Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa (Hindi:  हनुमान चालीसा) is a devotional song dedicated to Hindu deity, Lord Hanuman. Chalisa means forty (40). In this song, there are 40 verses praising Lord Hanuman; hence, it is known as Hanuman Chalisa. It was written by famous poet, Saint Tulsidas, who also had written another famous book, Ramcharitmanas, a version of great Hindu epic, Ramayana. Reading Hanuman Chalisa daily increases the inner strength and wipes out negative energy from surroundings and within. In this article, we have given Hanuman Chalisa in Hindi as well as in English. Dohas are chanted before and after chanting Hanuman Chalisa.

Hanuman Chalisa in Hindi (Devanagari):

दोहा

श्रीगुरु चरण सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरू सुधारि |

बरनौ  रघुबर  बिमल  जसु , जो  दायकू फल  चारि ||

 

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमेरौ पवनकुमार |

बल बुद्धि बिद्या देहु मोहे, हरहु कलेस बिकार ||

 

||चौपाई||

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुण सागर | जय कपीस तीहुं लोक उजागर ||

रामदूत अतुलित बल धामा | अंजनिपुत्र पवनसुत नामा ||

 

महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी | कुमती निवार सुमती के संगी  ||

कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा | कानन कुंडल कुंचित केसा  ||

 

हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै | कांधे मूंज जनेऊ साजै  ||

संकर सुवन केसरीनंदन | तेज प्रताप महा जग बंदन  ||

 

विद्यावान गुणी अति चातुर | राम काज करिबे को आतुर  ||

प्रभू चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया | राम लखन सीता मन बसिया  ||

 

सूक्ष्म रूप धरी सियहीं दिखावा | बिकट रूप धरी लंक जरावा  ||

भीम रूप धरी असुर संहारे | रामचंद्र के काज संवारे  ||

 

लाय सजीवन लखन जीयाये | श्री रघुबीर हरशि उर लाये  ||

रघुपती कीन्ही बहुत बडाई | तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई ||

 

सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं | अस कही श्रीपती कंठ लगावैं  ||

सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनिसा | नारद सारद सहित अहीसा ||

 

जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँ ते | कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहाँ ते ||

तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहि कीन्हा । राम मिलाय राज पद दीन्हा  ||

 

तुम्हरो मंत्र बिभीषण माना । लंकेस्वर भए सब जग जाना ||

जुग सहस्त्र जोजन पर भानू । लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू  ||

 

प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं । जलधि लांघि गये अचरज नाहीं ||

दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते । सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते ||

 

राम दुवारे तुम रखवारे । होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे ||

सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी सरना । तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना ||

 

आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै । तीनों लोक हांक तें कांपै ||

भूत पिसाच निकट नहीं आवै । महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै ||

 

नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा । जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा ||

संकट ते हनुमान छुडावै । मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ||

 

सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा । तिन के काज सकल तुम साजा ||

और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै । सोई अमित जीवन फल पावै ||

 

चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा । है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा ||

साधु संत के तुम रखवारे । असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे ||

 

अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता । अस बर दीन जानकी माता ||

राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा । सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा ||

 

तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै । जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै ||

अंत काल रघुबर पुर जाई । जहाँ जनम हरि भक्त कहाई ||

 

और देवता चित्त न धरई । हनुमत सेई सर्ब सुख करई ||

संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा । जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा ||

 

जै जै जै हनुमान गोसांई । कृपा करहु गुरूदेव की नांई ||

जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई । छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई ||

 

जो यह पढै हनुमान चलीसा । होय सिद्ध साखी गौरीसा ||

तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा । कीजै नाथ हृदय मंह डेरा ||

दोहा

पवनतनय संकटहरण मंगलमूर्ती रूप |

राम लखन सीता सहित हृदय बसहू सूर भूप ||

 

Hanuman Chalisa in English:

