nR^isi.nhakavachaM vakshye prahlaadenoditaM puraa
sarvarakshakaraM puNyaM sarvopadravanaashanam.h .. 1..
## I shall now recite the Narasinha-kavacha, formerly spoken
Prahlaada Mahaaraaja . It is most pious, vanquishes all kinds
impediments, and provides one all protection . ##
sampatkaraM chaiva svargamokshapradaayakam.h .
dhyaatvaa nR^isi.nhaM deveshaM hemasi.nhaasanasthitam.h .. 2..
## It bestows upon one all opulences and can give one elevation
heavenly planets or liberation . One should meditate on Lord
Lord of the universe, seated upon a golden throne . ##
trinayanaM sharadindusamaprabham.h .
lakshmyaaliN^gitavaamaaN^gam.h vibhuutibhirupaashritam.h ..
## His mouth is wide open, He has three eyes, and He is as radiant
the autumn moon . He is embraced by Lakshmiidevii on his left
His form is the shelter of all opulences, both material and
spiritual . ##
chaturbhujaM komalaaN^gaM svarNakuNDalashobhitam.h .
sarojashobitoraskaM ratnakeyuuramudritam.h .. 4..
## The Lord has four arms, and His limbs are very soft . He
decorated with golden earrings . His chest is resplendent like
lotus flower, and His arms are decorated with jewel-studded
ornaments . ##
kaaJNchanasankaashaM piitanirmalavaasasam.h .
indraadisuramaulishhThaH sphuranmaaNikyadiiptibhiH .. 5..
## He is dressed in a spotless yellow garment, which exactly
molten gold . He is the original cause of existence, beyond
sphere, for the great demigods headed by Indra . He appears
with rubies which are blazingly effulgent . ##
virajitapadadvandvam.h sankhachakradihetibhiH .
garutmatma cha vinayat.h stuyamanam.h mudanvitam.h .. 6..
## His two feet are very attractive, and He is armed with various
weapons such as the conch, disc, etc . GaruDa joyfully offers
with great reverence . ##
kamalasa.nvaasaM kR^itvaa tu kavachaM paThet.h .. 7..
## Having seated Lord Narasinhadeva upon the lotus of one's
should recite the following mantra: ##
me shiraH paatu lokarakshaarthasambhavaH .. 8..
## May Lord Narasinha, who protects all the planetary systems,
my head . ##
.api stambhavaasaH phalaM me rakshatu dhvanim.h .
nR^isi.nho me dR^ishau paatu somasuuryaagnilochanaH .. 9..
## Although the Lord is all-pervading, He hid Himself within
pillar . May He protect my speech and the results of my activities
Lord Narasinha, whose eyes are the sun, and fire, protect my
eyes . ##
paatu nR^ihariH munivaaryastutipriyaH .
naasaM me si.nhanaashastu mukhaM lakshmiimukhapriyaH .. 10..
## May Lord Nrihari, who is pleased by the prayers offered by
best of sages, protect my memory . May He who has the nose of
protect my nose, and may He whose face is very dear to the goddess
fortune protect my mouth . ##
vidyaadhipaH paatu nR^isi.nho rasanaM mama .
vaktraM paatvinduvadanaM sadaa prahlaadavanditaH .. 11..
## May Lord Narasinha, who is the knower of all sciences, protect
sense of taste . May He whose face is beautiful as the full
who is offered prayers by Prahlaada Mahaaraaja protect my face
paatu me kaNThaM skandhau bhuubhR^idanantakR^it.h .
divyaastrashobhitabhujaH nR^isi.nhaH paatu me bhujau .. 12..
## May Lord Narasinha protect my throat . He is the sustainer
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 . ##
devavarado nR^isi.nhaH paatu sarvataH .
hR^idayaM yogisaadhyashcha nivaasaM paatu me hariH .. 13..
## May the Lord, who bestows benedictions upon the demigods,
my hands, and may He protect me from all sides . May He who
by the perfect yogiis protect my heart, and may Lord Hari protect
dwelling place . ##
paatu hiraNyaaksha##-## vakshaHkukshividaaraNaH .
naabhiM me paatu nR^ihariH svanaabhibrahmasa.nstutaH .. 14..
## May He who ripped apart the chest and abdomen of the great
HiraNyaaksha protect my waist, and may Lord Nrihari protect
navel . He is offered prayers by Lord Brahmaa, who has sprung
own navel . ##
koTayaH kaTyaaM yasyaasau paatu me kaTim.h .
guhyaM me paatu guhyaanaaM mantraaNaaM guhyaruupadR^ik.h ..
## May He on whose hips rest all the universes protect my hips
the Lord protect my private parts . He is the knower of all
all mysteries, but He Himself is not visible . ##
manobhavaH paatu jaanunii nararuupadR^ik.h .
jaN^ghe paatu dharaabhara##-## hartaa yo.asau nR^ikesharii ..
## May He who is the original Cupid protect my thighs . May
exhibits a human-like form protect my knees . May the remover
burden of the earth, who appears in a form which is half-man
half-lion, protect my calves . ##
raajyapradaH paatu paadau me nR^ihariishvaraH .
sahasrashiirshhaapurushhaH paatu me sarvashastanum.h .. 17..
