KANDHA SASHTI KAVASAM - KANDHA GURU KAVASAM with lyrics
This video features both kandha sashti kavasam and kanda guru kavasam packed together in a single video.
KANDA SASTI KAVASHAM playtime is 20 minute and 20 seconds.
KANDA GURU KAVASHAM playtime is 22 minutes and 25 seconds.
He who fulfils the wishes of his devotees,
Whose twinkling anklets produce melodious sounds
He who approaches me in slow and graceful steps,
The Rider of the peacock
Come and protect me with your Vel
Welcome to Thee, Lord of the Vel
Welcome to Thee, O Rider of the peacock
Beginning with Inthiran, the Devas of all the eight directions pay their obeisance to You
Wielder of the mighty Vel,
Son-in-law of Thevendran,
Welcome You, who are in the mind of the loving tribal maiden, Valli,
Welcome Lord, You who are six-faced,
Welcome Lord, whose forehead is adorned with sacred ash,
Come every day, Lord of Sira Malai, Lord Velayuthan,
Come quickly, Lord of Saravanabava, come now!
The six letters of Lord Muruga's name (sa, ra, va, na, ba, va) are interchanged and their interplay gives rise to these rhythms of melody that accompany the graceful approach of the Lord on His peacock.
Lord Muruga embodies the form of these six letters. Thus, He is also refered to as 'Lord Saravanabava'.
Salutations are offered to the brave Lord of Saravana Poykai, who is approaching on His vahana, the peacock.
Salutations are offered to the brave War Lord of the Devas in their battle against the Asuras.
You who assumed Lordship over me, in your twelve hands
You hold twelve weapons, the twelve 'paasa' and the 'ankusamum.'
With your twelve wide-opened, shiny eyes, throw your protecting glance on me,
O Lord, and grant me the grace of your protection.
This refers to the 'bija' mantras, 'im,' 'kilm,' 'saum.'
A 'bija' or seed is a significant word or series of words which give it a special power or 'sakthi.'
The bija-mantras have a significant inner meaning which is subtle and mystic.
O Lord of the Kundalini Sakthi, son of Sivan, and Indweller of the heart, come daily to protect me.
Your silken sash and girdle encircle your full waist, with a nine-gemmed diadem adorning your silken robes.
Your beautiful legs and ankletted feet produce a harmonious blend of melodious notes most pleasing to the ear.
O Rider astride the peacock, come quickly.
O Lord of the three letters, come!
O Lord who resides in Swamimalai and grants Darshan from therein, grant me, your child, your favour.
I turn to You for salvation and prostrate before Your Holy Feet in submission, protect me, O Lord, for my life is but Your own.
With your twleve eyes, protect your child!
Protect the face - O beautiful Vel
Protect the vibuthi adorned forehead - O pure Vel!
Protect the two eyes - O shining Vel!
Protect the two ears - O Lord of the Vel!
Protect the two nostrils - O good Vel!
Protect the neck - O sweet Vel!
Protect the chest - O bejewelled Vel!
Protect the shoulders - O sharp Vel!
Protect the nape - O great Vel!
Protect the back - O Vel of grace!
Protect the sixteen rib bones - O youthful Vel!
Protect the stomach - O ever victorious Vel!
Protect the umbilicus - O benevolent Vel!
Protect the organs of reproduction and excretion - O good and beautiful Vel!
Protect the two thighs - O great Vel!
Protect the knees and calves - O bright Vel!
Protect the toes and feet - O Vel of grace!
Protect the two hands - O Vel of mercy!
Protect the two forearms - O strong Vel!
Grant that Lakshmi resides in my arms!
May Saraswati abide in my speech!
And may the Hridaya Kamalam (the ten-petalled lotus of the heart; the Jivatma's abode) be protected by the benevolent Vel!
May Ida, Puriggala, and Sushumna (nerve currents) be protected by the victorious Vel!
For as long as my tonue can utter your name (as long as I am alive), may your golden Vel come with the speed of lightning to protect me!
May You, O Lord, protect one from ghosts, spirits, and demons!
Reference is made to the different kinds of devils and spirits such as spirits that swallow infants, spirits and devils that follow maidens, the guardians of cemeteries and spirits of the forests.
At the mention of my name, may these (spirits, and demons) take to their heels with the speed of lightning!
Devils would not dare approach these devotees of the Lord.
The evil will meet their end, while in the good, the feet of Murugan shall ever dance.
You who have understood my heart, of all the Lakshmis, You have given new vigour to Veera Lakshmi.
O Warlord of the Devas, praise be to Thee!
O Lord who captivated Valli, praise be to Thee!
He whose form is strong and dazzling, praise be to Thee!
He who conquered Idumba and Kadamba, praise be to Thee!
O Lord of the Vel, who is garlanded with vedchi flowers, praise be to Thee!
O King of the Golden Council in Kandagiri (a hill abode of Murugan), praise be to Thee!
I surrender at thy lotus feet!
I surrender to thee, Lord Saravanabava!
I surrender to thee, Lord Shanmuga!