1. Sri Narad uvaca,
indradi deva vrndesa tatesvara jagat pate,
mahavisnor nrsimhasya kavacam bruhi me prabho
yasya prapathanad vidvan trilokya vijayi bhavet
"Sri Narad Muni said: my dear father and lord, master of the Universe, lord of the multitude of demigods headed by Indra, kindly tell me the kavaca mantra of Lord Nrsimha, the incarnation of Visnu. O master, reading this kavaca aloud, a learned man will become victorious throughout the three worlds."
2. sri brahmovaca,
srnu narada vaksyami putra srestha tapodhana
kavacam narasimhasya trailokya vijayabhidam
"Lord Brahma said: My dear Narad, please hear me. O best of my sons, who are rich in austerity, I shall speak this kavaca of Lord Narasimha, which gives victory over the three worlds."
3. yasya prapathanad vagmi
trailokya vijayi bhavet
srastham jagatam vatsa pathanad dharanad yatah
"My dear boy, by recitation of this kavaca an eloquent person will become victorious throughout the three worlds. It is by reciting this and meditating deeply on it that I (lord Brahma) am the creator of all these planetary systems."
4. laksmir jagat trayam
pati samharta ca mahesvarah
pathanad dharanad deva babhuvus ca digisvarah
"It is by reciting and meditating upon this that Laksmi maintains the three worlds, and Lord Siva destroys them. Also the demigods in this way became controllers of the different directions."
5. brahma mantra myam vaksye
yasya prasadad durvasas trailokya vijayi munih
pathanad dharanad yasya sasta ca krodha bhairavah
"I shall speak this essence of all Vedic mantras, which wards off all kinds of ghosts and hobgoblins. By its grace the sage Durvasa became victorious throughout the three worlds, commanding respect and most fearful in his anger."
6. trailokya vijayasyasa
rsis chandas ca gayatri nrsimho devata vibhuh
"For this kavaca, which is directly perceived as giving victory over the three worlds, I (Brahma) am the Rsi, Gayatri is the metre, and the all powerful Nrsimhadev is the Deity."
7+ 8 ksraum bijam me sirah pati
candra varno maha manuh
"ugram viram maha visnum jvalantam sarvatomukham
nrsimham bhisanam bhadram mrtyu mrtyum namamy aham"
dva trimsad aksaro mantro mantra rajah sura drumah
"One should place Lord Nrsimha's mantra bija, ksraum, on one's head, thinking, 'May my head be protected by the moon coloured one, who is the greatest among humans. My obeisances unto the ferocious and powerful, the great Visnu, the fiery one, who's faces are on all sides, the fearful one, Nrsimha, who causes the death of even death personified, (or who can overcome death).' One should place this mantra, composed of thirty two syllables, upon his head.It is theking of all mantras. It is like a wish fulfilling tree for the demigods and devotees."
9. kantham patu dhruvam
ksraum hrd bhagavate caksusi mama
narasimhaya ca jvala maline patu mastakam
"One should also place ksraum firmly upon his neck for protection. Placing the word bhagavate upon his heart, narasimhaya upon his two eyes, and jvala maline on the top of his head, one meditates upon the different parts of this narasimha mantra protecting the different parts of his body."
10. dipta damstraya ca tatha agni
netraya ca nasikam
sarva rakso ghnaya sarva bhuta vinasanaya ca
"One should place on his nose the syllables dipta damstraya agni netraya sarva rakso ghnaya sarva bhuta vinasanaya. (Obeisances unto Him, whose teeth are blazing, whose eyes are fire, and who destroys all ghosts and raksasas.)"
11. sarva jvara vinasaya daha
daha paca dvayam
raksa raksa sarva mantra svaha patu mukham mama
"Meditationg on the protection of one's face, one should place there
the syllables sarva jvara vinasaya daha daha paca paca raksa raksa. ksraum
ugram viram maha visnum jvalanatam sarvatomukham nrsimham bhisanam bhadram
mrtyu mrtyum namamy aham. ksraum bhagavate narasimhya jvalamaline dipta
damstrayagni netraya sarva rakso ghnaya sarva bhuta vinasanaya svaha.
