atha śrībagalāmukhī brahmāstra kavacam (अथ श्रीबगलामुखी ब्रह्मास्त्र कवचम्)
Prologue – Those initiated into the mantras of Śrī Bagalāmukhī Devī, are expected to recite one of Her kavaca stotras (hymns of armor) to help with the success of their mantra japa. This kavacam offers immense protection to the devotee and frees him/her from the clutches of the enemies and is seen as an ultimate weapon against them as well. One who completes eleven hundred recitations and other rituals associated with the puraścaraṇa process, will attain very high stature in the society and will be blessed with immense prosperity and power.
kailāsācala-madhyagaṃ puravahaṃ śāntaṃ trinetraṃ śivaṃ vāmasthā kavacaṃ praṇamya girijā bhūti-pradaṃ pṛcchati ।
devī śrī-bagalāmukhī ripu-kulāraṇy-āgni-rūpā ca yā tasyāścāpa vimukta mantra sahitaṃ prītyā'dhunā brūhi mām ॥ 1 ॥
कैलासाचलमध्यगं पुरवहं शान्तं त्रिनेत्रं शिवं वामस्था कवचं प्रणम्य गिरिजा भूतिप्रदं पृच्छति ।
देवी श्रीबगलामुखी रिपुकुलारण्याग्निरूपा च या तस्याश्चाप विमुक्त मन्त्र सहितं प्रीत्याऽधुना ब्रूहि माम् ॥ १ ॥
Residing in the midst of the snow clad Kailāsa mountain range, calm in demeanor and three-eyed (fully awakened ājñā cakra) Lord Śiva, is joined by His consort Śakti (Girijā) on His left, bearing the Śrī Bagalāmukhī kavacam for the benefit of all seekers. The Divine Mother Śrī Bagalāmukhī Devī destroys all types of enemies and bears a very wild and fiery form. She moves very aggressively to liberate us from all bondage and unleashes enormous power to accomplish the purpose. She can be effectively invoked by the means of this ...Read More