Tara Pratyangira Kavach

Friday, July 27, 2018

|| śrīmad ugratarāya pratyaṅgirā kavacaṁ ||

(श्रीमद् उग्रताराय प्रत्यङ्गिरा कवचं )

The śrī tārā pratyaṅgirā devi kavacam offers the protection of both śrī tārā mahāvidya and śrī Pratyaṅgirā devi along with the Yoginis associated with the kavacam. This is a very powerful hymn and offers help from every quarter and in all types of situations. For those who recite the hymn on a regular basis, there will be no dearth of happiness, wealth and health. They will be free from all worries and fears.

The kavacam would be most effective for those, who are woshippers of śrī tārā and śrī pratyaṅgirā and it's suggested to get initiated, prior to reciting the kavacam, to avoid any adverse effects or for quicker and effective results. 

The śrī tārā bīja streṁ used throughout the kavacam offers immense benefits, prosperity and freedom from all worries. One will not be disappointed, if they have immense faith in the deities and the kavacam.

Mantra ( मन्त्र) -

oṁ pratyaṅgirāyai namaḥ
ॐ प्रत्यङ्गिरायै नमः

īśvara uvāca  (ईश्वर उवाच) –

oṁ tārāyāḥ stambhinī devī mohinī kṣobhinī tathā |
hastinī bhrāminī raudrī saṁhāraṇyāpi tāriṇī || 1 ||

ॐ तारायाः स्तम्भिनी देवी मोहिनी क्षोभिनी तथा ।
हस्तिनी भ्रामिनी रौद्री संहारण्यापि तारिणी ॥ १ ॥

śaktayoḥ aṣṭau kramādetā śatrupakṣe niyojitāḥ |
dhāritā sādhakendreṇa sarvaśatru nivāriṇī || 2 ||

शक्तयोहष्टौ क्रमादेता शत्रुपक्षे नियोजिताः ।
धारिता साधकेन्द्रेण सर्वशत्रु निवारिणी ॥ २ ॥

Meaning :- I most humbly with great reverence, meditate upon the most effective eight forms of yogini śaktis, who are bhrāmarī, stambhanī, kṣobhiṇī, mohinī, samhāriṇī, tāriṇī, jṛmbhiṇī(hastinī) and raudrī, who protect us most fiercely, from all forms of enemies, both internal and external, by completely annihilating them.

kavacamārambham ( कवचमारम्भम् ) :-

oṁ stambhinī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun stambhaya stambhaya || 3 ||
ॐ स्तम्भिनी स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् स्तम्भय स्तम्भय ॥ ३ ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti stambhinī, who protects us from all types of enemies, both internal and external, by stopping and freezing them, before they can even come close to us.

oṁ kṣobhinī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun kṣobhaya kṣobhaya || 4 ||
ॐ क्षोभिनी स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् क्षोभय क्षोभय ॥ ४ ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti kṣobhiṇī, who causes a trembling motion and agitation among the enemies, both internal and external and protects us at all times.

oṁ mohinī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun mohaya mohaya || 5 ||
ॐ मोहिनी स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् मोहय मोहय ॥ ५ ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti mohinī, who mesmerizes the enemies and diverts them away from us.

oṁ jṛmbhinī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun jṛmbhaya jṛmbhaya || 6 ||
ॐ जृम्भिनी स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् जृम्भय जृम्भय ॥ ६ ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti jṛmbhiṇī, who can blow away the enmity between ourselves and our enemies, or deliver a huge blow with great expansive force, from which they cannot hope to recover.

oṁ bhrāminī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun bhrāmaya bhrāmaya || 7 ||
ॐ भ्रामिनी स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् भ्रामय भ्रामय ॥ ७ ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti bhrāmarī, who demolishes all type of enemies, both internal and external, with a shower of arrows (bullets) and protects us.

oṁ raudrī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun santāpaya santāpaya || 8 ||
ॐ रौद्री स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् सन्तापय सन्तापय ॥ ८॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti raudrī, whose formidable and extremely fierce energy will decimate the enemies and the enmity that is troubling us. She is capable of causing immense misery to the enemies, which ultimately destroys them.

oṁ saṁhāriṇī streṁ streṁ mama śatrun saṁhāraya saṁhāraya || 9 ||
ॐ संहारिणी स्त्रें स्त्रें मम शत्रुन् संहारय संहारय ॥ ९ ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great form of yogini śakti samhāriṇī, who is the destroyer and slayer of all enemies and evil tendencies within us.

oṁ tāriṇī streṁ streṁ sarvapadbhyaḥ sarvabhūtebhyaḥ sarvatra
rakṣa rakṣa māṁ svāhā || 10 ||

ॐ तारिणी स्त्रें स्त्रें सर्वपद्भ्यः सर्वभूतेभ्यः सर्वत्र
रक्ष रक्ष मां स्वाहा ॥ १० ॥

Salutations and Obeisance to the great mahāvidya śakti tāriṇī, who remains steadfast and firm footed in Her commitment and offers Her ultimate protection, at all times and under all circumstances.