(Unto He who vanquishes all fevers, oblations. Burn and burn, cook and cook, protect protect. My obeisances unto the ferocious and powerful, the great Visnu, the fiery one whose faces are on all sides, the fearful one, Nrsimha, who causes the death of even death personified, or who can overcome even death. Unto the Personality of Godhead Narasimha, garlanded with blazing energy, whose teeth are glowing and whose eyes are fiery, who kills all raksasas and demons and annihilates the ghosts, to You my oblations)"
12. taradi ramacandraya namah
payad gudam mama
klim payat pani yugmam ca taram namah padam tatah
narayanaya parsvam ca am hrim kraum ksraum ca hum phat
"Meditating on the protection of one's rectum, one should first sip water for purification and chant om Ramacandra namah. Sipping water again one should place the bija mantra klim on both of his hands together. Thereafterone should place om namah on his feet and narayanaya on his side, as well as the bija mantras am hrim kraum ksraum hum phat."
13. varaksarah katim patu om namah
vasudevaya ca prstham klim krsnaya uru dvaram
"Praying for the protection of one's waist, one should place there the varaksara Om. One should place the syllables om namo bhagavate upon his feet, vasudevaya on his back, and klim krsnaya upon his two thighs."
14. klim krsnaya sada patu januni
klim glaum klim syamalangaya namah payat pada dvaram
"Upon his knees, one should place the mantra klim krsnaya, thinking that the Lord may always protect me in His form as the best of human beings.Then one should sip water for purification and place the mantra klim glaum klim syamalangaya namah upon his feet."
15. ksraum narasimhaya ksraum ca sarvangam me sadavatu
"One should meditate upon the constant protection of the body, placing the mantra ksraum narasimhaya ksraum upon all his limbs."
16. iti te kathitam vatsa sarva
tava snehan myakhyatam pravaktavyam na kasyacit
"Lord Brahma continued: My dear boy, thus I have told you the embodiment of the potencies of all mantras. Because of your great affection I have explained it to you, although it is not to be spoken to just anyone."
17. guru pujam vidhayatha grhniyat
sarva punya yuto bhutva sarva siddhi yuto bhavet
"Having performed worship of the spiritual master, one may accept this kavaca. Having become enriched in his pious activities he will attain all perfections."
18. satam astottaram caiva purascarya
havanadin dasamsena krtva sadhaka sattamah
"Performing the ritualistic ceremonies of purification (purascarya) one hundred and eight times is equal to one tenth the effect received by that best of devotees who chants this kavaca."
19. tatas tu siddha kavacah punyatma
sparddham uddhuya bhavane laksmir vani vaset tatah
"Laksmi, the Goddess of fortune, and Sarasvati, the Goddess of speach and learning, reside in the home of that fortunate soul who has become perfected by this kavaca, giving up the intoxication of competing with others for supremacy."
20. puspanjalyastakam dattva mulenaiva
api varsa sahasranam pujayah phalam apnuyat
"Simply offering eight times puspajali and reading only once the original version, one attains the result of even a thousand years of worship."
21. bhurje vilkhya gutikam svarnastham
kanthe va daksine bahau narasimho bhavet svayam
"If one write this down on a leaf or bark of a tree and keeps it within a golden capsule on his neck or right arm, Lord Nrsimhadev will be personally present."
22. yosid vama bhuje caiva puruso
vibhryat kavacam punyam sarva siddhi yuto bhavet
"A woman may keep it on her left arm, a man on the right hand. Certainly this most auspicious kavaca brings all perfection to the bearer."
23. kaka vandhya ca ya nari mrta
vatsa ca ya bhavet
janma vandhya nasta putra bahu putravati bhavet
"A woman who is totally barren, or who bears only one child, or whose sons are lost or dead may become possessed of many sons."
24. kavacasya prasadena jivan
mukto bhaven narah
trilokyam ksobhayaty eva trailokya vijayi bhavet
"By the grace of this kavaca, a man becomes jivan mukta, liberated soul even within this life time. He is able to move the whole universe, and certainly becomes victorious throughout the three worlds."
25. bhuta preta pisacas ca raksasa
danava ca ye
tam drstva prapalayante desad desantaram dhruvam
"Certainly bhutas, pretas, pisacas, raksasas, and danavas all immediately flee from the country and go to another upon seeing it."
26. yasmin gehe ca kavacam grame
va yadi tisthati
tam desantu parityajya prayanti catidurantah
"In the home or even the same village where this kavaca exists, all
such demoniac creatures, once having understood its presence, give up that
placeand go far away."
