Mrita Sanjeevana Kavacham
Mrita Sanjeevana Kavacham
[The armour of raising from death]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This remarkable and very powerful armour is supposed to help for preventing untimely death. It is some times referred as Mruta Sanjeevani stotram. It is available in Malayalam script in http://www.scribd.com/doc/11571616/mritasanjeevani-kavacham. The mps recording with suitable video is available at: http://www.casttv.com/video/6wh9s21/mritasanjeevani-stotram-video. It is also available with hindi meaning at: http://shivu360.blogspot.com/2009/02/mritasanjeevani-stotram.html]
1. Yevam aaradhya gowreesam devam Mrityunjeswaram,
Mrita sanjeevanam namanaa kavacham prajapeth sadaa.
Thus after worshipping the Lord of Gowri, who is the God who won over death,
Always propagate the knowledge of the armour called victory over death.
2. Sarath saratharam punyam, Guyath, guhyatharam Shubham,
Mahadevasya kavacham mrityu sanjeevanabhidham
Holy essence of essences and auspicious secret of secrets,
Is the armour of Lord Shiva which is like a medicine for death.
3. Samahitha manaa bhoothwaa srunushwa kavacham shubham,
Sruthwaidad divya kavacham rahasyam kuru sarvadaa.
Make others hear the auspicious armour with a disciplined mind,
Or hear the holy armour but keep it as secret always.
4. Varaabhayakaro yajwaa sarva deva nishevitha,
Mrutyunjayo maha deva prachyam maam pathu sarvadhaa.
Let the great God Mrityunjaya, who is honoured by all devas,
And who shows his hands as blessing and protection guard my east side always.
5. Dadhaana Shakthim abhayaam trimukha Shad buja Prabhu,
Sada shivo agni roopi maam Aagneyaam pathu sarvadhaa.
Giving power and protection and having three faces and six hands,
Let the Sadhashiva with the form of fire protect my south east.
6. Ashtadasa bhujo petho Dandaa bhayakaro Vibhu,
Yama roopi Mahadevo Dakshinasyaam sadavathu.
Let the great God having the form of God of death,
And having eighteen hands along with a fearful form protect my south.
7. Bangaa bhayakaro dheero raksho gana nishevitha,
Raksho roopi Maheso maam nairythyam sarvadavathu.
Let the fearful one with unkempt form, who is courageous,
Who is interested in protecting his Ganas, who has the form of protection,
And who is the great god always protect my South west.
8. Pasa bhaya bhuja sarva rathnakara nishevitha,
Varunathmaa Mahadeva, paschime maam sadavathu.
Let my west be always be protected by the great God having the form of Varuna,
Who has goad and protection in his hand and who is served by people having all type of gems.
9. Gadha bhaya kara Prana nayaka sarvadhaa gathi,
Vayavyaam maruthathma maam Sankara pathu sarvadhaa.
Let Lord Shankara who is having the spirit of the wind,
Who is fearful, holding the mace, who is the Lord of the soul,
And who is the protection at all times protect my north west.
10. Sankhabhayakara hastho maam nayaka Parameshwara,
Sarvathmaa anthara dig bhage pathu maam Sankara Prabhu.,
Let Lord Sankara holding the conch and showing protection,
And who is my Lord Parameswara, protect me,
In the inside of all my souls.
11. Soolabhayakara sarva vidhyaanam adhi nayaka,
Eesanathma thadai eesanyam pathu maam parameswara.
Let the Parmeswara holding the fearful trident,
Who is the great God of all knowledge,
Who is the soul of Eesanya protect my North east.
12. Oordhwabhage Brahma roopi, viswathma adha sadaavathu,
Siro may Sankara pathu lalatam chandra shekara.
Let God with the form of Brahma protect my above part,
Let the God of the universe protect my below part,
Lat Sankara protect my head and Chandra Shekara my forehead.
13. Broomadhyam Sarva lokesa, trinethro lochane aavathu,
Broo yugmam giresa pathu, karnou pathu Maheswara.
Let the God of all the worlds protect the middle of eyebrows,
Let my eyes be protected by God with three eyes.
Let my two eye brows be protected by Lord of the mountain,
Let Maheswara protect my ears.
14. Nasike may Mahadeva, oshtou pathu vrushadwaja,
Jihwaam may Dakshinamurthir dandhaan may Gireeso aavahu.
Let Mahadeva protect my nose,
Let the God with bull in his flag protect my lips,
Let my toungue be protected by Dakshinamurthy,
And let my teeth be protected by the Lord of the mountain.
