Shri Hanuman Chalisa
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Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj   After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen
Nij mane mukure sudhar   dust of holy Guru's Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu   untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-
Jo dayaku phal char   fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
Budhi Hin Tanu Janike   Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I
Sumirau Pavan Kumar   concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe   ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to
Harahu Kalesa Vikar   relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.
Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar   Victory to thee, O'Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar   hail 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 dhama   You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama   repository of immeasurable strength, though known
    only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi   With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra)
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi   you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense
    and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.
Kanchan varan viraj subesa   Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa   is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje   You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai   (kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.
Sankar suvan kesri Nandan   As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride
Tej pratap maha jag vandan   of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are
    propitiated all over the universe.
Vidyavan guni ati chatur   You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accom-
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur   plished, always keen to carry out the behest's of Shri Ram.
Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya   You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya   narration 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 dikhava   You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava   her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck
    terror by setting Lanka on fire.
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare   With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare   (demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram
    with great skill.
Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye   You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye   Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully
    embraced you with his heart full of joy.
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai   Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai   said: "You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat."
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave   Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave   saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).
Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa   When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa   the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha
    (one of immeasurable dimensions).
Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te   Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te   Digpals (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 keenha   You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with
Ram milaye rajpad deenha   Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana   your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana   all over the Universe.
Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu   On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu   distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet
    luscious fruit.
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee   Carrying the Lord's Signet Ring in your mouth, there is
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee   hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.
Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete   The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete   with your kind grace.
Ram dware tum rakhvare,   You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram's Divine Abode.
Hoat na agya binu paisare   No one can enter it without your permission,
Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna   All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na   divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.
Aapan tej samharo aapai   You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the
Teenhon lok hank te kanpai   three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.
Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai   All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the
Mahavir jab naam sunavai   sheer mention of your great name, O'Mahaveer!!
Nase rog harai sab peera   All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera   Shri Hanuman's holy name.
Sankat se Hanuman chudavai   Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai   with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.
Sub par Ram tapasvee raja   All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja   Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks
    very easy.
Aur manorath jo koi lavai   Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai   and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of
    human life.
Charon Yug partap tumhara   All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara   and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.
Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware   You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare   destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata   You 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 rasayan tumhare pasa   You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa   you will always remain Shri Raghupati's most dedicated disciple.
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai   Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai   and become free from sufferings of several births.
Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee   If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee   thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord's devotee.
Aur Devta Chit na dharehi   One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi   devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.
Sankat kate mite sab peera   One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera   rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin   Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin   over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my
    supreme guru (teacher).
Jo sat bar path kare kohi   One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi   bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa   All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa   regularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a
    witness as Bhagwan Sankar.
Tulsidas sada hari chera   Tulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at
Keejai Nath Hrdaye mein dera *1   his feet, he prays "Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul."
Pavantnai sankat haran,   Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a
Mangal murti roop.   symbol of Auspiciousness.
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,   Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.   Oh! King of Gods.


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Page Modified October 25, 2009, *1: as suggested by suryabhan, corrected, "Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera", to "Keejai Nath Hrdaye mein dera"