Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Mar 04, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
The Sri Yamuna Armor
kavacam sarvato 'malam
dehi mahyam maha-bhaga
dharayisyamy aham sada
Sri Mandhata said: O fortunate one, please give to me the
supremely splendid kavaca of Sri Yamuna, Lord Krsna's queen. I
will always keep in very carefully.
yamunayac ca kavacam
chrnu rajan maha-mate
Sri saurabhi said: O noble-hearted king, please hear the
Yamuna-kavaca, which protects one from all dangers and brings to
one the four goals of life.
krsnam catur-bhujam cyamam
ratha-stham sundarim dhyatva
dharayet kavacam tatah
One should meditate on dark, four-armed, beautiful, lotus-
petal-eyed Yamuna, who is seated on a chariot. Then one should
meditate on the Yamuna-kavaca.
snatah purva-mukho mauni
kucair baddha-cikho viprah
pathed vai svastikasanah
A brahmana should bathe, face the east, refrain from
conversation, offer the sandhya prayers, sit in the svastika-
asana posture on a kuca mat, tie his hair with kuca grass, and
recite the following words.
yamuna me cirah patu
krsna netra-dvayam sada
cyama bhru-bhagga-decam ca
May Yamuna always protect my head. May Krsna always protect
my eyes. May Syama always protect my eyebrows. May Nakavasini
always protect my nose.
kapolau patu me saksat
patu karna-dvayam mama
May Paramananda-rupini always protect my cheeks. May Krsna-
vamamsa-sambhuta always protect my ears.
adharau patu kalindi
yama-svasa kandharam ca
hrdayam me maha-nadi
May Kalindi always protect my lips. May Surya-kanyaka always
protect my chin. May Yama-svasa always protect my neck. May Maha-
nadi always protect my chest.
krsna-priya patu prsthim
tatini me bhuja-dvayam
croni-tatam ca su-croni
katim me caru-darcana
May Krsna-priya always protect my back. May Tatini always
protect my arms. May Sucroni always protect my loins. May Caru-
darcana always protect my hips.
uru-dvayam tu rambhorur
januni tv agghri-bhedini
gulphau rasecvari patu
May Rambhoru always protect my thighs. May Agghri-bhedini always protect my knees. May Rasecvari always protect my ankles.
May Papa-praharini always protect my feet.
antar bahir adhac cordhvam
dicasu vidicasu ca
samantat patu jagatah
May Paripurnatama-priya always protect me from everything
that is inside, outside, above, below, in the eight directions,
and in the entire universe.
idam sri-yamunayac ca
daca-varam pathed bhaktya
nirdhano dhanavan bhavet
A pauper who ten times recites with devotion this very
wonderful Yamuna-kavaca becomes wealthy.
tribhir masaih pathed dhiman
prapyate natra samcayah
A wise brahmacari who eats little and for three months
recites this kavaca attains a great kingdom. Of this there is no
yah pathet prayato bhutva
tasya kim kim na jayate
What is not attained by a person who within three months
chants this kavaca 110 times with devotion?
yah pathet pratar utthaya
ante vrajet param dhama
A person who rises early and recites this kavaca attains the
result of all pilgrimages. At the end of his life he goes to Sri
Goloka, the supreme abode, which even the great yogis cannot