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Surya Kavacha Stotram
[Prayer of armour to Sun God]
By Sage Yagnavalkya
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
1. Srunushwa muni sardhoola, Suryasya kavacham shubham,
Sareerarogyadham divyam, sarva saubaghya dhayakam
Please hear, Oh lion among sages, the holy armour addressed to Sun God,
Which improves health of the body, is divine and one which grants all types of luck.
2. Dedheepyamana makutam, sphuran makara kundalam,
Dhyathwaa sahasra kiranam, stotram methad udheerayeth.
After meditating on the shining god adorned with a crown,
And shining with fish like ear studs, this prayer to the thousand rayed God should be recited.
3. Siro may Bhaskara pathu, lalatam may amitha dhyuthi,
Nethre Dhinamani pathu sravane vasareswara.
Let the God of light protect my head and let god with great brilliance protect my forehead,
Let the gem of the day protect my eyes and let God of the day protect my ears.
4. Granam dharma gruni pathu, vadanam veda vahana,
JIhwaa may manadha pathu, kandam may Suravanditha
Let my nose be protected by protector of Dharma
And let my face be protected by he who rides on Vedas,
Let my tongue be protected by destroyer of pride
And let my neck be protected by he who is saluted by devas.
5. Skandho Prabakara pathu, vaksha pathu janapriya,
Pathu padhou dwadasathma, sarvangam sakaleswara,
Let the maker of light protect my five object of senses,
Let the darling of the people protect my chest,
Let the god with twelve souls protect my feet,
And let all my body parts be protected by god of all.
6. Surya rakshathmakam stotram likhithwa, burja pathrake,
Dadhaathi yak are thasya vasagaa sarva sidhaya.
If this prayer of protection of sun god is written in Burja leaves,
And given to someone, he would be under your control
And you would become an expert on occult powers.
7. Susnatho ya japeth, samyagyo adheethe swastha manasa,
Sa roga muktho, deergaayu, sukham pushtim cha vindathi.
If this is read by one who is purified after performing his rituals,
From the beginning he will have a peaceful mind without worries,
Free of disease, long lived and lead a like of pleasure and health.
Ithi Srimad Yagnavalkya muni virachitham,
Surya kavacha stotram sampoornam
Thus ends the armour of Sun god,
Written by sage Yagnavalkya.