Shri Vishnu Chalisa
JAI JAI SHRII
JAGATA PATI,JAGADAADHAARA ANANTA
VISHVESHVARA AKHILESHA AJA,SARVESHVARA BHAGAVANTA
Glory, glory, all glories to you, O sovereign and support of the world! You are the lord of all, most perfect, infinite, unborn, immanent, and the very God of the universe.
JAI JAI DHARANIIDHARA SHRUTI SAAGARA,JAYATI GADAADHARA SADGUNA AAGARA
SHRI VASUDEVA DEVAKII NANDANA,VAASUDEVA NAASHANA BHAVA PHADANA
Glory to you, O support of the earth and ocean of Vedic knowledge! Glory to you, O wielder of a club and treasure house of all noble virtues! O Krishna, you are the delight of Vasudeva and Devaki and destroyer of the noose of birth and death.
NAMO NAMO SACHARAACHARA SVAAMII,PARAMBRAHMA PRABHU NAMO NAMO NAMAAMI
NAMO NAMO TRIBHUVANA PATI IISHA,KAMALAAPATI KESHAVA YOGIISHA
I revere you again and again, O Lord of every animate and inanimate creature; I do obeisance to you, O Lord, attributeless and impersonal and glorify you as the Lord of the three spheres, as the beloved consort of Kamalaa (Lakshmi) as Keshava and as supreme among the yogis.
GARURADHVAJA AJA BHAVA HAARII,MURALIIDHARA HARI MADANA MURAARII
NAARAAYANA SHRIIPATI PURUSHOTTAMA,PADMANAABHI NARAHARI SARVOTTAMA
Your banner, O Lord, is emblazoned with the figure of Garura you; you are unborn, the dispeller of all worldly dread (of birth and death), Krishna the flute-player, the destroyer of Love and the enemy of Mura, Narayana, the beloved consort of Lakshmi, the best among the humans Vishnu when he assumed the form of half-lion and half-man and the most exquisite of all.
JAI MAADHAVA MUKUNDA,VANAMAALII KHALA DALA MARDANA DAMANA KUCHAALII
JAI AGANITA INDRIYA SAARANGADHARA,VISHVA RUUPA VAAMANA AANANDA KARA
Salutations to you, O Mahadeva, Mukunda and Vanamali! You destroy the wicked and subdue the ill bred. Glory to you, the possessor of an infinite number of senses and the bearer of the bow called Shaaranga! You are verily the world itself, Vamana and the bestower of all happiness. (These names relate to the incarnations of Vishnu as well as Krishna where the scriptures describe Krishna to be one of Vishnu’s incarnations)
JAI JAI LOKAADHYAKSHA DHANANJAYA,SAHASRAGYA JAGANNAATHA JAYATI JAI
JAI MADHUSUUDANA ANUPAMA AANANA,JAYATI VAAYU-VAAHANA VAJRA KAANANA
Glory, glory to you, O Dhananjaya (Vishnu), the sovereign ruler of the three spheres! Glory; glory to you, the Lord of the world who has myriad of names! Glory to you O Madhusudhana whose features are matchless, who ride the wind and who are like thunderbolt to the trees of the forest.
JAI GOVINDA JANAARDANA DEVAA,SHUBHA PHALA LAHATA GAHATA TAVA SEVAA
SHYAAMA SARORUHA SAMA TANA SOHATA,DARSHANA KARATA SURA NARA MUNI MOHE
Glory to you, O supreme Lord Krishna and Vishnu. He who attends on you is rewarded with all the propitious fruits of his service. Your touching charm matches the beauty of the dark lotus and enchants all the gods, men, ascetics and adepts who behold you.
BHAALA VISHAALA MUKUTA SIRA SAAJATA,URA VAIJANTII MAALA VIRAAJATA
TIRACHII BHRIKUTI CHAAPA JANU DHAARE,TINA TARA NAINA KAMALA ARUNAARE
Your forehead is broad and your head is bedecked with a resplendent crown; on your bosom lies the famous garland called Vaijayanti (the mythological garland of Vishnu), your arched eyebrows look like a drawn bow and the eyes underneath them are ruddy like red lotuses.
NAASAA CHIBUKA KAPOLA MANOHARA,NRIDU MUSKAANA KUNJA ADHARANA PARA
JANU MANI PANKTI DASHANA MANA BHAAVANA,BASANA PIITA TANA PARAMA SUHAAVANA
Your nose, chin and cheeks, O Lord, are exceedingly lovely, as are the corners of your lips when you smile; your teeth so alluringly set look like a row of gems, while your body dresses in yellow is supremely charming.
RUUPA CHATURBHUJA BHUUSHITA BHUUSHANA,VARADA HASTA, MOCHANA BHAVA DUUSHANA
KANJAARUNA SAMA KARATALA SUNDARA,SUKHA SAMUUHA GUNA MADHURA SAMUNDARA
You are four-armed, in guise most beautiful and decked with ornaments. The position of your hands looks as if you are purging the world of its impurities. Your palms, which are red as lotus, are winsome and your virtues deep and inexhaustible as the ocean of tenderness and beauty. You are verily the treasure house of bliss.
