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Shri Hanuman chalisa

              

Shri Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj

 

After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen

Nij mane mukure sudhar

 

dust of the 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 deficiencies in my intelligence, I

Sumirau Pavan Kumar

 

focus my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly

Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe

 

ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to

Harahu Kalesa Vikar

 

rid 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  and golden in color. Your dress

Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

 

is pretty. You wear earrings 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 the comfort and pride

Tej pratap maha jag vandan

 

of Shri Kesari. With the luster 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

 

palished, always keen to carry out the behest 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) hearly 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 to your superb 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 regularly reciting

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 king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks so easy.

Aur manorath jo koi lavai

 

Whoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith

Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

 

and sincerity, he or she will 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

 

the destroyer of all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.

Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata

 

You can grant to anyone the yogic power of the 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.) Mother Janki has conferred this boon upon you.

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 the suffering 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

 

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 toward Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.

Sankat kate mite sab peera

 

One is freed from all the sufferings and rebirths in the world.

Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

 

When 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 evil be firm and final. Bless me in my capacity as the 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 forever.

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa

 

All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)

Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

 

are sure to receive benediction. 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 Das Hrdaye mein dera

 

his feet and prays: "Oh Lord! You are enshrined within my heart & soul."

Pavantnai sankat haran,

 

Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a

Mangal murti roop.

 

symbol of all that is auspicious.

Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,

 

Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.

Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.

 

Oh! King of Gods.