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Powerful & Auspicious – Shri Hanuman Chalisa – In English With Meaning

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Shri Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics, Meaning & Benefits 

The Hanuman Chalisa (called हनुमान चालीसा in Hindi) which literally means ‘Forty Chaupais on Lord Hanuman’,  is a Hindu devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is an auspicious praise-poem containing “Chalis” or “forty” verses in praise of Lord Hanuman. It was composed over four hundred years ago by the great poet Tulsidas in ‘Awadhi’, a dialect of Hindi.

It is believed that if any time a man experience negativity or is frightened, or encounters jealousy, rage, and frustration, and if he starts either reading or chanting the Hanuman Chalisa, it will fill in him the positive energy and remove all negativity. The fear from the frightened mind will be removed. The mind will expand with knowledge, and the faith in humanity will be restored.

Hanuman Chalisa Benefits

  • It showers wisdom and strength.
  • It removes all obstacles in life.
  • It helps to get rid of evils and bad spirits.
  • It is said to help those, who are suffering from the placement of Saturn in their Horoscope.
  • The chanting of Hanuman Chalisa removes all fear from a devotee.
  • Reciting of it with pure devotion and focus rewards the devotee with the fulfillment of all wishes.
  • It helps to gain divine spiritual knowledge.
  • Hanuman Chalisa recitation wards off all negative energies.

Shri Hanuman Chalisa Path

Doha

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nija Manu Mukuru Sudhaari

Barnau Rahubar Bimal Jasu, Jo Dayaku Phala Chari

(After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen

dust of holy Guru’s Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,

Untainted glory of Lord Rama of Raghu dynasty, which bestows the four-

fold fruits of life {Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha}).

 

Buddhee Heen Tanu Jaanike,  Sumiron Pavan Kumar

Bal Buddhee Bidhya Dehu  Mohi, Harahu Kales Bikaar

(Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I

I remember you oh Lord Hanuman – the Son of Pavan, and humbly

Bless me with strength, intelligence and true knowledge to

relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.)

CHAUPAAI

Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Saagar

Jai Kapees Tihun Lok Ujaagar

(Victory to you, oh Lord Hanuman, the ocean of Knowledge and wisdom,

Victory to you, Oh Kapeesha! whose brightness illuminates all the three worlds.)

Ram Doot Atulit Bal Dhaama

Anjani-Putra Pavan Sut Naama

(You are the messenger of Lord Rama and the storehouse of infinite strength,

You are the son of Anjana Devi and are also referred to by the name Pavansut {the son of the Wind God, Pavan}.)

Mahabeer Bikram Bajrangi

Kumati Nivar Sumati Ke Sangi

(You display great bravery, with limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra), you are the doer of great deeds, and you possess a body as strong as a diamond,

You cure one of the destructive thoughts and your presence accompanies positive ideas.)

Kanchan Baran Biraj Subesa

Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

(Your skin has a golden shade and you are dressed in impressive clothes,

You wear earrings and have long curly hair.)

Hath Bajra Au Dhvaja Birajae

Kaandhe Moonj Janeu Saje

(You carry in your hand a mace as powerful as a thunderbolt and a victory flag,

Your shoulders are decorated by a sacred thread made from Munja grass.)

Sankar Suvan Kesri Nandan

Tej Prataap Maha Jag Bandan

(You are the incarnate form of Lord Shiva, you are the son of Shri Kesari,

With the luster of your Vast Sway, your great glory is worshipped by the entire world.)

Bidyavaan Guni Ati Chaatur

Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Aatur

(You do possess great knowledge, admirable qualities, and the highest wisdom,

You are always keen to carry out Lord Rama’s work.)

Prabu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya

Ram Lakhan Sita Man Basiya

(You are always so keen to listen to the narration of Lord Ram’s Life Stories.

You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Lord Rama, Lakshman, and Sita.)

Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyahin Dikhava

Bikat Roop Dhari Lank Jarava

(Assuming a small form, diminutive form, you appeared before Mother Sita

Then transforming into a large form, you set Lanka on fire.)

Bheem Roop Dhari Asur Sanhare

Ramachandra Ke Kaaj Sanvare

(Assuming a terrifying form and with over-whelming might, you destroyed demons,

And easily, with great skill, performed all the tasks assigned to you by Lord Rama.)

Laye Sajivan Lakhan Jiyaye

Shri Raghubir Harashi Ur Laye

(You brought the Sanjeevani herb to restore Lakshman back to life,

And Shri Ram, filled with joy and relief, embraced you.)

Raghupati Keenhi Bahut Badai

Tum Mam Priy Bharatahi Sam Bhai

(Lord Rama lustily and relentlessly extolled your excellence,

And said that you were as dear to him as his brother Bharata.)

Sahas Badan Tumharo Jas Gaavae

Asa Kahi Shripati Kanth Lagaavae

(May Seshnag sing your praises with all its thousand heads,

Saying this, Lord Rama embraced him with great joy.)

Sankadik Brahmaadi Muneesa

Narad-Sarad Sahit Aheesa

(Sage Sanaka, Lord Brahma and many other sages,

Sage Narada, Goddess Saraswati along with Aheesha.)

Jam Kuber Digpaal Jahan Te

Kavi Kovid Kahi Sake Kahan Te

(Lord Yama (God of Death), Lord Kubera (God of Treasures), The Dikpalas of the world (Guardians of different directions),

Even poets and singers cannot do justice to the description of your glory and super excellence.)

Tum Upkaar Sugreevahin Keenha

Ram Milaye Raajpad Deenha

(You did a favor and rendered a great service to Sugreev,

You introduced him to Lord Rama and made him King eventually.)

