This armour has been told by Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvathy. The lord first tells a prayer of twelve names addressed to Hanuman and then quotes the Hanuman kavacha as taught by Lord Rama to Lord Vibheeshana. Unlike other Kavachas of Hanuman, this is a simple prayer and not a thanthric text.
Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham Lyrics in Gujarati:
॥ એકાદશમુખહનુમત્કવચમ્ ॥
શ્રીગણેશાય નમઃ ।
લોપામુદ્રા ઉવાચ ।
કુમ્ભોદ્ભવ દયાસિન્ધો શ્રુતં હનુમતઃ પરમ્ ।
યન્ત્રમન્ત્રાદિકં સર્વં ત્વન્મુખોદીરિતં મયા ॥ ૧ ॥
દયાં કુરુ મયિ પ્રાણનાથ વેદિતુમુત્સહે ।
કવચં વાયુપુત્રસ્ય એકાદશમુખાત્મનઃ ॥ ૨ ॥
ઇત્યેવં વચનં શ્રુત્વા પ્રિયાયાઃ પ્રશ્રયાન્વિતમ્ ।
વક્તું પ્રચક્રમે તત્ર લોપામુદ્રાં પ્રતિ પ્રભુઃ ॥ ૩ ॥
અગસ્ત્ય ઉવાચ ।
નમસ્કૃત્વા રામદૂતાં હનુમન્તં મહામતિમ્ ।
બ્રહ્મપ્રોક્તં તુ કવચં શૃણુ સુન્દરિ સાદરમ્ ॥ ૪ ॥
સનન્દનાય સુમહચ્ચતુરાનનભાષિતમ્ ।
કવચં કામદં દિવ્યં રક્ષઃકુલનિબર્હણમ્ ॥ ૫ ॥
સર્વસમ્પત્પ્રદં પુણ્યં મર્ત્યાનાં મધુરસ્વરે ।
ૐ અસ્ય શ્રીકવચસ્યૈકાદશવક્ત્રસ્ય ધીમતઃ ॥ ૬ ॥
હનુમત્સ્તુતિમન્ત્રસ્ય સનન્દન ઋષિઃ સ્મૃતઃ ।
પ્રસન્નાત્મા હનૂમાંશ્ચ દેવતા પરિકીર્તિતા ॥ ૭ ॥
છન્દોઽનુષ્ટુપ્ સમાખ્યાતં બીજં વાયુસુતસ્તથા ।
મુખ્યઃ પ્રાણઃ શક્તિરિતિ વિનિયોગઃ પ્રકીર્તિતઃ ॥ ૮ ॥
સર્વકામાર્થસિદ્ધ્યર્થં જપ એવમુદીરયેત્ ।
ૐ સ્ફ્રેં-બીજં શક્તિધૃક્ પાતુ શિરો મે પવનાત્મજઃ ॥ ૯ ॥
ક્રૌં-બીજાત્મા નયનયોઃ પાતુ માં વાનરેશ્વરઃ ।
ક્ષં-બીજરૂપઃ કર્ણૌ મે સીતાશોકવિનાશનઃ ॥ ૧૦ ॥
ગ્લૌં-બીજવાચ્યો નાસાં મે લક્ષ્મણપ્રાણદાયકઃ ।
વં-બીજાર્થશ્ચ કણ્ઠં મે પાતુ ચાક્ષયકારકઃ ॥ ૧૧ ॥
ઐં-બીજવાચ્યો હૃદયં પાતુ મે કપિનાયકઃ ।
વં-બીજકીર્તિતઃ પાતુ બાહૂ મે ચાઞ્જનીસુતઃ ॥ ૧૨ ॥
હ્રાં-બીજો રાક્ષસેન્દ્રસ્ય દર્પહા પાતુ ચોદરમ્ ।
હ્રસૌં-બીજમયો મધ્યં પાતુ લઙ્કાવિદાહકઃ ॥ ૧૩ ॥
હ્રીં-બીજધરઃ પાતુ ગુહ્યં દેવેન્દ્રવન્દિતઃ ।
રં-બીજાત્મા સદા પાતુ ચોરૂ વાર્ધિલંઘનઃ ॥ ૧૪ ॥
સુગ્રીવસચિવઃ પાતુ જાનુની મે મનોજવઃ ।
પાદૌ પાદતલે પાતુ દ્રોણાચલધરો હરિઃ ॥ ૧૫ ॥
આપાદમસ્તકં પાતુ રામદૂતો મહાબલઃ ।
પૂર્વે વાનરવક્ત્રો મામાગ્નેય્યાં ક્ષત્રિયાન્તકૃત્ ॥ ૧૬ ॥
દક્ષિણે નારસિંહસ્તુ નૈઋર્ત્યાં ગણનાયકઃ ।
