Shri Narayana Kavacham !! Lyrics & Its meaning !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Narayana Kavacham is described in Srimad Bhagavatham, Sixth Skandha – Chapter 8.  It was narrated by Sage Suka to King Pareekshith, son of Abhimanyu as a means to protect himself from the enemies, which was earlier taught by Sage Vishwaroopa to Lord Indra.  Whoever listens or recite the auspicious hymn would be relieved from all the sins and protected by the Supreme Lord Vishnu.
King Pareekshith spoke “Oh! Illustrious Brahmin, I earnestly request you to describe the protective shield of Lord Narayana which was protected thousand eyed Lord Indra in the vicious battle with the well armed warriors of demons effortlessly, ultimately outshined his enemies and also attained control over three worlds and wealth.”
Sage Suka replied “Oh! King Pareekshith, Sage Vishwaroopa, son of Thwashtra was the priest of Lord Indra, who taught the auspicious hymn praising the shield of Lord Narayana to Lord Indra.   Oh! King, listen to me carefully I will to teach you the divine hymn.”
Sage Suka continued “ when you are besieged with fear or anxiety, perform ablutions and take a seat on the sacred grass facing north and perform formal procedures like Achamanam wearing the holy grass on your finger, recite the hymns with symbols to attain clarity of speech, meditate upon Lord Narayana and follow the symbols touching the significant parts of the boy pronouncing the Pranava Manthra ‘OM’, recite ‘Shakaram’ by touching the middle of two eyebrows ‘Nakaram’ by touching the Shikha, ‘Vekaram’ by touching both the eyes, ultimately ‘Nakaram’ by touching all joints and pay salutations to Lord Narayana facing six directions would transform the dull into wise, meditate upon the six major powers/Shadshakthi such as wealth, prowess, charity, fame, wisdom & renunciation and recite the holy hymn praising the glories of Lord Narayana.”
Lord Narayana/Hari whose lotus feet rests on the celestial bird, armed with conch, wheel, dice, sword, bow, mace and rope protect me always, let the Matsya incarnation of Lord Narayana protect me in the water, Lord Varuna protect me from the fatal creatures in the water, Lord Vamana protect me on the Land and Lord Trivikrama protect me in the sky, Lord Narasimha with his mighty roar and power annihilate the entire demons would protect me from woodlands & war field, Lord Varaha who was originated from Yagna and has fierce form like the protruding teeth was saved the mother Earth would protect my paths, Lord Parasurama protect me on the mountains and hills, Lord Rama, elder brother of Bharatha and Lakshmana would protect me when I am away from my own land. 
May Lord Narayana forgive and protect me when I break the rules of righteousness and commit sins, Maharishi Narada would protect me from false pride,  Sage Datthathreya would forgive me for not observing Yoga, meditation etc.. Sage Kapila would protect me from the bondage of Karma, Sage Sanathkumara would protect me from the cupid arrows of Lord Kamadeva, and Lord Hayagreevah would protect me while I am on travel or commit severe mistakes by disrespecting the Vedas/ scriptures/deities.  Maharishi Narada would protect me from my absence in performing any propitious deeds, ultimately Lord Hari who took the incarnation of wild tortoise would protect me from the different types of hell.  Lord Dhanvanthari would protect me from evil effects caused from the consumption of food.  Rishabha, the renounced soul would protect me from the fears of illusion, Sage Yajna would protect me from the evil effects in the society, Lord Balarama would protect me from the enemies, and Lord Adishesha would protect me from the fear of anger.  Sage Dhwaipayana/Veda Vyasa would protect me from lack of wisdom and spiritual awakening; Lord Buddha would protect me from insincerity and ignorance, Lord Kalki who is the savior of righteousness, yet to incarnate protect me the evil effect all through the Kali era.   
Lord Keshava with his mace would protect me in the early dawn and Govinda with his flue and Lord Naraya with his might in the morning hours, Lord Vishnu protect me with his wheel in the noon,  Lord Madhu with his great bow would protect me in the afternoon, Lord Madhava, form of trinities would protect me in the evening, Lord Rishikesha would protect me during the hours from dawn and midnight, Lord Padmanabha alone would protect me in the midnight, Lord Srivatsadhama would protect me in the remaining part of the night, Lord Janardhana who has powerful sword would protect me just before dawn, Lord Dhamodhara would protect me at the time of sunrise and Lord Vishweshwara in the morning.
Oh! Lord Sudharshana, holy wheel your edges are like raging fire at the time of deluge, you will move at the will of Lord Narayana, you are fast and furious capable to burn everything into ashes, I earnestly prays to annihilate my enemies.  Oh! Holy mace, the dear servant of Lord Narayana, the sparks  derived from the touches of yours are unbearable like Vajra, I earnestly prays to thrash the evil spirits, Yakshas, Rakshas/demon and all my enemies.  Oh! Holy conch, the reverberating noise of you while Lord Krishna blows causes enemies to perplex and drive away all the evils like ghouls, devils, Pramadhas and hideous creatures. Oh! Holy sword, the fierce weapon of Lord Narayana cut my enemies into pieces and the sinners into sightless.  Oh! Lord Narayana, praising your glories and fierce weapon would eradicate all the fears related to changes in the planets, Kings, serpents, ghosts and sins.  Oh! Lord Garuda who is praised by Vedas and supreme Lord would protect me from all the troubles.  Oh! Lord Vikshvasena, singing the glories of Lord would protect me from the entire dilemma.
