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Benefits of Kantha Sashti Kavasam

Submitted by astroved on Sat, 10/16/2021 - 04:34

Kantha Sashti Kavasam was composed by Bala Deva Raaya Swamigal. It is a hymn sung in praise of Lord Skanda/Muruga, the warrior god who was commander of the devas and the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

Lord Muruga took birth for a specific purpose, which was to end the tyranny of demons like Tarakasura, Soorapadma, and Simhamukha. Some of his other names are ‘Deva Senapati’ and ‘Yuddharanga’. As the god of war and general of the devas’ army, Skanda has great strength and skills. He embodied perfection, was very brave and intelligent, and extremely skillful in the art of war. His mission was to destroy demons who represent negative human tendencies. 

Skanda Shasti is a festival celebrated by Tamil Hindus to commemorate Skanda’s victory over the demons. He led the battle against the demons that lasted 6 days. During this 6-day period, devotees observe a day-long fast called Skanda Sashti Viratham , take Kavadi, sing bhajans, and worship the deity. The battle between the devas and asuras (demons) is also enacted at the important Muruga temples like the one in Thiruchendur. Shashti is the 6th day of the lunar cycle.  

Benefits of chanting Kantha Sashti Kavasam

It is said that many benefits can be gained by chanting Kantha Sashti Kavasam with true devotion and faith. 

*It bestows Muruga’s grace and blessings in abundance.  

*It grants protection from injuries and illness

*Married couples who lack children may be blessed with progeny

*People who suffer from debts and lack of money can get relief

*It can remove marital discord and restore harmony

*Kavasam means ‘armor’. The hymn acts like an armor protecting one from evil spirits, ghosts, evil eye, curses, black magic, etc. 

Thus, chanting the Kantha Sashti Kavasam regularly can have a very positive effect on the life of a person. Muruga’s grace begins to pervade their life and causes many beneficial things to happen, leading to success, happiness, and prosperity.

When to chant it

If you can’t chant it daily, try to do it on Tuesdays. Sashti tithi and Pournami (full moon day) days are also good for the worship of Muruga. Pushya/Poosam Nakshatra days are very auspicious for Muruga worship. The Kantha Sashti Kavasam should be chanted on all 6 days of the Skanda Sashti festival.

When to Initiate it

Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi day or Shukla Paksha Tuesdays, or Shukla Paksha Pushya Nakshatra days are best to initiate the Kantha Sashti Kavasam.

Ideal times for chanting

Brahma muhurtham in the morning and sunset time are ideal for chanting the Kantha Sashti Kavasam. You can chant it during Sandhya Kaala periods or when you deem it necessary.

How many times should one chant it?
It can be chanted just once daily. Chant it with true devotion, and it will protect you like armor.

Where to chant it?
Sit on the east or northeast quadrant of the house or pooja room when chanting it, and face east.

Kantha Sashti Kavasam can be chanted by anyone, irrespective of gender or age.

Kanda Sashti Kavacham Lyrics

Thuthipporku Valvinaipom Thunbampom
Nenjil Pathipporku Selvam Palithuk Kathithongum
Nishtaiyum Kaikoodum
Nimalar Arul Kanthar Sashti Kavacham Thanai
 
Amarar Idar Theera Amaram Purintha
Kumaranadi Nenjeh Kuri

Sashtiyai Nokka Saravana Bavanaar
Sishtarukku Uthavum Sengkathir Velon
Paatham Irandil Panmani Sathangai
Geetham Paada Kinkini Yaada
Maiya Nadam Seiyum Mayil Vahananaar
 
Kaiyil Velaal Yenaik Kaakka Vendru Vanthu
Varavara Velah Yuthanaar Varuha
Varuha Varuha Mayilon Varuha
Inthiran Mudhalaa Yendisai Potra
Manthira Vadivel Varuha Varuha

