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

Surya Ashtottaram

Adidevosi Devaanaiswaryaayachha tameeshwarah/ Adikartaasi Bhutaanaam Deva devo Diwaakarah/ Jeenanah Sarva bhutaanaam Devagandharwa Raakshasaam, Muni kinnara sidhhaanaam tathaivoragapaksheenaam/ Twam Brahmaa twam MahadevastwamVishnustwam  Prajaapatih, Vaayustindrascha Somascha Vivaswaan Varunastathaa/ Twam Kaalah Srishti kartaacha Hartaa Bhartaa tathaa Prabhuh, Saritah Saagarah Shailaa Vudyudindra Dhanuumshicha/ Pralayah Prabhavashaiva Vyaktaavyaktah Sanaatanah, Ishwaraatparato Vidyaa Vidyaayaah Paratah Shivah/ Shivaatparataro Devasatwameva Parameswarah/Sarvatah Paanipaadaantah Sarvatokshishiromukhah/ Sahasraamshuhu Sahasraasyah Sahasracharanekshanah, Bhutaadi Bhurbhuvah swascha Mahah Satyam Tapojanah/ Pradeeptam Deepanam Divyam Sarvaloka prakaashakam, Durnireeksham Surendraanam yadrupam tasyatey namah/ Sara Siddhaganairjushtam Bhrugvatri Pulahaadhibhihi,Stutam Paramavyaktam yadrupam tasyatey namah/ Vedyam Vedavidaam nityam Sarva jnaana samanvitam,Sarva Devaadi Devasya yadrupam tasyatey namah/ Viswakrudwiswa bhutam cha Vaiswaarara suraarchitam, Viswasthita –manithyam cha yadrupoam tasyatey namah/ Param Yajnaatparam Vedaatparam  Divah, Paramaatmebhikhyaatam yadrupam tasyatey namah/ Avigneyamanaalakshyama dhyaanagatamavyayam, Anaadinidhanam chaiva yadrupam tasyatey namah/ Namo namah Karana Kaaranaaya Namo namah Paapa vimochanaaya, Namo Namastey Ditijajaardanaaya Namo namo Roga vimochanaaya/ Namo namah Sarvavarapradaaya Namo Namah Sarva Sukhah pradaaya, Namo namah Sarva dhana pradaaya Namo namah Sarva matihpradaaya/

Brahma further stated:

Om Suryoryamaa Bhagatwashtaa Pushaarkah Savitaa Ravih, Gabhastimaanajah Kaalow Mrutyutdhaataa Prabhaakarah/Prithivyaapascha Tejascha kham Vaayuschja paraayanam, Somo Bruhaspatih ShukroBudhongaaraka Yeva cha/ IndroVivishvaadeeptaamshuh Shuchih Sourihi Sanescharah, Brahmaa Vishnuscha Rudrascha SkandoVaishravano yamah/ Vaidyuto Jaatharaagniraindhanastejasaam Patih, Dharmadhwajo vedakartaa Vedaango Vedavaahanah/ Krutam Tretaa Dwaaparascha Kalih Sarvaamaaraashrayah, Kalaakashtha muhurtaascha Khapaa Yaamataasthathaa Kshanaah/ Samvatsarakaroswattah Kaalachakro Vibhaavasuh, Purushah Shaaswato Yogi Vyaktaavyakta Sanaatanah/ Kaalaadhyakshayah Prajaadhyasho Vishvakarmaa Tamonudah, Varunah Saagaromschascha jeemutoo jeevanorihaa/ Bhutaashrayo Bhuta patih Sarva loka namaskrutah, Srashtaa Samvartako Vahnih Sarvassyaadiralolupah/ Anantah Kapilo Bhaanuh Kaamadah Sarvato mukhah, Jayo Vishaalo VaradahSarva Bhutanisheyvitah/ Manah Suparno Bhutaadhih Sheeghranah Praanadhaaranah, Dhanvantarir Dhumaketuraadi Devoditeyh Sutah/ Dwaadashaatmaa Ravirdakshah Pitaa Maataa Pitaamahah, Swargadwaaram Mokshadwaaram Trivishtapam/ Deha Kartaa Prashaantaatmaa  Vishvaatmaa Sukshaatamaa Maitreyah Karunaanvitah/    