KARA MAHAN LASITA SHANKHA ATI PYAARAA,SUBHAGA SHABDA JAI DENE HAARAA
RAVI SAMA CHAKRA DVITIIYA KARA DHAARE,KHALA DALA DAANAVA SAINYA SANHAARE
There is a conch-shell in your hand all bright and beautiful, an instrument whose musical sound is auspicious to the ears and ensures victory (to the suppliant). In your second hand lies a missile, the disc, as shining a the sun, which destroyed the host of wicked demons.
TRITIIYA HASTA MAHAN GADAA PRAKAASHANA,SADAA TAAPA TRAYA PAAPA VINAASHANA
PADMA CHATURTHA HAATHA MAHAN DHAARE,CHARI PADAARATHA DENE HAARE
In your third hand lies an ever-shining club, which unfailingly destroys all the physical, material, and supernatural sufferings and evils. Your fourth hand holds a lotus, which grants all the four boons of life-wealth, religious merit, virility and liberation (from the cycle of birth and death, moksha)
VAAHANA GARURAA MANOGATIVAANAA,TIHUN TYAAGATA JANA HITA BHAGAVAANAA
PAHUNCHI TAHAAN PATA RAKHATA SVAAMII,HO HARI SAMA BHAKTANA ANURAAGII
Your conveyance is Garura who is swift as mind and whom you, Lord, forsake for the well being of your votaries. Reaching there you protect their honor, for you are matchless, O Hari, in following your devotees.
DHANI DHANI MAHIMAA AGAMA ANANTAA,DHYANA BHAKTAVATSALA BHAGVANTAA
JABA JABA SURAHIN ASURA DUKHA DIINHAA,TABA TABA PRAKATI KASHTA HARI LIINHAA
Blessed, all blessed is your glory, O Lord, which transcends all comprehension by the senses and is infinite! And blessed are you who love your devotees as your own children! Whenever the demons afflicted the celestials, you made your appearance and relieved them of their distress.
SURA NARA MUNI BRHAMAADI MAHESHUU,SAHI NA SAKYO ATI KATHINA KALESHUU
TABA TAHAN DHARI BAHURUUPA NIRANTARA,MARDYO DALA DAANAVAHI BHAYANKARA
When the assembly of gods like Brahma and Mahesh and all the company of hermits found their affliction beyond endurance you always appeared there in different forms and destroyed all the dreadful herd of demons.
SHAYYAA SHESHA SINDHU BICHA SAAJITA,SANGA LAKSHMII SADAA VIRAAJITA
PUURANA SHAKTI DHAANYA-DHANA KHAANII,AANANDA BHAKTI BHARANII SUKHA DAANII
The serpent Shesha is your couch, fully bedecked, in the midst of the ocean; in your company are the ever-resplendent goddess of wealth Lakshmi, who is power supreme and an inexhaustible mine of riches. Blessed is she who bestows happiness, sustains devotion and causes bliss.
JAASU VIARDA NIGAMAAGAMA GAAVATA,SHAARADA SHESHA PAARA NAHIN PAAVATA
RAMAA RAADHIKAA SIYA SUKHA DHAAMAA,SOHI VISHNU KRISHNA ARU RAAMAA
O Vishnu, though your majesty is hymned by the Vedas and the Shastras, it is so measureless that even Saraswati, the originator of letters and their meaning, and Shesha, for all his thousand-tongues cannot fathom it. You are the abode of all bliss to Lakshmi, Radhika and Sita as Vishnu, Krishna and Rama all of whom are the same.
AGANITA RUUPA ANUUPA APAARAA,NIRGUNA SAGUNA SVARUUPA TUMHAARAA
NAHIN KACHU BHEDA VEDA ASA BHAASATA,BHAKTANA SE NAHIN ANTARA RAAKHATA
Your forms are countless, incomparable and infinite; you are both personal and impersonal. To the Vedas there is no distinction between them, nor is there any difference between you and your votaries.
SHRI PRAYAAGA DURVAASAA DHAAMAA,SUNDARDAASA TIVAARII GRAAMAA
JAGA HITA LAAGI TUMAHIN JAGADIISHAA,NIJA MATI RACHYO VISHNU-CHAALIISAA
O Lord of the universe, Sundardaasa, an inhabitant of the village Tiwari, composed this hymn Vishnuchalisa as well as he could for your devotees and dedicated it to you while still dwelling in the hermitage of the seer Durvasa at Allahabad.
JO CHITTA DAI NITA PARHATA PARHAAVATA,PUURANA BHAKTI SHAKTI SARASAAVATA
ATI SUKHA VASATA, RUUJA RINA NAASHATA,VAIBHAVA VIKAASATA, SUMATI PRAKASHATA
He who chants and induces others to chant, this hymn regularly with all attention is filled with the delight of both might and devotion; he abides in supreme happiness, recovers from disease and debt, and becomes increasingly prosperous, his wit growing sharper and sharper everyday.
AAVATA SUKHA GAAVATA SHRUTI SHAARADABHAASHATA VYAASA-VACHANA RISHI NAARADA
MILATA SUBHAGA PHALA SHOKA NASAAVATA ANTA SAMAYA JANA HARI PADA PAAVATA
The four Vedas, Saraswati, Vyasa and the seer Narada all recite it and declare that such a recital of the Vishnuchalisa brings happiness and besides yielding all the delicious fruits of life, it also destroys all griefs and helps attain the supreme state in the end.