Hanuman Chalisa

(Mentioned in Praising a Monkey God in this Day and Age.)

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj
Nij mane mukure sudhar
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu
Jo dayaku phal char

Having polished the mirror of my heart with the dust of my Guru’s lotus feet
I sing the pure fame of the best of Raghus, which bestows the four fruits of life.

Budhi Hin Tanu Janike
Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe
Harahu Kalesa Vikar

I know that this body of mine has no intelligence, so I recall you, Son of the Wind
Grant me strength, wit and wisdom and remove my sorrows and shortcomings.

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

Hail to Hanuman, the ocean of wisdom and virtue,
Hail Monkey Lord, illuminater of the three worlds.

Ram doot atulit bal dhama
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama

You are Ram’s emissary, and the abode of matchless power
Anjani’s son, named the “Son of the Wind.”

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

Great hero, you are as mighty as a thunderbolt,
You remove evil thoughts and are the companion of the good.

Kanchan varan viraj subesa
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Golden hued and splendidly adorned
With heavy earrings and curly locks.

Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai

In your hands shine mace and a banner
And a sacred thread adorns your shoulder.

Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
Tej pratap maha jag vandan

You are Shiva’s son and Kesari’s joy
And your glory is revered throughout the world.

Vidyavan guni ati chatur
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

You are the wisest of the wise, virtuous and clever
And ever intent on doing Ram’s work.

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya

You delight in hearing of the Lord’s deeds,
Ram, Sita and Lakshman dwell in your heart.

Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava

Assuming a tiny form you appeared to Sita
And in an awesome form you burned Lanka.

Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

Taking a dreadful form you slaughtered the demons
And completed Lord Ram’s mission.

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

Bringing the magic herb you revived Lakshman
And Ram embraced you with delight.

Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai

The Lord of the Raghus praised you greatly:
“Brother, you are dear to me as Bharat!”

Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

“May the thousand-mouthed serpent sing your fame!”
So saying, Lakshmi’s Lord drew you to Himself.

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa

Sanak and the sages, Brahma, gods and the great saints,
Narada, Saraswati and the King of serpents,

Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

Yam, Kuber and the guardians of the four quarters,
poets and scholars – none can express your glory.

Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
Ram milaye rajpad deenha

You did great service for Sugriva,
Presenting him to Ram, you gave him the kingship.

Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

Vibhishana heeded your counsel
And became the Lord of Lanka, as the whole world knows.

Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

Though the sun is thousands of miles away,
You swallowed it, thinking it to be a sweet fruit.

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

Holding the Lord’s ring in your mouth
It’s no surprise that you leapt over the ocean.

Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

Every difficult task in this world
Becomes easy by your grace.

Ram dware tum rakhvare
Hoat na agya binu paisare

You are the guardian at Ram’s door,
No one enters without your leave.

Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na

Those who take refuge in you find all happiness
and those who you protect know no fear.

Aapan tej samharo aapai
Teenhon lok hank te kanpa

You alone can withstand your own splendor,
The three worlds tremble at your roar.

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai
Mahavir jab naam sunavai

Ghosts and goblins cannot come near,
Great Hero, when your name is uttered.

Nase rog harai sab peera
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

All disease and pain is eradicated,
Brave Hanuman, by constant repetition of your name.

Sankat se Hanuman chudavai
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Hanuman releases from affliction
those who remember him in thought word and deed.

Sub par Ram tapasvee raja
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

Ram, the ascetic, reigns over all,
but you carry out all his work.

Aur manorath jo koi lavai
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

One who comes to you with any yearning
obtains the abundance of the Four Fruits of Life.

Charon Yug partap tumhara
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

Your splendor fills the four ages
your glory is renowned throughout the world.

Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

You are the guardian of saints and sages,
the destroyer of demons and the darling of Ram.

Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
Us var deen Janki mata

You grant the eight powers and the nine treasures
by the boon you received from Mother Janaki.

Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

You hold the elixir of Ram’s name
and remain eternally his servant.

Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai

Singing your praise, one finds Ram
and escapes the sorrows of countless lives.

Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

At death one goes to Ram’s own city
or is born on the earth as God’s devotee.

Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

Give no thought to any other deity,
worshipping Hanuman, one gains all delight.

Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

All affliction ceases and all pain is removed
by remembering the mighty hero, Hanuman.

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

Victory, Victory, Victory to Lord Hanuman!
Bestow your grace on me, as my Guru!

Jo sat bar path kare kohi
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

Whoever recites this a hundred times
is released from bondage and gains bliss.

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

One who reads this Hanuman Chaleesa
gains success, as Gauri’s Lord (Shiva) is witness.

Tulsidas sada hari chera
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera

Says Tulsi Das, who always remains Hari’s servant:
“Lord, make your home in my heart.”

Pavantnai sankat haran,
Mangal murti roop
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop

Son of the Wind, destroyer of sorrow, embodiment of blessing,
Live in my heart, King of Gods, together with Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

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