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Shri Dattatreya Kavacham

Shri Dattatreya Kavacham is in Sanskrit. It is a beautiful creation of Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati. This
Kavacham is very pious and powerful however we have to recite it with faith, devotion and
concentration to receive what is desired. This Kavacham is a prayer made to Shri Datta Guru by his
devotee. In the prayer devotee is requesting Shri Datta Guru by calling him with various pious names; to
protect his (devotees) all parts of the body, his organs which gives him knowledge, and his organs which
work for him and to protect from all ten directions, in the house/body and out of the house/body.
1) Shri Laxmi stays at the feet of Shri Dattatreya. Hence let Shri Dattatreya protect my feet. Let Shri
Dattatreya who sits in Siddasana posture, protect my thighs. Let Digambar protect my anus and my
reproductive organs. Let Nruhari protect my waist.
2) Let Jagatsastra protect my navel. Let Dalodara protect my stomach. Let Krupalu protect my heart. Let
Shatbhuja protect my shoulders.
3) Shri Dattatreya has held Mala, Kamandalu, Trishula, Damaru, Shankha and Chakra in his six hands, Let
my hands be protected by him. Let Kambukantha protect my throat. Let Sumukha protect my mouth.
4) Let Vedvak protect my tongue. Let Divadruk protect my eyes. Let Gandhatma protect my nose. Let
Punyashrava protect my ears.
5) Let my forehead be protected by Hansatma. Let my head be protected by Jatadhara. Let my organs
which work for me by Ishwara and my organs which give me knowledge be protected Aja.
6) Let my conscience be protected by Sarvantara. Let my Pranan be protected by the king of Yogies. Let
Yogiraj protect me from all ten directions.

7) Let Shri Gurudev Datta who can take many forms/incarnations; protect me in and out of the
house/body. Let anything which is not covered by this Kavacha, be protected by Divadrushti.
8) Let Gurudev Datta protect me from tyrant government, enemies, wield animals, bad things
performed to trouble me, my sins, mental diseases and disease of my body, and all other troubles,
difficulties.
9) Let son of Anusuya protect my money, food, my house, my wife, my childrens, my pets, my servants
and my relatives.
10) Let Balonmatta protect me in day, night and the period in between day and night from all pancha
mahabhutas (earth, water, fire, air and sky) and from death.
11) Anybody reciting this Datta Kavacham with devotion and faith will become free from all his troubles,
difficulties and so also from troubles by planets such as Saturn, Mars etc.
12) Ghosts, Demons etc. cant trouble such devotee who recites this Kavacha daily. He will become
happy, all his desires will be fulfilled, become successful in his endeavors and lead a healthy, wealthy
and peaceful life. After his death he will go to Datta Loka.
Here completes Shri Dattatreya Kavacham, which is a creation Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati.