Shri Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Guru Charan Saroj RajAfter cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen
Nij mane mukure sudhaardust of holy Guru’s Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasuuntainted glory of Shri Raghuvar who bestows the four-
Jo dayaku phal chaarfold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
  
Budhi Heen Tanu JaanikeyFully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I
Sumirau Pavan Kumarconcentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly
Bal budhi Vidya dehu moheyask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to
Harahu Kalesa Vikaarrelieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.
  
Jai Hanuman gyaan gun saagarVictory to thee, O’Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All
Jai Kapees tihun lok ujaagarhail to you O’Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdom
 and Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds
 (Entire cosmos) with your glory.
  
Ram doot atulit bal dhaamaYou are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The
Anjani-putra Pavan sut naamarepository of immeasurable strength, though known
 only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.
  
Mahaveer Vikram BajrangiWith Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra)
Kumati nivaar sumati Ke sangeeyou are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense
 and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.
  
Kanchan varan viraaj subesaYour physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress
Kaanan Kundal Kunchit Kesais pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.
  
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaja VirajeyYou carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory
Kandhey moonj janehu saajai(kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.
  
Shankar suvan kesari NandanAs a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride
Tej prataap mahaa jag vandanof Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are
 propitiated all over the universe.
  
Vidyaavaan guni ati chaaturYou are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accom-
Ram kaj karibe ko aaturplished, always keen to carry out the behest’s of Shri Ram.
  
Prabu charitra sunibe ko raseeyaYou are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiyanarration of Shri Ram’s Life Stories. Your heart is filled with
 what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the
 hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
  
Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhavaYou appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to
Vikat roop dhari lanka jaraavaher in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck
 terror by setting Lanka on fire.
  
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghareyWith over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvarey(demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram
 with great skill.
  
Laye Sanjivan Lakhan JiyayeyYou brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur layeLakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully
 embraced you with his heart full of joy.
  
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badaiShri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhaisaid: “You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat.”
  
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaaveThousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaavesaying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).
  
Sankadik Brahmadi MuneesaWhen prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,
Naarad Saarad sahit Aheesathe great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha
 (one of immeasurable dimensions).
  
Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan teEven Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan teyDigpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe)
 have been vying with one another in offering homage to your
 glories. How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression
 of your super excellence.
  
Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenhaYou rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with
Ram milaye rajpad deenhaShri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maanaayour advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jaanaall over the Universe.
  
Yug sahastra yojan par BhanuOn your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous
Leelyo taahi madhur phal janudistance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet
 luscious fruit.
  
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh maheeCarrying the Lord’s Signet Ring in your mouth, there is
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj naheehardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.
  
Durgaam kaj jagat ke jeteThe burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light
Sugam anugraha tumhre tetewith your kind grace.
  
Ram dwaarey tum rakhvaarey,You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram’s Divine Abode.
Hot na aagya binu paisaareyNo one can enter it without your permission,
  
Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarnaAll comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all
Tum rakshak kahu ko darnaadivine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.
  
Aapan tej samharo aapaiYou alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the
Teenon lok haank te kanpaithree worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.
  
Bhoot pishaach Nikat nahin aavaiAll the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the
Mahavir jab naam sunaavaisheer mention of your great name, O’Mahaveer!!
  
Nasey rog harai sab peeraAll diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly
Japat nirantar Hanumant beeraShri Hanuman’s holy name.
  
Sankat se Hanuman chudavaiThose who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds
Man Kram Vachan dyaan jo laaveywith Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.
  
Sub par Ram tapasvee rajaAll who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme
Tin ke kaaj sakal Tum sajaLord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks
 very easy.
  
Aur manorath jo koi lavaiWhosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, 
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavaiWill he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.
  
Charon Yug partaap tumharaAll through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide. 
Hai parsidh jagat ujiyaraYour fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.
  
Sadhu Sant ke tum RakhwareYou are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and destroy all Demons.
Asur nikandan Ram dulaareyYou are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.
  
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhataYou can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis
Us var deen Janki mata(power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis
 (Riches,comfort,power,prestige,fame,sweet relationship etc.)
 This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.
  
Ram rasaayan tumhare paasaYou possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasayou will always remain Shri Raghupati’s most dedicated disciple.
  
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavaiThrough hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram
Janam janam ke dukh bisravaiand become free from sufferings of several births.
  
Ant kaal Raghuvar pur jayeeIf at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,
Jahaan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayeethereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord’s devotee.
  
Aur Devta Chit na dharahiOne need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehidevotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.
  
Sankat kate mite sab peeraOne is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of rebirths in the world. 
Jo sumirai Hanumat BalbeeraOne who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.
  
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman GosaaeenHail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory over the evil be firm and final. 
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki naaeenBless me in the capacity as my supreme guru (teacher).
  
Jo sat bar path kare kohiOne who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohibondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
  
Jo yah padhe Hanuman ChalisaAll those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesaregularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Sankar.
  
Tulsidas sada hari cheraTulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein derahis feet, he prays “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul.”
  
Pavantanai sankat haran,Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a symbol of Auspiciousness.
Mangal murati roop. 
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.Oh! King of Gods.

As a child Hanuman flew up to devour the sun!
The Sun represents what is most luminous in creation.
Do not underestimate children…The sun and moon are goals that can be achieved!

Hanumanji flew over the ocean with a ring which had Shree Ram’s name engraved in it…it is no wonder…flying over the ocean is simple if you have the Lord’s name on your lips!To hear the Hanuman Chalisa, visit the following site :

http://www.hanuman.com

GLOSSARY (Pronunciation)

A Like in ‘but’

Aa Like in ‘Far’

Ai Like in ‘hair’

Ey Like in Whey

I Like in ‘Pin’

Oo Like in ‘Shoot’

Oon ‘n’ has got a nasal sound.

U Like in ‘Put’