This divine armour of Krishna which protects everything, Was given by Lord Vishnu to Brahma sitting on the lotus of the belly.
Lord Brahma gave it to Shiva, and Shiva gave it to sage Durvasa, Sage Durvasa gave it to Yasodha in the house of Nandagopa.
This rare armour occurs in Garga Samhita. This is supposed to have been recited by the Gopis when the baby Krishna killed the ogress called Puthana.
It is mentioned that Sage Durvasa taught it to queen Yasoda, who might have taught it to the Gopis.
The Krishna Kavach has the inquisitive ability to protect its reciter all the time. Shri Krishna Kavach provides protection from malefic effects of planets and all kinds of negative energies.
It is believed that whoever recites this Shri Krishna kavach daily becomes extraordinarily attractive and remains blessed throughout life.
Krishna Kavach Meaning
गोप्य ऊचुः –
श्रीकृष्णस्ते शिरः पातु वैकुण्ठः कण्ठमेव हि ।
श्वेतद्वीपपतिः कर्णौ नासिकां यज्ञरूपधृक् ॥ १॥
Sri Krishnasthe sira pathu, Vaikunta kanta may va hi,
Swetha dhweepa pathi karnou, nasikaam yajna roopa druk
Let Krishna protect the head, and let Vaikunta protect the neck,
Let the lord of the white island protect the ears and he who has a form of Yajna protect the nose.
नृसिंहो नेत्रयुग्मं च जिह्वां दशरथात्मजः ।
अधराववतां ते तु नरनाराणावृषी ॥ २॥
Nrusimho nethra yugmam, cha Jihwaam Dasarathathmaja,
Adharavabvathaam they thu nara narayana rishi.
Let Nrusimha protect the pair of your eyes,
Let the son of Dasaratha protect the tongue,
Let both your lips be protected by sages Nara and Narayana
कपोलौ पातु ते साक्षात्सनकाद्याः कला हरेः ।
भालं ते श्वेतवाराहो नारदो भ्रूलतेऽवतु ॥ ३॥
Kapolou pathu they sakshaan sanakadhyaa kala hare,
Bhalam they swetha varaho, narado brullathevathu.
Let the real sages Sanaka and others protect your cheeks,
Let the white boar protect your hair and let sage Narada protect the eyebrows.
चिबुकं कपिलः पातु दत्तात्रेय उरोऽवतु ।
स्कन्धौ द्वावृषभः पातु करौ मत्स्यः प्रपातु ते ॥ ४॥
Chibukam Kapila pathu, dathathreyo uro vathu,
Skandhow dwavrushabha pathu karou mathsya prabhathu they
Let Kapila protect the chins and Dattatreya protect the chest,
Let both shoulders be protected by the bull and let the hands be protected by the fish.
दोर्दण्डं सततं रक्षेत्पृथुः पृथुलविक्रमः ।
उदरं कमठः पातु नाभिं धन्वन्तरिश्च ते ॥ ५॥
Dordhandam sathatham raksheth pruthi pradhula Vikrama,
Udharam kamada pathu nabhim dhanvantharischa they.
Let my arms be always be protected by the hero of big battles,
Let the stomach be protected by tortoise and let the navel be protected by Dhanvanthri.
मोहिनी गुह्यदेशं च कटिं ते वामनोऽवतु ।
पृष्ठं परशुरामश्च तवोरू बादरायणः ॥ ६॥
Mohini guhya desam cha Katim they vamanovathu,
Prushtam parauramascha thavoru Bhadanarayana
Let Mohini protect the private parts and waist be protected by Vamana,
Let the back be protected by Parasurama and thighs by Badanarayana
बलो जानुद्वयं पातु जङ्घे बुद्धः प्रपातु ते ।
पादौ पातु सगुल्फौ च कल्किर्धर्मपतिः प्रभुः ॥ ७॥
Balo Janu dhwayam pathu, Janghe budha prapathu they,
Padau pthu cha gulphou cha kalkir dharmapathi Prabhu.
Let both knees be protected by Balarama, and thighs be protected by Budha,
Let the feel and calves be protected by Kalki, the lord of Dharma.
सर्वरक्षाकरं दिव्यं श्रीकृष्णकवचं परम् ।
इदं भगवता दत्तं ब्रह्मणे नाभिपङ्कजे ॥ ८॥
Sarva rakshakaram divyam Sri Krishna kavacham param,
Idham bhagwathaa datham Brahmane nabhi pankaje
This divine armour of Krishna which protects everything,
Was given by Lord Vishnu to Brahma sitting on the lotus of the belly.
ब्रह्मणा शम्भवे दत्तं शम्भुर्दुर्वाससे ददौ ।
दुर्वासाः श्रीयशोमत्यै प्रादाच्छ्रीनन्दमन्दिरे ॥ ९॥
Brahmana shambhave datham, Shambur Durvasase dhadhou,
Durvasa Sri Yasomathyai pradhach Chrinandhi mandhire.
Lord Brahma gave it to Shiva, and Shiva gave it to sage Durvasa,
Sage Durvasa gave it to Yasodha in the house of Nandagopa.
इति गर्गसंहितायां गोलोकखण्डे त्रयोदशाध्यान्तर्गतं
गोपीभिः कृतं श्रीकृष्णरक्षाकवचम् ।