What is Hanuman Chalisa?
Why is Hanuman Chalisa the most requested song on Google?
Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj, nij man mukur sudhaari
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu, Jo dayak phal chaari
Cleansing the mirror in the form of my mind with the pollen of the lotus-feet of the Guru,
I describe the unblemished glory of Rama, which bestows the four fruits.
Budhiheen Tanu Jaanike, Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal buddhi Vidya dehu mohe, Harahu Kales Vikaar
Knowing my body to be devoid of intelligence, I remember Hanuman, the son of Vayu.
Give me strength, intelligence and knowledge and remove all ailments & impurities.
Jai Hanuman gyan gun saagar, Jai Kapis tihun lok ujaagar
Ram doot atulit bal dhaama, Anjani-putra Pavan sut naama
O Hanuman, the ocean of knowledge and virtues, may you be victorious.
O the chief amongst Vanaras famous across the three Lokas (underworld, earth & heaven) & may you be victorious.
You are the trusted messenger of Rama and you are the abode of incomparable strength.
You are known by the names of Anjaniputra (son of Anjana) & Pavanasuta (son of Vāyu).
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi, Kumati nivar sumati Ke-e sangi
Kanchan varan viraaj suvesa, Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesaa
You are the great hero, you are endowed with valour, your body is as strong as Indra Vajra.
You are the destroyer of vile intellect, and you are the companion of one whose intellect is pure.
Your complexion is that of molten gold, and you are resplendent in your handsome form.
You wear small earrings in your ears and your hair is curly.
Haath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraaje, Kandhe moonj janehu saajai
Shankar suvan kesri Nandan, Tej prataap maha jag vandan
You have the weapon & flag in your hands, &
the sacred-thread made of the Munja grass adorns your shoulder.
O embodiment of Shiva, the delighter of Kesari,
your aura and majesty is great and is revered by the whole world.
Vidyavaan guni ati chaatur, Ram kaaj karive ko aatur
Prabu charitra sunive ko rasiya, Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya
You are the praiseworthy abode of the eighteen types of knowledge, all virtues reside in you.
You are ever eager to perform tasks for Rama.
You delight in listening to the acts of Rama.
You reside in the minds of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.
Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhaava, Vikat roop dhari lank jaraava
Bheema roop dhari asur sanghaare, Ramchandraji ke Kaaj sanvaare
You assumed an extremely tiny form and appeared to Sita in the Ashok Vatika.
You assumed a very large and scary form and burnt the city of Lanka.
You assumed a frightening form and destroyed the demons (Ravana).
You carried out all the tasks of Rama.
Laaye Sanjivan, Lakhan Jiyaaye, Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laaye
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badaai, Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhaa-i
You brought the Sanjivini, the life-saving herb, & revitalized Lakshman.
Out of elation, Rama embraced you.
Raghu’s descendant, Rama, praised you profusely saying “You are dear to me like my brother Bharata”.
Sahas badan tumharo Jas gaave, As kahi Shripati kanth lagaave
Sankadik Brahmaadi Muneesa, Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa
Rama also said that a thousand people will praise Hanuman’s glory and embraced him again
Hanuman has been blessed by Saints like Sanka, Bramha, Munisa, Narad, Sarad, Sahit & Ahisa
Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te, Kavi kovid kahi sake-y kahan te
Tum upkaar Sugreevahin keenha, Ram milaaye rajpad deenha
Yama (God of death), Kubera (God of wealth), Dikpala (God of eight directions) Kavis (poets) &
Kovidas (folk singers) cannot describe Hanuman’s reputation.
You did Sugriva a great favour by making him meet Rama and bestowing on him the kingdom of Kishkindha.
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana, Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jaana
Yug sahastra jo jan par Bhaanu, Leelyo taahi madhur phal jaanu
Your Mantra was accepted by Vibishana, as a result of which he became the king of Lanka.
The whole world knows this.
On your own you dashed to the Sun, which is 96,000,000 miles away, thinking it to be a sweet fruit.
