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Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj Nij mane mukure sudhar
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu Jo dayaku phal char
Budhi Hin Tanu Janike Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe Harahu Kalesa Vikar

Explanation (Opening Invocation Hymn): At the Lotus feet of my Guru, I first cleanse the mirror of my heart and consciousness, and then proceed to profess [to declare in words] the holy, purest glory of the Great Lord Shri Rama Chandra, the Supreme amongst the Raghu dynasty, He who bestows [puts to use] on us the four-fold attainments of Life: that is Kama (pleasure), Artha (wealth), Dharma (religious merit) and Moksha (salvation).

You know that I am ignorant, and I beseech [to request earnestly] you (Lord Hanuman), O son of the God of Wind Pavana! Please bless me with Strength, Wisdom, and Knowledge, and take away all my blemishes [impurity] and imperfections which cause me much pain.

Phala Stuti: Chanting the Opening Invocation Hymns will mitigate the doshas arising out of having insulted knowingly/ unknowingly one's preceptor/ a Rama Bhakta. The hardships in your life will be relieved and you will be blessed with strength and wisdom.

1. Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar

Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

Explanation (1): I sing Thy praise and Victory to thee, O Lord Hanuman, ocean of knowledge and sublime [supreme] qualities. Praise and Victory to you, O Great God and Lord of the Monkeys who is so well known and venerated [to regard or treat with reverence] in all the three worlds!
Phala Stuti: Chanting the First Hymn of the Chalisa will bestow Divine knowledge.

2. Ram doot atulit bal dhama

Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama

Explanation (2): Hail, great messenger of Lord Raamachandra, repository of immeasurable power, strength, and valor [personal bravery], Hail to you, O son of Anjali, also known as Pavan-sut (Son of the wind God Pavana)!

3. Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi

Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

Explanation (3): O bravest of the brave, O powerful Lord! With you rest good sense and wisdom. You are the true dispeller [to drive away] of the darkness of evil thoughts!
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Third Hymn of Chalisa will remove the bad company of friends or relatives or get rid of your bad habits. It will guide you in your right path.

4. Kanchan varan viraj subsea

Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Explanation (4): Your clothes are golden-hued [color], and your physique is powerful and strong! Your ear studs and your curly hair are ever so pleasing to behold [hold]!

5. Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje

Kandhe moonj janehu sajai

Explanation (5): In your hands you hold the Vajra (the powerful mace of the God Indra), and also a flag of victory! Around your shoulder, draped beautifully, is the sacred thread of Hinduism, the jan-ay-oo or janiwara!

6. Sankar suvan kesri Nandan

Tej pratap maha jag vandan

Explanation (6): A reincarnation of Lord Shankara (the 12th reincarnation) and son of the great Shri Kesari, your glory and luster [brightness] are propitiated [to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of] by the whole universe!

7. Vidyavan guni ati chatur

Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

Explanation (7): You are supremely learned, talented and clever, O Lord Hanuman, and are ever ready to devoutly do Lord Ram Chandraji’s bidding [request]!

8. Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya

Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya

Explanation (8): You are always keen and eager to listen – with supreme devotion – to the engrossing [absorbing] and inspiring stories of Life of Shree Ram, and this is why in your heart dwell Shree Ram, Mother Seetha and Lakshhmanji (and you dwell in their hearts)
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Seventh and Eighth Hymns will channel a devotee into Rama Bhakti and he will become dear to Shri Rama.

9. Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava

Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava

Explanation (9): When you revealed your presence to the distraught Mother Seetha (who had been kidnapped by the Ravana), you presented your meekest avatar (of a devoted humble servant), but when you accosted [challenged] the enemy, you assumed gigantic, demonic proportions and burnt down all Ravana’s Lanka!

 10. Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare

Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

Explanation (10): With overwhelming and all-crushing might you destroyed every demon (asura), thus fulfilling your Lord Ram Chandraji’s mission.

 11. Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye

Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

Explanation (11): When Lakshmana lay dying, you brought the life-saving herb Sanjivini (a nectarine herb said to revive the dead) and revived him! Overcome with happiness, Shree Ram clasped you in a happy embrace…!
Phala Stuti: Chanting the eleventh Hymn will mitigate the effects of poisonous bites and remove fear of snakes.

