(Rig Veda IV. 4. 1-5 and Yajur Veda I. 2. 14. 1-5. Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad 27)
Reciting Rakshoghna Mantra will remove obstacles and miseries; for the fulfillment of worldly desires; to ward off evil effects of planets, etc.
Rakshoghna Mantra – English Lyrics and Meaning:
krnusva pajah prasitim na prthvim yahi rajevamavam ibhena ।
trsvimanu prasitim drunano asta’si vidhya raksasastapisṭhaih ॥ 1 ॥
O! Adorable Lord, put forth your vigor, as a hunter speeds his capacious snare, and go like a mighty king on his elephant with his attendants. You are the scatterer of dark forces. May you swiftly follow and transfix the miscreants with your dart that burns more fiercely.
tava bhramasa asuya patantyanu sprsa dhrsata sosucanah ।
tapumsyagne juhva pataṅgan asandito vi srja visvagulkah ॥ 2 ॥
O! Divine fire, your swift and whirling flames move quickly. Glowing in your fury may consume (the foe). O! Fire divine, (when oblations are) offered by ladle, may you cast scorching flames, sparks and firebrands all around you.
prati spaso vi srja turnitamo bhava payurviso asya adabdhah ।
yo no dure aghasamso yo antyagne makisṭe vyathira dadharsit ॥ 3 ॥
O! Fire divine, may you with your most rapid motion direct your radiant flames all around and un-resisted become the protector of your people. Let no malevolent miscreant, whether far away or close by, prevail against us, your worshippers.
udagne tisṭha pratya” tanusva nyamitram osatat tigmahete ।
yo no arati mamidhana cakre nica tam dhaksyatasam na suskam ॥ 4 ॥
Rise up, O! Sharp weaponed divine fire! Spread wide your flames. Entirely consume the miscreants, unfriendly to us. O! Blazing fire-divine! Burndown that one like a piece of dry wood, who acts as an enemy towards us.
urdhva bhava prati vidhyadhyasmat aviskrnusva daivyanyagne ।
ava sthira tanuhi patujunam jamimajamim pra mrnihi satrun ॥ 5 ॥
Rise up, O! Divine fire! Chastise those who overpower us. Manifest your divine energies. Slacken the strong bowstrings of the malignant foes. Destroy those who are hostile, whether friend or alien.