher of hindrances. Lamba + Udara or Ganesha has an Extended Tummy as he is fond of consuming large quantities of Savouries and sweets; I adore ‘Lambodara’! My salutations to you, ‘Surpakarna’! with surpaakara/Vikrita/ strained + Karna or ears. ‘Gajavaktra’ or Elephant faced Deva, my prostrations to you! ‘Guhaagraja’ or the elder brother of Guha Deva / Skanda; I pay my reverences to you! Devi Parvati! Kindly listen to the Sacred Eight Names of Ganesha and bear with me before getting angry, if need be. Those who recite these names during the three Sandhya timings with sincerity and devotion would always be happy and victorious, from whom any kind of obstacles run away like snakes approaching Garuda. By the great grace of Ganeswara, those who have no children would be blessed with children, those who have no wives would have them too and those who have the least intelligence would flourish as Vidwans and Poets.[Essence of Brahma Vaivarta Purana]              


Stutis / Kavachas

 

Ganesha Kavacha
Shri Krishna Stuti
Brahmanda Nayaka Krishna Kavacha
Shiva Kavacha and Shiva Mantraraja
Saraswati’s Vishwa Vijaya Kavacha

Saraswati’s Stuti by Yagnyavalkya

Lakshmi Stuti by Indra

Durga Stuti and Kavacha

Maha Devi Stuti

Ambika Devi Stuti

Shri Durga Sapta Shloki

Surya Stutis by Devaas and Trimurthis

Shri Lakshmi Stotra

Vishnu Panjara Stotra

Marjana /Apamarjana Stotras for Raksha

Paapa Naashaka Stotra

Pundarikaaksha Gadaadhara Mantras

Durga Stuti

Maha Purusha Stuti by Rudra

Vaishnavi Stuti

Chamundi Stuti

Shiva Stuti
Kartikeya Stuti by Devas
Nrisimha Stuti by Aditi Devi

Vishnu Stutis by Brahma and Devi Aditi

Vamana Stutis by Brahma and Bhu Devi
Varaha Stuti

Stutis to Vishnu and Shiva at Amrita Manthana

Shiva Stuti and Shiva Kavacha
Vishnu Panjara Stotra
Vishnu Stutis by Kashyapa , Devi Aditi and Brahma
Brihad Vamana Swarupa Stuti
Sweta Madhava Stuti

Ashtottaras

 

  Surya Ashtottaram
  Kartikeya Ashtottaram
  Shata Rudreeyam
  Shri Rama Shata Naamaavali


Sahasra Naamaas

 

  Siva Sahasra Naamas
  Siva Sahasranama (Thousand Names of Siva)
  Yugala Sahasranama of Radha-Krishna
  Vishnu Sahasranama
  Shri Vishnu Sahasra Naama Stotra
  Gayathri Sahasranama

 

 


This series of Stutis /Kavachas, Ashtottaras and Sahasranamas from the series of Essence of Puranas have been Compiled and edited by Sri. V.D.N.Rao,devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and Retired Official of the Government of India. The author can be contacted at raovdn@gmail.com


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