Thus ends the Sri Nrsimha kavaca, of the Trailokya vijay in the samhita of Brahma.
.. shrii nR^isi.nhakavachastotram.h ..
prahlaadenoditaM puraa .
sarvopadravanaashanam.h .. 1 ..
## I shall now recite the Narasimha-kavacha, formerly spoken by Prahlaada Mahaaraaja. It is most pious, vanquishes all kinds of impediments, and provides one all protection. ##
sarva sampatkaraM chaiva
dhyaatvaa nR^isi.nhaM deveshaM
hemasi.nhaasanasthitam.h .. 2 ..
## It bestows upon one all opulences and can give one elevation to the heavenly planets or liberation. One should meditate on Lord Narasimha, Lord of the universe, seated upon a golden throne. ##
vibhuutibhirupaashritam.h .. 3 ..
## His mouth is wide open, He has three eyes, and He is as radiant as the autumn moon. He is embraced by Lakshmiidevii on his left side, and His form is the shelter of all opulences, both material and spiritual. ##
ratnakeyuuramudritam.h .. 4 ..
## The Lord has four arms, and His limbs are very soft. He is decorated with golden earrings. His chest is resplendent like the lotus flower, and His arms are decorated with jewel-studded ornaments. ##
sphuranmaaNikyadiiptibhiH .. 5 ..
## He is dressed in a spotless yellow garment, which exactly resembles molten gold. He is the original cause of existence, beyond the mundane sphere, for the great demigods headed by Indra. He appears bedecked with rubies which are blazingly effulgent. ##
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 prayers with great reverence. ##
kR^itvaa tu kavachaM pathet.h .. 7 ..
## Having seated Lord Narasimhadeva upon the lotus of one's heart, one should recite the following mantra: ##
me shiraH paatu
lokarakshaarthasambhavaH .. 8 ..
## May Lord Narasimha, who protects all the planetary systems, protect my head. ##
phalaM me rakshatu dhvanim.h .
nR^isi.nho me dR^ishau paatu
somasuuryaagnilochanaH .. 9 ..
## Although the Lord is all-pervading, He hid Himself within a pillar. May He protect my speech and the results of my activities. May Lord Narasimha, whose eyes are the sun, and fire, protect my eyes. ##
naasaM me si.nhanaashastu
mukhaM lakshmiimukhapriyaH .. 10 ..
## May Lord Nrihari, who is pleased by the prayers offered by the best of sages, protect my memory. May He who has the nose of a lion protect my nose, and may He whose face is very dear to the goddess of fortune protect my mouth. ##
nR^isi.nho rasanaM mama .
sadaa prahlaadavanditaH .. 11 ..
## May Lord Narasimha, who is the knower of all sciences, protect my sense of taste. May He whose face is beautiful as the full moon and who is offered prayers by Prahlaada Mahaaraaja protect my face. ##
paatu me kaNThaM
skandhau bhuubhR^idanantakR^it.h .
nR^isi.nhaH paatu me bhujau .. 12 ..
## May Lord Narasimha protect my throat. He is the sustainer of the 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. ##
nR^isi.nhaH paatu sarvataH .
nivaasaM paatu me hariH .. 13 ..
## May the Lord, who bestows benedictions upon the demigods, protect my hands, and may He protect me from all sides. May He who is achieved by the perfect yogiis protect my heart, and may Lord Hari protect my dwelling place. ##
naabhiM me paatu nR^ihariH
svanaabhibrahmasa.nstutaH .. 14 ..
## May He who ripped apart the chest and abdomen of the great demon HiraNyaaksha protect my waist, and may Lord Nrihari protect my navel. He is offered prayers by Lord Brahmaa, who has sprung from his own navel. ##
yasyaasau paatu me kaTim.h .
guhyaM me paatu guhyaanaaM
mantraanaaM guhyaruupadR^ik.h .. 15 ..
## May He on whose hips rest all the universes protect my hips. May the Lord protect my private parts. He is the knower of all mantras and all mysteries, but He Himself is not visible. ##
jaanunii nararuupadR^ik.h .
jaN^ghe paatu dharaabhara\-
hartaa yo.asau nR^ikesharii .. 16 ..
