In praise of Jai Shri Hanuman, The God of Valor – The Hanuman Chalisa

The Sacred Hymn of the Hindu God of Valor
Jai Shri Hanuman
The Hanuman Chalisa
Shreeguru charana saroja raja nija mana mukura sudhaari
baranau raghubara bimala jasu jo daayak phala chaari
 
“Cleansing the mirror of my mind with the dust from the Lotus-feet of Divine Guru, I describe the unblemished glory of Lord Rama, which bestows four fruits of Righteousness (Dharma),  Wealth (Artha), Pleasure (Kama) and Liberation (Moksha) “
 
Buddhiheena tanu jaanikai sumirau pavanakumāra
Bal buddhi bidyā dehu mohi harahu kalesa bikāra
 
Having understood that I am devoid of intellect, I am remembering Hanuman, the son of Pavan. I request him to grant me intellect, power, and knowledge and to remove my flaws and sufferings.
 
Jaya hanumāna Jnaana guna saagara
Jaya kapeesha tihu loka ujaagara
 
“Victory to Hanuman who is the ocean of Wisdom and Virtues,  Victory to the king of Monkeys who is illuminating three worlds”
 
Rāma dūta atulita bala dhāmā
Anjani putra pavanasuta nāmā
 
“You are the messenger of Rama (to Sita), You are the abode of incomparable power. You are also called by the names of ‘Anjani Putra’ (Son of Anjana) and ‘Pavana suta’ (son of wind god)”
 
Mahābīra bikrama bajarangī।
kumati nivāra sumati ke sangī
 
“Oh mighty valorous one, of terrific deeds whose body organs are as strong as Diamond (or the weapon of God Indra). Cure my bad mind oh companion of those with pure (good) mind”
 
Kaanchana barana birāja subesā
kānana kundala kunchita keshā
 
“You are golden colored, you are shining in your beautiful attire. You have beautiful ear-rings in your ear and curly hair”
 
Hātha bajra au dhvajā birājai
kāndhe mūnji janeū sājai
 
“Vajrayudha (mace) and flag are shining in your hand. Sacred thread made of Munja grass adorns your shoulder”
 
Shankara suvana kesarī nandana
Teja pratāpa mahā jaga bandana
 
“O partial incarnation of Lord shiva, giver of joy to King Kesari. Your great majesty is revered by the whole world”
 
Vidyāvāna gunī ati chātura।
Rāma kāja karibe ko ātura
 
“Oh one learned in all Vidyas, one full of virtues, Very clever. You are always eager to do Rama’s tasks”
 
Prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyā
rāma lakhana sītā mana basiyā
 
“You enjoy listening to Lord Rama’s story; Lord Rama, Lakshman and Sita reside in your heart”
 
Sūkshma rūpa dhari siyahi dikhāvā
bikata rūpa dhari lanka jarāvā
 
“Assuming the smallest form you saw (visited) Sita. Assuming the gigantic form you burnt down Lanka”
 
Bhīma rūpa dhari asura samhāre
rāmachandra ke kāja samvāre
 
“Assuming a terrible form you slayed demons. You made Lord Rama’s works easier”
 
lāya sanjīvani lakhana jiyāe
shrī raghubīra harashi ura lāye
 
“You brought the Sanjeevini mountain to save Lakshmana’s Life. Lord Rama embraced you in joy”
 
Raghupati kīnhī bahut badāī
tum mama priya bharata hi sama bhāī
 
“Lord Rama praised you very much saying ‘You are dear to me like my brother Bharata”
 
sahasa badana tumharo jasa gāvai
asa kahi shrīpati kantha lagāvai
 
“‘May the thousand headed serpent Adishesha sing of your glory’ saying this Lord Rama embraced you”
 
Sanakādika brahmādi munīsā
nārada sārada sahita ahīsā
 
“Sanaka, Brahma and other Royal sages, Narad, Saraswati and Adishesha”
 
Yama kubera dikpāla jahā te
kavi kobida kahi sakai kahā te
 
“Yama, Kubera, Dikpaalakas, poets and singers; they can not describe your greatness properly”
 
Tuma upakāra sugrīvahi kīnhā
rāam milāya rājapada dīnhā
 
“You helped Sugreeva. You made him friends with Rama which gave him his Kingship back”
 
Tumharo mantra vibhīshana mānā
lankeshvara bhae saba jaga jānā
 
“Vibheeshana accepted your Suggestion. He became the king of Lanka because of your advice, whole world knows it”
 
Yuga sahasra yojana para bhānū
līlyo tāhi madhura phala jānū
 
“You flew towards the sun who is thousands of years of Yojanas away, thinking of him as a sweet fruit”
 