 12. Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai

Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai

Explanation (12): ... and He showered fulsome [abundant] praise on you, saying “You are dear to me exactly like my younger Brother Bharata!”
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twelfth Hymn will remove misunderstanding between your sons and daughters and will bring unity and affection among them.

 13. Sahas badan tumharo yash gave

Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

Explanation (13): “Thousands of grateful people / living creatures are singing your fulsome praise!” and so saying, the Lord of Lakshmi -- Shree Ram -- embraced Lord Hanuman. (Another interpretation of these two lines” “Even the thousand hooded divine serpent, the mighty Sheshnaag, who carries the weight of the earth on His numerous hoods, is singing praises of you, O hanuman!” said Lord ram, the Lord of Lakshmi, and so saying, he embraced Hanumanji.)

14. Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa

Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa

Explanation (14): And apart from Sheshnaag, the great saint Sanaka, and Gods like the Lord of Creation Brahma, and the great sage Narada and the Goddess of Knowledge, Saraswati (Sharada) and He of immense dimensions, Ashisha, and several other sages perpetually sing your praise!

15.  Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te

Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

Explanation (15): When the Lord of Death, Yama, the Lord of Wealth, Kubera, and the Digpals, that is the deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe, are vying [competing] with one another to outdo one another in singing your praise, how can a humble poet like me (Tulsidas) do justice to singing about Your greatness?
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth Hymn will help you to reach name and fame.

 16. Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha

Ram milaye rajpad deenha

Explanation (16): To Sugreeva, the brother of Bali (Vali), you rendered a great service by bringing him into Shree Ram’s fold. Thanks to Shree Ram’s blessings and help, Sugreeva managed to regain his throne and the glory that came with it.

 17. Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana

Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

Explanation (17): And as a result of paying heed to your advice, Vibhishana, the brother of raven, became the King of Lanka (after Ravana’s death at the hands of Shree ram), as is known throughout the world.
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Hymn will restore lost status or help in getting desired career improvements or promotions.

 18. Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu

Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

Explanation (18): When You were a child (O Lord Hanuman) You had thought that the mighty Sun, burning fiercely millions of miles away, was a little fruit, and You had reached out, plucked it from the Heavens and out it in your mouth swallowed it!

19.  Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee

Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

Explanation (19): Keeping Lord Ram’s ring in your mouth, You conquered the mighty Ocean (separating India and Lanka) with ultimate ease when You went in search of Mother Sita.

 20. Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete

Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

Explanation (20): Every difficult and seemingly insurmountable [incapable of being overcome] obstacle and impediment in life can be easily overcome with your grace and benevolence [act of kindness].
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twentieth Hymn will remove obstacles and help in reaching your goals.

 21. Ram dware tum rakhvare

Hoat na agya binu paisare

Explanation (21): You are the sentinel [guard] of Lord Ram, and no one can ever dare enter Lord Ram’s abode without your permission.

 22. Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna

Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na

Explanation (21): When one is under your graceful benevolence [act of kindness], one attains every comfort and happiness! With you as my protector, O Lord Hanuman, what have I to fear? Nothing?
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twenty-second Hymn will provide due protection from adverse planetary effects.

 23. Aapan tej samharo aapai

Teenhon lok hank te kanpai

Explanation (23): Only you can control Your own might O Lord Hanuman! When you emit a roar, all three worlds tremble (with its reverberance and their own fear).

  24. Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai

Mahavir jab naam sunavai

Explanation (24): No evil sprits can ever trouble your devotees who chant your name, O Mahavir (Bravest of the brave)! All the ghosts and evil sprits shy away in terror at the sheer mention of your name, O Mahavir!
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twenty-fourth Hymn will drive away all negative energies and evil spirits including black magical deities.

 25. Nase rog harai sab peera

Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

Explanation (25): All disease and misery vanish from his life who constantly chants your holy Name, O Lord Hanuman!
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twenty-fifth Hymn will restore exuberant health and spirits. The recitation will also give you the ability to withstand physical agony and pain when you are injured or in ailment.

26. Sankat se Hanuman chudavai

Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Explanation (26): Lord Hanuman rescues from all troubles and danger, those who sincerely, devoutly and with faith, remember and chant His holy Name.
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twenty-sixth Hymn will protects youfrom general hardships and difficulties.

