Garuda Dandakam : The Power behind Vishnu Bhagta's
Benefits of Garuda Dandakam :
When one chants the Dandakam before embarking on a long distance journey, it is believed that Lord Garuda will serve as his/her travel guardian and shall protect the devotee.
Destroys the enemies and evil rivals of the devotees.
Helps to heal wounds and injuries as well as prevents mishaps.
Increases one’s self-confidence and courage.
Provides the ability to think rationally, knowledge to survive, and to overcome all problems in life
Alleviates fears of snakes and other reptiles.
Instills fear upon your opponents to the extent they will not be able to bully you and in turn will start respecting you.
Helps to gain name, fame, and wealth.
Ensures a worry-free life full of joy and happiness.
All your righteous wishes will be gradually fulfilled.
When the Garuda Dandakam is recited wholeheartedly, the devotees would beget the blessings of both Lord Garuda and Lord Maha Vishnu.
Garuda Dandakam can also be chanted to thwart off evil eyes, black magics, and negative energies. Individuals with Sarpa Doshas (Kala Sarpa Dosha, Naga Dosha, Rahu Dosha, Kethu Dosha, et cetera)
Garuda Dandakam Slogam :
First Pranam & In Praise Of Swami Venkatanatha||
Shrimate nigamaanta mahaadesikaaya namah |
Shrimaan venkatanaathaaryah kavitaar-kikakesaree
Vedaanta-acaarya-varyo me sannidhattaam sadaa-hrudi ||
I keep in my mind always and dedicate myself,
Sri Venkatanatha, who is the lion among poets,
And who is a great teacher of philosophy. ||Pranam and In Praise Of Swami Venkatanatha||
Next Salutations To Lord Garuda||
Namah pannaga-naddhaaya vaikunda-vasavartine |
Shruti-sindhu sudhot-paada-manda-raaya garud-mate ||
Salutations to the Lord of Serpents,
Who resides and in control of Vaikunda,
Who like the Mandara mountain,
Churned the ocean of Vedas,
And has the nectar attached to his legs || Salutations To Lord Garuda||
Garuda-makhila-veda-needaa-dhiroodham dvishat-peedanot-kanthitaa-kuntha-vaikunda-peethee-kruta-skandha-meede svanee-daagati-preeta-rudraa-sukeerti-stanaa-bhoga-gaadhopa-goodha sphurat-kanta-kavraata
vedha-vyathaa-vepamaana dvijihvaadhipaa-kalpa-vishphaarya-maana sphataa-vaatikaa
ratna-rocish-chataa raajinee-raajitam kaanti-kalloli-neeraajitam || 1||
Lord Garuda who uses the Vedas as his nest as well as his seat,
Who leaves Vaikunda and accompanies Lord Narayana, who rides on his shoulders in his endeavors to kill and destroy the enemies of his devotees,
Who on his return is loved by his consorts Rudrai and Sukeerthi, who miss his absence,
Which makes his hairs stand erect like thorns and hurts the conquered serpents that he uses as his ornaments,
Which makes the double-tongued serpents overcome with fear and make them open their hoods, leading the gems in their hoods to emit strong red light,
Which in turn gives out an appearance of lighting camphor and which makes him shine in the wave of light. || 1||
jaya garuda suparna darvee-karaahaara devaadhi-paahaara-haarin
divau-kaspatikshipta-dambhoḷidhaaraakinaa-kalpa kalpaanta-vaatoola kalpo-dayaanalpa
veeraayitodyac-camatkaara daityaari jaitra-dhvajaa-rohanirdhaaritot-karsha
sankarshana-atman garutman marut-panca kaadheesha satyaadi-moorte na kashcit
samaste namaste punaste namaha || 2||
Victory to Garuda with pretty wings,
Who eats serpents as his food,
Who stole the nectar from the Devas,
Which made the King of Devas angry with Garuda and made Indra throw his Vajra Ayudha (weapon) on him,
Which in turn caused many wounds on his body, which healed wounds today shine like his golden ornaments,
Who shines in the waving flag of Lord Vishnu during his war leading to the extermination of the Rakshas and his being recognized as the soul of the war,
Who is the personification of truth and assumed the form of five winds Prana, Upana, Samana, Udana, and Vyana.
There is none like you, I salute you first then again salute you and again salute you. || 2||
nama idamajahat-saparyaaya paryaaya-niryaatapakshaanilaasphaalanodvelapaathodhi
canda-tundaaya nrutyad-bhujanga-bhruve vajrine damshtraya tubhyamadhyaatma-vidyaa
vidheyaa vidheyaa bhavad-daasyamaapaa-dayethaa dayethaashca me || 3||
Saluted by very many great learned men, when you fly, your wings generate such a storm that it creates waves in the ocean,
which reaches Patala (the nether world) and a great sound resembling “Bham”, disturb the elephants who are in guard there, who in turn try to attack you,
and your form with your sharp nails similar to the goad used to control elephants that repulse them,
and you look fearful to your enemies,
with your big beak which raises terror,
your squinted eyebrows resembling a look of a cobra,
and your canine teeth which resemble the Vajra Ayudha (weapon of Indra),
please make the knowledge of God as mine and take mercy on me and protect me : your slave. || 3||
manuranugata pakshi-vaktra sphurattaarakastaavakashcitrabhaanu-priyaa-shekharastraayataam
valadveshidarpa-jvalad-vaalakhilyapratijnaavateerna sthiraam tattva-buddhim paraam
bhakti-dhenum jagan-moolakande mukunde mahaanandadog-dhreem dadheethaa
mudhaakaa-maheenaa-maheenaa-maheenaantaka || 4||
Oh, Bird who resides in the abode of Vishnu,
with the five-syllable mantra starting with Om and ending with the name of the wife of the fire God(Swaha),
you who were born to fulfill the curse of sages called Valakhilya on the Lord Indra fulfilled their curse,
you who is the lord of death to the base serpents that challenged you,
you whose lord is Mukunda who is the root cause of the universe and the great milkman constantly giving great happiness,
be pleased to bless me with discriminative knowledge,
be pleased to bless me to be a cow constantly giving the milk of devotion,
and be pleased to bless with joy which is bereft of ordinary passion. || 4||