Aṅgārakaḥ śaktidharō lōhitāṅgō dharāsutaḥ |
Kumārō maṅgalō bhaumō mahākāyō dhanapradaḥ ||1||
R̥ṇa hartā dr̥ṣṭīkartā rōgakr̥ta rōganāśanaḥ |
Vidyutprabhō vraṇakaraḥ kāmadō dhanahr̥t kujaḥ ||2||
Sāmagānapriyō raktavastrō raktāyatēkṣaṇaḥ |
Lōhitō raktavarṇaśca sarvakarmāvabōdhakaḥ ||3||
Raktamālyadharō hēmakuṇḍalī grahanāyakaḥ |
Nāmān'yatāni bhaumasya ya paṭhēt satata naraḥ ||4||
R̥ṇaṁ tasya ca daurbhāgyaṁ dāridryaṁ ca vinaśyati |
Dhanaṁ prāpnōti vipulaṁ striyaṁ caiva manōramām ||5||
Vanśōdyōtakaraṁ putraṁ labhatē nātra sanśayaḥ,
yō̕rcayēdahni bhaumasya maṅgalaṁ bahupuṣpakaiḥ |
Sarvaṁ naśyati pīḍā ca tasya grahakr̥tā dhruvam ||6||
The "Angaraka Stotram" is a devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Mars, also known as Angaraka or Mangal in Hinduism. Lord Mars is considered one of the nine planets or celestial bodies in Vedic astrology, and he is associated with qualities like courage, valor, and strength.
The Angaraka Stotram is recited by devotees to seek the blessings of Lord Mars and to mitigate the malefic effects of Mars in their astrological charts. It is believed that by chanting this stotram with devotion, one can appease Lord Mars and receive his favorable blessings, especially in matters related to courage, protection, and overcoming obstacles.
The stotram typically contains verses that describe the physical attributes and attributes of Lord Mars, praise his qualities, and seek his protection and blessings. Devotees often recite this stotram as part of their daily prayers or during special rituals and planetary remedies associated with Mars.
The Angaraka Stotram serves as a means for devotees to connect with Lord Mars and seek his divine intervention in their lives, particularly in matters related to health, relationships, and career, where the influence of Mars is significant in Vedic astrology.