[Armour which Cleanses]
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
[This great armour occurs in Vishnu Dharmothara Purana. It is believed by chanting it and meditating on the manthra given in the end, our body and mind would get clean and we would get rid of all our diseases. I got this Kavacham from 49 Kavachangal, a book in Malayalam published by Vidhyarambham Press.]
1. Poorve Narayana pathu, Varijaksthu Dakshine,
Pradhymna paschime pathu, Vasudeva sthothare.
Let Narayana protect the east, Let the south be protected by lotus eyed one,
Let Pradhyumna protect my west and Vasudeva protect my north.
2. Isanyam Rakshathaad Vishnur, AAgneyam cha Janardhana,
Nairyuthyam Padmanabhasthu, vayavyam Madhu soodhana.
Let Lord Vishnu guard the north east, Let Janardhana protect south east,
Let south west be protected by the Lord who has lotus flower in his navel,
And let North west be protected by the killer of Madhu.
3. OOrdhwam Govardfhanoddhartha, hyadharayam trivikrama,
Yethabhyo dasa digbhyascha sarvatha pathu Kesava.
Let the one who lifted Govardhana protect the top,
And let the Trikrama protect what is beneath,
And let Kesava protect everything including these ten directions.
4. Yevam kruthwa dig bandham Vishnu sarvathra samsmaran,
Avyag rachitha kurveetha nyasa karma Yadhavidhi.
Thus after tying up all the sides and after meditating on Vishnu,
And then do the rituals as given below.
5. Angushtagre thu Govindam, Tharjanuyam thu mahidharam,
Madhyamayam Hrishikesa, anamikyaam Trivikrama.
Govinda at the tip of the thumb, the carrier of earth at the second finger,
Hrishikesa at the third finger and Trivikrama in the third finger.
6. Kanishtayam nyased Vishnum, kara prushte thu Vamanam,
Evam angulee nyasa paschad angeshu vinyased.
In the little finger think of Vishnu and back of the hand Vamana,
And after this ritual with fingers, do rituals of organs.
7. Shikayam Kesavam nyasya, mordhni Narayanam nyaseth,
Madhavam cha lalate thu Govindam broovor nyaseth,
Think of Kesava by touching the hair, Narayana by touching the head,
Think of Madhava by touching the forehead and Govinda by touching eye brows.
8. Chakshur madhye nyased Vishnum, Karnayor Madhu soodhanam,
Trivikramam Kanda mole, vamanam thu kapolaya,
Think of Vishnu in between the brows, And think of killer of Madhu in ears,
Think of Trivikrama in the neck joint and Vamana in the neck.
9. Nasarandhra dwaye chapi Sridharam kalpayedh Budha,
Utharoshte Hrisikesam Padmanabhama thada adhare.
The wise men imagines Sridhara in the two nostrils,
In the upper lips he imagines Hrishikesa and and Padmanabha in lower lips.
10. Damodharama dantha pankthou, Varaham chibuke thadha,
Jihwayam Vasudevam cha thalvoschaiva Gadhadaram.
He imagines Damodhara in the row of teeth, Varaha in the chin,
He imagines Vasudeva in the toungue and the wielder of the mace in the palate.
11. Vaikundam kara madhye thu Anantham nasikopari,
Dakshine thu bhuje vipro, vinyaseth Purushothamam.
Vaikunda in between the hands, and the endless one above the nose.
Parsaurama in the right hand, is thought of by the greatest among men.
12. Vame bhuja Maha yogim, Raghavam hrudhi vinyaseth,
Kukshou Prithwee dharam chaiva parswayo kesavam nyaseth.
Think of the great sage on the left hand, and Raghava on the heart,
The carrier of earth on the stomach and Kesava on the sides.
13. Vaksha sthale Madhavam cha kakshayor bhoga sayinam,
Peethambaram sthana thate, harim nabham thu vinisyeth.
Think Madhava on the bosom, and sleeper on the saint in the joints,
Think of yellow silk on the chest and Hari on the navel.
14. Dakshine thu kare devam Thatha sankarshashanam nyaseth,
Vama ripuharam vidhyath, kati madhye Janardhanam.
On the left hand think of the God and also imagine Sankarshana,
In the left side imagine the killer of enemies and Janardhana in between the waist.
