Hanuman Chalisa lyrics in English with explanation

Hanuman Chalisa lyrics in English with explanation

Hanuman Chalisa lyrics in English with explanation

Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional hymn (stotra) in praise of Lord Hanuman (Bajrang Bali). Written by Tulsidas in the Awadhi language.

The word "chalisa " is derived from "chalis’ which means the number forty in Hindi. Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses (excluding the couplets at the beginning and at the end).


Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj

Nij mane mukure sudhar

Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu

Jo dayaku phal char

(After cleansing the mirror of my mind, I profess the pure, untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-fold fruits of life. (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

Budhi Hin Tanu Janike

Sumirau Pavan Kumar

Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe

Harahu Kalesa Vikar

(Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I

devote my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly

ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to

relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.)

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar

Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

(Victory to Lord Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All

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

Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi

Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

(You are the divine messenger of Lord Ram. The

repository of immeasurable strength, known

as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani. With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra) you are valiant and brave. On you attend good sense and wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.)

Kanchan varan viraj subesa

Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje

Kandhe moonj janehu sajae

(Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair. You carry in your hand a lightning bolt along with a victory flag, and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder).

Sankar suvan kesri Nandan

Tej pratap maha jag vandan

Vidyavan guni ati chatur

Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

(As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a Lion. Your luster spreads over the universe. You are the warehouse of learning, virtuous deeds, fully accomplished with supreme wisdom, you are always keen to carry out the good work on the behest's of Lord Shri Ram.)

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya

Lakhan Sita man Basiya

Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava

Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava

(You are an ardent follower of Lord Ram, always so keen to listen to the narration of Shri Ram's Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Lord Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita. You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to her in humility. You assumed a giant form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire.)

Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare

Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye

Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

(With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras (demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Lord Ram with great skill. You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Lord Ram) cheerfully embraced you with his heart full of joy)

Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai

Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai

Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave

Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

(Shri Raghupati (Lord Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and said: "You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat." Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories; saying this, Lord Ram warmly hugged you)

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa

Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa

Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te

Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

(When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma, the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha (one of immeasurable dimensions).

(Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the 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

Ram milaye rajpad deenha

Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana

Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

(You rendered a great service to Sugriv, you united him with Lord Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By taking your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known all over the Universe.)


Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu

Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee

Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

On your own you ate the Sun, which is at a great thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet luscious fruit. Carrying the Lord's Signet Ring in your mouth, there is hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.)

Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete

Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

Ram dware tum rakhvare

Hoat na agya binu paisare

(The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light with your kind grace.  You are the guard at the door of Shri Ram. No one can enter it without your permission.)

Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna

Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na

Aapan tej samharo aapai

Teenhon lok hank te kanpai

All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all divine pleasures and feel fearless under your Protection. You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai

Mahavir jab naam sunavai

Nase rog harai sab peera

Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the sheer mention of your great name, ‘Mahaveer!! All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly Shri Hanuman's holy name.)

Sankat se Hanuman chudavai

Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Sub par Ram tapasvee raja

Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

(Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds with sincerity and faith, are rescued from all crises in life. All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks very easy.)


Aur manorath jo koi lavai

Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

Charon Yug partap tumhara

Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

(Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life. All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over.)

Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware

Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata

Us var deen Janki mata

You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages. You destroy all Demons. You are the darling of Lord Ram. You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis and power to become light and heavy at will. and Nine Nidhis - Riches, comfort, power, prestige, fame, etc. This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.)

Ram rasayan tumhare pasa

Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai

Janam janam ke dukh bisravai

You possess the power of devotion to Lord Ram in all rebirths. You will always remain Shri Raghupati's most dedicated disciple. Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Lord Ram and become free from sufferings of several births.)

Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee

Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

Aur Devta Chit na dharehi

Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

(If at the time of death, one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram, thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord's devotee. One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.)

Sankat kate mite sab peera

Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin

Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

One is freed from all the sufferings and pains of the world who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman. Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my supreme guru (teacher).)

Jo sat bar path kare kohi

Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa

Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last. All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais) regularly are sure to be benefited. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Sankar.


Tulsidas sada hari chera

Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera

(Tulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at his feet, he prays "Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul.")

Pavan tanai sankat haran

Mangal murti roop,

Ram Lakhan Sita Sahit

Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop

(Oh! conqueror of the Wind, symbol of auspiciousness, along with Lord Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.).

Bol Siya Pati Ram Chandra Ki Jai

Pawan Putra Hanuman Ki Jai

(Hail Lord Rama, Hail Lord Hanuman)


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