Hanuman Chalisa in English

By Binod Shrestha

Disclaimer: This is not a copy of my work. I found it a year back while searching for the meaning on the Internet and has been in my email since then. I have NOT matched if it is 100% accurate. Those who know the meaning exactly are requested to comment wherever this is wrong or not accurate.

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि ।
बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु जो दायकु फल चारि ॥

“Cleansing the mirror of my mind with the dust from the Lotus-feet of Divine Guru, I describe the unblemished glory of Lord Rama, which bestows four fruits of Righteousness (Dharma), Wealth (Artha), Pleasure (Kama) and Liberation (Moksha) ”

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके सुमिरौं पवन-कुमार ।
बल बुधि बिद्या देहु मोहिं हरहु कलेस बिकार ॥

“Considering this person as intelligence less, I remember Lord Hanuman. Give me strength, intelligence and knowledge, cure my body ailments and mental imperfections”

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर ।
जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर ॥

“Victory to Hanuman who is the ocean of Wisdom and Virtues,  Victory to the king of Monkeys who is illuminating three worlds”

राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा ।
अञ्जनि-पुत्र पवनसुत नामा ॥

“You are the messenger of Rama (to Sita), You are the abode of incomparable power. You are also called by the names of ‘Anjani Putra’ (Son of Anjana) and ‘Pavana suta’ (son of wind god)”

महाबीर बिक्रम बजरङ्गी ।
कुमति निवार सुमति के सङ्गी ॥

“Oh mighty valorous one, of terrific deeds whose body organs are as strong as Diamond (or the weapon of God Indra). Cure my bad mind oh companion of those with pure (good) mind”

कञ्चन बरन बिराज सुबेसा ।
कानन कुण्डल कुञ्चित केसा ॥

“You are golden colored, you are shining in your beautiful attire. You have beautiful ear-rings in your ear and curly hairs”

हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै ।
काँधे मूँज जनेउ साजै ॥

“Vajrayudha (mace) and flag are shining in your hand. Sacred thread made of Munja grass adorns your shoulder”

सङ्कर सुवन केसरीनन्दन ।
तेज प्रताप महा जग बन्दन ॥

“O partial incarnation of Lord shiva, giver of joy to King Kesari. Your great majesty is revered by the whole world”

बिद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर ।
राम काज करिबे को आतुर ॥

“Oh one learned in all Vidyas, one full of virtues, Very clever. You are always eager to do Rama’s tasks”

प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया ।
राम लखन सीता मन बसिया ॥

“You enjoy listening to Lord Rama’s story; Lord Rama, Lakshman and Sita reside in your heart”

सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा ।
बिकट रूप धरि लङ्क जरावा ॥

“Assuming the smallest form you saw (visited) Sita. Assuming the gigantic form you burnt down the Lanka”

भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे ।
रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे ॥

“Assuming a terrible form you slayed demons. You made Lord Rama’s works easier”

लाय सञ्जीवन लखन जियाये ।
श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाये ॥

“You brought Sanjeevini mountain to save Lakshmana’s Life. Lord Rama embraced you in joy”

रघुपति कीह्नी बहुत बड़ाई ।
तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई ॥

“Lord Rama praised you very much saying ‘You are dear to me like my brother Bharata'”

सहस बदन तुह्मारो जस गावैं ।
अस कहि श्रीपति कण्ठ लगावैं ॥

“‘May the thousand headed serpent Adishesha sing of your glory’ saying this Lord Rama embraced you”

सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा ।
नारद सारद सहित अहीसा ॥

“Sanaka, Brahma and other Royal sages, Narad, Saraswati and Adishesha”

जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँ ते ।
कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहाँ ते ॥

“Yama, Kubera, Dikpaalakas, poets and singers; they can not describe your greatness properly”

तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीह्ना ।
राम मिलाय राज पद दीह्ना ॥

“You helped Sugreeva. You made him friends with Rama which gave him his Kingship back”

