x
x
x
cart-added The item has been added to your cart.

Narasimha Kavacham Mantra

Lord Narasimha is the most powerful and the fiercest among all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu is believed to incarnate from time to time to restore Dharma on earth and rescue it from the clutches of evil. The day of Lord Narasimha’s advent is celebrated as Narasimha Jayanthi 2020. In 2020, it will be celebrated on May 5.

Narasimha Kavacham Mantra is a powerful mantra that protects people from all kinds of evil. Kavacha literally means ‘armor’ or ‘breast plate’. This is something that is worn by soldiers during battles to ensure that their bodies are protected from dangerous weapons. Like the protective armor, the Narasimha Kavacham mantra works like a shield to protect devotees from harm.

Narasimha Kavacham Mantra

Narasimha Kavacha Mantram

“narasimha-kavacham vakshye
prahladenoditam pura
sarva-raksha-karam punyam
sarvopadrava-nashanam |”

Meaning: ‘Now I shall recite the Narasimha-kavaca, formerly recited by Prahlada Maharaja. It is very pious, destroys all kinds of impediments, and offers one all protection.’


“sarva-sampat-karam chaiva
svarga-moksha-pradayakam
dhyatva narasimham devesham
hema-simhasana-sthitam |”

Meaning: ‘It offers one all opulences and can elevate one to the heavenly planets or bestow liberation. One should meditate on Lord Narasimha, who is the Lord of the universe, and seated on a golden throne.’

“narasimha-kavacham vakshye
prahladenoditam pura
sarva-raksha-karam punyam
sarvopadrava-nashanam |”

Meaning: ‘Now I shall recite the Narasimha-kavaca, formerly recited by Prahlada Maharaja. It is very pious, destroys all kinds of impediments, and offers one all protection.’

“sarva-sampat-karam chaiva
svarga-moksha-pradayakam
dhyatva narasimham devesham
hema-simhasana-sthitam |”

Meaning: ‘It offers one all opulences and can elevate one to the heavenly planets or bestow liberation. One should meditate on Lord Narasimha, who is the Lord of the universe, and seated on a golden throne.’

“vivrtasyam tri-nayanam
sharad-indu-sama-prabham
lakshmyalingita-vamangam
vibhutibhir upashritam |”

Meaning: ‘His mouth is open wide, He has three eyes, and He is as bright as the autumn moon. Lakshmidevi embraces him on his left side, and His form is the shelter of all wealth, both material and spiritual.’

“catur-bhujam komalangam
svarna-kundala-shobhitam
saroja-shobitoraskam
ratna-keyura-mudritam |”

Meaning: ‘The Lord has four arms, and very soft limbs. He is adorned with golden earrings. His chest is lovely like the lotus flower, and His arms are adorned with jewel-studded ornaments.’

“narasimha-kavacham vakshye
prahladenoditam pura
sarva-raksha-karam punyam
sarvopadrava-nashanam |”

Meaning: ‘Now I shall recite the Narasimha-kavaca, formerly recited by Prahlada Maharaja. It is very pious, destroys all kinds of impediments, and offers one all protection.’

“sarva-sampat-karam chaiva
svarga-moksha-pradayakam
dhyatva narasimham devesham
hema-simhasana-sthitam |”

Meaning: ‘It offers one all opulences and can elevate one to the heavenly planets or bestow liberation. One should meditate on Lord Narasimha, who is the Lord of the universe, and seated on a golden throne.’

“vivrtasyam tri-nayanam
sharad-indu-sama-prabham
lakshmyalingita-vamangam
vibhutibhir upashritam |”

Meaning: ‘His mouth is open wide, He has three eyes, and He is as bright as the autumn moon. Lakshmidevi embraces him on his left side, and His form is the shelter of all wealth, both material and spiritual.’

“catur-bhujam komalangam
svarna-kundala-shobhitam
saroja-shobitoraskam
ratna-keyura-mudritam |”

Meaning: ‘The Lord has four arms, and very soft limbs. He is adorned with golden earrings. His chest is lovely like the lotus flower, and His arms are adorned with jewel-studded ornaments.’

“tapta-kancana-sankasham
pita-nirmala-vasasam
indradi-sura-maulishthah
sphuran manikya-diptibhih |”

Meaning: ‘He wears a spotless yellow garment, which looks exactly like molten gold. He is the original reason for existence, beyond the mundane sphere, for the great demigods led by Indra. He is bedecked with rubies which blaze with effulgence.’

“virajita-pada-dvandvam
shankha-chakradi-hetibhih
garutmata cha vinayat
stuyamanam mudanvitam |”

Meaning: ‘His two feet are lovely, and He is armed with many weapons like the conch, disc, etc. Garuda joyfully prays to Him with great reverence.’