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh maaheen, Jaladhi laanghi gaye achraj naaheen
Durgam kaaj jagat ke jete, Sugam anugraha tumhre tete
O Lord, placing the ring given by Rama in your mouth, you leaped across the unknown ocean.
All the unattainable tasks in the world become easily attainable with your grace
Ram dwaare tum rakhvare, Hoat na agya binu paisare
Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna, Tum rakshak kahu ko darnaa
You are the doorkeeper and protector of the door to Rama’s court.
Without your command, nobody can enter the abode of Rama.
Once in your refuge, they obtains all the pleasures.
You are the protector, and there is nothing to be afraid of.
Aapan tej samharo aapai, Teenhon lok hank te kanpai
Bhoot pisaach Nikat nahin aavai, Mahavir jab naam sunavai
When you roar, after remembering your powers, the three worlds tremble with fear.
Evil spirits & ghosts do not come near those chant the Mahāvira name of yours.
The constant chanting of the brave Hanuman, destroys all ailments and removes all sufferings.
Naase rog harai sab peera, Japat nirantar Hanumant beera
Sankat se Hanuman chudaavai, Man Kram Vachan dhyan jo laave
Hanuman extricates those from all adversities who remember him in their heart, through their actions & words.
Sub par Ram tapasvee rajaa, Tinke kaaj sakal Tum Saaja
Aur manorath jo koi laave, Sohi amit jeevan phal paavai
Rama is the supreme God and a king with spirituality & yet you executed all his tasks.
And whoever comes to you with any wish, they obtain the unlimited fruit of the wish, in this very birth.
Chaaron Yug partaap tumhara, Hai prasidh jagat ujiyaara
Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware, Asur nikandan Ram dulaare
Your glory is famous in all the four Yugas (time span) & illuminates the whole world.
You are the protector of Sadhus & Saints.
You are the destroyer of demons and dear as a son to Rama.
Asht sidhi nav nidhi ke dattaa, Asbar deen Jaanki mata
Ram rasaayan tumhare paasa, Sadaa raho Raghupati ke daasa
You are the bestower the eight supernatural powers & nine divine treasures.
The daughter of Janaka, Mother Sita, has granted you this boon.
You have the treasure of Rama’s Bhakti (rāma rasāyana) with you.
You are, respectfully, the servant of Raghupati (Shri Raam).
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko paavai, Janam janam ke-e dukh bisraavai
Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jaayee, Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee
Singing of you (Hanuman), a Bhakta obtains Rama and forgets the adversities and afflictions of many births
As a result of devotion to you, a Bhakta goes to Saket at the time of their end (physical death).
When they are reborn, they will be known as the Bhaktas of Hari.
Aur Devtaa Chitan dharehi, Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi
Sankat kate mite sab peera, Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera
Even one who does not contemplate on any other Devatas in their mind and only serves Hanuman, achieves all favourable bliss in this world and the next
Whoever remembers the brave and mighty Hanuman gets free of all adversities and relief from all pains
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosain, Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki naain
Jo shat baar path kare koi, Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hoi
O Hanuman, the master of senses, may you be victorious, may you be victorious, may you be victorious. May you shower your grace lovingly, as a Guru does, and reveal to me the knowledge of devotion to Rama
One who recites Hanuman Chalisa a hundred times (or for hundred days) is released from bondage and obtains great bliss
Jo yeh padhe Hanuman Chalisa, Hoye siddhi saakhi Gaureesa
Tulsidas sada hari chera, Keejai naath Hrdaye maha dera
One who reads Hanuman Chalisa attains liberation & become Lord Shiva’s companion.
Tulsidas says O Lord Hanuman, may you ever reside in the heart of the devotees who serve Hari (Rama).
Pavan Tanay sankat haran, Mangal murti roop
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit, Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop,
Hanuman helps cleanse the mind, intellect, heart & ego, and by asking him to reside in the heart of the devotee, the refuge of Hanuman is the supreme pursuit.