Vaasavan Maruhaa Varuha Varuha
Nesak Kuramahal Ninaivon Varuha
Aarumuham Padaitha Aiyaa Varuha
Neeridum Velavan Nitham Varuha
Sirahiri Velavan Seekkiram Varuha
 
Saravana Bavanaar Saduthiyil Varuha
Rahana Bavasa Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra
Rihana Bavasa Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri
Vinabava Sarahana Veeraa Namo Nama
Nibava Sarahana Nira Nira Nirena

Vasara Hanabava Varuha Varuha
Asurar Kudi Kedutha Aiyaa Varuha
Yennai Yaalum Ilaiyon Kaiyil
Pannirendu Aayutham Paasaan Gusamum
Parantha Vizhihal Pannirandu Ilanga
 
Virainthu Yenaik Kaakka Velon Varuha
Aiyum Kiliyum Adaivudan Sauvum
Uyyoli Sauvum Uyiraiyum Kiliyum
Kiliyum Sauvum Kilaroli Yaiyum
Nilai Petrenmun Nithamum Olirum

Shanmuhan Neeyum Thaniyoli Yovvum
Kundaliyaam Siva Guhan Thinam Varuha
Aaru Muhamum Animudi Aarum
Neeridu Netriyum Neenda Puruvamum
Panniru Kannum Pavalach Chevvaayum
 
Nanneri Netriyil Navamanich Chuttiyum
Eeraaru Seviyil Ilahu Kundalamum
Aariru Thinpuyathu Azhahiya Maarbil
Palboo Shanamum Pathakkamum Tharithu
Nanmanipoonda Navarathna Maalaiyum

Muppuri Noolum Muthani Maarbum
Sepppazhahudaiya Thiruvayir Unthiyum
Thuvanda Marungil Sudaroli Pattum
Navarathnam Pathitha Nartchee Raavum
Iruthodai Azhahum Inai Muzhanthaalum
 
Thiruvadi Yathanil Silamboli Muzhanga
Seha Gana Seha Gana Seha Gana Segana
Moga Moga Moga Moga Moga Moga Mogana
Naha Naha Naha Naha Naha Naha Nahena
Digu Kuna Digu Digu Digu Kuna Diguna
 
Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra
Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri Ri
Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du Du
Dagu Dagu Digu Digu Dangu Dingugu
Vinthu Vinthu Mayilon Vinthu

Munthu Munthu Muruhavel Munthu
Yenthanai Yaalum Yehraha Selva
Mainthan Vehndum Varamahizhnth Thuthavum
Laalaa Laalaa Laalaa Vehshamum
Leelaa Leelaa Leelaa Vinothanendru
 
Unthiru Vadiyai Uruthi Yendrennum
Yen Thalai Vaithun Yinaiyadi Kaaka
Yennuyirk Uyiraam Iraivan Kaaka
Panniru Vizhiyaal Baalanaik Kaaka
Adiyen Vathanam Azhahuvel Kaaka

Podipunai Netriyaip Punithavel Kaaka
Kathirvel Irandu Kanninaik Kaaka
Vithisevi Irandum Velavar Kaaka
Naasihal Irandum Nalvel Kaaka
Pesiya Vaaythanai Peruvel Kaaka
 
Muppathirupal Munaivel Kaaka
Seppiya Naavai Sevvel Kaaka
Kannam Irandum Kathirvel Kaaka
Yennilang Kazhuthai Iniyavel Kaaka
Maarbai Irathna Vadivel Kaaka

Vattak Kuthathai Valvel Kaaka
Panai Thodai Irandum Paruvel Kaaka
Kanaikaal Muzhanthaal Kathirvel Kaaka
Aiviral Adiyinai Arulvel Kaaka
Kaihal Irandum Karunaivel Kaaka
 
Munkai Irandum Muranvel Kaaka
Pinkai Irandum Pinnaval Irukka
Naavil Sarasvathi Natrunai Yaaha
Naabik Kamalam Nalvel Kakka
Muppaal Naadiyai Munaivel Kaaka