Phalaśruti (फलश्रुति) –

ya imāṁ dhārayet vidyāṁ trisandhyaṁ vāpi yaḥ paṭhet |
sa duḥkhaṁ dūratastyaktvā hyanyācchtrun na saṁśayaḥ || 11 ||

य इमां धारयेत् विद्यां त्रिसन्ध्यं वापि यः पठेत् ।
स दुःखं दूरतस्त्यक्त्वा ह्यन्याच्छ्त्रुन् न संशयः ॥ ११ ॥

Those who recite this kavacam three times at day, preferably at dawn, noon and dusk on a daily/regular basis, will be rid of all types of misery and will never suffer from inimical forces. 

raṇe rājakule durge mahābhaye vipattiṣu |
vidyā pratyaṅgirā hyeṣā sarvato rakṣayennaraṁ || 12 ||

रणे राजकुले दुर्गे महाभये विपत्तिषु ।
विद्या प्रत्यङ्गिरा ह्येषा सर्वतो रक्षयेन्नरं ॥ १२ ॥

Warriors in battlefields or anyone who’s struggling with day to day life and facing extreme dangers, misfortune etc and living in great fear, will soon have the dual blessings of Śrī Tārā Mahāvidya and Śrī Pratyaṅgirā, who will protect them and uplift them from all misery.

anayā vidyayā rakṣāṁ kṛtvā yastu paṭhet sudhī |
mantrākṣaramapi dhyāyan cintayet nīlasarasvatīṁ |
acire naiva tasyāsan karasthā sarvasiddhayaḥ
oṁ hrīṁ ugratārāyai nīlasarasvatyai namaḥ || 13 ||

अनया विद्यया रक्षां कृत्वा यस्तु पठेत् सुधी ।
मन्त्राक्षरमपि ध्यायन् चिन्तयेत् नीलसरस्वतीं ।
अचिरे नैव तस्यासन् करस्था सर्वसिद्धयः
ॐ ह्रीं उग्रतारायै नीलसरस्वत्यै नमः ॥ १३ ॥

Śrī Tārā changes the ill-luck and misforture of Her devotees, who make the best use of their knowledge and recite Her mantras and meditate upon Her. Śrī Nīlasarasvati a form of Tārā, removes all misery and any worries that one may have. One who meditates on Her form sitting in a lotus posture and Her hands showing the gesture of granting boons and allaying all fears, obtains all the magical siddhis and powers, as well as the fulfilment of all wishes.

Her mantra is described as -

oṁ hrīṁ ugratārāyai nīlasarasvatyai namaḥ
imaṁ stavaṁ dhīyāno nityaṁ dhārayennaraḥ |
sarvataḥ sukhamāpnoti sarvatrajayamāpnuyāt || 14 ||

इमं स्तवं धीयानो नित्यं धारयेन्नरः ।
सर्वतः सुखमाप्नोति सर्वत्रजयमाप्नुयात् ॥ १४ ॥

One who recites this kavaca stotram everyday with utmost devotion and dedication, obtains every desire he or so wishes, victory in all undertakings and leads a very happy and contented life!

nakkāpi bhayamāpnoti sarvatrasukhamāpnuyāt || 15 ||
नक्कापि भयमाप्नोति सर्वत्रसुखमाप्नुयात् ॥ १५ ॥

All fears and worries will vanish and the devotee will be filled with all comforts, riches and happiness.

iti rudrayāmale śrīmadugratārāya pratyaṅgirā kavacaṁ samāptam ||
इति रुद्रयामले श्रीमदुग्रताराय प्रत्यङ्गिरा कवचं समाप्तम् ॥

Thus ends the hymn, derived from the great tantric resource rudrayāmala and is called the śrīmad ugratārāya pratyaṅgirā kavacaṁ.

The above article is contributed by Krishna Vallapareddy and he can be contacted Krishna@manblunder.com

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Ucchista Ganapati - ekonaviṃśatyakṣara (19 Lettered) Mantra

Sunday, May 27, 2018

                             Ucchiṣṭa gaṇapati Ekonaviṃśatyakṣara Mantra


1.viniyogaḥ ( विनियोगः ) :-

oṃ asya śrī madekonaviṃśatyakṣarocchiṣṭa gaṇeśa mantrasya kaṃkola ṛṣiḥ virāṭ chandaḥ। ucchiṣṭa gaṇapatir devatāakhilāptaye jape viniyogaḥ

ॐ अस्य श्री मदेकोनविंशत्यक्षरोच्छिष्ट गणेश मन्त्रस्य कंकोल ऋषिः विराट् छन्दः। उच्छिष्ट गणपतिर् देवता। अखिलाप्तये जपे ...Read More

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mantra Initiation (dīkṣā paddhati) - śrī dakṣiṇāmūrtī ( श्री दक्षिणामूर्ती ) invocation and other essentials.


