Kandhar Sashti Kavasam is a famous hymn on Lord Murugan written in Tamil by Thiru. Devaraya Swamigal in praise of the Lord. Reciting Kandhar Sashti Kavasam everyday, helps one to solve any problem they face in life. Be it, health issues or people issues or financial issues or mental peace and happiness.
For devotees needs I am publishing it PDF ready for printing.
1. Two page edition
This has the entire kavasam in two sides of paper in a column style similar to news paper. This fits in just two sides of paper. You can use this edition to read directly from the computer monitor
2. Booklet edition
This has entire kavasam in easy booklet format.This is not for reading directly from the monitor. But for making a book from the print out. The page numbers are mangled. But when printed and folded properly, will let you make a mini-book yourself.
For duplex printers: While printing, make sure that you select double side printing and choose the short side flip.
For non-duplex printer: Place the papers in the tray. While printing, choose to print ODD pages only. After printing the odd pages, place the printed papers with print side flipped. Now, print the EVEN pages of the document. This instruction vary between each make and model of the printer. Please try test printing a document to find out how to exactly do it.
You need software that can read the PDF files such as, Foxit Reader. Download latest version of the reader for your operating system. You can also use Adobe Acrobat Reader. I would recommend Foxit Reader as its light and fast.
I would like to first thank the unknown authors of the Kavasam Book (publisher information is not printed) that I bought from India, using which I typed and proof read the document. Next, I would like to thank my wife, Priya and a friend of mine, Jayashree both for proof reading.
Please feel free to distribute these editions. If you find any misprints please let me know so that I can publish with the correction.
3. Other resources
For devotees who do not know Tamil, below are links to English version (Tamil words, readable in English)
This is an excellent web site providing many hymns in English readable format along with translations. You can find complete listing here. Kandhar Sashti Kavasam can be found here. All credits to Mr. P.R. RamaChander for translation available at this website. Print friendly PDF formats can be downloaded from Award Space.
This website is dedicated to Lord Murugan. You can find everything that you want to know about the Lord. On the page dedicated to Kandhar Sashti Kavasam you can find it both in Tamil and English readable with translations (again translated by Mr. P.R. Ramachander and prepared by Mr. Pranavan Sinmayanandan). You can also find the audio recitations by the popular singers including Sri. Soolamangalam Sisters, Late. Sri. Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Sri. Vani Jayaram, Sri. Deepika & Geetha in mp3 format http://www.skandagurunatha.org (click on the icon: ‘Works’ and then Choose Kanthar Sashti Kavasam from the left menu. You will see download links to mp3 formats and pdf formats).
I hope you find this blog useful. Please log your comments for any corrections or any other Kavasam links you found useful and want to share.
Om Saravana Bhavam. All praises to Lord Murugan.