Tell me it’s you, Ma Gayatri. It is you.

The saffron hue of my Swami’s robe.

Tell me, it’s you, Ma Amba. It is you.

The shining vermillion on my Swami’s brow.

Tell me, it’s you, Ma, Kali. It is you.

The deep resolve in my Swami’s heart.

Tell me it’s you, Ma Saraswati. It is you.

The stark truth in my Swami’s speech.

Tell me it’s you, Ma Parvati. It is you.

The tenderness in my Swami’s being.

Tell me it’s you, Ma Sri. It is you.

The life force behind my Swami’s actions.

Tell me, it’s you, dear Swami. Aren’t you?

The form, the formless, the beginning

And the end.

Here’s praying for the well-being of Mother Nature and all its beings. Wish you a very happy Dusshera. May we get inspired to celebrate and sing the glories of Mother Divine!



The Navaratri is a spiritually charged period to listen to songs, mantras, and strotrams that sing the glories of the mother divine. Devotees recite many chants to offer their love and respect to the Devi and seek her blessings. Prominent among them is Devi Kavacham. Consisting of 47 slokas, Devi Kavacham is said to have been recited by Lord Brahma to sage Markandeya. The chant consists of different names of the Devi connected with different parts of our body.

The recitation of Devi Kavacham dispels negativity and protects the devotee from all evil. Since the strotram acts like armour, therefore the name ‘kavacham’.

You can check the complete lyrics and meaning of Devi Kavacham here.

Here’s a rendition of Devi Kavacham by Pandit Jasaraj and other singers.



Rashmi Sharma

Dreamer, poet, storyteller. Learning to be. I document observations, capture emotions, describe people, situations and experiences.