Shree Hanuman Chalisa
EaI hnaumaana caalaIsaa
EaI gaurau carna saraoja rja Shree Guru-cha-run sa-roj ruj
inaja mana maukur sauQaair nij man mu-kur sudhaa-ri
barna} rGaubar ibamala jasaU ber-naoo raghu-bar bi-mal ja-su
jaoa dayaku fla caair jo daa-yak fal chaa-ri
At the Lotus feet of my Guru, I first cleanse the mirror of my heart and consciousness, and then proceed to profess the holy, purest glory of the Great Lord Shri Raam Chandra, the Supreme amongst the Raghu dynasty, He who bestows on us the four-fold attainments of Life : ie Kama (peasure), Artha (wealth), Dharma (religious merit) and Mokhsa (salvation)
bauidQahIna tnau jaainak
o, bud-dhi heen ta-nu jaani-kay
sauimaraO pvana kumaar sumi-rau pa-van ku-mar
bala bauidQa iba_a dohu maaoho bal bud-dhi bidd-ya de-hu mo-hay
hrhu klaosa ibakar hara-hu ka-les bi-kaar
You know that I am ignorant, and I beseech you (Lord Hanuman), O son of the God of Wind Pavan! Please bless me with Strength, Wisdom and Knowledge, and take away all my blemishes and imperfections which cause me much pain.
jaya hnaumaana &ana guana saagar jai Hanu-man gyaan gun saa-gar
jaya kpIsa ithu^M laaok ]jaagar jai ka-pees tihun lok ujaa-gar
I sing Thy praise, and Victory to thee, O Lord Hanuman, ocean of knowledge and sublime qualities. Praise and Victory to you, O Great God and Lord of the Monkeys who is so well known and venerated in all three worlds!
rama dUt Atuilat bala Qaamaa Ram doot atu-lit bal dhaa-ma
AMjanaI put pvana saut naamaa Anja-ni putt-ra Pa-van sut naa-ma
Hail, great messenger of Lord Raamchandra, repository of immeasurable power, strength and valour, Hail to you, O son of Anjani, also known as Pavan-sut (Son of the Wind God Pavan)!
mahabaIr ibakrma bajarMgaI maha-bir bik-ram baj-rangi
kumait inavaar saumait ko saMgaI ku-mati ni-vaar su-mati ke sang-gi
O bravest of the brave, O powerful Lord! With you rests good sense and wisdom. You are the true dispeller of the darkness of evil thoughts!
kMcana barna ibaraja saubaosaa kan-chan ba-ran bi-raaj su-be-sa
kanana kuMDla kuMicat kosaa kaa-nan kun-dal kun-chit ke-sa
Your clothes are golden-hued, and your physique is powerful and strong! Your ear studs and your curly hair are ever so pleasing to behold!
haqa baja AaO Qvajaa ibarajaO haath bajr au dhva-jaa bi-raa-jay
kaMQaO maUja janao} saajaO kaan-dhay mooj janay-oo saa-jay
In your hands you hold the Vajra (the powerful mace of the God Indra), and also a flag of victory! Around your shoulders, draped beautifully, is the sacred thread of Hinduism, the jan-ay-oo!
saMkr sauvana kosarI naMdna San-kar su-van kes-ri nan-dan
toja ptap maha jagabaMdna tej pra-taap ma-ha jag-ban-dan
A reincarnation of Lord Shankar (the 12th reincarnation) and son of the great Shri Kesari, your glory and lusture are propitiated by the whole universe!
ivaVavaana gaunaI Ait caatur vid-ya-vaan gu-nee atee chaa-tur
rama kaja kirbao kao Aatur Raam kaaj kari-be ko aa-tur
You are supremely learned, talented and clever, O Lord Hanuman, and are ever ready to devoutly do Lord Ram Chandrajis bidding!
pBau cairt sauinabao kao raisayaa pra-bhu cha-rit sunee-bay ko ra-si-yaa
rama laKna saIta mana baisayaa Raam La-khan See-ta man ba-see-yaa
You are always keen and eager to listen with supreme devotion to the engrossing and inspiring stories of the Life of Shree Ram, and this is why in your heart dwell Shree Ram, Mother Seeta and Lakshmanji! (and you dwell in their hearts)
saUxma rUp Qair isayaihM idKavaa sook-shma roop dha-ree si-ya-hee di-khaa-wa
ibakT rUp Qair laMk jaravaa bi-kat roop dha-ree lank-a ja-raa-vaa
When you revealed your presence to the distraught Mother Seeta (who had been kidnapped by the Ravan), you presented your meekest avatar (of a devoted humble servant), but when you accosted the enemy, you assumed gigantic, demonic proportions and burnt down all of Ravans Lanka!