Let the glorious names and forms of Lord Narayana, fierce weapon and Nithyasuris/who always resides in the abode of Lord Narayana/eternal servants would protect my mind, soul and senses from all the sins and peril.  The supreme Lord Narayana dwells in all the living and non-living beings and he will eradicate all the evils.   To the hedonistic those who does not believe in the various incarnations of the supreme Lord and his weapons, the ultimate truth is that the supreme Lord Narayana is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient will protect me always.
Lord Narasimha with his fierce form protected his passionate devotee Prahlada from elephant, serpents and all the evils, in the same manner protect me from all directions.   Thus Sage Vishwaroopa said ‘Oh! Lord Indra, I have described the great armor of Lord Narayana/Hari, which would help you to annihilate the army of demons and protect yourself.  Whoever witnesses or worship the great armors of Lord Narayana would be released from fears and anxieties.  Whoever recites these holy hymns would be released from fear of enemies, Kings, animals and evil effects from the changes in planets.”
Long ago there was a Brahmin from Koushika Gothra was well versed with the glories of the armors of Lord Narayana was gave up his life in a desert.  A celestial Gandharva along with the Apsaras were travelling in a plane and suddenly the plane took a sudden halt, the Gandharva and the Apsaras landed in the desert where the Brahmin’s mortal body was lying.  Soon, the Balakhilyas/Sages appeared before the celestial Gandharva and advised him to perform final rite for the Brahmin.  Thus, the Brahmin’s soul attained salvation due to the devoutness he had attained by reciting the holy hymns of Narayana Kavacham.
Sage Suka continued “Whoever listens or recite the holy hymns of Lord Narayana would be honored by all beings and he/she would be freed from all fears and anxieties”.
|| Om Namo Narayanaya || || Om Namo Bhagavathey Vasudevaya ||
|| Om Shri Hari: ||
Atha Shri Narayana Kavacham
|| Raja Uvacha ||
Yaya Guptha : Sahasthraksha: Savahan Ripusainikan |
Kreedanniva Vinirjithya Trilokya Bubujey Shriyam ||
Bhagavansthanma Makhyahi Varma Narayanathmakam |
Yatha Sthathayina: Shathroon Yena Gupthosjayanmrudhey ||
|| Shri Shuka Uvacha ||
Vrutha: Purohithosthvashtro Mahendrayanu Prucchathey |
Narayanakhyam Varmaha Thadhihaikamana: Shrunu ||
Narayanamayam Varma Sannhedh Bhaya Agathey |
Padhayor  Janunorurorudharey  Hrudhyadhorasi ||
Mukhey Shirasyanupuryadhomkareedhini Vinyaseth |
Om Namo Narayanethi Viparyamathapi Va ||
Karanyasam Thatha: Kuryath Dhwadhashakshara Vidyaya |
Pranavadhi Akarantha Mangulyangushta Parasu ||
Nyseth Hrudaya Omkaram Vikara Manumoordhani |
Shakaram Thu Bhruvor Madhye Nakaram Shikhaya Dhisheth ||
Vekaram Nethrayorujya  Nakaram Swara Sarasandhishu |
Makara Asthramuddhishya Manthra Murthir Bhavedh Budha: ||
Savisargam Phadantham Thath Saradhishi Vinirdhisheth |
Om Vishnavey Nama Ithi ||
Athmanam Paramam Dhyayeth Dheyam Shadshakthibhiruthyama |
Vidhya Thejas Thapo Murthimimam Manthra Mudhahareth ||
Om Hariridhyanma Saraksharam Nysthangripadma: Pathagendraprushtey |
Dharari Charanmasi Gadheshu Chapasan Dhadhanoshta Gunoshta Bahu: ||
Jaleshu Mam Rakshathu Matsya Murthiryadho Ganebhyo Varunasya Pashath |
Sthleshu Maya Vaduvamanosyath Trivikrama: Khevathu Vishwaroopa: ||
Durgeshta Vada Vyaji Mukhadhishu Prabhu: Payannrusimho Surayoothapari: |
Vimunchyatho Yasya Mahattahasam Dhishovinedhurnyapathanscha Garbha: ||
Rakshathvasou Madhvani Yajyakalpa: Swadhamshtrayoni Thadharo Varaha: |