Prabhu mudrikā meli mukha māhī
jaladhi lānghi gaye acharaja nāhī
 
“Putting the ring of Rama in your mouth, you jumped and flew over Ocean to Lanka, there is no surprise in that”
 
Durgama kāja jagata ke jete
sugama anugraha tumhare tete
 
“All the difficult tasks in the world, become easy if there is your grace”
 
Rāma duāre tuma rakhavāre
hota na āgyā binu paisāre
 
“You’re the doorkeeper of Rama’s court. Without your permission nobody can enter Rama’s abode”
 
Saba sukha lahai tumhārī saranā
tuma rakshaka kāhū ko daranā
 
“All happiness stay with those who take refuge in you. If You are the protector, why should one be afraid? “
 
āpan tej samhāro āpai
tino lok hānka te kāpai
 
“Only you can control your energy and brilliance; the three worlds quiver when you roar. Evil souls do not approach a person who recites the name of Hanuman. The continual chanting of Hanuman’s name removes all diseases and sufferings.
 
bhūta pishācha nikata nahi āvai
mahābīra jaba nāma sunāvai
 
“Evil Spirits and Ghosts don’t come near when your name is heard O great Courageous one”
 
Nāsai roga harai saba pīrā
japata nirantara hanumata bīrā
 
“Diseases will be ended, all pains will be gone, when a devotee continuously repeats Hanuman the brave’s name”
 
Sankata te hanumāna chhudāvai
mana krama vachana dhyāna jo lāvai
Saba para rāma tapasvī rājā
tina ke kāja sakala tuma sājā
 
“Whenever someone remembers Hanuman using mind, action, or word, his or her hardships are removed. O Hanuman, you even fulfilled the objectives of Rama, the ultimate yogi who rules over the universe”
 
Aura manoratha jo koī lāvai
Soi amita jīvana phala pāvai
 
“Whoever brings many of their wishes to you, they will get unlimited fruits”
 
chāro juga pratāpa tumhārā
hai parasiddha jagata ujiyārā
Sādhu santa ke tuma rakhavāre
asura nikandana rāma dulāre
 
“Whoever discloses his or her hopes before you attains incalculable fruits of life. Your brilliance and glory span all the four yugas and brighten up the entire universe. You are the protector of seers and saint, the destroyer of evil beings, and the dearest to Rama.
 
Ashta siddhi nava nidhi ke dātā
asa bara dīnha jānakī mātā
 
“Mother Sita granted you a boon to become the bestower of 8 Siddhis (supernatural powers) and 9 Nidhis (divine treasures)”
 
Rāma rasāyana tumhare pāsā
sadā raho raghupati ke dāsā
 
“Because you hold the nectar of Rama bhakti, you always remain in Rama’s service.
 
Tumhare bhajana rāma ko pāvai
Janama janama ke dukha bisarāvai
 
“Singing your name gets us Rama himself and Removes the sufferings of many lives”
 
Anta kāla raghupati pura jāī
jahā janma hari bhakta kahāī
 
“He who sings of you, at the end of the life he attains to Lord Rama’s abode. Where he will be born as a Devotee of Lord Rama”
 
Aura devatā chitta na dharaī
hanumata sei sarva sukha karaī
 
“Not contemplating on other gods, gets his all happiness from Hanuman by serving him”
 
Sankata katai mitai saba pīrā
jo sumirai hanumata balabīrā
 
“Pains will be removed, all afflictions will be gone of who remembers Hanuman the mighty brave one”
 
Jaya jaya jaya hanumāna gosāī
kripā karahu gurudeva kī nāī
Jo shata bāra pāthakar koī
chhūtahi bandi mahāsukha hoī
 
“Hail to you, Lord Hanuman! Please grace me as my guru. Whoever recites this prayer a hundred times is liberated from bondage and experiences the greatest joy.
 
Jo yaha padhai hanumāna chālīsā
hoya siddhi sākhī gaurīsā
Tulasīdāsa sadā hari cherā
kījai nātha hridaya mama dherā
 
“Whoever reads this Hanuman Chalisa becomes spiritually accomplished; Bhagavan Shiva himself is the witness to this. Tulasidasa is an eternal servant of Sri Rama. O Lord Hanuman! Please dwell in my heart.
 
pavanatanaya sankata harana mangala mūrati rūpa
rāma lakhana sītā sahita hridaya basahu sura bhūpa
 
“O son of Pavan! You are the remover of miseries and the embodiment of auspiciousness. Please reside in my heart, O King of gods, with Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita.
 
 
 
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