Yeppozhuthum Yenai Yethirvel Kaaka
Adiyen Vasanam Asaivula Neram
Kaduhave Vanthu Kanahavel Kaaka
Varum Pahal Thannil Vachravel Kaaka
Arai Irul Thannil Anaiyavel Kaaka
 
Yemathil Saamathil Yethirvel Kaaka
Thaamatham Neeki Chathurvel Kaaka
Kaaka Kaaka Kanahavel Kaaka
Noaka Noaka Nodiyil Noaka
Thaakka Thaakka Thadaiyara Thaakka
 
Paarka Paarka Paavam Podipada
Billi Soonyam Perumpahai Ahala
Valla Bootham Valaashtihap Peihal
Allal Paduthum Adangaa Muniyum
Pillaihal Thinnum Puzhakadai Muniyum

Kollivaayp Peihalum Kuralaip Peihalum
Penkalai Thodarum Bramaraa Chatharum
Adiyanaik Kandaal Alari Kalangida
Irisi Kaatteri Ithunba Senaiyum
Yellilum Iruttilum Yethirpadum Mannarum
 
Kana Pusai Kollum Kaaliyodu Anaivarum
Vittaan Gaararum Migu Pala Peihalum
Thandiyak Kaararum Sandaalar Halum
Yen Peyar Sollavum Idi Vizhunthodida
Aanai Adiyinil Arum Paavaihalum

Poonai Mayirum Pillaihal Enpum
Nahamum Mayirum Neenmudi Mandaiyum
Paavaihal Udane Pala Kalasathudan
Manaiyil Puthaitha Vanjanai Thanaiyum
Ottiya Paavaiyum Ottiya Serukkum
 
Kaasum Panamum Kaavudan Sorum
Othu Manjanamum Oruvazhi Pokum
Adiyanaik Kandaal Alainthu Kulainthida
Maatran Vanjahar Vanthu Vanangida
Kaala Thoothaal Yenai Kandaal Kalangida

Anji Nadungida Arandu Purandida
Vaay Vittalari Mathi Kettoda
Padiyinil Mutta Paasak Kayitraal
Kattudan Angam Katharida Kattu
Katti Uruttu Kaal Kai Muriya
 
Kattu Kattu Katharida Kattu
Muttu Muttu Muzhihal Pithungida
Sekku Sekku Sethil Sethilaaha
Sokku Sokku Soorpahai Sokku
Kuthu Kuthu Koorvadi Velaal

Patru Patru Pahalavan Thanaleri
Thanaleri Thanaleri Thanalathuvaaha
Viduvidu Velai Verundathu Oda
Puliyum Nariyum Punnari Naayum
Yeliyum Karadiyum Inithodarnthu Oda
 
Thelum Paambum Seyyaan Pooraan
Kadivida Vishangal
Kadithuyar Angam
Yeriya Vishangal Yelithudan Iranga
Polippum Sulukkum Oruthalai Noyum
Vaatham Sayithiyam Valippu Pitham

Soolai Sayam Kunmam Sokku Sirangu
Kudaichal Silanthi Kudalvip Purithi
Pakka Pilavai Padarthodai Vaazhai
Kaduvan Paduvan Kaithaal Silanthi
Parkuthu Aranai Paru Arai Yaakkum
 
Yellap Piniyum Yendranaik Kandaal
Nillaa Thoda Nee Yenak Arulvaay
Eerezhula Hamum Yenak Uravaaha
Aanum Pennum Anaivarum Yenakkaa
Mannaal Arasarum Mahizhnthura Vaahavum

Unnai Thuthikka Un Thirunaamam
Saravana Bavane Sailoli Bavanee
Thirupura Bavane Thigazholi Bavane
Paripura Bavane Pavamozhi Bavane
Arithiru Maruhaa Amaraa Pathiyai
 
Kaathu Thevarkal Kadum Sirai Viduthaay
Kanthaa Guhane Kathir Velavane
Kaarthihai Mainthaa Kadambaa Kadambanai
Idumbanai Yazhitha Iniyavel Muruhaa
Thanihaa Salane Sangaran Puthalvaa