15. Prushte kshithi dharam Vidhyad Achyutham skandayorapi,
Vama kakshou varijaksham, Dakshine jala sayinam,
On the back one who carries the earth, And Achyutha on the shoulders,
The God with lotus eye on the left abdomen and the one who sleeps on water in the right.
16. Swayambhuvam medramadhye, urvoschaiva Gadha dharam,
Janu madhye Chakradharam, Jangayor amrutham nyaseth.
The one who was born himself on the penis, and the holder of mace on the breast,
The one who holds the wheel in between knees and deathless one on the thigh.
17. Gulphayor Narasimham, cha padayor amrutha thwisham,
Anguleeshu Sridharam cha Padmaksham sarva sandhishu.
Narasimha(man lion) on the ankle, and the one who brought out nectar on the feet,
Sridhara on the fingers and the lotus eyed one on all joints.
18. Nakheshu Madhavam chaiva nyaseth Pada thale Achyutham,
Roma koope Gudakesam Krishnam Rakthasthi majjasu
Let Madhava be on the nails, and Achuyutha on the surface of the feet,
He who is hiding within us in the hair follicles and Krishna on flesh and bones.
19. Mana budhyorahankare Chithe nyasya Janardhanam,
Achyuthananda Govindaan Vatha pitha kapeshu cha.
Let Janardhana be on mind, intelligence, wisdom, egoism and thought,
And let Achyutha, Anantha and Govinda be on gas, phlegm and bile.
20. Evam nyasa vidhim kruthwa yath karyam Dwija thachrunu,
Pada moole thu devasya sankham chaiva thu vinyaseth.
After performing the rituals of Nyasa like this the Brahmin,
Would make the God hear the conch blown at his feet.
21,Vanamala hrudhi nyasya, Sarva devadhi poojithaam,
Gadhaam vaksha sthale nyasya Chakram chaiva Prushtatha,
After touching the chest thinking of the forest garland, worshipping all devas,
After touching the chest thinking of the mace, Touch the back thinking of the holy wheel.
22. Sri vathsa murasi nyasya panchangam kavacham nyaseth,
Aapadamasthakam chaiva vinyaseth purushothamam
Touch the chest thinking of Sri Vathsa, and touch the five organs using the Armour,
And then think of the portions from head to foot with Purushothama in the mind.
23. Yevam nyasa vidhim kruthwa SAkakshad Narayano Bhaved,
Thanur Vishnu mayi thasyai yath kinchchid na sa basathe.
Thus after doing the rituals of Nyasa, he would become the real Narayana himself,
All his body would be full of Narayana and w and nothing else will appear.
24. Apamarjanako nyasa Sarva vyadhi vinasana,
Aathmanascha parsyapi vidhiresha Sanathana.
This cleaning and purifying ritual would destroy all diseases,
And would make the soul divine and make it everlasting.
25. Vaishnavena thu karthavya sarva sidhi pradhayaka,
Vishnustha dhoordhwam rakshethu Vaikunto vidhiso disa,
It would make him dear to Vishnu and bless him with all powers,
He will be protected all along by Vishnu and he would take him to Vikunta.
26. Pathu maam sarvatho Ramo dhanwi Chakra cha Kesava,
EYethath samastham vinyasya paschan manthran prayojayeth.
Please protect me always Rama by your arrow and Kesava by your wheel,
After performing all this, use the mantra afterwards.
Adha Moola Manthra
Now the root chant
Om Namo Bhagwathe Klesapa harthre nama
Om Salutations to the God who removes all problems and sufferings.
27. Pooja kale thu devasya japa kale thadaiva cha,
Homakale cha karthavyam Trisandhyasu cha nithyasa.
This has to be chanted thrice daily at the time of worship,
Time of meditation as we as when fire offerings are made.
28. Ayur arogyam aiswaryam jnanam vitham phalam labheth,
Yadyath sukha tharam loke Thath sarvam prapthaya nara.
He would get long life, health, wealth, wisdom and money,
And he would enjoy more pleasures than others and that man would get everything.
29. Yevam bhakthya samabhyarchya harim sarvartha dayakam,
Abhayam SArva moorthebhyo Vishnu lokam sa Gachathi.
If this is offered with devotion to Lord Vishnu,
It would result in getting of all sorts of wealth,
Give protection from all problems,
And in the end would take you to the world of Vishnu.
Ithi Sri Vishnu darmothara purane Apamarjana kavacham sampoornam
Thus ends the armour which cleanses occurring in Vishnu Dharmothara Purana.