Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sri Gayathri Kavacham – Vashishta Samhitha - Lyrics and meanings

 



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












Yajjavalkya speaks “ Oh! Swamin, Oh! Jagannatha, kindly narrate the glorious myth of Bhramaroopam which is highly propitious and treatise of 64 art forms, that protects from severe perils and miseries, I would like to listen to  the sacred armor of divine embodied as sacred hymns, kindly describe them in a prescribed manner.”


Lord Bhrama replied “ Goddess Gayathri Kavacham is composed by Lord Bhrama, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva, it has Rig, Yajur, Sama  and Atharvana as Chandhass, it is recited to eulogise the glories of  Parambhramaswaroopa Goddess Sri Gayathri.  Goddess Bhuvaneshvari is the protector of all and all the living beings remains protected with her grace, without her protective armor everything remains defenseless, it has Bhargam/splendor and Yukthi  as Beejam, Dheeyam/intelligence as Keelakam, it is recited to attain Purushartha, it is recited by assuming the presence of Rishi on head, Nyasa on  face, Devatha in heart, Beejam in highly confidential place, Shakthi on  feet, Keelakam on navel, she is Mahavidhya who symbolizes 32 syllables, she represents Sankhyayana Gothram, it is recited Dvadhashalaksha (12 + Laksha) times along with appropriate Nyasa and Karangam/offerings with particular gestures  to get abundance of pieties, proper utterance of words consisting of four syllables three times with Anuloma and Viloma, followed with Karanganyasa, Dhasha mudra is  used  to invoke Goddess Sri Gayathri who is the the protector of each and every limbs and point of intersection, it is followed by meditation, Mudra/gestures, Namaskaram, reciting hymns praising the glories of preceptor etc..  would provide highly meritorious rewards.”


“ Sri Gayathri Kavacham is highly propitious hymns composed by Lord  Bhrama, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra, it has Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana as Chandhass, presiding deity is Parambhrama Swaroopini Goddess Sri Gayathri, it has  Bhur as Beejam, Bhuva: as Shakthi, Svaha as Keelakam, it is recited to please Goddess Sri Gayathri.”


I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who has great splendor, carries water vessel on her hand, she is pure and has supreme effulgence, she is the essence of all philosophies, she is the mother of sacred Veda/Vedamatha, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting  Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Thath Savithur and assume her eternal presence in my heart, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Varenyam and assume her eternal presence on my head, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Bhargo Devasya and assume her eternal presence on my tuft, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Dheemaheethi and assume her eternal presence as protective shield, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Svaha: Dheeyo Yo Na: and assume her eternal presence on my eyes, I shall prostrate before  Goddess Sri Gayathri by reciting Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Prachodhayath as Asthra.”


"I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri who symbolizes liberation from repeated births, she is stunningly gorgeous, she has beautiful face and has luster of blue, she is decked in marvelous gem studded crown, she is the essence of Veda and sacred scriptures, she is Goddess Gayathri who carries Angusham, trident, Kapalam, Shakham, Chakram, lotus flower on one hand, two hands are in Varada/boons and Abhaya/shelter hastha postures,  I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Gayathri earlier, I shall meditate upon Goddess Sri Savithri on south, I shall meditate upon Goddess Saraswathi on north, Kindly bless us with Bhramavidhya,  I shall earnestly pray to Goddess Gayathri to protect us from all directions and protect us from evil spirits, Oh! Rudrani kindly protect us from all directions, Oh! Bhramani, Oh! Vaishnavi kindly protect us from upwards, Oh! Bhuvaneshvari kindly protect us from ten directions, I shall offer salutation and remember Bhramasthra that would provide clarity in speech, I shall offer salutation and remember Bhramadhandam that would protect from all fierce weapons, I shall offer salutation and remember Bhramasheersha which would protect from enemies, Oh! Vedamatha who symbolizes Sahasrakshara, kindly protects us always with the Devisooktham,  Oh! Devatha, who symbolizes Chathushashti Kala and Beejashakthi kindly protects us. I shall prostrate before Goddess Sri Gayathri kindly protects waist areas and navel of all the living beings, heart and throat, tongue and eyes, forehead and head, ears and nose, cheeks and lips, neck areas and upper part of arms, hands, Oh! Jathavedethi, Oh! Gayathri,  Oh! Thrayambakethi who symbolizes Dhashakshara, kindly protects our ankle and feet, let those 24 syllables of sacred Gayathri hymns protects our all body parts, above are the sacred armor of Goddess Gayathri, she is Shodashi whose armor is capable to remove all kinds of miseries and perils of the worshiper, whoever recites or listens to the sacred armor of Goddess Gayathri would provide Chathushashtikala, wisdom and knowledge and prosperity, it would eradicates all the sins committed to women, cows, Bhramin, companions, and various sins, ultimately it would leads to Parambhrama, whoever perform veneration of Goddess Gayathri with fresh alluring flowers, and recitation of sacred hymns would provide the pieties of hundreds and thousands of years worship, adoration of sacred hymns of Goddess Gayathri on throat and Shikha would provide abundance of pieties, Gayathri Mahamanthram would bring the honor of Jeevanmuktha to the worshiper, Oh! Viprendhra, veneration of Goddess for Shatham Sahasrakam, Dhasha Shatham Ashtotharam Shatham would bring abundance of merits, Oh! Vipra, veneration of Goddess Gayathri during the hours sandhya with utmost faith and devotion, recitation of sacred hymns of Gayathri and performance of rite in appropriates hours would bring all kinds of siddhis, recitation of sacred hymns with prescribed rite would bring abundance of meritorious rewards and eradicates sins committed in various births,  Oh! Vipra, it should be performed early hours of dawn, noon and dusk, it should be recited with prescribed discipline, Panchopacharam, Homadhravyam etc.. it would bring the proficiency in sacred hymns like Sage Vishvamithra,  Vedavyasa, Vachaspathi who are fervent devotees of  Devi, recitation of sacred hymns of Goddess Gayathri for Sahasra/thousands of times would eradicate miseries and perils, recitation of thousands and millions of times would eradicate severe perils and miseries, recitation of crores of times would bring all that desires by the worshiper and long life."