15. Mruthyunjayo Mukham pathu, Kandam may Naga bhooshana,
Pinaki math karou pathu, Trisooli Hrudayam mama.
Let the winner over death protect my mouth,
Let the one decorates himself with serpent protect my neck,
Let the God holding Pinaki bow protect my hand,
And the one with trident protect my heart.
16. Pancha vakthra sthanou pathu udaram Jagadheeswara,
Nabhim pathu virooopaksha, parsou may Parvathi pathi.
Let my breasts be protected by the five headed one,
Let the Lord of the universe protect my stomach,
Let my navel be protected by Viroopaksha,
Let my nearby areas be protected by consort of Parvathi.
17. Kati dwayam Gireeso, may prushtam may Pramadadhipa,
Guhyam maheswara patho mama ooru pathu Bhairava.
Let both my waists be protected by lord of the mountain,
Let my back side be protected by the lord of Pramadhas,
Let Maheswara protect my private parts,
And let Bhairava protect my knees.
18. Jahnuni may Jagad hartha, jange may Jagadambika,
Padou may sathatham pathu loka vandhya sada shiva.
Let my thighs be protected by the punisher of the world,
Let my shanks be protected by the Goddess of the world,
Let my feet be always protected by Sada shiva whom the world salutes.
19. Gireesa pathu may Bharyaam, Bhava pathu suthaan mama,
Mruthyunjayo mamayushyam chitham may Gana Nayaka.
Let my wife be protected by the Lord of the mountain,
Let the great one protect my sons,
Let the winner over death protect my life,
And let the lord of the Ganas protect my mind.
20. Sarvangam may sada ppathu Kalakala Sada shiva,
Yethath kavacham punyam devathaanaam cha durlabham.
Let all the parts of my body be always protected by Sadashiva, who killed God of death,
This is the holy armour which is not easily available to the devas.
21. Mrutha sanjevanam namnam Mahadevena keerthitham,
Sahasravarthanam cha asya purascaharameeritham.
This armour of God Shiva, which is called that which is the medicine for death,
If read one thousand times would be preparatory step to go to the sea of his.
22. Ya padeth srunuyannithyam,
Sravayeth su samahitha,
Sa kala mruthyum nirjithya,
Sada ayushyam samassathe.
If this is read or heard daily,
Or explained properly to others,
It Would, after avoiding untimely death,
Make his life equal to hundred.
23. Hasthena vaa yadhaa sprutwaa mrutham sanjeevayasou,
AAdhyo Vyadhyasthasya ne bhavanthi kadhachana.
If by taking in the hand Mruthasanjeevini Kavacha,
A sick one is touched, that sickness will not occur again.
24. Kalamruthyumapi prapthamasou jayathi sarvadhaa,
Animadhi gunaiswaryam labhathe manovothama.
The great human being would always win over untimely death,
And he would also get the eight occult powers like anima.
25. Yudharambhe padithwedha ashta vimsathi varakam,
Yudha madhye sthitha sathru sadhya sarvair na drusyathe.
If this is read twenty eight times before the war by the resister,
Then the enemy who are placed in the middle of the war would vanish.
26. Na brahmadhini Chasthrani,
Kshayam kurvanthi thasya vai,
Yudha madhye api sarvadhaa.
Not even the arrows of Brahma,
Could even make him weak,
And he would get victory,
Even in the middle of war always.
27. Pratharuthaya sathatham ya padeth kavacham shubham,
Akshayyam labhathe soukhyam iha loke prathra cha.
He who reads this holy armour daily as soon as he wakes up in the morning,
Without any limit he would get happiness in this world and in the other.
28. Sarva vyadhi vinirmuktha,
Sarva roga vivarjitha,
Sadaa Shodasa varshika.
He would get freedom from all diseases,
And all diseases would keep away from him
And he would be free from decay and diseases,
And would always look as if he is sixteen years.
29. Vicharathyakhilaan lokaan,
Prapya bhogamscha durlabhaan,
Thasmad idham gopyam,
Staying it in this world, it helps you
In attaining unattainable pleasures
And so this is held as a very great secret,
And so this armour is being talked about.
30. Mruthyu sanjeevanam naamna devairabhi durlabham
This armour of making the dead alive is difficult to get even by the devas.
Ithi Sri Vasishta praneetham Mrutha sanjeevani kavacham Sampoornam
Thus ends the Mrutha Sanjeevani armour composed by Sage Vasishta.