Ganesha Kavacham is a prayer made to God Ganesha for protecting our body and removing obstacles from our life. Kavacham is from Brahamvaivarta Poorna and told to Shanaichar (Shani) by God Vishnu. God Vishnu explaining the importance of Kavacham and Rushi of this Kavacham is Prajapathi. Chanda is Bruhati. Lambodar God Ganesh is god of this Kavacham.
This Kavacham is for Dharma, Artha (money), Kama (desires) and Moksha (liberty from bondage of life) and included with other kavachas.
Kavacha means protection and it is very pious and removes all obstacles from the life. Whoever worships his guru; wears it on his right arm or around his neck, undoubtedly gets the blessings of God Vishnu.
Ganesha Kavacham – English Script
Om Namo Bhagawathe
Sri Prasanna Vigneswaraya Shira Pathu
Pathu Sri Sindhu Gambheera Lochana
Shikaayama Varana Vatha Pathu
Nethram Pathu Ganeswaram
Salutations to the Lord
Let the ever pleasing remover of obstacles protect my head,
Let the God who is as great as the sea protect my eyes,
Let he who killed the elephant asura protect my hair,
And let the leader of Shiva’s army protect my eyes.
Phalam Pathu Sulochana
Hastham Pathu Ganadhyaksha
Chubukam May Sundareswara
Let the God with the broken tusk protect my nose,
Let the God with good eyes protect my forehead,
Let he who presides over Ganas (Lord Shiva) protect my arm,
And let the pretty God protect my chin.
Oshtam Pathu Vinayakam
Galam May Deva Nayaka
Let Lord Vinayaka protect my lips,
Let the Lord of devas protect my throat,
Let he who carries Ganga protect my palate,
Let the God of the dancer protect the pupil of my eyes
Karnam Thandaweswaram Pathu
Oorum Pathu Divyanatham
Let the God of dancers protect my ears,
Let he who can give me salvation protect my mind,
Let my thighs be protected by the divine Lord,
Let my knees be protected by the elephant headed God.
Uraga Veethinam Bhujam Pathu
Karam Bhoganatham Cha May
Udaram Pathu Kamitharthakam
Let God who wears serpent as sacred thread protect my arms,
Let my hands be protected by lord of pleasure,
Let the Lord witch conch like neck protect my fingers,
And let he who fulfills the desires protect my stomach.
Lambodharam Katim Pathu
Gana Nathancha Prashtame
Jangam Pathu Punyo Petham
Gaja Vakthrancha Pada May
Let the Lord with a big stomach protect my hip,
Let the Lord of Ganas protect my standing pose,
Let the holy one protect my calves,
And let my feet be protected by feet.
Bhaktha Palaka Sarvangam
Rakshaa Sampanna Varada
Chanda Marthanda Nayakam
Sarva Shakthi Pradha Thaaram
Let all my body be protected by he who cares for his devotees,
And let me provided protection by the giver of richer,
The lord of Wind and Sun and he who gives all powers.
Sarvada Priya Pooritham
Shathru Nasakam Dahi
Mithra Bhandhu Namo Nama
Om Maha Vignesaya Prasanna Vadanaya
Vigna Rajaya Namno Nama
My salutations to the Lord,
Who fulfills desires always,
Who kills all my enemies,
And the friend of the Sun God.
Om maha vignesaya prasanna vadanaya, vigna rajaya namno nama
It is believed that the devotees who knows this Kavacham; and who worship or recites the mantra one billion times of son of God Shankar i.e., of God Ganesh, without reciting this kavacham, never receives Sidhi of the mantra.
Thus here we worship Lord Ganesh with this Ganesh Kavacham which is from Brahmavaivarta Poorana and told by God Vishnu to Shani god for fulfilling all the spiritual needs.
May this Kavacham protects us from all the evil spirits of the world.