Hanuman Kavach in English
Shree Ganeshay Namah |
Om asya shree panchamukha hanumat mantrasya Brahmaa rushihi
Panchamukha viraata hanumaana devataa hreem beejam
shreem shaktihi kraum keelakam kroom kavacham
kraim astraaya phat iti digbandhah.
Shree Garuda uvaacha
Atha dhyaanampravakshyaami |
Shrunu sarvaanga sundari | yat krutam devedevana dhyaanam hanumatah priyam || 1 ||
panchavaktram mahaabheemam tripancha nayanairyutam |
Baahubhih dashabhih yuktam sarvakaamaartha siddhidam || 2 ||
Poorvam tu vaanaram vaktram kotisoorya samaprabham |
Damshtraa karaala vadanam bhrukuti kutilekshanam || 3 ||
Asyaiva dakshinam vaktram naarasimham mahaadbhutam |
Atyugra tejovapusham bheeshanam bhayanaashanam || 4 ||
Pashchimam gaarudam vaktram vakratundam mahaabalam |
Sarvanaaga prashamanam vishabhootaadi kruntanam || 5 ||
Uttaram soukaram vaktram krushnam deeptam nabhopamam |
Paataala simha vetaala jvara rogaadi kruntanam || 6 ||
Oordhvam hayaananam ghoram daanava antakaram param |
Yena vaktrena viprendra taarakaakhyam mahaasuram || 7 ||
Jaghaana sharanam tatsyaat sarvashatru haram param |
Dhyaatvaa panchamukham rudram hanumantam dayaanidhim || 8 ||
Khadgam trishoolam khatvaangam paasham ankusha parvatam |
Mushtim kaumodakeem vruksham dhaarayantam kamandalum || 9 ||
Bhindipaalam gyaanamudraam dashabhih muni pungavam |
Etaani aayudha jaalaani dhaarayantam bhajaamyaham || 10 ||
Pretaasana upavishtam tam sarvaabharana bhooshitam |
Divya maalya ambara dharam divya gandha anulepanam || 11 ||
Sarva aashcharya mayam devam hanumat vishvato mukham
Panchaasyam achyutam aneka vichitra varna vaktram shashaamka shikharam kapiraajavaryam ||
Peetaambaraadi mukutai roopa shobhitaangam
Pingaaksham aadyam anisham manasaa smaraami || 12 ||
Markatesham mahotsaaham sarvashatruharam param |
Shatru samhara maam raksha shreeman aapadam uddhara || 13 ||
Om harimarkata markata mamtram idam parilikhyati likhyati vaamatale |
Yadi nashyati nashyati shatrukulam yadi mumchati mumchati vaamalataa || 14 ||
Oum harimarkataaya svaahaa ||
Om namo bhagavate panchavadanaaya poorva kapimukhaaya sakalashatru samhaarakaaya svaahaa|
Om namo bhagavate panchavadanaaya dakshina mukhaaya karaala vadanaaya narasimhaaya sakalabhoota pramathanaaya svaahaa |
Om namo bhagavate panchavadanaaya pashchima mukhaaya garudaananaaya sakala vishaharaaya svaahaa |
Om namo bhagavate panchavadanaaya uttara mukhaaya aadi varaahaaya sakala sampat karaaya svaahaa |
Om namo bhagavate panchavadanaaya oordhva mukhaaya hayagreevaaya sakalajana vashankaraaya svaahaa |
Om shree panchavadanaaya aanjaneyaaya namaha |
The Hanuman Kavach is a sacred prayer dedicated to Lord Hanuman, a prominent deity in Hindu mythology known for his unwavering devotion to Lord Rama. The prayer is believed to have powerful protective qualities and is chanted by devotees seeking blessings and strength in their lives.
The prayer begins by addressing Lord Hanuman as the embodiment of strength and devotion, seeking his divine protection. The devotee prays for shelter from adversities and dangers, hoping that Hanuman’s blessings will shield them from harm.
The reference to mighty mountains signifies the request for unwavering courage and resilience to face any obstacle in life. Just as mountains stand tall and steadfast, the devotee seeks the strength to overcome challenges and difficulties with determination and faith.
In his divine form, Lord Hanuman is considered to have the power to destroy evil forces and restore harmony in the world. The devotee seeks refuge in Hanuman’s sacred name, which is believed to carry the divine energy capable of dispelling darkness and ignorance from one’s life.
The Kavach prayer is a plea for Hanuman’s grace to protect the body, mind, and soul. The devotee seeks guidance from Hanuman during times of confusion and distress, asking for wisdom to make righteous decisions and selflessly serve humanity.
The prayer acknowledges Lord Hanuman’s unparalleled devotion and loyalty, and the devotee surrenders to his divine grace. Through the chanting of the Kavach, the devotee invokes Hanuman’s blessings for spiritual growth and guidance along the path of righteousness.
Overall, the Hanuman Kavach is a heartfelt expression of devotion and a request for protection, courage, and wisdom from Lord Hanuman. It is an essential prayer for many Hindus, who believe that reciting it with faith can bring divine blessings and aid in their spiritual journey.