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

Vamana Stutis by Brahma and Bhu Devi

Brahma:
Chandra Suryamchanayaney dhourmurthaa charanow kshitih, Paadaangulya pishaachaastu hastaangulyascha Guhyakaah/
Vishvey Devaascha jaanusthaa janghey saadhyaah Surotthamaah, Yakshaa nakheshu sambhutaa rekhaascha apsarastathaa/
Drushtow Rukshaanyasheshini keshaah Suryaamshavah Prabho, Taarakaa romakupaani romaani cha Maharshayah/
Baahavo viditastashya Dishaa Shrotrey Mahaatmanah/
Ashvanow Shravaney tasya naasaa vaayur –mahaatmanah, Prasaadaschandramaa Devo mano Dharmah samaashritah, Satyam tasyaabhavad Vaani jihvaaDevi Saraswatee/
Greevaaditirdeva maataa Vidyaastha –dwalayastathaa, Swargadwaar bhun maitram twastaa Pushaa cha vai bhruvow/
Mukham Vaishwaanaraschaascha Vrushanow tu Prajaapatih, Hridayam cha Param Brahma Pumstwam vai Kashyapo Munih/
Pushthesya Vasavo Devaa Marutah Sarva sandhishu, Sarva suktaani dashanaa jyoteemshi Vimalaprabhaah/
Vakshasthaley Mahaadevo Dhairya chaasya Mahaarnavaah, Udarey chaascha Gandharvaah Sambhutaascha Maha Balaah/
Lahsmirmedhaa Dhrutih Kaantih sarva Vidyaascha vai katih, Sarva Jyoteemshi jaaneehi tasya tatparam mahah/
Tasya Devaadhi Devasya Tejah prodbhutamuttamam, Ratnow kukshee cha Vedaascha Udaram cha Mahaamakhaah/
Ishtayah Pashu bandhha –scha Dwijaanaam cheshtitaanicha, Tasya Deva mayam rupam drushtaa Vishnormahaa balaah/

(Chandra and Surya are Bhagavaan’s eyes; Sky his head; Prithvi his feet; Pishaachaganas his foot fingers; Skanda his hand fingers; Vishwadeva his knees; Sahyaganas thighs; Yakshas his nails; hand lines Apsaras; Nakshatras the illumination of his eyes; Suryakiranas / rays his hair; Stars his hair-roots; Maharshiganas his romaavali; ‘Dishaa konaas’/ Angularities of Directions his shoulders; Ears his Directions; Ashvini Kumars his Ear roots; Vayu his nose; His Prasannata or Coolness is Chandra Deva; his mind is Dharma /Virtue; his voice is Devi Vaani and tongue is Sarasvati; Aditi his neck; eyebrows are Twashta and Pusha his eyebrows; Vidyas are Valaya/ bracelet; Swarga dwaar Maitri / friendship; his face is Vaishwaanara; Andakosha Prajapati; hridaya/ heart is Parabrahma; Kashyapa Muni  is Pumstva; his back constitutes Vasuganas; Saandhi -bhaaga the Marudganas; Suktas / Pravachanas his teeth and pure radiance Jyotirganas; His Vakshasthala is Mahadeva; Dharma is Maha sagara; Stomach full of Gandharvas; his Kati pradesha / lower back are the Deities viz. Lakshmi, Medha, Dhruti, Kaanti and various Vidyas; all Jyotis are his illuminations; Vedas and Ratnaas in his Kukshi / belly; in his stomach are Maha Yagnas, Balidaanaas, and the noble deeds of Brahmanas. Such was the Form of Vamana Deva which was visioned by Maha Bali Asura!) Vamana Deva expanded his stature to occupy the whole Universe, then measured Bhu Devi as the first step, ‘Antariksha’ as also the Lokas above as the second step and the third foot was reckoned as the underground lokas of Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Rasatala, Talaatala, Mahatala and Paataala and donated these to reign as their King.

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Bhu Devi: Bhaasi Vaasi Pratipaasi twam paasi vichestasy, Kruddhyamasi Ksaantimaayeesi twamdeepayaasi varshasi/
Twam haasyaasi na niryaasi nirvaapayaasi Jaagrasi, Nih seshayaasi Bhutaani KaaloBhutwaa Yugakshaye/

(Paramatma! You shine, you flow, you heat up, you save, and you act decisively; also you get angry, you cool down, you display radiance and heat, you pour rains; You laugh, you stay still, you hit and kill, you wake up and at Pralaya times you destroy and terminate).Interestingly, Bhagavan re-creates the Universe again out of the    ‘sehsha’ or the remainder and hence is called the Sesha. Even as Brahma, Indra, Varuna and all other Devatas are subject to an end, Vishnu is permanent and thus known as Achuta; since others Deities are of the ‘haran’ type or the ephemeral unlike Narayana, the latter is called Hari; since Brahma and other Devas could not perceive his ‘Anta’ or the End, Bhagavan is known as Ananta; even for thousansds of crores of ‘Kalpas’ Vishnu remains without ‘ksharata’ or damage, he is Akshara; as he is capable of ‘Vishtambhana’ or obstruction to the ‘Charaachara Jagat’/ mobile or immobile worlds, Bhagavan is titled Vishnu; as Rishis defined water as ‘Naara’ and as Bhagavan resides in it, Vishnu who rests on water is Narayana; as  Prithvi which is characterised as a ‘Gou’ / Cow gets submerged in water at the end of each and every Yuga, Bhagavan Narayana is Govinda; in the context of Tatwa Gyana, ‘Indriyas’ or Human Limbs are excitable with emotions or ‘harshikas’ and thus Govinda is called Hrishikesha; at the Pralaya, all the Beings from Brahma downward take refuge in Vishnu and also get absorbed into him, Narayana is designated as Vaasudeva; in each and every Kalpaanta / Yugaanta, Total Existence is subjected to ‘Akarshana’ or gets magnetised to Vishnu and hence he is known as Samkarshana; since Bhagavan separates distinct sectors of Devas, Rakshasas and Asuras, he is known as Samkarshana; as ‘Dharma Viseshajna’, he is Praduymna; and as no Praani / Being could resist him, he is called Aniruddha. I am your refugee, Bhagavan!) [Essence of Matsya Purana]

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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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