“sva-hrt-kamala-samvasam
krtva tu kavacham pathet
nrsimho me shirah patu
loka-rakshartha-sambhavah |”

Meaning: ‘Having installed Lord Narasimhadeva on the lotus of one’s heart, one has to recite the following mantra: May Lord Narasimha, who safeguards all the planetary systems, protect my head.’

“sarvago ’pi stambha-vasah
phalam me rakshatu dhvanim
nrsimho me drshau patu
soma-suryagni-lochanah |”

Meaning: ‘Although the Lord is all-pervading, He concealed Himself inside a pillar. May He safeguard my speech and the results of my actions. May Lord Narasimha, whose eyes are the sun, and fire, safeguard my eyes.’

“smrtam me patu naraharih
muni-varya-stuti-priyah
nasam me simha-nashas tu
mukham lakshmi-mukha-priyah |”

Meaning: ‘May Lord Nrhari, who is happy with the prayers offered by the best of sages, safeguard my memory. May He who has a lion’s nose protect my nose, and may He whose face is very dear to the goddess of fortune safeguard my mouth.’

“sarva-vidyadhipah patu
nrsimho rasanam mama
vaktram patv indu-vadanam
sada prahlada-vanditah”

Meaning: ‘May Lord Narasimha, who knows all sciences, safeguard my sense of taste. May He whose face is as lovely as the full moon and who is worshipped by Prahlada Maharaja safeguard my face.’

“narasimhah patu me kantham
skandhau bhu-bhrd ananta-krt
divyastra-shobhita-bhujah
narasimhah patu me bhujau”

Meaning: ‘May Lord Narasimha safeguard my throat. He sustains the earth and performs unlimitedly wonderful activities. May He safeguard my shoulders. His arms are shining with transcendental weapons. May He safeguard my shoulders.’

”karau me deva-varado
narasimhah patu sarvatah
hrdayam yogi-sadhyash cha
nivasam patu me harih”

Meaning: ‘May the Lord, who gives benedictions to the demigods, safeguard my hands, and may He safeguard me from all sides. May He who is achieved by the perfect yogis safeguard my heart, and may Lord Hari safeguard my abode.’

“madhyam patu hiranyaksha-
vakshah-kukshi-vidaranah
nabhim me patu naraharih
sva-nabhi-brahma-samstutah”

Meaning: ‘May He who tore apart the chest and abdomen of the fierce demon Hiranyaksha safeguard my waist, and may Lord Nrhari safeguard my navel. He is worshipped by Lord Brahma, who has come forth from his own navel.’

“brahmanda-kotayah katyam
yasyasau patu me katim
guhyam me patu guhyanam
mantranam guhya-rupa-drk”

Meaning: ‘May He on whose hips rest all the universes safeguard my hips. May the Lord safeguard my private parts. He knows all mantras and all mysteries, but He Himself is invisible.’

“uru manobhavah patu
januni nara-rupa-drk
janghe patu dhara-bhara-
harta yo ’sau nr-keshari”

Meaning: ‘May He who is the original Cupid safeguard my thighs. May He who has a human-like form safeguard my knees. May the One who removes the burden of the earth, who assumes a form which is half-man and half-lion, safeguard my calves.’

”sura-rajya-pradah patu
padau me nrharishvarah
sahasra-shirsha-purushah
patu me sarvashas tanum”

Meaning: ‘May the One who bestows heavenly opulence safeguard my feet. He is the Supreme Controller who has the form of a man and lion combined. May the thousand-headed Supreme enjoyer safeguard my body from all sides and in all respects.’

“manograh purvatah patu
maha-viragrajo ’gnitah
maha-vishnur dakshine tu
maha-jvalas tu nairrtah”

Meaning: ‘May that most fierce personality safeguard me from the east. May He who is greater than the greatest heroes safeguard me from the southeast, which is presided over by Agni. May the Supreme Vishnu safeguard me from the south, and may that person of blazing light safeguard me from the southwest.’

“pashchime patu sarvesho
dishi me sarvatomukhah
narasimhah patu vayavyam
saumyam bhushana-vigrahah”

Meaning: ‘May the Lord of everything safeguard me from the west. His faces are omnipresent, so please may He safeguard me from this direction. May Lord Narasimha safeguard me from the northwest, which is dominated by Vayu, and may He whose form is the supreme ornament safeguard me from the north, where Soma dwells.’