BaIma rUp Qair Asaur saMharo Bhim roop dha-ree a-sur san-ghaa-ray
ramacaMd ko kaja sa^Mvaaro Raam Chan-dra kay kaaj san-vaa-ray
With overwhelming and all-crushing might you destroyed every demon (asura), thus fulfilling your Lord Ram Chandraji s mission.
laaya saMjaIvana laKna ijayaae laa-ye san-jee-van La-khan ji-yaa-ay
EaI rGaubaIr hrYaI ]r laae Shree Ra-ghu-beer ha-ra-shi ura laa-ay
When Lakshman lay dying, you brought the life-saving herb Sanjivni (a nectarine herb said to revive the dead) and revived him! Overcome with happiness, Shree Ram clasped you in a happy embrace!
rGaupit kInhI bahut baZ,a[- Ra-ghu-pati keen-hee ba-hut ba-dhaa-ee
tuma mama ipya Bartih sama Baa[- tum mum pree-ya Bha-rata-hi sa-ma bhaa-ee
and He showered fulsome praise on you, saying "You are dear to Me exactly like My younger brother Bharat!"
sahsa badna tumhrao jasa gaavaOM sa-has ba-dan tu-mha-ro jas gaa-va-ay
Asa kih EaIpit kMz lagaavaOM uss ka-hi Shree-pati kann-tth la-gaa-way
"Thousands of grateful people / living creatures are singing your fulsome praise!" and so saying, the lord of Lakshmi Shree Ram embraced Lord Hanuman. (Another interpretation of these two lines: "Even the thousand-hooded divine serpent, the mighty Sheshnaag, who carries the weight of the Earth on His numerous hoods, is singing praises of you, O Hanuman!" said Lord Ram, the Lord of Lakshmi, and so saying, He embraced Hanumanji.)
sanakaidk ba*maid maunaIsaa sun-kaa-dik brah-maa-di mu-nee-sa
naard saard saiht AhIsaa Naa-rad saa-rad sa-hit ahee-sa
And apart from Sheshaag, the great saint Saanak, and Gods like the Lord of Creation Brahma, and the great sage Narad and the Goddess of knowledge, Sarasawati (Sarada) and He of immense dimensions, Ahisha, and several other sages perpetually sing your praise!
jama kubaor idgapala jahaM^ to jum ku-ber dig-paal ja-haan tay
kiba kaoibad kih sako khaM^ to ka-bi ko-bid ka-hi sa-kay ka-haan tay
When the Lord of Death, Yama, the Lord of Wealth, Kuber, and the Digpals, ie the deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe, are vying with one another to outdo one another in singing your praise, how can a humble poet like me (Tulsidas) do justice to singing about Your greatness?
tuma ]pkar saugaIvahIM kInhaM^ tum upp-kaar Su-greev-a-hee keen-haa
rama imalaaya raja pd dInha Raam mi-laa-ay raaj-pad deen-ha
To Sugriv, the brother of Bali, you rendered a great service by bringing him into Shree Rams fold. Thanks to Shree Rams blessings and help, Sugriv managed to regain his throne and the glory that came with it.
tumhrao maMt ivaBaIYana maanaa tum-ha-row man-tra Vi-bhee-shan maa-naa
laMkoXvar Bae saba jaga jaanaa Lank-esh-war bha-ya sab jag jaa-naa
And as a result of paying heed to Your advice, Vibhishan, the brother of Ravan, became the King of Lanka (after Ravans death at the hands of Shree Ram) , as is known throughout the world.
jauga sahsa jaaojana pr BaanaU joog sa-hass-ra jo-jan par bhaa-noo
laIlyaao taih maQaur fla jaanaU lee-li-yo taa-he ma-dhur fal jaa-noo
When You were a child (O Lord Hanuman) You had thought that the mighty Sun, burning fiercely millions of miles away, was a little fruit, and You had reached out, plucked it from the Heavens and put it in your mouth swallowed it!