Tumharo Mantra Vibheeshan Maana

Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana

(By heeding your advice, Vibheeshan – the brother of Ravana – succeeded his

brother to become the King of Lanka as is known by the entire world.)

Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhanu

Leelyo Tahi Madhur Phal Janu

(The Sun which is at thousands of Yojans (an old unit of distance) away,

was swallowed by you thinking as if it was a sweet luscious fruit in the sky.)

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukh Mahin

Jaladhi Langhi Gaye Achraj Naahin

(Carrying Lord Rama’s signet ring in your mouth,

You easily leaped across the ocean to reach Lanka in an unsurprising display of your power.)

Durgam Kaaj Jagath Ke Jete

Sugam Anugraha Tumhare Tete

(All difficult and complex tasks exist in this world,

Become easy with your grace.)

Ram Duaare Tum Rakhvare

Hot Na Aagya Binu Paisare

(You secure and guard the door that leads to Lord Rama’s Divine Abode,

And no one can enter it without your permission.)

Sab Sukh Lahe Tumhari Sarana

Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Dar Na

(All happiness is attained under your aegis,

Those who are protected by you have nothing to fear.)

Aapan Tej Samhaaro Aape

Teenhon Lok Haank Te Kaanpe

(Only you can control your impeccable energy, unfathomable power,

Before which all the three worlds (whole Universe) shiver in fear at your thunderous call.)

Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahin Aavae

Mahabeer Jab Naam Sunavae

(Ghosts, demons and evil spirits do not come close, keep away,

With the sheer mention of your name, O’Mahaveer!)

Nasai Rog Hare Sab Peera

Japat Nirantar Hanumat Beera

(All diseases, pain, and suffering are destroyed and dissolved,

When a devotee chants continuously the name of the brave Lord Hanuman.)

Sankat Te Hanuman Chhudave

Man Kram bachan Dhyan Jo Lave

(Lord Hanuman protects them from all kinds of crisis and troubles

Who remembers him and meditate upon his form with their mind, actions, and words.)

Sab Par Ram Tapasvee Raaja

Tin Ke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja

(Lord Ram is a great Tapasvee (did penance like other Rishis) king and also an ideal for all,

And all his work was taken care of by you, you accomplish all his tasks, Oh Lord Hanuman!)

Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lave

Soi Amit Jeevan Phal Pave

(If anyone who comes to you for the fulfillment of his desires to you, oh Lord Hanuman,

He will secure the imperishable and infinite fruits of his life.)

Charon Jug Partap Tumhaara

Hai Parsidh Jagat Ujiyaara

(Your glory is spread all through the four eras of time(Satyug, Treta, Dwapar & Kaliyug)

And your fame Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the world.)

Sadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhware

Asur Nikandan Ram Dulaare

(You are the savior and protector of saints and sages,

You are the destroyer of demons and very dear to Lord Rama.)

Ashta Sidhhi Nav Nidhi Ke Daata

As Var Deen Janki Maata

(You can grant the eight forms of supernatural powers called Siddhis and nine types of treasures called Nidhis,

You were conferred upon with those capabilities by Mother Janaki {Sita – Lord Rama’s wife}.)

Ram Rasayan Tumhare Paasa

Sada Raho Raghupati Ke Daasa

(You possess the keys to the devotion of Lord Rama,

May you always be in service to Him.)

Tumhare Bhajan Ram Ko Paave

Janam-Janam Ke Dukh Bisraave

(Your songs of glory are very dear to Lord Rama

And he becomes free from sufferings of several births.)

Anth-Kaal Raghubar Pur Jayee

Jahan Janma Hari-Bhakt Kahayee

(One find refuge in Lord Rama’s abode at the end of his life,

And one who is born there, he is destined to be a Hari’s (Lord Rama) devotee.)

Aur Devta Chitt Na Dharai

Hanumath Sei Sarba Sukh Karai

(One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation,

He can acquire all happiness just by the devotion of Lord Hanuman.)

Sankat Kate Mite Sab Peera

Jo Sumire Hanumat Balbeera

(Difficulties disappear and all pain is dissolved,

For whosoever who adores and remembers Lord Hanuman. – the strong and brave one.)

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosaai

Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naai

(Victory to you, Oh Lord Hanuman, who is the protector of the week,

Please show on me your mercy, just like a guru does.)

Jo Sat Baar Path Kar Koi

Chhutahi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoi

(Whosoever recites this Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the

Bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss.)

Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa

Hoy Siddhi Saakhi Gaureesa

(Whoever reads this Hanuman Chalisa regularly

Will attain perfection, become Siddha eventually, the Husband of Goddess Gauri, Lord Shiva, is witness to this.)

Tulasidas Sadaa Hari Chera

Keeje Nath Hriday Mahn Dera

(Tulsidas, as a devotee of Hari (Lord Rama),

Pleads “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart.”)

Doha

Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran

Mangal Murati Roop

Ram Lakhan Sita Sahit

Hridaya Basahu Sur Bhoop

(Oh! Lord Hanuman – the Son of Pavan (the God of Wind) and the destroyer of all miseries,

Symbol of auspiciousness and divinity,

Along with Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mother Sita,

Reside in my heart.)

 

About the author

Mahendra Kumar Vyas

Mahendra Vyas, with parental home at Jodhpur and born to Late Shri Goverdhan Lal Vyas and Shrimati Sharda Vyas, did Civil Engineering from M.B.M.Engineering College, Jodhpur. Shifted to Mumbai after completing engineering and worked with Sanjay Narang's Mars Group and Aditya Birla Group. With an inclination to spirituality and service, joined the Yoga stream and became a part of Yoga Niketan, Goregaon (west) in 2002 and since then practicing and imparting Yoga knowledge at Yoga Niketan and different corporates.

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