Efficacy of Sri Narayana Kavacham – what is the efficacy of Sri Narayana Kavacham?
Mantras-special chants in which are embedded the secrets of God’s real from are an effective medium of worship. Recited with sincerity and devotion, they help us to achieve perfect Communion with the Creator. They are also potent antidotes to nullify the evil influences and deadly effects of black magic and other occult faculties. Mantras enable us to develop supernatural powers, confer on us mental quietude and give us the strength to withstand the impact of inmical forces.
In his discourse, Sri Karpangadu Venkatachariar said when the demons gained enormous might by learning special mantras through their religious head Sukracharya, Indra and the other Devas sought the assistance of a scholar Viswarupa, and mastered equally forceful chants and got back the status which they had earlier lost.
The “Narayana Kavacham”, which the purohit taught them contain three specific mantras in praise of God. Also termed the “Vaishnavi Vidya”, it was an armour providing eternal protection against attack from any quarter. Its repetition redeemed one from all ills and sins.
The detailed account of the efficacy of the Narayana Kavacham also gave a description of the minimum rites one was expected to perform daily, as well as gist of the ten incarnation of God. Recitation of the verses which contained the Avataras would keep off all malefic forces. For instance, meditations on Sri Narasimha would help one to face any danger and on Sri Rama, (while on tour) would enable one to get general protection.