## May He who is the original Cupid protect my thighs. May He who exhibits a human-like form protect my knees. May the remover of the burden of the earth, who appears in a form which is half-man and half-lion, protect my calves. ##
paadau me nR^ihariishvaraH .
paatu me sarvashastanum.h .. 17 ..
## May the bestower of heavenly opulence protect my feet. He is the Supreme Controller in the form of a man and lion combined. May the thousand-headed Supreme enjoyer protect my body from all sides and in all respects. ##
mahaajvalastu nairR^itaH .. 18 ..
## May that most ferocious personality protect me from the east. May He who is superior to the greatest heroes protect me from the southeast, which is presided over by Agni. May the Supreme Vishnu protect me from the south, and may that person of blazing luster protect me from the southwest. ##
dishi me sarvatomukhaH .
nR^isi.nhaH paatu vaayavyaaM
saumyaaM bhuushhaNavigrahaH .. 19 ..
## May the Lord of everything protect me from the west. His faces are everywhere, so please may He protect me from this direction. May Lord Narasimha protect me from the northwest, which is predominated by Vaayu, and may He whose form is in itself the supreme ornament protect me from the north, where Soma resides. ##
paatu bhadro me
mR^ityor.h mR^ityur.h nR^ikesharii .. 20 ..
## May the all-auspicious Lord, who Himself bestows all-auspiciousness, protect from the northeast, the direction of the sun-god, and may He who is death personified protect me from fear of death and rotation in this material world. ##
bhaktimaan.h yaH pathenaityaM
sarvapaapaiH pramuchyate .. 21 ..
## This Narasimha-kavacha has been ornamented by issuing from the mouth of Prahlaada Mahaaraaja. A devotee who reads this becomes freed from all sins. ##
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. ##
sarvatra vijayii bhavet.h .
grahaanaaM vinivaaraNam.h .. 23 ..
## He becomes victorious who desires victory, and indeed becomes a conqueror. He wards off the influence of all planets, earthly, heavenly, and everything in between. ##
vishhaapaharaNaM param.h .
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. ##
kavachaM likhitaM shubham.h .
karamuule dhR^itaM yena
sidhyeyuH karmasiddhayaH .. 25 ..
## One may write this most auspicious prayer on his arm, or inscribe it on a palm-leaf and attach it to his wrist, and all his activities will become perfect. ##
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, or human beings. ##
bhuktiM muktiM cha vindati .
pathet.h shuddhaatmanaaM nR^iNaam .. 27 ..
## 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 to such a person. ##
mantrasiddhiH prajaayate .
kR^itvaa bhasmaabhirmantraanaam.h .. 28 ..
## This Kavacha-mantra is the king of all mantras. One attains by it what would be attained by anointing oneself with ashes and chanting all other mantras. ##
tasya grahabhayaM haret.h .
dattaM vaaryaabhimantrya cha .. 29 ..
## Having marked ones body with tilaka, taking aachamana with water, and reciting this mantra three times, one will find that the fear of all inauspicious planets is removed. ##
yo naro mantraM
tasya rogaH praNashyanti
ye cha syuH kukshisambhavaaH .. 30 ..
## That person who recites this mantra, meditating upon Lord Narasimhadeva, has all of his diseases vanquished, including those ofthe abdomen. ##
garjantaM gaarjayantaM nijabhujapatalaM sphoTayantaM hatantaM
ruupyantaM taapayantaM divi bhuvi ditijaM kshepayantam kshipantam.h .
krandantaM roshhayantaM dishi dishi satataM sa.nharantaM
viikshantaM puurNayantaM karanikarashatairdivyasi.nhaM namaami .. 31 ..
## Lord Narasimha roars loudly and causes others to roar. With His mulitudes of arms He tears the demons asunder and kills them in this way. He is always seeking out and tormenting the demonic descendants of Diti, both on this earth planet and in the higher planets, and Hs throws them down and scatters them. He cries with great anger as He destroys the demons in all directions, yet with His unlimited hands He sustains, protects, and nourishes the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances to the Lord, who has assumed the form of a transcendental lion. ##
.. iti shriibrahmaaNDapuraaNe prahlaadoktaM
shriinR^isi.nhakavachaM sampuurNam.h ..
## Thus ends the Narasimha-kavacha as it is described by Prahlaada Mahaaraaja in the BrahmaaNDa PuraaNa. ##