Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa
Devotion is falling in love with Love… not with the person.. It’s the love that brings you back to yourself. The Guru loves you from the inside-out. The way a Being like that looks at you … there’s only Love, no judgement. It’s like a moth to a flame. Then you see that the only thing keeping you out of that Love is your own stuff
— Krishna Das
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Shree Hanuman Chalisa

Mangala moorati maaruta nandana
You are the embodiment of blessings, Son of the Wind
Sakala amangala moola nikandana
You destroy the root of everything that is inauspicious and harmful
 
Shree Guru charana saroja raja nijamanu mukuru sudhaari
Taking the dust of my Guru's lotus feet to polish the mirror of my heart
Baranaun Raghubara bimala jasu jo daayaku phala chaari
I sing the pure fame of the best of Raghus, which bestows the four fruits of life.
Buddhi heenatanu jaanike sumiraun pawana kumaara
I don’t know anything, so I remember you, Son of the Wind
Bala budhividyaa dehu mohin harahu kalesa bikaara
Grant me strength, intelligence and wisdom and remove my impurities and sorrows
 
Seeyavara Ramchandra pada jai sharanam
Refuge at the feet of Sita’s lord, Ram
 
1.  Jaya Hanumaan gyaanaguna saagara, Jaya Kapeesha tihun loka ujaagara
Hai lHanuman, ocean of wisdom/Hail Monkey Lord!  You light up the three worlds.
2.  Raama doota atulita bala dhaamaa, Anjani putra Pawanasuta naamaa
You are Ram's messenger,the abode of matchless power/ Anjani's son, "Son of the Wind."
3.  Mahaabeera bikrama bajarangee, Kumatiniwaara sumati ke sangee
Great hero, you area mighty thunderbolt/Remover of evil thoughts and companion of the good.
4.  Kanchana barana biraaja subesaa, Kaanana kundala kunchita kesa
Golden hued andsplendidly adorned/with heavy earrings and curly locks
5.  Haata bajra au dwajaa biraajai, Kaandhemoonja janeu saajai
In your hands shine mace and abanner/ a sacred thread adorns your shoulder.
6. Shankara suwana Kesaree nandana, Tejaprataapa mahaa jaga bandana
You are an incarnationof Shiva and Kesari's son/Your glory is revered throughout the world.
7. Vidyaawaana gunee ati chaatura, Raamakaaja karibe ko aatura
You are the wisest of the wise, virtuous and very clever/ ever eager to do Ram's work
8. Prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyaa, Raama Lakhana Seetaa mana basiyaa
 You delight in hearing of the Lord's deeds/ Ram, Lakshman and Sita dwell in your heart.
9. Sookshma roopa dhari Siyahin dikhaawaa, Bikata roopa dhari Lankaa jaraawaa
Assuming a tiny form you appeared to Sita/ in an awesome form you burned Lanka.
10. Bheema roopa dhari asura sanghaare, Raamachandra ke kaajasanvaare
Takinga dreadful form you slaughtered the demons/completing Lord Ram's work.
11. Laayasajeevana Lakhana jiyaaye, Shree Raghubeera harashi ura laaye
Bringing the magic herbyou revived Lakshman/ Shri Ram embraced you with delight.
12. Raghupatikeenhee bahuta baraaee, tuma mama priya Bharatahi sama bhaaee
The Lord of the Raghus praised you greatly/ "You are as dear to me as my brotherBharat!"
13. Sahasabadana tumharo jasa gaawain, asa kahi Shreepati kanta lagaawain
Thousands of mouths will sing  your fame!”/ So saying Lakshmi's Lord drew you to Himself.
14.Sanakaadika Brahmaadi muneesaa, Naarada Saarada sahita Aheesaa
Sanak and the sages, Brahma, and the munis/ Narada, Saraswati and the King of serpents,
15. Yama Kubera digapaala jahaante, kabi kobida kahi sake kahaante
Yama, Kubera, the guardians of the four quarters/poets and scholars-none can express your glory.
16. Tumaupakaara Sugreevahin keenhaa, Raama milaaya raaja pada deenhaa
You did great service for Sugriva/ bringing him to Ram, you gave him kingship.
17. Tumharomantra Vibheeshana maanaa, Lankeshwara bhaye saba jaga jaanaa
Vibhishana heeded your counsel/He became the Lord of Lanka, as the whole world knows.
18. Yugasahasra yojana para bhaanu, leelyo taahi madhura phala jaanu
Though the sun is millions of miles away/ you swallowed it thinking it to be a sweet fruit.
19. Prabhumudrikaa meli mukha maaheen, jaladhi laanghi gaye acharaja naaheen