Yajjyavalka Uvacha –
 Swamin Sarva Jagannatha  Samshayoasthi Mahaman Mama | Chathu: Shashtikalanam Cha Pathakanam Cha Thadhvatha ||

Muchyathe Kena Punyena  Bhramaroopam Kadham Bhaveth | Dhehm Cha  Devatharoopam Manthraroopam Visheshatha: ||

Kramatha: Shrothumicchami Kavacham Vidhipoorvakam ||

Bhrama Uvacha –
Gayathrya: Kavachasyasya Bhrama Vishnu: Shivo Rishi: ||

Rig Yajur Sama Adharvani Chandhamsi Parikeerthitha:| Parambhramaswaroopa Sa Gayathri Devatha Smritha ||

Rakshaheenam Thu Yathsthanam Kavachena  Vina Kritham | Sarvam Sarvathra Samrakshe Sarvangam Bhuvaneshvari ||

Beejam Bhargashcha  Yukthishcha Dheeya: Keelakameva Cha | Purusharththa Viniyogo Yo Nashcha Parikeerthitha: ||

Rishim Moordhni Nyaseth Poorvam Mukhe Chandha Udheeritham | Devatham Hridhi Vinyasya Guhye Beejam Niyojayeth ||

Shakthim Vinyasya Padhayor Nabhau Thu Keelakam Nyaseth | Dhvathrishamththu Mahavidhya: Sankhyayanasa Gothraja: ||

Dhvadhasha Laksha Samyuktha Viniyoga: Prithak Prithak | Yevam Nyasavidhim Krithva Karangam Vidhipoorvakam ||

Vyahrithi Thrayam Uccharya Hyanuloma Vilomatha: | Chathur Akshara Samyuktham Karanganyasamachareth ||

Avahanadhibhedham Cha Dhasha Mudhra: Pradharshayeth | Sa Pathu Varadha Devi Anga Prathyanga Sangame ||

Dhyanam Mudhram Namaskaram Gurumanthram Thadhaiva Cha | Samyogam Athmasiddhim Cha Shadvidham Kim Vicharayeth ||

|| Asya Sri Gayathri Kavachasya  Bhrama Vishnu Rudra Rishaya: | Rig Yajur Sama Adharvani Chandhamsi | Parambhramaswaroopini | Gayathri Devatha | Bhur Beejam | Bhuva: Shakthi: | Svaha  Keelakam | Sri Gayathri Preethyarthe  Jape Viniyoga: ||

Om Bhurbhuva: Sva: Thath  Savithur Ithi Hridhayaya Nama : | Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Varenyam Ithi Shirase Svaha | Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Bhargo Devasyethi Shikhayai Vashat |Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Dheemaheethi Kavachaya Hum |Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Dhiyo Yo Na : Ithi Nethrathrayaya Vashat | Om Bhur Bhuva: Sva: Prachodhayadhithi Asthraya Phat ||