વારુણ્યાં દિશિ મામવ્યાત્ખગવક્ત્રો હરીશ્વરઃ ॥ ૧૭ ॥
વાયવ્યાં ભૈરવમુખઃ કૌબેર્યાં પાતુ માં સદા ।
ક્રોડાસ્યઃ પાતુ માં નિત્યમૈશાન્યાં રુદ્રરૂપધૃક્ ॥ ૧૮ ॥
ઊર્ધ્વં હયાનનઃ પાતુ ગુહ્યાધઃ સુમુખસ્તથા ।
રામાસ્યઃ પાતુ સર્વત્ર સૌમ્યરૂપો મહાભુજઃ ॥ ૧૯ ॥
ઇત્યેવં રામદૂતસ્ય કવચં યઃ પઠેત્સદા ।
એકાદશમુખસ્યૈતદ્ગોપ્યં વૈ કીર્તિતં મયા ॥ ૨૦ ॥
રક્ષોઘ્નં કામદં સૌમ્યં સર્વસમ્પદ્વિધાયકમ્ ।
પુત્રદં ધનદં ચોગ્રશત્રુસંઘવિમર્દનમ્ ॥ ૨૧ ॥
સ્વર્ગાપવર્ગદં દિવ્યં ચિન્તિતાર્થપ્રદં શુભમ્ ।
એતત્કવચમજ્ઞાત્વા મન્ત્રસિદ્ધિર્ન જાયતે ॥ ૨૨ ॥
ચત્વારિંશત્સહસ્રાણિ પઠેચ્છુદ્ધાત્મકો નરઃ ।
એકવારં પઠેન્નિત્યં કવચં સિદ્ધિદં પુમાન્ ॥ ૨૩ ॥
દ્વિવારં વા ત્રિવારં વા પઠન્નાયુષ્યમાપ્નુયાત્ ।
ક્રમાદેકાદશાદેવમાવર્તનજપાત્સુધીઃ ॥ ૨૪ ॥
વર્ષાન્તે દર્શનં સાક્ષાલ્લભતે નાત્ર સંશયઃ ।
યં યં ચિન્તયતે ચાર્થં તં તં પ્રાપ્નોતિ પૂરુષઃ ॥ ૨૫ ॥
બ્રહ્મોદીરિતમેતદ્ધિ તવાગ્રે કથિતં મહત્ ॥ ૨૬ ॥
ઇત્યેવમુક્ત્વા વચનં મહર્ષિસ્તૂષ્ણીં બભૂવેન્દુમુખીં નિરીક્ષ્ય ।
સંહૃષ્ટચિત્તાપિ તદા તદીયપાદૌ નનામાતિમુદા સ્વભર્તુઃ ॥ ૨૭ ॥
॥ ઇત્યગસ્ત્યસારસંહિતાયામેકાદશમુખહનુમત્કવચં સમ્પૂર્ણમ્ ॥
Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham Meaning:
Once when Lord Shiva, the God of the people,
The consort of Girija, who was as white as Camphor
Was asked by Goddess Parvathi, as follows.
Goddess Parvathi said:
Oh God, God of Gods, Lord of the world , Lord of the universe,
How can people afflicted with sorrow get protected for ever?
How can they protect themselves in war, sorrow, from fearful ghosts,
From fear of the dead, from the burning fire of sorrow ,
And become even minded and get out of sorrow?
Lord Shiva said:-
Please hear what I tell, for the good of the world,
Of What was told by Lord Rama to Vibheeshana long ago.
Oh pretty one hear the armour of the Lord of Monkeys,
Who was the greatly valorous son of Lord Vayu,
Which is secret but specially being told by me.
He was like a rising sun ,a greatly charitable hero,
Who is extremely pretty and very greatly learned.
