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.
Hanuman Stotram - Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham Stotram Lyrics in Tamil:
॥ ஏகாத³ஶமுக²ஹநுமத்கவசம் ॥
ஶ்ரீக³ணேஶாய நம: ।
லோபாமுத்³ரா உவாச ।
கும்போ⁴த்³ப⁴வ த³யாஸிந்தோ⁴ ஶ்ருதம் ஹநுமத: பரம் ।
யந்த்ரமந்த்ராதி³கம் ஸர்வம் த்வந்முகோ²தீ³ரிதம் மயா ॥ 1 ॥
த³யாம் குரு மயி ப்ராணநாத² வேதி³துமுத்ஸஹே ।
கவசம் வாயுபுத்ரஸ்ய ஏகாத³ஶமுகா²த்மந: ॥ 2 ॥
இத்யேவம் வசநம் ஶ்ருத்வா ப்ரியாயா: ப்ரஶ்ரயாந்விதம் ।
வக்தும் ப்ரசக்ரமே தத்ர லோபாமுத்³ராம் ப்ரதி ப்ரபு:⁴ ॥ 3 ॥
அக³ஸ்த்ய உவாச ।
நமஸ்க்ருʼத்வா ராமதூ³தாம் ஹநுமந்தம் மஹாமதிம் ।
ப்³ரஹ்மப்ரோக்தம் து கவசம் ஶ்ருʼணு ஸுந்த³ரி ஸாத³ரம் ॥ 4 ॥
ஸநந்த³நாய ஸுமஹச்சதுராநநபா⁴ஷிதம் ।
கவசம் காமத³ம் தி³வ்யம் ரக்ஷ:குலநிப³ர்ஹணம் ॥ 5 ॥
ஸர்வஸம்பத்ப்ரத³ம் புண்யம் மர்த்யாநாம் மது⁴ரஸ்வரே ।
ௐ அஸ்ய ஶ்ரீகவசஸ்யைகாத³ஶவக்த்ரஸ்ய தீ⁴மத: ॥ 6 ॥
ஹநுமத்ஸ்துதிமந்த்ரஸ்ய ஸநந்த³ந ருʼஷி: ஸ்ம்ருʼத: ।
ப்ரஸந்நாத்மா ஹநூமாம்ஶ்ச தே³வதா பரிகீர்திதா ॥ 7 ॥
ச²ந்தோ³ঽநுஷ்டுப் ஸமாக்²யாதம் பீ³ஜம் வாயுஸுதஸ்ததா² ।
முக்²ய: ப்ராண: ஶக்திரிதி விநியோக:³ ப்ரகீர்தித: ॥ 8 ॥
ஸர்வகாமார்த²ஸித்³த்⁴யர்த²ம் ஜப ஏவமுதீ³ரயேத் ।
ௐ ஸ்ப்²ரேம்-பீ³ஜம் ஶக்தித்⁴ருʼக் பாது ஶிரோ மே பவநாத்மஜ: ॥ 9 ॥
க்ரௌம்-பீ³ஜாத்மா நயநயோ: பாது மாம் வாநரேஶ்வர: ।
க்ஷம்-பீ³ஜரூப: கர்ணௌ மே ஸீதாஶோகவிநாஶந: ॥ 10 ॥
க்³லௌம்-பீ³ஜவாச்யோ நாஸாம் மே லக்ஷ்மணப்ராணதா³யக: ।
வம்-பீ³ஜார்த²ஶ்ச கண்ட²ம் மே பாது சாக்ஷயகாரக: ॥ 11 ॥
ஐம்-பீ³ஜவாச்யோ ஹ்ருʼத³யம் பாது மே கபிநாயக: ।
வம்-பீ³ஜகீர்தித: பாது பா³ஹூ மே சாஞ்ஜநீஸுத: ॥ 12 ॥
ஹ்ராம்-பீ³ஜோ ராக்ஷஸேந்த்³ரஸ்ய த³ர்பஹா பாது சோத³ரம் ।
ஹ்ரஸௌம்-பீ³ஜமயோ மத்⁴யம் பாது லங்காவிதா³ஹக: ॥ 13 ॥