Varnnasthram Kundikahastham Shuddha Nirmala Jyothisheem | Sarva Thathvamayeem Vandhe Gayathreem Veda Matharam ||

Dhyanam –
Muktha  Vidhruma  Hemaneela Dhavala Cchayair Mukhaisthrikshanair  | Mukthamindhu  Nibanddha Rathnamakudam Thaththvartha Varnnathmikam | Gyathreem Varadhabhaya Angushakasham Shoolam  Kapalam Gunam | Shankham Chakramadharavindha Yugalam Hasthair  Vahantheem Bhaje||

Om Gayathri Poorvatha: Pathu Savithri Pathu Dhakshine | Bhramavidhya Cha Mey Pashchath Uththare Mam Sarasvathi ||

Pavaki Mey Dhisham Raksheth Pavakojjala Shalini | Yathudhaneem Dhisham Rakshedhyathu Dhanaganardhini ||

Pavamaneem Dhisham Raksheth Pavamana Vilasini | Dhisham Raudhreem Avathu Mey Rudrani Rudraroopini ||

OOrdhvam Bhramani Mey  Rakshedhadhasthadh Vaishnavi Thadha | Yevam Dhasha Dhisho Raksheth Sarvatho Bhuvaneshvari ||

Bhramasthra  Smaranadeva Vacham Siddhi: Prajayathe | Bhrama Dhandashcha  Mey Pathu Sarvashasthrasthrabhakshakra: ||

Bhramasheersha Sthadha Pathu Shathroonam Vadhakaraka: | Saptha  Vyahrithaya : Pathu Sarvadha  Bindhusamyutha: ||

Vedamatha  Cha Mam Pathu Sarahasya Sadhaivatha | Devisooktham Sadha Pathu Sahasrakshara Devatha ||

Chathu: Shashti Kala Vidhya Dhivyadhya Pathu Devatha | Beejashakthishcha Mey Pathu Pathu Vikrama Devatha ||

Thathpadham Pathu Mey Padhau Janghe Mey Savithu: Padham | Varenyam Kadidhesham Thu Nabhim Bhargasthadhaiva Cha ||

Devasya Mey  Thu  Hridhayam Dheemaheethi Galam Thadha | Dhiyo Mey  Pathu Jihvayam Ya: Padham Pathulochane ||

Lalade Na:  Padham Pathu Moordhanam Mey Prachodhayath | Thadhvarnna: Pathu Moordhanam Sakara: Pathu Balakam ||

Chakshushi Mey Vikarasthu Shrothram Raksheththu Karaka: | Nasapudervakaro Mey Rekarasthu Kapolayo: ||

Nikarasthvadharoshte Cha  Yakarasthoordhva Oshtake | Athyamadhye  Bakarasthu Gokarasthu Kapolayo: ||

Dhekara: Kandadheshe  Cha Vakara: Skandhadheshayo: | Syakaro Dhakshinam Hastham  Dheekaro Vamahasthakam ||

Makaro Hridhayam Raksheddhikaro Jadaram Thadha | Dhikaro Nabhidhesham Thu  Yokarasthu Kadidhvayam ||

Guhyam Rakshathu Yokara  OOru Mey Mana: Padhaksharam | Prakaro Januni Rakshecchokaro Janghadheshayo: ||

Dhakaro Gulbadhesham Thu Yathkara: Padhayugmakam | Jathavedhethi Gayathri Thryambakethi Dhashakshara ||

Sarvatha: Sarvadha  Pathu Apo Jyotheethi Shodashi | Idham Thu Kavacham Dhivyam Badha Shatha Vinashakam ||

Chathu: Shashti Kalavidhya Sakalaishvarya Siddhidham | Japarambe  Cha Hridhayam Japanthe  Kavacham Padeth ||

Sthri Go Bhramana Mirthradhi Dhrohadhyakhila Pathakai: | Muchyathe Sarvapapebhya: Parambhramadhi Gacchathi ||

Pushpanjalim Cha  Gayathrya Moolenaiva  Padeth Sakrith | Shatha Sahasra Varshanam Poojaya: Phalamapnuyath ||

Bhurjapathre Likhiththvaithath Svakande Dharayedhyadhi | Shikhayam Dhakshine  Bahau Kande Va Dharayedhbudha: ||

Thrailokhyam Kshobayeth Sarvam Thrailokyam Dhahathi Kshanath | Puthravan Dhanavan Sriman Nanavidhyanidhir Bhaveth ||

Bhramasthradheeni Sarvani Thadhangasparshanaththatha: | Bhavanthi Thasya  Thucchani Kimanyath Kadhayami They ||