Kathirkaa Mathurai Kathirvel Muruhaa
Pazhani Pathivaazh Baala Kumaaraa
Aavinan Kudivaazh Azhahiya Vela
Senthil Maamalai Yurum Sengalva Raayaa
Samaraa Purivaazh Shanmuha Tharase
 
Kaarar Kuzhalaal Kalaimahal Nandraay
Yennaa Irukka Yaan Unai Paada
Yenai Thodarnthu Irukkum Yenthai Muruhanai
Padinen Aadinen Paravasa Maaha
Aadinen Naadinen Aavinan Poothiyey

Nesamudan Yaan Netriyil Aniya
Paasa Vinaihal Patrathu Neengi
Unpatham Perave Unnarulaaha
Anbudan Rakshi Annamum Sonnamum
Metha Methaaha Velaayu Thanaar
 
Sithi Petradiyen Sirappudan Vazhga
Vaazhga Vaazhga Mayilon Vaazhga
Vaazhga Vaazhga Vadivel Vaazhga
Vaazhga Vaazhga Malai Guru Vaazhga
Vaazhga Vaazhga Malai Kura Mahaludan

Vaazhga Vaazhga Vaarana Thuvasam
Vaazhga Vaazhga Yen Varumaihal Neenga
Yethanai Kuraihal Yethanai Pizhaihal
Yethanai Adiyen Ye thanai Seiyinum
Petravan Neeguru Poruppathu Unkadan
 
Petraval Kuramahal Petravalaame
Pillai Yendranbaay Piriya Malithu
Mainthan Yenmeethu Unmanam Mahizhntharuli
Thanjam Yendradiyaar Thazhaithida Arulsey
Kanthar Sashti Kavasam Virumbiya

Baalan Theva Raayan Paharn Thathai
Kaalaiyil Maalaiyil Karuthudan Naalum
Aasaa Rathudan Angam Thulakki
Nesamudan Oru Ninaivathu Vaahi
Kanthar Sashti Kavasam Ithanai
 
Sindhai Kalangaathu Thiyaani Pavarhal
Orunaal Muppathaa Ruru Kondu
Othiyeh Jebithu Uhanthu Neeraniya
Ashta Thikkullor Adangalum Vasamaay
Thisai Mannar Yenmar Seyalathu Arulvar

Maatrala Rellaam Vanthu Vananguvar
Navakol Mahizhnthu Nanmai Alithidum
Navamatha Nenavum Nallezhil Peruvar
Enthanaalum Eerettaay Vaazhvar
Kantharkai Velaam Kavasa Thadiyai
 
Vazhiyaay Kaana Meiyaay Vilangum
Vizhiyaal Kaana Verundidum Peigal
Pollathavarai Podi Podi Yaakkum
Nallor Ninaivil Nadanam Puriyum
Sarva Sathuru Sankaa Rathadi

Arintha Yenathullaam Ashta Letchmihalil
Veera Letchmikku Virun Thunavaaha
Soora Bathmaavaith Thunithagai Yathanaal
Iruba Thezhvarkku Uvan Thamuthalitha
Gurubaran Pazhani Kundrinil Irukkum
 
Chinna Kuzhanthai Sevadi Potri
Yenai Thadu Thaatkola Yendrana Thullum
Meviya Vadivurum Velava Potri
Thevargal Senaa Pathiye Potri
Kuramahal Manamahizh Kove Potri

Thiramihu Thivya Thehaa Potri
Idumbaa Yuthane Idumbaa Potri
Kadambaa Potri Kanthaa Potri
Vetchi Punaiyum Veleh Potri
Uyargiri Kanaha Sabaikor Arase
 
Mayilnada Miduvoy Malaradi Saranam
Saranam Saranam Saravanabava Om
Saranam Saranam Shanmuhaa Saranam
Saranam Saranam Shanmuhaa Saranam