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Sloka To Acquire Education, Knowledge, And Wealth

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There are a few aspects that are considered absolutely essential for leading a decent and respectable life in the world. Intelligence, education, knowledge, good health and wealth can be said to be prime among them.

This sloka is Hayagreeva Kavacham, which remains a prayer for a href="">Lord Hayagriva. He is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is said to have taken this strange form for protecting the Vedas, the sacred texts and thus, ensuring the continuation of the fundamental act of creation of the universe. Hayagreeva has a unique form, that of a human being with the face of a horse. Once, the mighty demons Madhu and Kaitabha stole away the holy Vedas, which were very essential for creating the universe and its beings and hid them under the sea bed. Thereupon, Vishnu took the form of Hayagreeva, the Man-Horse, fought a tough battle with the powerful demons and annihilated them in the end. He thus retrieved the Vedas and restored them safely to the God of creation, for him to continue his activity creation without any impediment. Lord Hayagreeva is said to be an embodiment of intelligence and wisdom.

It is believed that this Kavacham will act as a protective shield against impediments and help to bestow various benefits like education, knowledge, skills and wealth.

Lakshmi karombhoruha hemakumbha

Piyuushapuurairabhishikta sheersham

Vyaakyaakshamaalaambhuja pusthakaani

Hasthairvahantam hayathundameede

Hayagreeva kavacham

Hayagreev or Hayagreeva is the horse headed Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. Kavacham means shield. Listening and chanting of Sri Hayagriva Kavacham bestows knowledge, peace and bliss.


Hey Lord Hayagreev! Goddess Lakshmi performed abhisheka to you from the golden groove which she had in her lotus like hand. You show Chinmudra and hold Aksharamala and Lotus book on your hand. I bow to you!


Those who chant this mantra can acquire excellent knowledge. It removes the fear of examinations. This mantra is not only for students but also for those who require knowledge and skill in activities like music, sports, dance etc. By chanting this sloka, one can also acquire wealth. Chanting on Wednesdays is more beneficial.

To Participate

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.