As much as possible, one must try and obtain a guru, to guide with mantras and properly initiate the devotee or sādhakā. But often, we are faced with a situation, where we cannot find an appropriate guru to guide us. In such situations, one can go ahead and initiate themselves. The procedure to initiate, as well as guidance from the śāstras or scriptures, is provided below.

One must note that all mantras are not suitable. Care and caution must be exercised in this ...Read More

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

This article is authored by Dr. L. Gandhi Bhaskar Patrudu, MBBS, MD (Physiology), MA (Psychology), M.Sc (Biotechnology), Dip in Yoga. He is an Assistant professor of Physiology.

Recently I got some insights about the use of mindfulness and concentrative meditation in our daily lives.  In this article I want to share these insights.  In mindfulness there is some duality. You are centered on your true state (consciousness) and witness everything which is not you (emotions, thoughts etc). But in deep concentration or Samadhi there is no duality.  You lose awareness of ...Read More

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Shakti: My Lord! You have taught me 64 tantras several yugas ago. The universe that you have created billions of years ago is undergoing constant changes. Is there anything you would like to teach me, which is more relevant to the present time period, I mean kālapuruṣa ………..

Shakti: Then what is the difference between mind and intellect?

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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A series of articles titled GURUJI SPEAKS have been published in the year 2013. Some snippets ...Read More

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SRI SUKTAM - Part 12 (Concluding Part)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In the original Khilasūkta, there are 29 verses, out of which we have discussed 16 verses so far. These 16 verses are the main part of Śrī Sūktam. Now the balance of 13 verses are being discussed. These verses do not form part of homa procedure of Śrī Sūktam.

पद्मानने पद्मविपद्मपत्रे पद्मदलायदाक्षि।

विश्वप्रिये विष्णुमनोनुकूले ...Read More

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Bhagavān Dattātreya continues:  

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Sunday, May 07, 2017

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Ashwatthama – The Saptarishi of 8th Manvantara

Sunday, July 30, 2017

(This article is published by Santosh Kumar Raja)

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Śrī Dakṣiṇakālī Mahā Mantraḥ || श्री दक्षिणकाली महा मन्त्रः॥

1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः

अस्य श्री दक्षिणकाली महामन्त्रस्य। भैरव ऋषिः। उष्णिक् छन्दः। दक्षिणकालिका देवता॥

asya śrī dakṣiṇakālī mahāmantrasya | bhairava ṛṣiḥ । (open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead | uṣṇik chandaḥ (right palm on the mouth) । dakṣiṇakālikā devatā || (right palm on the heart ...Read More

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Theory And Practice of Kundalini Meditation - Introduction

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Maha Shodashi Mantra Explained

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mahāṣoḍaśī mantra is formulated like this.

First line:  om - śrīṁ - hrīṁ - klīṁ - aiṁ - sauḥ (ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं सौः)

Place śrī bīja, then place māyā bīja, then kāma bīja, then vāgbhava bīja and finally parā bīja. Thus the first line of this mantra is formed.

There is a common doubt whether to include ॐ in the beginning or not. Any mantra should start with ॐ. Kulārṇava Tantra (XV.57) says that not beginning a mantra without ॐ causes impurity of birth. Further, Chāndogya Upaniṣad begins by saying “om iti etat akṣaram udgītham upāsīta ॐ इति ...Read More

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Will You Come Back Guruji - Part 1

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Part 1

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

श्री शिवपञ्चाक्षरी महामन्त्रः Śrī Śivapañcākṣarī Mahāmantraḥ

 1. Ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः 

अस्य श्री शिवपञ्चाक्षरी महामन्त्रस्य। वामेदेव ऋषिः। पङ्क्तिछन्दः। सांबपरमेश्वरो देवता॥

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Spiritual Journey - 20

Sunday, January 01, 2017

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

श्री दुर्गा सप्तश्लोकी Śrī Durgā Saptaślokī

Śrī Durgā Saptaślokī consist of seven verses, which is considered as the essence of Śrī Durgā Saptaśatī, also known as Śrī Devī Māhātmyam consisting of 700 verses. It is said that Śrī Durgā Saptaślokī should be chanted daily, three times. It is also said that proper recitation of this removes, poverty, ailments, fear and mental afflictions.

ज्ञानिनामपि चेतांसि देवी भगवति हि सा।

बलादाकृष्य मोहाय ...Read More

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

श्री मन्त्रराज पद स्तोत्रम्॥ Śrī Mantrarāja Pada Stotram ||

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Kundalini Meditation - Video (for Turiya and Turyatita Stages of Meditation)

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This audio is on kundalini meditation for turiya and turyātīta stages. Duration of this audio is 30 minutes. 

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Mahaganpati Mantra Japa

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mahaganapati Mantra Japa

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Chakra Cleansing and Energisation

Monday, June 13, 2016

This is another audio in YouTube for cleansing and energising psychic chakras. Duration of this audio is 15 minutes. This is different from YouTube audio uploaded for kundalini meditation which includes turya and turyātītā stages. This audio is meant for practicing cleansing and energizing chakras.

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