”ishanyam patu bhadro me
sarva-mangala-dayakah
samsara-bhayatah patu
mrtyor mrtyur nr-keshari”

Meaning: ‘May the all-auspicious Lord, who gives all-auspiciousness, safeguard from the northeast, the direction of the sun-god, and may He who is death personified safeguard me from the fear of death and rotation in this material world.’

“idam narasimha-kavacham
prahlada-mukha-manditam
bhaktiman yah pathenaityam
sarva-papaih pramucyate”

Meaning: ‘This Narasimha-kavaca has been adorned by emerging from the mouth of Prahlada Maharaja. A devotee who reads this will become free of all sins.’

“putravan dhanavan loke
dirghayur upajayate
yam yam kamayate kamam
tam tam prapnoty asamshayam”

Meaning: ‘Whatever one desires in this world he can obtain without doubt. One can have riches, many sons, and a long life.’

“sarvatra jayam apnoti
sarvatra vijayi bhavet
bhumy antariksha-divyanam
grahanam vinivaranam”

Meaning: ‘He will be victorious who desires victory, and becomes a conqueror. He can ward off the influence of all planets, earthly or heavenly, and everything in between.’

“vrshchikoraga-sambhuta-
vishapaharanam param
brahma-rakshasa-yakshanam
durotsarana-karanam”

Meaning: ‘This is the best remedy for the poison of serpents and scorpions, and Brahma-rakshasa ghosts and Yakshas can be driven away.’

“bhuje va tala-patre va
kavacam likhitam shubham
kara-mule dhrtam yena
sidhyeyuh karma-siddhayah”

Meaning: ‘One may write this very auspicious prayer on his arm, or inscribe it on a palm-leaf and attach it to his wrist, then all his activities will be perfect.’

“devasura-manushyeshu
svam svam eva jayam labhet
eka-sandhyam tri-sandhyam va
yah pathen niyato narah”

Meaning: ‘One who chants this prayer regularly, whether once or thrice (daily), he will be victorious whether among demigods, demons, or human beings.’

“sarva-mangala-mangalyam
bhuktim muktim cha vindati
dva-trimshati-sahasrani
pathet shuddhatmanam nrnam”

Meaning: ‘One who with a pure heart recites this prayer 32,000 times will attain the most auspicious of all auspicious things, and material pleasure and liberation are already understood to be available to such a person.’

”kavachasyasya mantrasya
mantra-siddhih prajayate
anena mantra-rajena
krtva bhasmabhir mantranam”

Meaning: ‘This mantra is the king among all mantras. One obtains by it what would be obtained by anointing oneself with ashes and chanting all other mantras.’

“tilakam bibhriyad yas tu
tasya graha-bhayam haret
tri-varam japamanas tu
dattam varyabhimantrya ca |”

Meaning: ‘Having put tilaka on one’s body, taking acamana with water, and reciting this mantra thrice, one will find the fear of all inauspicious planets removed.’

“prasayed yo naro mantram
narasimha-dhyanam acharet
tasya rogah pranashyanti
ye cha syuh kukshi-sambhavah |”

Meaning: ‘The person who recites this mantra, meditating upon Lord Narasimhadeva, will have all of his diseases removed, even those of the abdomen.’

“kimatra bahunoktena
narasimha sadrsho bhavet
manasa chintitam yattu
sa tacchapnotya samshayam |”

Meaning: ‘Should more be said? One achieves oneness with Narasimha himself. Without a doubt, the desires in the mind of someone who meditates will be fulfilled.’

“garjantam garjayantam nija-bhuja-patalam sphotayantam hatantam
dipyantam tapayantam divi bhuvi ditijam kshepayantam kshipantam
krandantam roshayantam dishi dishi satatam samharantam bharantam
vikshantam purnayantam kara-nikara-shatair divya-simham namami |”

Meaning: ‘Lord Narasimha emits a loud roar and causes others to roar. With His several arms, He tears the demons asunder and kills them in this manner. He always seeks out and torments the demoniac descendants of Diti, both on this earth planet and in the higher planets, and He hurls them to the ground and scatters them. He cries out with great fury as He destroys the demons in every direction, yet with His limitless hands, He sustains, safeguards, and nurtures the cosmic manifestation. I make my obeisances to the Lord, who has taken the form of a transcendental lion.’

“Iti shri-brahmanda-purane prahladoktam shri-narasimha-kavacam sampurnam ||”

Meaning: ‘In this manner, ends the Narasimha-kavaca as it is described by Prahlada Maharaja in the Brahmanda Purana.’

Benefit of Narasimha Kavacham Mantra

The Narasimha Kavacham offers supreme protection against all evil in the world. By chanting this, we can protect ourselves from harm and enjoy a calm and peaceful life.