The Hanuman Chalisa

The Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn consisting of 40 verses written in praise of Hanuman, the Hindu deity revered as a symbol of devotion, strength, and selflessness. The Hanuman Chalisa is believed to be written by the 16th-century poet-saint Tulsidas, and it is an important part of the Vaishnavite tradition. 


The Hanuman Chalisa is traditionally recited on Tuesdays, which are considered to be auspicious days for worshipping Hanuman, and it is also recited during times of difficulties and challenges as a means of seeking strength and guidance.


The Hanuman Chalisa is widely considered to be a powerful prayer that can bring peace, prosperity, and protection to those who recite it with devotion and sincerity. The Hanuman Chalisa is also believed to have the power to remove obstacles and bring success in all endeavors. Many Hindus recite the Hanuman Chalisa daily as a means of seeking blessings and protection from Hanuman, and it is also recited in temples and during religious ceremonies and rituals.


The Hanuman Chalisa is written in the Hindi language, and it consists of 40 verses that are divided into 10 stanzas. Each verse is dedicated to a specific aspect of Hanuman’s life and devotion, and the Hanuman Chalisa is typically recited in a specific rhythm and melody. The Hanuman Chalisa is often sung as a devotional song, and there are many versions of it available with different musical arrangements.


The Hanuman Chalisa has had a significant influence on Hindu culture and spirituality, and it is considered to be a powerful prayer that can bring blessings and protection to those who recite it with devotion and sincerity. Many Hindus believe that reciting the Hanuman Chalisa can help to increase devotion, strength, and selflessness, and it is also believed to have the power to remove obstacles and bring success in all endeavors. 


The Hanuman Chalisa is an important part of Hindu devotional practice, and it is widely recited and sung in temples and homes throughout India and around the world.


Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics & the meaning


Sri Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Mann Mukuru Sudhaari.

Barnaun Raghuvar Bimal Jasu, Jo Daayaku Phal Chaari.


Having polished the mirror of my heart with the dust of my Guru’s lotus feet, I recite the divine fame of the greatest king of Raghukul dynasty, which bestows us with the fruit of all the four efforts.


Buddhiheen Tanu Janike, Sumiraun Pawan-Kumar.

Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesh Bikaar.


Knowing that this mind of mine has less intelligence, I remember the ‘Son of Wind’ who, granting me strength, wisdom, and all kinds of knowledge, removes all my suffering and shortcomings.



Jai Hanuman Gyan Gunn Sagar. Jai Kapees Tihun Lok Ujaagar.

Ramdoot Atulit Baldhama. Anjani-Putra Pawansut Naama.


Victory to Lord Hanuman, the ocean of wisdom and virtue. Victory to the Lord who is supreme among the monkeys, illuminator of the three worlds.

You are Lord Rama’s emissary,‌ the abode of matchless power, Mother Anjani’s son, and also popular as the ‘Son of the Wind’.


“Mahaveer Vikram Bajrangi. Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi.

Kanchan Baran Biraj Subesa. Kaanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa.”


Great hero, You are as mighty as a thunderbolt. You remove evil intellect and are the companion of those having good ones.

Your skin is golden in color and You are adorned with beautiful clothes. You have adorning earrings in Your ears and Your hair is curly and thick. 


Haath Braj Au Dhwaja Biraaje. Kaandhe Moonj Janeu Saaje.

Shankar Suvan Kesarinandan. Tej Prataap Maha Jag Bandan.


In Your hands, shine a mace and a flag of righteousness. A sacred thread adorns Your right shoulder.

You are the embodiment of Lord Shiva and vanar-raj Kesari’s son. There is no limit or end to Your glory, Your magnificence. The whole Universe worships You.


Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chaatur. Ram Kaaj Karibe Ko Aatur. 

Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya. Ram Lakhan Sita Mann Basiya.


You are the wisest of the wise, virtuous and (morally) clever. You are always eager to do Lord Rama’s works.

You feel extremely delighted in listening to Lord Rama’s doings and conduct. Lord Rama, Mother Sita, and Lord Laxmana dwell forever in Your heart.


Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyanhi Dikhawa. Bikat Roop Dhari Lanka Jarawa.

Bheem Roop Dhari Asura Sanghare. Ramchandra Ke Kaaj Sanware.


Taking the subtle form, You appeared in front of Mother Sita. And, taking the formidable form, You burnt the Lanka (Ravana’s kingdom).

Taking the massive form (like that of Bheema), You slaughtered the demons. This is how, You completed Lord Rama’s tasks, successfully.


Laaye Sanjeevan Lakhana Jiyaaye. Sri Raghuveer Harashi Urr Laaye.

Raghupati Keenhi Bahut Badai. Tum Mum Priya, Bhartahi Sum Bhai.


Bringing the magic-herb (sanjivani), You revived Lord Laxmana. Raghupati, Lord Rama praised You greatly and overflowing in gratitude, said that You are a dear brother to Him just as Bharat is.


Sahas Badan Tumharo Jas Gaave. Asa Kahi Sripati Kanth Lagaave. 

Sankaadik Brahmadi Munisa. Narad Sarad Sahit Aheesa.


Saying this, Lord Rama drew You to Himself and embraced you. Sages like Sanaka, Gods like Brahma and sages like Narada and even the thousand-mouthed serpent sing Your fame!

Sanak, Sanandan and the other Rishis and great saints; Brahma – the god, Narada, Saraswati – the Mother Divine and the King of serpents sing Your glory.


Jam Kuber Digpal Jahan Te. Kabi Kobid Kahi Sake Kahan Te. 

Tum Upkaar Sugreevahi Keenha. Ram Milaaye Raj-Pad Deenha.


Yama, Kubera and the guardians of the four quarters; poets and scholars – none can express Your glory.

You helped Sugriva by introducing Him to Lord Rama and regaining his crown. Therefore, You gave Him the Kingship (the dignity of being called a king).


Tumharo Mantra Bibhishan Maana. Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana. 

Yug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhanu. Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu.


Likewise, complying with Your preachings, even Vibhishana became the King of Lanka.

You swallowed the sun, located thousands of miles away, mistaking it to be a sweet, red fruit! 


Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukh Maahi. Jaladhi Laandhi Gaye Achraj Naahi. 

Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jete. Sugam Anugrah Tumhare Tete.


Keeping the ring in Your mouth, which was given to You by Lord Rama, you crossed over the Ocean, to no astonishment, whatsoever.

All difficult tasks of this world become easy, with Your grace.


Ram Duaare Tum Rakhvare. Hott Na Aagya Binu Paisare.

Sab Sukh Lahe Tumhari Sarna. Tum Rakshak Kahu Ko Dar Na.


You are the guardian at Lord Rama’s door. Nobody can move forward without Your permission which means that Lord Rama’s darshans (to get the sight of) are possible only with Your blessings.

Those who take refuge in You, find all the comforts and happiness. When we have a protector like You, we do not need to get scared of anybody or anything.


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