Kavach ,Stotra and Mantra some vital required information.
concepts presented in such a way that can be used by everyone without any ritual
taboos. The rigid mantric procedures and guidelines do not apply to stotras.
Kavachas should be chanted with some sort of ritual purity. Actually kavachas
are mandatory before chanting mantra or doing any saadhana A kavach usually comprises of digbandh ( To deactivate 10 directions against negative energy or impact, Viniyog ( A sankalp of taking some water in your palm and releasing the same on completion of verse which tells about rishi,chandh,keelan,utkeelan,bija and shakti of the Kavach. Nayaas ( both angg nayas ( body parts) and karr( Hand ) Nayas.
brain. This can sometimes cause people to lose their mental balance. Chanting
Generally, one who regularly chants kavacha of deities is protected and will experience miraculous escape during life-threatening circumstances.
Stotra , kavachas and mantras have a common purpose - that of securing the
Grace of Deities to the aspirant.
should be more careful with the pronunciations. There might be printing errors
in the works which you should get corrected by experts in your area.
a close relative....though the child may call without clarity, the elders will
know whom the child is calling....like that even if there is a slight mistake in
chanting simple slokhas and stotras, the side effects will not be severe,
because it is almost like a child addressing its elders in the family. That is
why sages have given stotras out of their kindness for the use of everyone.
2. The mantra has a metre, which governs the inflection of the voice.
3. The mantra has a particular devata or supernatural being, higher or lower, as its informing power. This devata is the presiding deity of the mantra.
4. The mantra has a bija or seed. The seed is a significant word, or series of words, which gives a special power to the mantra. The bija is the essence of the mantra.
5. Every mantra has a shakti. The shakti is the energy of the form of the mantra, that is, of the vibration forms set up by its sounds. These carry the individual to the devata that is worshipped.
6. The mantra has a kilaka, pillar or pin. This plugs the mantra chaitanya, consciousness, that is hidden in the mantra. As soon as the plug is removed by constant and prolonged repetition of the name, the chaitanya that is hidden is revealed. The devotee gets darshan of the ishta devata.
The Name of a deity
The Name of the deity which is to be worshipped. Usually Shri or Om is prefixed to the deity’s Name. [Refer ‘Prefixing Shri or Om to the Name’.]
The favour asked for
Whatever is to be asked of the deity.
Pallav refers to the last or the decorative part of the mantra. Pallav also means to collect, the description of the benefit derived, etc. Often the ‘namaha’ in a mantra expresses salutation to the deity. That is the pallav. The words in the mantra are also known as pallav.
The meaning of some words which appear at the end of a mantra: ‘Often several words like namaha, svaha, svadha, vashat, voushat, hum and phat are joined to the bijas. These words either depict the mental state of a seeker at the time of chanting the mantra or whatever one wishes to achieve with their usage.