## May the bestower of heavenly opulence protect my feet . He
Supreme Controller in the form of a man and lion combined .
thousand-headed Supreme enjoyer protect my body from all sides
all respects . ##
puurvataH paatu mahaaviiraagrajo.agnitaH .
mahaavishhNurdakshiNe tu mahaajvalastu nairR^itaH .. 18..
## May that most ferocious personality protect me from the east
He who is superior to the greatest heroes protect me from the
southeast, which is presided over by Agni . May the Supreme
protect me from the south, and may that person of blazing luster
protect me from the southwest . ##
paatu sarvesho dishi me sarvatomukhaH .
nR^isi.nhaH paatu vaayavyaaM saumyaaM bhuushhaNavigrahaH ..
## May the Lord of everything protect me from the west . His
everywhere, so please may He protect me from this direction
. May Lord
Narasinha protect me from the northwest, which is predominated
Vaayu, and may He whose form is in itself the supreme ornament
me from the north, where Soma resides . ##
paatu bhadro me sarvamaN^galadaayakaH .
sa.nsaarabhayataH paatu mR^ityor.h mR^ityur.h nR^ikesharii ..
## May the all-auspicious Lord, who Himself bestows
all-auspiciousness, protect from the northeast, the direction
sun-god, and may He who is death personified protect me from
death and rotation in this material world . ##
nR^isi.nhakavachaM prahlaadamukhamaNDitam.h .
bhaktimaan.h yaH paThenityaM sarvapaapaiH pramuchyate .. 21..
## This Narasinha-kavacha has been ornamented by issuing from
of Prahlaada Mahaaraaja . A devotee who reads this becomes freed
all sins . ##
dhanavaan.h loke diirghaayurupajaayate .
kaamayate yaM yaM kaamaM taM taM praapnotyasa.nshayam.h .. 22..
## Whatever one desires in this world he can attain without
doubt . One
can have wealth, many sons, and a long life . ##
jayamaapnoti sarvatra vijayii bhavet.h .
bhuumyantariikshadivyaanaaM grahaaNaaM vinivaaraNam.h .. 23..
## He becomes victorious who desires victory, and indeed becomes
conqueror . He wards off the influence of all planets, earthly,
heavenly, and everything in between . ##
vR^ishchikoragasambhuuta##-## vishhaapaharaNaM param.h .
brahmaraakshasayakshaaNaaM duurotsaaraNakaaraNam.h .. 24..
## This is the supreme remedy for the poisonous effects of serpents
and scorpions, and Brahma-raakshasa ghosts and Yakshas are driven
away . ##
talapaatre vaa kavachaM likhitaM shubham.h .
karamuule dhR^itaM yena sidhyeyuH karmasiddhayaH .. 25..
## One may write this most auspicious prayer on his arm, or
on a palm-leaf and attach it to his wrist, and all his activities
become perfect . ##
manushhyeshhu svaM svameva jayaM labhet.h .
ekasandhyaM trisandhyaM vaa yaH paThenniyato naraH .. 26..
## One who regularly chants this prayer, whether once or thrice
(daily), he becomes victorious whether among demigods, demons,
human beings . ##
maN^galamaN^galyaM bhuktiM muktiM cha vindati .
dvaatri.nshatisahasraaNi paThet.h shuddhaatmanaaM nR^iNaam.h
## 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
such a person . ##
kavachasyaasya mantrasya mantrasiddhiH prajaayate .
anena mantraraajena kR^itvaa bhasmaabhirmantraanaam.h .. 28..
## This Kavacha-mantra is the king of all mantras . One attains
what would be attained by anointing oneself with ashes and chanting
all other mantras . ##
vinyasedyastu tasya grahabhayaM haret.h .
trivaaraM japamaanastu dattaM vaaryaabhimantrya cha .. 29..
## Having marked ones body with tilaka, taking aachamana with
and reciting this mantra three times, one will find that the
all inauspicious planets is removed . ##
yo naro mantraM nR^isi.nhadhyaanamaacharet.h .
tasya rogaH praNashyanti ye cha syuH kukshisambhavaaH .. 30..
## That person who recites this mantra, meditating upon Lord
Narasinhadeva, has all of his diseases vanquished, including
the abdomen . ##
garjantaM gaarjayantaM nijabhujapatalaM sphoTayantaM hatantaM
ruupyantaM taapayantaM divi bhuvi ditijaM kshepayantaM kshipantam.h
krandantaM roshhayantaM dishi dishi satataM sa.nharantaM bharantaM
viikshantaM puurNayantaM karanikarashatairdivyasi.nhaM namaami
## Lord Narasinha roars loudly and causes others to roar . With
mulitudes of arms He tears the demons asunder and kills them
way . He is always seeking out and tormenting the demonic descendants
of Diti, both on this earth planet and in the higher planets,
throws them down and scatters them . He cries with great anger
destroys the demons in all directions, yet with His unlimited
sustains, protects, and nourishes the cosmic manifestation .
I offer my
respectful obeisances to the Lord, who has assumed the form
transcendental lion . ##
.. iti shriibrahmaaNDapuraaNe prahlaadoktaM
shriinR^isi.nhakavachaM sampuurNam.h ..