Brihaspathi Kavacham

Brihaspati Kavacham
[Protective Armour of Jupiter]
Translated By P. R. Ramachander

[The planet, which is considered as a good planet causes lot of problems, when it moves to some of the houses, especially first, third, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth from the moon. It stays in each house for one year. This Kavacha should be read on all Thursdays during that period to get rid of the problems.]

Sri Ganesaya Nama
(Salutations to Lord Ganesa)

Asya sri Brahaspathi Kavacha maha manthrasya Easwara rishi,
For the great chant of Armour to Jupiter the sage is Easwara

Anushtup Chanda
The meter is anushtup.

Gurur devatha
The God is Brahaspathi.

Gam Bheejam
The root is Gam.

Sri Shakthi
The power is Goddess Lakshmi.

Kleem keelakam
The nail is Kleem.

Guru preethyrarthe Jape Viniyoga
The chant is being done to please Guru.

Abheeshta phaladham sarvajnam sura poojitham,
Aksha maladharam shantham pranamami bruhaspatheem. 1

I salute sage Brahaspathi,
Who fulfills our wishes,
Who knows everything,
Who is worshipped by all devas,
Who wears the garland of beads,
And who is peaceful.

Bruhaspathi sira pathu, lalatam pathu may guru,
Karnou sura guru, nethre may abheeshta dayaka. 2

Let Brahaspathi protect my head,
Let Guru(teacher) protect my forehead,
Let my ears be protected by teacher of devas,
And let my eyes be protected by he who fulfills wishes.

Jihwam pathu suracharya, nasaam may Veda Paraga,
Mukham may pathu sarvagna, kantam may devatha guru. 3

Let the teacher of devas protect my toungue,
Let my nose be protected by the expert in Vedas,
Let the all knowing one protect my face,
And let my neck be protected by teacher of devas.

Bhujavangeerasa pathu, karou pathu shubha prada,
Sthanou may pathu vageesa, kuksheem may shubha lakshana. 4

Let my hand be protected by Angeeras*,
Let my arms be protected by he who does good,
Let the master of speech protect my chest,
And let he who looks good protect my stomach.
*father of Brahaspathi
Nabhim deva guru pathu, madhyam pathu sukha prada,
Katim pathu jagat vandya, ooru may pathu vak pathee. 5

Let my belly be protected by Guru,
Let he who does good protect my middle,
Let my hip be protected by he who is saluted by the universe,
And let the master of words protect my legs.

Janu jange suracharyo, padhou viswathamaka sada,
Anyani yani cha anganee, rakshenmay sarvatha guru. 6

Let the teacher of devas protect my thighs and knee,
Let my feet be protected by the soul of the world,
And let all other parts of my body be always be protected by Guru.

Ithyedath kavacham divyam trisandhyam ya paden nara,
Sarva kamaanvapnothi sarvathra vijayee bhaveth. 7

If this holy armour is read by men at dawn, noon and dusk,
They would succeed in all their acts,
And would gain victory everywhere.

Ithi Sri brahmyamaloktham Sri Brahaspathi kavacham sampoornam.

Thus ends the armour of Jupiter which occurs in Brhamyaloktham.

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