ஹ்ரீம்-பீ³ஜத⁴ர: பாது கு³ஹ்யம் தே³வேந்த்³ரவந்தி³த: ।
ரம்-பீ³ஜாத்மா ஸதா³ பாது சோரூ வார்தி⁴லங்க⁴ந: ॥ 14 ॥
ஸுக்³ரீவஸசிவ: பாது ஜாநுநீ மே மநோஜவ: ।
பாதௌ³ பாத³தலே பாது த்³ரோணாசலத⁴ரோ ஹரி: ॥ 15 ॥
ஆபாத³மஸ்தகம் பாது ராமதூ³தோ மஹாப³ல: ।
பூர்வே வாநரவக்த்ரோ மாமாக்³நேய்யாம் க்ஷத்ரியாந்தக்ருʼத் ॥ 16 ॥
த³க்ஷிணே நாரஸிம்ஹஸ்து நைருʼர்த்யாம் க³ணநாயக: ।
வாருண்யாம் தி³ஶி மாமவ்யாத்க²க³வக்த்ரோ ஹரீஶ்வர: ॥ 17 ॥
வாயவ்யாம் பை⁴ரவமுக:² கௌபே³ர்யாம் பாது மாம் ஸதா³ ।
க்ரோடா³ஸ்ய: பாது மாம் நித்யமைஶாந்யாம் ருத்³ரரூபத்⁴ருʼக் ॥ 18 ॥
ஊர்த்⁴வம் ஹயாநந: பாது கு³ஹ்யாத:⁴ ஸுமுக²ஸ்ததா² ।
ராமாஸ்ய: பாது ஸர்வத்ர ஸௌம்யரூபோ மஹாபு⁴ஜ: ॥ 19 ॥
இத்யேவம் ராமதூ³தஸ்ய கவசம் ய: படே²த்ஸதா³ ।
ஏகாத³ஶமுக²ஸ்யைதத்³கோ³ப்யம் வை கீர்திதம் மயா ॥ 20 ॥
ரக்ஷோக்⁴நம் காமத³ம் ஸௌம்யம் ஸர்வஸம்பத்³விதா⁴யகம் ।
புத்ரத³ம் த⁴நத³ம் சோக்³ரஶத்ருஸங்க⁴விமர்த³நம் ॥ 21 ॥
ஸ்வர்கா³பவர்க³த³ம் தி³வ்யம் சிந்திதார்த²ப்ரத³ம் ஶுப⁴ம் ।
ஏதத்கவசமஜ்ஞாத்வா மந்த்ரஸித்³தி⁴ர்ந ஜாயதே ॥ 22 ॥
சத்வாரிம்ஶத்ஸஹஸ்ராணி படே²ச்சு²த்³தா⁴த்மகோ நர: ।
ஏகவாரம் படே²ந்நித்யம் கவசம் ஸித்³தி⁴த³ம் புமாந் ॥ 23 ॥
த்³விவாரம் வா த்ரிவாரம் வா பட²ந்நாயுஷ்யமாப்நுயாத் ।
க்ரமாதே³காத³ஶாதே³வமாவர்தநஜபாத்ஸுதீ:⁴ ॥ 24 ॥
வர்ஷாந்தே த³ர்ஶநம் ஸாக்ஷால்லப⁴தே நாத்ர ஸம்ஶய: ।
யம் யம் சிந்தயதே சார்த²ம் தம் தம் ப்ராப்நோதி பூருஷ: ॥ 25 ॥
ப்³ரஹ்மோதீ³ரிதமேதத்³தி⁴ தவாக்³ரே கதி²தம் மஹத் ॥ 26 ॥
இத்யேவமுக்த்வா வசநம் மஹர்ஷிஸ்தூஷ்ணீம் ப³பூ⁴வேந்து³முகீ²ம் நிரீக்ஷ்ய ।
ஸம்ஹ்ருʼஷ்டசித்தாபி ததா³ ததீ³யபாதௌ³ நநாமாதிமுதா³ ஸ்வப⁴ர்து: ॥ 27 ॥
॥ இத்யக³ஸ்த்யஸாரஸம்ஹிதாயாமேகாத³ஶமுக²ஹநுமத்கவசம் ஸம்பூர்ணம் ॥
Hanuman Stotram - Eka Mukha Hanumath Kavacham Stotram 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.