( Bhagavan Surya! You are the Adi Deva. As you are the High Epitome of Iaishwaraya or Affluence, you are the Ishwarya (Highest) of all Devas; the Prime Creator of Creation too and the Preserver of the Principal Elements /Maha Bhutas, Devatas, Gandharvas, Raakshasaas, Munis, Kinnaraas, Siddhaas, Nagas, Birds and so on; You are the Trimurtis, Pajapatis, Vayu, Indra, Soma, Viviswaan, Varuna, Kaala; Srishti Karta, Dharta, Samharta; You are the Rivers, Seas, Mountains, Vidyutcchakti (Electricity), Indra Dhanush (Rainbow), Pralaya ( The Great Devastation), Vyaktaavyata (Seen and Unseen) Sanatana Purusha (The Fore- Most Being), the Most Evident Supreme Energy; You are the Physique and its limbs; the Thousand Kiranas or Rays, with Thousand Faces, Eyes, Feet and the Chief Cause of the Causes; You are the Embidiment of Bhuh, Bhuvah, Swaha, Mahah, Janah, Tapah, and Satya; Your Effulgence is such that even Devas could never vision it clearly, let alone human beings; Devatas and Siddhas as well as Maharshis like Bhrigu, Atri, Pulah etc. are constantly engaged in Praises for you; You are the Vishwa Vyapak or Prevading the Totality of Universe; You are the Swarupa (Form) of Yagnas, Vedas, beyond  Lokas and Dyulokas; Avigneya, Alakshya, Achintya, Avyaya, Anaada, and Anata (Unknown, Untargettable, Undefinable, Everlasting, Symbolic of Pure Ecstacy, and Unending); My Greetings to you the Cause, Causation and the Causer; the Unique Sin-Demolisher; the Destroyer of Daitya Peeda, Roga  Peeda and Samasta Peedas and the bestower of boons, happiness, contentment, prosperity and above all Uttama  Buddhi (Outstanding Noble Mentality).

Brahma further eulogized Surya Deva as follows:
(Om Surya, Aaryama, Bhaga, Twashta, Pusha (Sustainer), Arka, Savita, Ravi, Gabhastimaan or the Possessor of High-beam Rays; Aja or birthless; Kaala, Mrityu, Dhata or the one who is the Prime Hold; Prabhakara or the Embodiment of Glow; Prithvi, Aapa or Water; Teja, Swa or Sky; Vayu, Parayana the Unfailing High-Form of Protection; Soma, Brihaspati, Shukra, Angaraka, Indra, Vivi swaan, Deeptaamshu or the Provider of Prakasha Kiranaas; Shuchi or the Symbol of Purity; Sauri or the Surya Putra Manu; Shanaischara, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Skanda, Vaishravana (Kubera), Yama, Vaidyuta or the Origin of Vidyut Shakti; Agni, Jatharaagni or the In-Fire of Physique; Iandhana (the form of Fire-wood); Agni, Tejahpati, Dharmadwaja or the Insignia of  Virtue; Veda Karta, Vedaanga, Veda vaahana, Krita (Satya Yuga), Treta, Dwapara, Kali Yugas; Sarvaamaraashraya; Time Units viz. Kala, Kaashta, Muhurta, Kshapa or Night Time Unit; Yaama or Prahara and Kshana; Samvatsara kara, Asvattha, Kalachakra, Vibhavasu or Agni; Purusha, Shaaswata, Yogi, Vyaktaavyakta / Percievable and Imperceivable; Sanatana, Kaalaadhyaksha or the Presiding Deity of Time; Prajaadyaksha, Vishwakarma, Tamonuda or the banisher of darkness; Varuna, Saagara, Amsha, Jeemuta (Clouds), Jeevana, Ariha the destroyer of Enemies; Bhutaashraya, Bhutapati, Sarvaloka namaskrita or He who is respected by all Lokas; Srashta, Samvartakaagni (Pralayaagni); Alolupa (Alobha); Ananta, Kapila, Bhanu, Kaamada (Fulfiller of desires); Sarvatomukha or the Possessor of Faces in all directions; Jaya, Vishaala, Varada the Provider; Sarva bhuta nishevita, Mana, Suparna (Garuda), Bhutaadi, Sheeghraga; Praanadharana, Dhanvantari, Dhumaketu, Adideva, Aditi putra, Dweaadashaatmaa or the Form of Twelve Suns; Ravi, Daksha, Pita, Maataa, Pitaamaha Swargadwara, Prajaadwaara, Miokshadwara, Trivishtapa or Swarga; Dehakarta, Prashaantaatma, Vishwaatma, Vishvatomukha, Charaacharaatma, Sukshaatma, Maitreya and Karunaanvita (Ever Merciful). [Essence of Brahma Purana]

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Ganesha Kavacha
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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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