He is one who gives happiness to mind of Rama,
He is one who is the wish giving tree to devotees,
He is the one who protects, blesses, drives away fear,
He is the one who is the darling , son of wind God.
He is the one who is Hanuman, He is the one who is the Son of Anjana,
He is the one who is the son of wind god, He is the one who is Very strong,
He is the one who is dear to Rama , He is the one who is friend of Arjuna ,
He is the one who has red eyes, He is the one who has immeasurable valour
He is the one who crossed the sea, He is the one who put an end to sorrow of Sita,
He is the who gave life to Lakshmana , He is the one who hurt the pride of Ravana.
If these twelve names of the king of monkeys are read,
In our own time after getting up or during the journey,
All our fears would be destroyed, and we will win in all wars,
And we would never have fear at the gate of the king or in forest cave.
I salute with folded hands that son of Anjana,
Who crossed the great waters of the sea,
Who doused the fire of sorrow of Sita,
And who set fire to Lanka afterwards.
Om, salutations to Hanuman, let all the bad effects due to all planets , devils , past, present and future and evil spirits which are near by, be driven away, driven away . Let others strength diminish, And let all my deeds attain with success.
These are magical chants and cannot be translated.
Let the evil charms and chants done by others, the jealousy of others, , the effect of Ghosts , corpse and devils and let all blockages created by evil people , let evil knowledge and let all great fears be cured, cured.
Let the evil designs of other charms be tied and made in effective. Ablations to the fire.
Om For the great chant of the Armour of Hanuman, the sage is Sri Ramachandra, The god addressed is the divine Hanuman ,Meter is Anushtup, , The seed is the son of Vayu, The strength is the son of Anjana, the nail is the giver of life to Lakshmana , The arrow is the messenger of Rama, The armour is God Hanuman, The chant is red eyed one who is greatly valorous, and this is being chanted by the orders of Rama so that Sri Rama would be pleased and all the desires of my mind are get fulfilled.
Now the hand signs
Om Hram salutations to son of Anjana at the thumb
Om Hreem salutations to Rudhra murthy through fore finger
Om Hroom salutations to messenger of Rama through middle finger
Om Hraim salutations to son of vayu through fourth finger
Om Hroum salutations to he who has fire within him through little finger
Om Hrah salutations to he who cures Brahmasthra through the entire palm.
Now signs on the heart
Chant Om Hraam son of Anjana and touch the heart
Chant Om Hreem RudhraMurthy and touch the head
Chant Om hroom messenger of Rama and touch your hair
Chant Om Hraim son of Vayu and imagine it is your armour
Chant Om Hroum He who has fire in him and touch the eyes
Chant Om Hrah he who cures Brahmasthra
I meditate on him who is similar to the young Sun, who humbles the pride of enemies of devas,
Who is honoured by Devendra, who has great fame , who shines greatly like the light,
Who is with all monkeys including Sugreeva , who likes very clear philosophic thoughts,
Who is with red eyes, who is son of wind God and who wears yellow silk.
I meditate on the God who is humble, lord of the clan of monkeys , who does good to beings of earth,
Who has the shine of one crore rising suns, who is a pretty valorous hero,
Who wears sacred thread and a deer skin and has a tuft, who shines in his ear studs,
Who likes his devotees , who is saluted by sages and likes the sound of chanting of Vedas.
I sing about that Hari who has diamond like body,
Who has red hair , wears golden ear studs,
Who is not easy to see and is greatly valorous,
Who is like a crystal and shines like gold,
Has two hands which salute, has two ear studs ,
And an extremely shining lotus like face.
I think about Hanuman who holds a mace in his right hand,
Who holds a water pot in his left hand ,
And who is rising to standing position in the south.
Then the chants:
Om Hanuman who has shining body , who is decorated by his fame, who was born to Anjana, who gives pleasure to Rama and Lakshmana Who shines in the army of monkeys , who climbed the mountain , who helped Lord Sugreeva , who is a youth observing celibacy , who has a booming regal voice , Om Hreem Please cure the ills caused by all planets.