Doha

Shreeguru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Manu Mukuru Sudhari ||

Barnau Raghubar Bimal Jasu, Jo Dayaku Phal Chari ||

Buddhiheen Tanu Janike, Sumiroun Pavankumar ||

Bal Buddhi Bidya Dehu Mohim, Harahu Kales Bikaar ||

Choupai

Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar, Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujaagar ||

Ramdoot Atuleet Bal Dhamaa, Anjani-Putra Pavansut Naamaa ||

Mahabeer Bikram Bajrangi, Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi ||

Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesaa, Kanan kundal Kunchit Kesa ||

Haath Bajra Au Dhvaja Biraajai, Kandhe Moonj Janeu Saaje ||

Shankar Suvan Kesarinandan, Tej Pratap Mahaa Jag Bandan ||

Bidyaavaan Guni Ati Chatur, Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Aatur ||

Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya, Ram Lakhan Sita Man Baseeyaa ||

Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyanhi Dikhaawa, Bikat Roop Dhari Lank Jarawa ||

Bhim Roop Dhari Asur Sanhare, Ramchandra Ke Kaaj Sanware ||

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye, Shri Raghubir Harashi Ur Laye ||

Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badaai, Tum Mam Priya Bharatahee Sam Bhai ||

Sahas Badan Tumharo Jas Gaave, Asa Kahi Shripati Kanth Lagaavai ||

Sanakadik Brahmadi Muneesa, Narad Sarad Sahit Aheesa ||

Jam Kuber Digpal Jahan Te, Kabi Kobid Kahi Sake Kahan Te ||

Tum Upkar Sugrivanhi Keenha, Ram Milai Rajpad Deenha ||

Tumharo Mantro Bibhishan Maana, Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana ||

Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu, Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanoo ||

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukh Maaheen, Jaladhi Laanghi Gaye Acharaj Naaheen ||

Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jete, Sugam Anugrah Tumhre Tete ||

Ram Duware Tum Rakhavare, Hot Na Aagya Binu Paisare ||

Sab Sukh Lahai Tumhari Sarana, Tum Rachchhak Kaahu Ko Darnaa ||

Aapan Tej Samharo Aapai, Tinon Lok Haank Te Kaanpe ||

Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahin Aawai, Mahabeer Jab Naam Sunaavai ||

Nasai Rog Hare Sab Peera, Japat Niranter Hanumat Beera ||

Sankat Te Hanuman Chhudave, Man Kram Bachan Dhyan Jo Laave ||

Sab Par Ram Tapasvee Raaja, Tinke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja ||

Aur Manorath Jo Koi Laavai, Soi Amit Jeevan Phal Pavai ||

Charo Jug Partap Tumhara, Hai Parsiddha Jagat Ujiyara ||

Sadho Sant Ke Tum Rakhvare, Asur Nikandan Ram Dulare ||

Ashta Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Daata, Asa Bar Deen Janaki Mata ||

Ram Rasayan Tumhare Pasa, Sadaa Raho Raghupati Ke Daasa ||

Tumhare Bhajan Ramko Pavai, Janam Janam Ke Dukh Bisravai ||

Anta Kaal Raghubar Pur Jai, Jahan Janma Hari Bhakta Kahai ||

Aur Devata Chitta Na Dharai, Hanumat Sei Sarba Sukh Karai ||

Sankat Katai Mitai Sab Peera, Jo Sumirai Hanumat Balbeera ||

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosai, Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naai ||

Jo Sat Baar Paath Kar Koi, Chhutahi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoi ||

Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa, Hoy Siddhi Sakhi Gaurisa ||

Tulseedas Sada Hari Chera, Keejai Nath Hriday Mah Dera ||

Doha

Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran, Mangal Murati Roop ||

Raam Lakhan Seeta Sahit, Hriday Basahu Sur Bhoop ||

Meaning of Hanuman Chalisa:

Doha

Shree Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Man Mukar Sudhari; Barnau Raghuvar Bimal Jasu, Jo Dayaku Phal Chari