तुह्मरो मन्त्र बिभीषन माना ।
लङ्केस्वर भए सब जग जाना ॥

“Vibheeshana accepted your Suggestion. He became the king of Lanka because of your advice, whole world knows it”

जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानु ।
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू ॥

“You flew towards the sun who is thousands of years of Yojanas away, thinking of him as a sweet fruit”

प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं ।
जलधि लाँघि गये अचरज नाहीं ॥

“Putting the ring of Rama in your mouth, you jumped and flew over Ocean to Lanka, there is no surprise in that”

दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।
सुगम अनुग्रह तुह्मरे तेते ॥

“All the difficult tasks in the world, become easy if there is your grace”

राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे ।
होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे ॥

“Your the doorkeeper of Rama’s court. Without your permission nobody can enter Rama’s abode”

सब सुख लहै तुह्मारी सरना ।
तुम रच्छक काहू को डर ना ॥

“All happiness stay with those who take refuge in you. You are the protector, why be afraid? ”

आपन तेज सह्मारो आपै ।
तीनों लोक हाँक तें काँपै ॥

“Only you can cancel your powers. All three worlds tremble in fear”

भूत पिसाच निकट नहिं आवै ।
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै ॥

“Evil Spirits and Ghosts don’t come near when your name is heard O great Courageous one”

नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा ।
जपत निरन्तर हनुमत बीरा ॥

“Diseases will be ended, all pains will be gone, when a devotee continuously repeats Hanuman the brave’s name”

सङ्कट तें हनुमान छुड़ावै ।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥

“Hanuman will release those from troubles who meditate upon him in their mind, actions and words”

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

“Rama is the king of all, he is the king of yogis. You managed all his tasks”or in other translation “He whoever takes refuge in Rama you will manage all their tasks”

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

“Whoever brings many of their wishes to you, they will get unlimited fruits”

चारों जुग परताप तुह्मारा ।
है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा ॥

“Your glory is for all the four yugas, Your greatness is very famous throughout the world, and illumines the world”

साधु सन्त के तुम रखवारे ।
असुर निकन्दन राम दुलारे ॥

“You are the guardian of Saints and Good people. You killed demons and you are dear to Rama”

अष्टसिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता ।
अस बर दीन जानकी माता ॥

“Mother Sita granted you a boon to become the bestower of 8 Siddhis (supernatural powers) and 9 Nidhis (divine treasures)”

राम रसायन तुह्मरे पासा ।
सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा ॥

“You have the sweet devotion to Rama. May you always be a devotee of Lord Rama”

तुह्मरे भजन राम को पावै ।
जनम के दुख बिसरावै ॥

“Singing your name gets us Rama himself and Removes the sufferings of many lives”

अन्त काल रघुबर पुर जाई ।
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई ॥

“He who sings of you, at the end of the life he attains to Lord Rama’s abode. Where he will be born as a Devotee of Lord Rama”

और देवता चित्त न धरई ।
हनुमत सेइ सर्ब सुख करई ॥

“Not contemplating on other gods, gets his all happiness from Hanuman by serving him”

सङ्कट कटै मिटै सब पीरा ।
जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा ॥

“Pains will be removed, all afflictions will be gone of who remembers Hanuman the mighty brave one”

जय हनुमान गोसाईं ।
कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं ॥

“Victory to you O master of the senses. Show mercy on us like a Guru does”

जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई ।
छूटहि बन्दि महा सुख होई ॥

“He whoever recits this hundred times, his chains of Bondage will be cut, Great happiness will be his”

जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा ।
होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा ॥

“He whoever reads these verses on Hanuman, he will get spiritual attainments, Lord Shiva is the witness to this statement”

तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा ।
कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा ॥

“Tulasidas is always a disciple of Lord Rama. O lord make my heart your abode”

पवनतनय सङ्कट हरन मङ्गल मूरति रूप ।
राम लखन सीता सहित हृदय बसहु सुर भूप ॥

“O Son of wind god, remover of difficulties, oh one of auspicious form. With Ram, Lakshman and Sita  reside in our hearts of King of Gods”

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