Om salutation to Hanuman of this world, Attract, attract, Beat , beat, Cut, cut, Kill, kill, make them weak, make them weak, and Rapidly burn, rapidly burn, all this world’s ghosts of home , Ghosts of dead ones, mischievous bad people
Break, break, Pierce pierce, ghost groups, devil groups, fever caused by devils , fever caused by dead ones , fever of the fourth type , Brahma Rakshasas, the act of cutting by ghosts , fever caused by Vishnu , fever caused by Shiva .
Speedily cure diseases of eye , head stomach, anus, bile and those caused by Brahma Rakshasas and famous serpents.(chant these for two weeks)
Oblations to the fire to Hanuman, the son of wind , who burns those with sinful looks and searching looks , Oh Lord Hanuman, who completes his orders
In our own house, near the gate , keeping on a plate and by chanting .” Om hraam hreem hroom ghe ghe swaha.” Diseases and fever would leave for ever.
Lord Ramachandra said:-
Let the east be protected by Hanuman,
South be protected by son of wind,
Let the west be protected by killer of Rakshasas,
And let the North be protected by him , who crossed the sea
Let the west and above be protected by darling son of Kesari,
And let middle and down portion be protected by devotee of Vishnu.
Let he who burnt Lanka protect me from all dangers,
Let the minister of Sugreeva and the son of wind god,
Protect my head permanently,
Let my forehead be protected by the great hero,
Let the killer of the stealer of shadow ,
And the holy of lord of monkeys
Protect always my eyes as well as,
The place in the middle of eye brows.
Let the servant of Rama protect my head,
As well as the root portion of my ears,
Let the son of Anjana protect the tip of my throat,
And let the king of monkeys protect my neck.
Let my words be protected by the one liked by Rudra,
Let my toungue be protected by the red eyed one,
Let me chin be protected by god who is the friend of Arjuna,
As well as the one who put an end of pride of Asuras.
Let my neck be protected by enemy of Asuras,
Let my shoulders be protected by him , who is worshipped by devas,
Let the greatly resplendent one protect my shoulders,
Let my hands be protected by him who uses leg as a weapon,
Let my nails be protected by him who uses nails as weapon,
Let the Monkey God protect my belly,
Let him who took Rama’s ring protect my chest,
Let my sides be protected by the great armed one.
Let him who burnt Lanka always protect my back,
Let my belly button be protected by messenger of Rama,
Let the son of wind god protect my hips.
Let my private parts be protected by the great scholar,
Let my penis be protected by he who loves Lord Shiva,
Let my knees and thighs be protected by Him who destroyed Lanka’s buildings.
Let my calves be protected by the greatest monkey,
Let my ankles be protected by the very strong one,
Let the carrier of the mountain and he who is near to Sun protect my feet.
Let all my body parts be protected by him who has limitless powers,
Let him also protect the fingers of my feet,
Let all my body be protected by the all knowing one,
Let all my hairs be protected by him who controls the soul.
He who reads this armour of Hanuman with clear understanding,
That man with great devotion would attain happiness and salvation.
If one reads it once or three times for a period of three months,
He would be victorious in a second ,against all his enemies,
And that gentleman would make all the wealth his.
If it is read at mid night standing in water for seven weeks,
He would get rid of the three sufferings due to Tuberculosis. Epilepsy and Leprosy.
That great one who reads it under the banyan tree on Sundays,
Would get mountain like wealth and be victorious in war.
Wisdom, strength, fame , courage , fearlessness, freedom from illness,
Great presence and mastery over words, would be one’s, if he meditates on Hanuman.
He who worships the great one in war ,
Would win over spells and enemies ,
All wealth would bow before him,
And all sorrow will vanish from him.
He who writes or worships it will get victory every where,
And he who wears it in his hand would become greatly wealthy.
If one is imprisoned and gets this read by the twice born,
He would immediately get freedom and continue to be like that.
He who always reads this in the morning after waking up,
Would get long life ,health and children and would be praised by the famous.
This is to be read and Rama’s armour is to be read earlier,
By men with devotion instead of reading it alone.
Instead if Hanuman’s armour is read without reading Rama’s armour,
Then the reading by such men would be a waste.
So all those who want to read, should read both armours together,
For , reading with devotion the armour of Rama and Hanuman is specially good.
Ithi Sri Rama kruthai yeka mukha hanumath kavacham sampatham
Thus ends the armour of single faced Hanuman written by Lord Rama.