pBau mauidka maoila mauK maaih pra-bhu mu-dri-ka may-lee mukh maa-he
jalaiQa laaM^iGa gayaao Acarja naaih ja-la-dhi laan-gh ga-yo ach-a-raj naa-he
Keeping Lord Rams ring in Your mouth, You conquered the mighty Ocean (separating India and Lanka) with ultimate ease when You went in search of Mother Sita.
duga-ma kaja jagat ko jaoto dur-gum kaaj ja-gat ke jay-tay
saugama Anaugah tumhro to to su-gaum a-noo-gra-ha tum-ha-ray tay tay
Every difficult and seemingly insurmountable obstacle and impediment in life can be easily overcome with Your grace and benevolence.
rama duAaro tuma rKvaaro Raam du-aa-ray tum ra-kha-waa-ray
haot na Aa&a ibanau pOsaaro hot-a na aa-gyaa bi-nu pa-ay-saa-ray
You are the sentinel of Lord Ram, and no one can ever dare enter Lord Rams abode without Your permission.
saba sauK lahO tumharI sarnaa sab sukh le-hay tum-haa-ree sa-ra-naa
tuma rcCk kahU kao Dr naa tum ra-chhak kaa-hoo ko dar-a-na
When one is under your graceful benevolence, one attains every comfort and happiness! With You as my protector, O Lord Hanuman, what have I to fear? Nothing!
Aapna toja samharao AapO aa-pan tej sam-haa-ro aa-pay
tInaao laaok haM^k tMo kaM^pO tee-no lowk haan-k te kaan-pay
Only You can control Your own might O Lord Hanuman! When you emit a roar, all three worlds tremble (with its reverberance and their own fear).
BaUt ipsaaca inakT naihM AavaO bhoot pi-saa-ch ni-kat na-hin aa-way
mahabaIr jaba naama saunaavaO Ma-ha-beer jab naam su-naa-way
No evil spirits can ever trouble your devotees who chant your name, O Mahabir (Bravest of the brave)! All the ghosts and evil spirits shy away in terror at the sheer mention of your name, O Mahavir!
naasaO raoga hrO saba pIra naa-say roag her-ay sab pee-raa
japt inarMtr hnaumat baIra ja-pat ni-run-tar Ha-noo-mat bee-ra
All disease and misery vanish from his life who constantly chants your holy Name, O Lord Hanuman!
saMkT toM hnaumaana CuD,avaO san-katt tay Ha-nu-man chhu-rdaa-way
mana kma bacana Qyaana jaao laavaO mann kram ba-chan dhi-yaan jo laa-way
Lord Hanuman rescues from all trouble and danger, those who sincerely, devoutly and with faith, remember and chant His holy Name.
saba pr rama tpsvaI rajaa sub par Raam ta-pas-wee Ra-ja
itna ko kaja sakla tuma saajaa tinn kay kaaj sa-kal tum saa-jaa
You make easy each and every difficult task of all those who worship and hail Lord Ram as the Supreme God (who underwent the most rigorous penance). You remove all obstacles from the lives of the devoted worshippers of Lord Ram.
AaOr manaaorqa jaao kao[- laavaO Orr ma-no-rath jo ko-ee laa-way
saao[- Aimat jaIvana fla pavaO so-i a-mit jee-van fal paa-ay
Whoever comes to You for fruition of any desires, will secure the imperishable fruit of human life.
caaraoM jauga prtap tumhara chaa-ron yug par-taap tum-haa-raa
hO prisaw jagat ]ijayaara hai par-siddh ja-gat uji-yaara
O Lord Hanuman, Your glory is spread across all four Yugas, and your radiance is acclaimed and praised across the entire cosmos! (The four yugas are: Sat Yug, Dwapar Yug, Treta Yug and Kal Yug, in that order.)
saaQau saMt ko tuma rKvaaro saa-dhu sant kay tum rakh-waaray
Asaur inakMdna rama dulaaro a-sur ni-kan-dan raam du-laa-ray
O Lord Hanuman, You are the protector of all holy people and saints. You are the fierce destroyer and slayer of all demons. You are the darling of Shree Ram, who loves you with utmost indulgence, with all His heart!