Abhimanthritha Gayathri Kavacham Manasam Padeth | Thajjalam Pibatho Nithyam Purashcharya Phalam Labeth ||

Laghu Samanyakam Manthram Mahamanthram Thadhaiva Cha | Yo Veththi Dharanam Yujjan Jeevanmuktha: Sa Uchyathe ||

Sapthavyahrithi Vipendhra Sapthavastha: Prakeerthitha: | Saptha Jeevashatha Nithyam Vyahrithi Agniroopini ||

Pranave  Nithya Yukthasya  Vyahritheeshu Cha  Sapthasu | Sarvesham Eva  Papanam Sangare Samupasthithe ||

Shatham  Sahasram Abhyarchya  Gayathri Pavanam Mahath | Dhasha Shatham Ashtotharam Shatham Gayathri Pavanam Mahath ||

Bhakthiyuktho Bhavedh Vipra: Sandhyakarma Samachareth | Kale Kale  Prakarthavyam Siddhirbhavathi Nanyadha ||

Pranavam  Poorvamudhruthya Bhur Bhuvasvasthadhaiva Cha | Thuryam Sahaiva  Gayathrijapa Yeva Mudhahritham ||

Thureeyapadhamuthsrijya Gayathreem cha  Japedh Dhvija: | Sa Moodo Narakam Yathi Kalasoothram Adhogathi: ||

Mathradhau Jananam Proktham Mathranthe Mritha Soothrakam | Ubhayor Dhosha Nirmuktham Gayathri Saphala Bhaveth ||

Manthradhau Pashabeejam Cha  Manthranthe  Kushabeejakam | Manthramadhye  Thu Ya  Maya Gayathri Saphala Bhaveth ||

Vachikasthvahameva  Syadhupamshu Shathamuchyathe | Sahasram Manasam Proktham Thrividham  Japalakshanam ||

Akshamalam Cha Mudhram Cha Gurorapi Na Dharshayeth | Japam  Chakshaswaroopenamika  Madhyaparvani ||

Anama  Madhyaya Heenakanishtadhi Kramena Thu | Tharjjani Moolaparyantham Gayathri Japalakshanam ||

Parvabhisthu Jape Devamanyathra  Niyama:  Smritha: | Gayathri Vedamooathvadhvedha: Parvasu Geeyathe ||

Dhashabhir  Janmajanitham Shathenaiva  Pura Kritham | Thriyugam Thu Sahasrani Gayathri Hanthi Kilbhisham ||

Pratha:  Kaleyu Karthavyam Siddhim Vipro Ya Icchathi | Nadhalaye  Samadhishcha  Sandhyayam Samupasathe ||

Angulyagrena  Yajjaptham Yajjaptham Merulanghane | Asangya Cha  Yajjaptham Thajjaptham Nishpalam  Bhaveth ||

Vina Vasthram  Prakurveetha  Gayathri Nishphala Bhaveth | Vasthrapuccham Na Janathi Vridha  Thasya Parishrama: ||

Gayathreem Thu Parithyajya Anyamanthram Upasathe | Siddhannam Cha Parithyajya Bhikshamadathi Dhurmathi: ||

Rishichandho Devathakhya Beejam Shakthishcha  Keelakam | Niyogam  Na Cha Janathi Gayathri  Nishphala Bhaveth ||

Varna Mudhra Dhyanapadham Avahanavisarjjanam | Dheepam Chakram  Na Janathi  Gayathri  Nishphala Bhaveth ||

Shakthir Nyasasthadha  Sthanam  Manthra Sambodhanam Param | Thrividham  Yo Na Janathi Gayathri  Thasya  Nishphala ||

Panchopacharakamshchaiva  Homadhravyam Thadhaiva  Cha | Panchangam Cha  Vina Nithyam Gayathri Nishphala  Bhaveth ||

Manthrasiddhir  Bhavejjathu Vishvamithrena  Bhashim | Vyaso  Vachaspathir  Jeevasthutha  Devi Thapa: Smrithau ||

Sahasrajaptha Sa Devi  Hyupa Pathakanashini | Lakshajapye  Thadha  Thaccha  Mahapathakanashini | Kodijapyena  Rajendhra  Yadhicchathi Thadhapnuyath ||

Na Dheyam Parashishyebhyo Bhyabhakthebhyo Visheshatha: | Shishebhyo Bhakthiyukthebhyo Hyanyadha  Mrithyumapnuyath ||

||Ithi Srimad Vashishta Samhithoktham Gayathrikavacham Sampoornnam ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||