With the dust of Guru’s Lotus feet I clean the mirror of my mind and then narrate the sacred glory of Shree Ram Chandra, the Supreme among the Raghu dynasty and the giver of the four-fold fruits of life (Dharama (righteousness), Arth (resources), Kaam (desires) and Moksha (liberation)

Budhi heen Tanu Janike,Sumirow Pavan Kumar; Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesh Bikaar

Fully aware of deficiencies in my intelligence, I humbly request you, O Hanuman, the son of Wind kindly bestow on me strength, wisdom and knowledge to enable me to remove all my miseries and blemishes

Chopai

Jai Hanuman Gyan Guna Sagar, Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujgaar

Hail Hanuman, Ocean of knowledge and wisdom, You illuminate all three worlds with your glories

Ramdoot Atulit Bal Dhamaa, Anjani Putra Pavansut Naamaa

You are the divine messenger of Ram and possessor of immeasurable strength, son of Anjani and the wind

Mahabeer Bikram Bajrangi, Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi

With sturdy limbs you are valiant, you are the dispeller of evil thoughts and companion of wisdom.

Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesaa, Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Your golden coloured physique is adored with beautiful garments, wearing ear-rings and with long curly hair.

Hath Bajra Aur Dhvaja Birjai, Kandhe Moonj Janeu Saage

The mace of Indra in one hand and the victory flag in the other are look like ornaments with the sacred thread made of Moonj (holy grass) across your shoulder.

Shankar Suvna Kesari Nandan, Tej Pratap Maha Jag Vandan

You are the descendant of Shiva and beloved son of Kesari,You brighten the entire world with your might

Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chatur, Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Atur

You are full of knowledge and wisdom and very clever, always very keen to do the work of Shree Ram,

Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya,Ram Lakhan Sita Man Basyia

You are always keen to hear stories of your beloved Lord Ram. In your heart always dwell Ram, Lakshman and Sita

Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyahi Dikhwana, Bikat Roop Dhari Lank Jarawa

In a diminutive form you successfully located Sita, showed your awesome image while setting Lanka on fire

Bhim Roop Dhari Asur Sanhare, Ramchandra Ke Kaaj Savare.

Like your incarnation as Bhim (in Mahabharata) you destroyed demons in Lanka and performed all duties of Shree Ram with velour.

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye, Shri Raghubir Harashi Urlaye.

You brought the Sanjivani (herb that revives life) which revived Lakshman; Shree Ram gave you a loving embrace as his heart was full of joy.

Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badaai, Tum Mama Priya Bharat Sam Bahi.

Lord Ram lustily extolling your virtues and said ‘you are as dear to me as my brother Bharat’

Sahastra Badan Tumharo Jas Gaave, Asa Kahi Shripati Kanth Laagave.

Repeatedly chanting your fame saying thus Lord again lovingly embraced you

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa, Narad Sarad Sahit Aheesa

Prophets like Sanak and sages, saints. Lord Brahma, the great hermits Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati along with Sheshnag the cosmic serpent (are all singing your glories)

Jam Kuber Digpal Jahan Te, Kabi Kabid Kahin Sake Kahan Te

Even gods like Yamraj (God of Death), Kuber (God of Wealth) and Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe) are singing your praise, so how can then poets and writers express your glories.

Tum Upkar Sugrivahi Keenha, Ram Miali Rajpad Deenha

You did a great favour to Sugriva by arranging his meeting with Shree Ram who helped him to regain his kingdom

Tumharo Mantro Bibhishan Maana, Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana

By heeding your advice Vibhishan became the Lord of Lanka which is known all over the universe.

Juug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu, Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu

The Sun shining brightly thousands miles away still you (reached it easily) gulped it thinking it was nectar like fruit.

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukha Maaheen, Jaladhi Langhi Gaye Acharaj Naheen

While carrying the Lord’s ring in your mouth,You do not cease to amaze when you easily leaped across ocean

Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jeete, Sugam Anugrah Tumhre Te Te

(You have set an example) Selfless service in helping others in their difficult tasks, are bound to ensure that your own tasks will be completed by the grace of the Lord.