AYT isawI naaO inaiQa ko data asht sid-dhi nau ni-dhi kay daa-taa
Asa bar dIna jaanakI maata uss var deen jaan-ki maa-taa
Mother Janki has blessed you with the power to bestow on your devotees eight Siddhis (power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis (comfort, wealth, prestige, power, happy relationships, fame, etc.)
rama rsaayana tumhro pasaa Raam ra-saa-yan tum-ha-ray paa-saa
sada rahao rGaupit ko dasaa sa-daa ra-ho Ra-ghu-pati ke daa-saa
The worship of Lord Raam is a divine ambrosia that You have, and for ever and ever will You remain the humble and devoted servant of Raghupati, (another name for Lord Raam).
tumhro Bajana rama kao pavaO tum-ha-ray bha-jan Raam ko paa-vay
janama janama ko duK ibasaravaO ja-nam ja-nam ke dukh biss-raa-vay
By chanting Your name, one can reach Lord Raam and find relief from the pain of several rebirths.
Ant kala raGaubar pur jaa[- anth kaal Ra-ghu-bar-pur jaa-ee
jahaM^ janama hair Ba@t kha[- ja-haan ja-nam Ha-ri bhak-t ka-haa-ee
Ultimately, such a devotee reaches the abode of Lord Raam Himself, where he remains a devout worshipper of Lord Raam, and thereafter, in every birth, he is reborn as a true devotee of Lord Raam.
AaOr dovata ica<a na Qar[- Orr Dev-ta chitt na dha-ra-ee
hnaumat sao[- saba- sauK kr[- Ha-nu-mat say-ee sa-rab sukh ka-ra-ee
There is no need to remember any other deity for propitiation, as the name of Lord Hanuman alone can give all happiness. (Another meaning: The other deities may not really care about their devotees, but the name of Lord Hanuman gives all happiness)
saMkT kTO imaTO saba pIra san-kat ka-tay mi-tay sab pee-raa
jaao sauimarO hnaumat balabaIra jo su-mi-ray Ha-nu-mat bal-bee-raa
Every danger is overcome, every pain is alleviated and removed for him who worships Lord Hanuman devoutly.
jaO jaO jaO hnaumaana gaaosaa[-M jai jai jai Ha-nu-man go-saa-een
kRpa krhu gaurudova kI naa[-M kri-paa ka-ra-hu Gu-ru-dev ki naa-een
Hail, Lord Hanuman, may Your victory over evil be total and final. I beg you to be compassionate and indulgent towards me in the form of my Supreme Teacher and Guide.
jaao sat baar paz kr kao[- jo sat baar paath kar ko-ee
CuTih baMid maha sauK hao[- chhoo-ta-hi ban-di ma-ha sukh ho-ee
He who devoutly reads this prayer a hundred times will find freedom from the bondage of Life and Death, and will ultimately enjoy the highest form of bliss!
jaao yah pZ,O hnaumaana calaIsaa jo ya-ha pa-dhay Ha-nu-man Cha-lee-saa
haoya isaiw saaKI gaaOrIsaa ho-yay sid-dhi saa-khee gau-ree-saa
He who recites the Hanuman Chalisa (all Forty Chaupais) is certain to overcome all troubles and attain happiness. This is witnessed by as great a God as Lord Shankar Himself.
tulasaIdasa sada hir caora Tu-la-si-das sa-da Ha-ri che-ra
kIjaO naaqa hRdya maM^h Dora kee-jay Naa-th hri-day-a mein day-raa
Tulsidas (the writer of these verses) is an eternal devotee of Lord Hari, and prays to Lord Hanuman to kindly live in his heart for ever and ever.
pvanatnaya saMkT hrna Pa-van ta-nay san-kat her-un
maMgala maUrit rUp Mang-ul moo-ra-tee roop
rama laKna saIta saiht Raam La-khan See-ta sa-hith
hRdya basahu saur BaUp hri-day-a ba-sa-hu sur bhoop
O embodiment of the Wind God Pavan, O great deliverer and saviour, you are the embodiment of blessings and plenty! I beg you, O Lord Hanuman, to reside for ever and ever in my heart along with Lord Raam, Lakshman and Seeta!
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