We come across various Kavachas or Armours of deities which claim that the one who reads them will be protected. Nowadays we see the crimes against women are ever increasing. Isn't it the right time to test these scriptures? I feel we must print these kavachas and distribute them to various women activists and women welfare groups. Is it practical? How can we who love Hinduism and aware of it's glory save women from the horrible sufferings of brutal crimes happening these days?
Kavachas are special kind of stotras or hymns in tantric tradition which have a specific purpose of protection.
It is for everyone not only for women or men. It is a great way to protect oneself from negative forces.
Devi kavacham of durga sapta shati is a very famous among the kavachas. Apart from this there are many other kavachas. Also there are kavachas related to vaishnava deities like sudarshana kavacha, narayana kavacha etc.
In kavacha, various organs both physical and astral body and mind are being protected by various deities. It is adviced that one should generally chant the kavachas for overall.protection once a day.
Apart from kavachas there are also hymns called hridayam which are also useful along with kavachas for nourishment.
Perhaps we should be distributing the scriptures to men,
The daughter, O king, has been ordained in the scriptures to be equal to the son.
Where women are worshipped, there the Gods are delighted. But where they are not worshipped, all religious ceremonies become futile.
If a man has intercourse with an unmarried woman, who consents to it, it is no offense, but he shall deck her with ornaments, worship her, and thus bring her to his house as his bride.