Hanuman Chaalisa


Having cleansed the mirror of my mind with the dust of

the lotus feet of Shri Gurudev, I now proceed to describe

the untarnished glory of Sri Ram which bestows four fruit
Realizing the inadequacy of my intellect, I meditate upon you

Hanumanji (son of the wind-god); grant me strength, intelligence

and true knowledge, and remove all my hardship and blemishes
Victory to You O ! Hanumanji, ocean of wisdom and virtue.

Victory to You O ! Hanumanji , enlightener of the three 

You are the messenger of Shri Rama, abode of  immeasurable 

strength, and son of Anjani, known as Pavansuta 
You are a great hero of exceptional valour with a body as 

strong as a thunderbolt. You are the dispeller of wicked

thoughts and a companion of good thoughts and wisdom
You are golden colour and wear fine clothes. You wear 

shining earrings and have beautiful curly hair.
You have the thunderbolt and flag in hand, whilst the sacred 

thread across your shoulder is made of sacred grass
You are the incarnation of Lord Shiva and son of Kesari, and

you are adored by the whole world on account of your 
You are learned, virtuous and extremely intelligent and you

are always eager to do the work of Shri Rama 
You delight in listening to the glories of the Lord and you

have Ram, Lakshaman, and Sita residing in your mind
You assumed a subtle form when you revealed yourself to

Sita ; and by assuming an awesome form you burnt the 

          whole city
of Lanka.
Then you assumed a gigantic form and destroyed the 

demons, thereby accomplishing the mission of Lord Rama.
When you brought the life-giving medicinal herb (sanjivini)

and revived Lakshman, Shri Ram  embraced you joyfully
Sri Rama extolled you greatly and declared you to be as

dear to Him as His brother Bharat
Taking you into His embrace, Shri Rama stated that even 

Sesnag (the thousand headed serpent) sings praises of 

Your glory. 
The sages Sanak, Sanatan, Sanandan, and Sanat Kumar

Brahma and other Gods, Lord Shiva, Narada, Sarasvathi

and Sesnag??.
The God of death(Yamraj), the God of wealth(Kuber), the

guardian deities (Digpal), poets and scholars have all failed

to adequately describe your glory
You rendered an invaluable service to Sugriva by 

introducing him to Shri Rama and restoring him to the

The whole world knows that Vibhishana heeded your 

advice and became the lord of Lanka
You swallowed the sun from a distance of sixteen 

thousand miles, considering it to be a sweet fruit
Carrying the Lord?s ring in your mouth, you crossed the 

ocean, there is no wonder in that
All the difficult tasks of the world are rendered easily 

possible by your grace
You are the gate-keeper of Shri Rama?s kingdom, where 

none may enter without your permission
He who seeks refuge in you enjoys happiness. What is there

to be afraid of if you are the protector ?
You alone are able to control your energy ; all three worlds

tremble before it.
No evil spirits dare approach one who utters your name as

Mahavir( great warrior).
All diseases are destroyed and pains vanish when your 

powerful name is repeated incessantly
Hanumanji frees from difficulties all those who contemplate

upon him in thought, word and deed
You fulfilled all the missions of that Lord Rama who fulfills

the divine desires of the devotees engaged in penance
And together with any other desires any devotee may have,

they will ultimately secure the imperishable fruit.
Your glory prevails throughout the four ages (Satyug, 

Tetrayug, Dvaparyug and Kaliyug ); and your fame radiates 

throughout the world
You are the protector of the holy saints and sages, and, 

beloved of Rama, you destroy the demons( all evil forces).
Mother Sita granted you the boon that you will be the 

bestower of the eight supernatural powers and the nine 

forms of wealth
The essence of devotion to Shri Rama is with you; may you

always be the servant of the Lord.
Through devotion to you one obtains Shri Rama and the 

sorrows of life after life are culminated.
At the end of a lifespan of such devotion one goes to the 

abode of Shri Rama and is there known as a devotee of the 

Lord .
All happiness is granted even to that devotee who worships

no other deity apart from Hanumanji.
All difficulties and pains are removed for those who 

contemplate on the all powerful Hanumanji
 Victory, victory, victory to you O Hanumanji ; as our 

supreme Guru , give us your grace .
He who recites this chaalisa a hundred times is sure to be

freed from worldly bondage and enjoy great happiness
He who reads Hanuman chaalisa will become perfect, as 

Lord Shiva is the witness.
Tulasidas always the servant of the Lord prays that the Lord

takes residence in his heart.
May Hanumanji, who removes difficulties, who has an 

auspicious form and is king of the Gods, dwell in my heart

along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

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