Ram Duware Tum Rakhavare, Hot Na Aagya Bin Paisare

You are the sentinel at the door of Ram’s divine abode; no one may enter without your permission.

Sab Sukh Lahen Tumhari Sarna, Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Darnaa

By your grace one can enjoy all happiness and under your protection no one need have any fear.

Aapan Tej Samharo Aapei, Tenau Lok Hank Se Kanpei

Only you can control your brightness, your roar sends thunders in all the three worlds

Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahi Avei, Mahabir Jab Naam Sunavei

Ghosts and evil spirits keep away from your devotees who recite your name

Nasei Rog Hare Sab Peera, Japat Niranter Hanumant Beera

Diseases and sufferings start to disappear on reciting regularly your glories Hanuman

Sankat Se Hanuman Chhudavei, Man Kram Bachan Dhyan Jo Lavei

Devotees who regularly sincerely meditate your name in thought, word and deed are protected during crisis in their lives.

Sub Par Ram Tapasvee Raaja, Tinke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja

All who worship Shree Ram as the Supreme Lord, you also help them improve their lives or successfully complete tasks

Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lave, Soi Amit Jivan Phal Pave

All devotees who bring sincere wishes you bestow your blessings to bring them to fruition

Charo Juung Partap Tumhara, Hai Parsiddha Jagat Ujiyara

Your magnificent glory is acclaimed through the four ages and your fame is radiantly noted all over the cosmos.

Sadho Sant Ke Tum Rakhvare, Asur Nikandan Ram Dulare

You are the guardian angel of saints and sages,Seraphic darling of Shree Ram you help in destroying all the demons

Ashta Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Data, Asa Bar Din Janki Mata

You have the powers to grant eight siddhis (relating to spiritual enhancement such as greatness, divinity, etc) and nine nidhis (relating to resources and good relationships) a boon conferred onto you by Mother Janki (Sita)

Ram Rasayan Tumhare Pasa, Sadaa Raho Raghupati Ke Dasa

You hold the essence of true devotion to Shree Ram, although you always remain his loyal servant.

Tumhare Bhajan Ramko Pavei, Janam Janam Ke Dukh Bisravei

Offering devotional hymns in your name attains Lord Ram and liberated from suffering the pains of several birth cycles

Anta Kaal Raghubar Pur Jai, Jahan Janma Hari Bhakta Kahai

At time of death if one who recites the name of Shree Ram, you help them to remain a devotee in the new births on earth. Eventually help them to the divine abode of Shree Ram

Aur Devata Chitt Na Dharai, Hanumant Sei Sarva Sukh Karai

You need not hold any other gods in mind, Hanumanji alone is capable to give all happiness.

Sankat Kate Mitey Sab Peera, Jo Sumirei Hanumant Balbeera

Liberate us from all sufferings and pains by meditating in your name O powerful Hanumanji

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosai, Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naiee

Hail-Hail-Hail-Lord Hanumanji! I beseech you the honour to bless me in the capacity of being my supreme Guru (spiritual teacher).

Jo Sat Baar Paath Kar Koi, Chhutahi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoi.

One who recites this Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times will become free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.

Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa, Hoy Siddhi Sakhi Gaurisa

All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa regularly are sure to be beneficed, as witnessed by Shiva

Tulsidas Sada Hari Chera, Keeje Nath Hriday Mah Dera

Tulsidas always the servant of Lord prays O my Lord reside always in my heart.

Doha

Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran, Mangal Murti Roop; Raam Lakhan Sita Sahit, Hirdya Basao Sur Bhoop

Son of the wind, dispeller of all calamities,The very embodiment of all blessings together with Rama, Lakshman and Sita Always dwell in my heart.

Meaning of Hanuman Chalisa has been borrowed from the Wikipedia article Hanuman Chalisa.