 27. Sub par Ram tapasvee raja

Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

Explanation (27): You make easy, each and every difficult task of all those who worship and hail Lord Ram as the Supreme God (who underwent the most rigorous penance). You remove all obstacles from the lives of the devoted worshippers of Lord Ram.

28. Aur manorath jo koi lavai

Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

Explanation (28): Whoever comes to you for fruition [enjoyment] of any desires, will secure the imperishable fruit of human life.
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Hymn will bring fulfillment of desires by Divine Blessings.

 29. Charon Yug partap tumhara

Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

Explanation (29): O Lord Hanuman, Your glory is spread across all four Yugas, and Your radiance is acclaimed and praised across the entire cosmos! (The four yugas are: Sat Yuga, Dwapar Yug, Treta Yug and Kal Yug, in that order.)
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Twenty-ninth Hymn will take to the pinnacle of name and fame.

 30. Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware

Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

Explanation (30): O Lord Hanuman, You are the protector of all holy people and saints. You are the fierce destroyer and slayer of demons. You are the darling of Shree Ram, who loves you with utmost indulgence, with all His heart!
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Thirtieth Hymn will help you to conquer evil forces.

 31. Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata

Us var deen Janki mata

Explanation (31): Mother Janaki has blessed you with the power to bestow on your devotees eight Siddhis (power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis (comfort, wealth, prestige, power, happy relationships, fame, etc.)
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Thirty-first Hymn will help you to master occult powers and great wealth.

 32. Ram rasayan tumhare pasa

Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

Explanation (32): The worship of Lord Rama is divine ambrosia [something extremely pleasing to taste or smell] that You have, and for ever and ever will You remain the humble and devoted servant of Raghupati, (another name for Lord Rama).

33. Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai

Janam janam ke dukh bisravai

Explanation (33): By chanting your name, one can reach Lord Rama and find relief from the pain of several rebirths.

 34. Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee

Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

Explanation (34): Ultimately, such a devotee reaches the abode of Lord Rama Himself, where he remains a devout worshipper of Lord Rama, and thereafter, in every birth, he is reborn as a true devotee of Lord Rama.

 35. Aur Devta Chit na dharehi

Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

Explanation (35): There is no need to remember any other deity for propitiation, as the name of Lord Hanuman alone can give all happiness. (Another meaning: The other deities may not really care about their devotees, but the name of Lord Hanuman gives all happiness)
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Thirty-second, Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Hymns will certainly make you enjoy a self-contented life without any bothers / frustrations. You are assured that at the end of such a self-contented life, you will attain the Lotus feet of Shri Rama.

 36. Sankat kate mite sab peera

Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

Explanation (36): Every danger is overcome; every pain is alleviated [relieved] and removed from him who worships Lord Hanuman devoutly.
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Thirty-sixth Hymn will mitigate you from all difficulties and pains.

 37. Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin

Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

Explanation (37): Hail, Lord Hanuman, may your victory over evil be total and final. I beg you to be compassionate and indulgent towards me in the form of my Supreme Teacher and Guide.
Phala Stuti: Chanting the Thirty-seventh Hymn will secure the Grace of Shri Hanuman.

 38. Jo sat bar path kare kohi

Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

Explanation (38): He who devoutly reads this prayer a hundred times will find freedom from the bondage of Life and Death, and will ultimately enjoy the highest form of bliss!

39. Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa

Hoye sidhi sa ke goresa
Explanation (39): He who recites the Hanuman Chalisa (all Fourty Chaupais) is certain to overcome all troubles and attain happiness. This is witnessed by as great a God as Lord Shankara Himself.

 40. Tulsidas sada hari chera

Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera

Explanation (40): Tulsidas (the writer of these verses) is an eternal devotee of Lord Hari, and prays to Lord Hanuman to kindly live in his heart for ever and ever.

Pavantnai sankat haran
Mangal murti roop
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop

Explanation: O embodiment of the Wind God Pavana, O great deliverer and savior, you are the embodiment of blessings and plenty! I beg you, O Lord Hanuman, to reside for ever and ever in my heart along with Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Seetha!

Ramaya Ramabhadraya Ramachandraya Vedhase
Raghunathaya Nathaya Sitayah Pataye namah
Sri Raja Ramachandraji ki Jai
Sri Maha Veera Hanumanji ki Jai

Sri Hanuman Chalisa Sampoorn

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