Prayer to Jupiter
This rare stotra addressed to Brihaspathi the teacher of all devas and the planet Jupiter. Jupiter occupies a rasi for one year. When it is with Chandra (our Rasi), third, fourth eighth, tenth and twelfth house from our rasi, it brings bad luck. This stotra chanted on Thursdays during this period will bring solace.
गुरुर्बृहस्पतिर्ज्जीवः सुराचार्यो विदां वरः।
वागीशो धिषणो दीर्घश्मश्रुः पीतांबरो युवा ॥१॥
दयाकरः सौम्यमूर्तिः सुरार्च्यः कुड्मलद्युतिः॥२॥
लोकपूज्यो लोकगुरुः नीतिज्ञो नीतिकारकः।
तारापतिश्चाङ्गिरसो वेददेद्यः पितामहः ॥३॥
भक्त्या बृहस्पतिं स्मृत्वा नामान्येतानि यः पठेत्।
अरोगी बलवान् श्रीमान् पुत्रवान् स भवेन्नरः ॥४॥
जीवेत् वर्षशतं मर्त्यः पापं नश्यति नश्यति।
यः पूजयेत् गुरुदिने पीतगन्धाक्षतांबरैः ॥५॥
पुष्पदीपोपहारैश्च पूजयित्वा बृहस्पतिम्।
ब्रह्मणान् भोजयित्वा च पीडाशान्तिर्भवेत् गुरोः ॥६॥
Gurur brahaspathir jeeva suracharyo vidham vara,
Vageeso dhishino deerga samasru peethambaro yuva. 1
Teacher, lord of prayer of beings, Teacher of demi gods,
Greatest among the mighty, lord of words, preceptor,
One having a long beard, he who is young and wears yellow silk.
Sudha drushtir, grahadheeso, grha peeda apaharaka,
Daya kara, soumya moorthi, surarchya, kudmala dhyuthi. 2
He whose sight is nectar like, lord of all planets,
He who steals away the bad effects of all planets,
He who is merciful, he who is soft looking,
He who is the teacher of devas, he who looks like a bud,
Loka poojyo, loka guru, neethigno, neethi karaka,
Tharapathi schangeeraso veda vedya pithamaha, 3
He who is respected by all, the teacher of all,
He who is just, he who implements justice,
Lord of all stars, he who is the son of Angeerasa,
He who is worshipped by Vedas, grand father,
Bhakthya brahaspathim smruthwa, namanyethani ya padeth,
Arogi, bhalavan sriman, puthravan sa bhaven nara. 4
He who remembers Brahaspathi with devotion and recites these names,
Would be free from disease, would be strong,
Would be wealthy, and would be blessed with several sons.
Jeevedvarsha satham marthya, papam nasyathi, nasyathi,
Ya poojayeth guru dhine peetha gandha akshathambarai. 5
He who worships him on Thursdays, with sandal, holy rice and silk,
Would live for one hundred years and all his sins would be destroyed.
Pushpa dheepo upa haraischa poojayithwa Brhaspathim,
Brahmanan bhojayithwa cha peeda shanthir bhaved guro. 6
Guru would remove all problems and bless with peace,
Those who worship with light, flower and presents,
And serve food to Brahmins.
[Protective Armour of Mercury]
Budha is a planet giving knowledge. Any body who falls short in knowledge or wants to gain knowledge should read this Kavacham on all Wednesdays.
अस्य श्रीबुधकवचस्तोत्रमन्त्रस्य, कश्यप ऋषिः,
अनुष्टुप् छन्दः, बुधो देवता, बुधप्रीत्यर्थं जपे विनियोगः ।
अथ बुध कवचम्
बुधस्तु पुस्तकधरः कुङ्कुमस्य समद्युतिः ।
पीताम्बरधरः पातु पीतमाल्यानुलेपनः ॥ 1 ॥
कटिं च पातु मे सौम्यः शिरोदेशं बुधस्तथा ।
नेत्रे ज्ञानमयः पातु श्रोत्रे पातु निशाप्रियः ॥ 2 ॥
घ्राणं गन्धप्रियः पातु जिह्वां विद्याप्रदो मम ।
कण्ठं पातु विधोः पुत्रो भुजौ पुस्तकभूषणः ॥ 3 ॥
वक्षः पातु वराङ्गश्च हृदयं रोहिणीसुतः ।
नाभिं पातु सुराराध्यो मध्यं पातु खगेश्वरः ॥ 4 ॥
जानुनी रौहिणेयश्च पातु जङ्घे??उखिलप्रदः ।
पादौ मे बोधनः पातु पातु सौम्यो??उखिलं वपुः ॥ 5 ॥
एतद्धि कवचं दिव्यं सर्वपापप्रणाशनम् ।
सर्वरोगप्रशमनं सर्वदुःखनिवारणम् ॥ 6 ॥
आयुरारोग्यशुभदं पुत्रपौत्रप्रवर्धनम् ।
यः पठेच्छृणुयाद्वापि सर्वत्र विजयी भवेत् ॥ 7 ॥
॥ इति श्रीब्रह्मवैवर्तपुराणे बुधकवचं सम्पूर्णम् ॥
Asya Budha kavacha stotra maha manthrasya
For the chant called Armour for Budha (mercury)
The sage is Sage Kasyapa
Meter is Anushtup
God is Budha (mercury)
Budha Preethyarthe Jape Viniyoga
This chant is being done to please God Budha.
Budhasthu pusthakadhara kumkumasya samadhyuthi,
Peethambardhara pathu, peethamalyanu lepana. 1
Let us be protected by Budha,
Who holds a book in his hand,
Who shines with Kumkuma*,
Who wears yellow silk,
And who wears yellow garland.
Katim cha pathu may soumya, siro desam budhasthadha,
Nethra jnanamaya pathu, srothre pathu nisa priya. 2
Let him who is peaceful protect my hip,
Let my head and surroundings be protected by Budha,
Let my eyes be protected by the one who is engulfed in knowledge,
Let my ears be protected by him who loves night.
Granam gandha priya pathu, jihwam vidhyapriyo mama,
Kantam pathu vidho, puthro bhujow pusthaka bhooshana. 3
Let my sense of smell be protected he who likes scents,
Let my toungue be protected by he who likes knowledge,
Let my neck be protected by the knowledgable one,
Let my arms be protected by he who is decorated by books.
Vaksha pathu varangascha, hrudhayam rohini sutha,
Nabhim pathu suraradhyo, madhyam pathu khageswara. 4
Let my breast be protected by the blessed one,
Let my heart be protected by son of Rohini,
Let my belly be protected by first among devas,
Let my middle be protected by God of the birds.
Januni rohinoyascha pathu jange akhila pradha,
Pathou may bhodhana pathu, Pathu sowmyam akhilo vapu. 5
Let my knee be protected by he who belongs to Rohini,
Let my calf be protected by he who knows everything,
Let my feet be protected by he who is expert teacher,
And let all the rest of me be protected by he who is peaceful.
Yethadwi kavacham divyam, sarva papa pranasanam,
SArva roga prasamanam, sarva dukha nivaranam. 6
This Armour which is holy,
Destroys all sins committed,
Cures all types of diseases,
And is the panacea for all sorrow.
Ayur aroghya subhadham, puthra pouthra prabhardhanam,
Ya padeth srunuyath vapi sarvathra vijayee bhaveth. 7
It blesses one with long healthy life,
Increases sons and grand sons,
And those who read or hear it,
Would be victorious everywhere.
Ithi Sri Brahma Vaivartha Purane Budha Kavacham Sampoornam
Thus ends the armour of Mercury which occurs in Brahma Vaivartha purana