I've been asked to read Durga Kavach daily. Until now, I was reading this: https://www.drikpanchang.com/lyrics/durga-saptashati/patha-vidhi/devi-kavacham/durga-saptashati-devi-kavacham.html

But today I discovered another version here: http://www.hindupedia.com/en/Durga_Kavacham

Even on YouTube, there is confusion. Please let me know which version is correct, as it is very important that I read it correctly. Thank you in advance.

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    You should ask the person who has asked you to read the Kavacham. By Durga Kavacham is usually meant the one from Tantra (the one from Hindupedia). The one from Purana is popularly known as Devi Kavacham. Although Devi and Durga are the same only the person can confirm which one he wants you to read.
    – Rickross
    Jan 21, 2021 at 6:04
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    Yes, I will ask him. Thank you for your response. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:06
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    He replied that I can read any one of my choice. Jan 21, 2021 at 15:15
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    That's cool ...
    – Rickross
    Jan 21, 2021 at 15:56
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    You can read it. If you worry about initiation you might never read anything. So please go ahead.
    – Rickross
    Jan 22, 2021 at 6:48

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The one you are reading is devi kavacham/durga kavacham, https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/dkavach.html which is found in markandeya purana. Shree Durga Kavacham/Devyakavacham is a part of Durga Saptshati / Devi Mahatmya.

The one you found is from kubjikatantra (https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/durgAkavach.html). So what you are reading is perfectly fine. (Also, as Rickross's comment says, you must ask the person for the appropriate)

Wait, there is more to it: The fact that surprized me too after I searched for durga kavacham. I seriously dont know anything about these.

Durga kavacham of Brhamandamohanakyam( https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/durgaakavach2.html)

Durga kavacham of MundalaTantra : (siddha sidhaswari ) https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/durgAkavacham3.html

Durga kavacham of MundalaTantra: (Parvati Mastak Patu) https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/durgAkavacham4.html

Durga Kavacham for vaMsha vRRiddhikaraM, : https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_devii/vanshavRiddhikaradurgAkavacha.html

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    Thanks for your response. I also had no idea that there are so many versions. I will ask the person to confirm. Also, this sanskritdocuments link is very useful, thank you. Jan 21, 2021 at 7:06
  • He replied that I can read either one. Jan 21, 2021 at 15:15
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    Great! Glad to help you!!
    – Second
    Jan 21, 2021 at 15:45
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    As you like it, dont worry about sanskrit it eventually becomes perfect.
    – Second
    Jan 22, 2021 at 3:49
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    Thank you! I will try :-) Jan 22, 2021 at 3:51

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