Holding the Lord's ring in your mouth/ it's no surprise that you leapt over the ocean.
20. Durgamakaaja jagata ke jete, sugama anugraha tumhare tete
Every difficult task in this world becomes easy by your grace.
21. Raamaduaare tuma rakhawaare, hota na aagyaa binu paisaare
You are the guardian at Ram's door/ no one enters without your permission.
22. Saba sukhalahai tumhaaree sharanaa, tuma rakshaka kaahu ko dara naa
Those who take refuge in you find all happiness/ those who you protect know no fear.
23. Aapanateja samhaaro aapai, teenon loka haanka ten kaanpai
You alone can withstand your own splendor/ the three worlds tremble at your roar.
24. Bhootapisaacha nikata nahin aawai, Mahaabeera jaba naama sunaawai
Ghosts and goblins cannot come near/ Great Hero, when your name is uttered.
25. Naasairoga hare saba peeraa, japata nirantara Hanumata beeraa
All disease and pain is eradicated/ by constantly repeating of your name, brave Hanuman.
26. Sankata ten Hanumaana churaawai, mana krama bachana dhyaana jolaawai
Hanuman, you release from affliction all those/ who remember you in thought word and deed.
27. Saba paraRaama tapaswee raajaa, tina ke kaaja sakala tuma saajaa
Ram, the ascetic king, reigns over all/ but you carry out all his work.
28. Auramanorata jo koee laawai, soee amita jeewana phala paawai
One who comes to you with any yearning/ obtains the abundance of the Four Fruits of Life.
29. Chaaronjuga parataapa tumhaaraa, hai parasidha jagata ujiyaaraa
Your splendor fills the four ages/ your glory is renowned throughout the world.
30. Saadhusanta ke tuma rakhawaare, asura nikandana Raama dulaare
You are the guardian of saints and sages/ the destroyer of demons and the darling of Ram.
31. Ashtasiddhi nau nidhi ke daataa, asa bara deena Jaanakee Maataa
You grant the eight powers and nine treasures/ by the boon you received from Mother Janaki.
32. Raamarasaayana tumhare paasaa, sadaa raho Raghupati ke daasaa
You hold the elixir of Ram's name/ and remain eternally his servant.
33. Tumharebhajana Raama ko paawai, janama janama ke dukha bisaraawai
Singing your praise, one finds Ram/ and the sorrows of countless lives are destroyed.
34. Anta kaala Raghubara pura jaaee, jahaan janama Hari bhakta kahaaee
At death one goes to Ram's own abode/ born there as God's devotee.
35. Auradevataa chitta na daraee, Hanumata se-ee sarva sukha karaee
Why worship any other deities/ from Hanuman you’ll get all happiness.
36. Sankatakatai mite saba peeraa, jo sumire Hanumata bala beeraa
All affliction ceases and all pain is removed/ for those who remember the mighty hero, Hanuman.
37. Jai jaijai Hanumaana Gosaaee, kripaa karahu gurudeva kee naaee
Victory, Victory, Victory Lord Hanuman/ bestow your grace on me, as my Guru!
38. Jo satabaara paata kara koee, chootahi bandi mahaa sukha hoee
Whoever recites this a hundred times/ is released from bondage and gains bliss.
39. Jo yahaparai Hanumaana chaaleesaa, hoya siddhi saakhee Gaureesaa
One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa/ gains success, as Gauri's Lord (Shiva) is witness.
40. TulaseeDaasa sadaa Hari cheraa, keejai naata hridaya mahaan deraa
Says Tulsi Das, who always remains Hari's servant'/ "Lord, make your home in my heart."
 
Pawanatanayasankata harana mangala moorati roopa
Son of the Wind, destroyer of sorrow,embodiment of blessings
Raama Lakhana Seetaa sahita hridayabasahu sura bhoopa
With Ram, Lakshman and Sita, LIVE IN MY HEART, King of Gods!

Seeyavara Ramchandra pada jai sharanam
Refuge at the feet of Sita’s lord, Ram

Mangala moorati maaruta nandana
You are the embodiment of blessings, Son of the Wind
Sakala amangala moola nikandana
You destroy the root of everything that is inauspicious and harmful

Additional couplet from Ramacharitmanasa sung in "Nina Chalisa":

Pavana tanaya bal, pavana samaana
budhi viveka vigyana nidhana
kavan so kaaj katin jaga mahin
jo nahin hoya tat tumha pahi

Son of the Wind, you are as strong as the Wind himself. You are
the embodiment of intelligence, discrimination, and true wisdom.
What undertaking in this world is too difficult for you to accomplish?