Ramo Trikoodeshvadha Vipravasey Salakshmanoswayadh Bharathagrajosman ||
Mamugradharanmadhakhilath Pramada  Narayana: Pathu Narascha Hasath |
Dhathastha Yogadh Dhadha Yoganatha: Payadh Gunesha: Kapila: Karma Bandhanath ||
Sananth Kumaro Vathu Kamadevaddhyasheersha Mam Pathi Devahelanath |
Devarshi Varya: Purusharachanatharath Kurmo Harirmam Nirayadhasheshath ||
Dhanvanthari Bhagavan Pathvapadhyath Dhwandhvadh Bhayadhrushabho Niranchithathma |
Yajschascha  Lokadhavathanjananthath Balo Ganath Krodha Vashadhahindra: ||
Dhwaipayano Bhagavan Prabhodhath Buddhasthu Paganda Ganath Pramathath |
Kaliki:  Kale Kalamalath Prapathu Dharmavanayoru Kruthavathara: ||
Mam Keshava Gadhaya Pratharavyadh Govinda Asangavamaththavenu: |
Narayana Prahna Udhatha Shakthir Madhyandhiney Vishnurarindra Pani: ||
Devosparahena Madhuhogradhanva Sayam Tridhamavathu Madhavomam |
Dhoshey Rishikesha Udhara Dhathrey Nisheedha Yekosthu Padmanabha: ||
Sri Vatsadhama Pararathra Esha: Prathyusha Eshosthidharo Janardhana: |
Dhamodharo Vyasa Dhanu Sandhyam Prabhathey Vishwesharo Bhagavan Kalamurthi: ||
Chakram Yuganthanalathigmanemi Bhramath Samanthath Bhagavath Prayukthma |
Dhandhagdhi Dhandhangdhari Sainyamasu Kaksham  Yatha Vathasakho Huthasha: ||
Gadhe Shanisparshana Vispulingey Nishpindi Nishpindya Jitha Prayasi |
Kooshmanda  Vainayaka Yaksha Raksho Bhutha Graham Choornaya Choornayarin ||
Thwam Yathudhana Pramatha Pretha Mathru Pishacha Vipra Graha Ghoradhrishtin |
Dharendra Vidhravaya Krishnapuritho Bhimaswanorer Hrudayani Kambayan ||
Thwam Dhigma Dharasi Varari Sainyameesha Prayuktho Mama Chindi Chindi |
Charamanschathachandra Chadhaya Dhvishamakhonam Hara Papa Chakshusham ||
Yanno Bhayam Grahebhyo Bhuth Kethubhyo Nrupa Yeva  Cha |
Sarisrupeybhyo Dhamshtribhyo Bhuthebhyom Hobhya Yeva Va ||
Saranethani Bhagannama Rupasthra Keerthanath |
Prayanthu Samkshayam Sadhyo Yena:  Shreya: Pratheepaka: ||
Garudo Bhagavan Sthothrasthobhas Cchandhomaya: Prabhu: |
Rakshathva Shesha Kruchrebhyo Vikshvasena: Swanamabhi: ||
Sarapadhbhyo Harernama Rupayanayudhani Na: |
Buddhindhriya Mana: Pranan Panthu Parshadhabhushana: ||
Yatha Hi Bhagavanneva Vasthutha: Sadh Sacha Yath |
Sathyananena Na: Swarey Yanthu Nasamupadhrava: ||
Yathaikathmanu Bhavanam Vikalpa Rahitha: Swayam |
Bhushanayudha  Lingakhya Dhathey Shakthi: Swamayaya ||
Thenaiva Sathyamanena Sarrajjo Bhagavan Hari |
Pathu Sarou: Swaroopairna: Sadha Sarathra Saraga: ||
Viddhikshu Dhikshur Dhwamadha: Samanthanthara Bahir Bhagavan Narasimha: |
Prahapayam Lokabhayam Swanena Grahastha Samastha Theja: ||
Makhavannitha Makhyatham Varma Narayanathmakam |
Vijeshyasyajyasa Yena Dhamshitho Suryoothapan ||
Yethath  Dharayamanasthu Yam Yam Pashyathi Chakshusha |
Padha Va Samsprusheth Sadhya:  Sadhvasath Sa Vimuchyathey ||
Na Kuthaschith Bhayam Thasya Vidhyam Dharayatho Bhaveth |
Rajadhasyugrahadhibhyo Vyangradhibhyascha Karhachith ||
Imam Vidhyam Pura Kashchith Koushiko Dharayan Dhvija: |
Yoga Dharanaya Swangam Jahou Sa Marudhvani ||
Thasyopari Vimanena Gandhara Pathirekadha |
Yayou Chithratha: Sthirbhivrutho Yathra  Dhvijakshya: ||
Gagananya Pathath Sadhya: Savimano Hyvak Shira: |
Sa Valakhilya Vachanadhasthinyadhaya Vismitha: |
Prasya Prachi Saraswathyam Snathva Dhama Swamanvagath |
|| Shri Shuka Uvacha ||
Ya Idham Shrunuyath Kale Yo Dharayathi  Chadhrutha: |
Tham Namasyanthi Bhuthani Muchyathey Saratho Bhayath : ||
Yetham  Vidhyamadhigatho Vishwaroopacchathakruthu: |
Trilokya Lakshmim Bhubujey Vinirjithyamrudhey Suran ||
|| Ithi Sri Narayana Kavacham Sampoornam ||
(Srimad Bhagavatham - Skandham - 6 & 8 )
Jai Sriman Narayana !!