Hanuman Chalisa and Meaning

Hanuman Chalisa


Hanuman Chalisa was composed by the legendary poet Tulsidas. Hanuman Chalisa has 40 poetic verses.It is widely believed that Hanuman Chalisa has some sort of clandestine deity associated with it. Anyone can recite divine verses 40, regardless of age and after a few recitals, it automatically stored in memory.


Chalisa: 

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

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

Doha: Shri Guru Charan Sarooja-raj Nija manu Mukura Sudhaari
           Baranau Rahubhara Bimala Yasha Jo Dayaka Phala Chari

           Budhee-Heen Thanu Jannikay Sumirow Pavana Kumara
           Bala-Budhee Vidya Dehoo Mohee Harahu Kalesha Vikaara

Meaning: After cleaning the mirror of my mind with the pollen dust Lotus feet of Guru saint. I profess the pure unspoiled glory of Shri Raghuvar granting the fruits of four folds of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

Fully aware of the inadequacy of my mind, I focus my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to relieve me of all imperfections,causing pain.

॥चौपाई॥:जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर ।
              जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर ॥१॥

Chopai: Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
              Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

Meaning: Victory to you, O' Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All Hail O'Kapisa you! (fountain-head of power, wisdom Shiva and Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds (entire cosmos) with your glory.

॥चौपाई॥:राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा ।
              अञ्जनि-पुत्र पवनसुत नामा ॥२॥

Chopai: Ram doot atulit bal dhama
              Anjaani-putra Pavan sut naama

Meaning: You are (Lord Hanuman) the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The repository of immeasurable strength, but known only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.

॥चौपाई॥:महाबीर बिक्रम बजरङ्गी ।
              कुमति निवार सुमति के सङ्गी ॥३॥

Chopai: Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi
              Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

Meaning: With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (God Indra), you are valiant and courageous. Assists you on common sense and wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.

॥चौपाई॥:कञ्चन बरन बिराज सुबेसा ।
              कानन कुण्डल कुञ्चित केसा ॥४॥

Chopai: Kanchan varan viraj subesa
              Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesha

Meaning: Your body is golden brown and your dress is pretty. You wear earrings and have long curly hair.

॥चौपाई॥:हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै ।
              काँधे मूँज जनेउ साजै ॥५॥

Chopai: Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
              Kaandhe moonj janehu sajai

Meaning: In your hands shine mace and the banner,a sacred thread munja grass adorns your shoulder.

॥चौपाई॥:सङ्कर सुवन केसरीनन्दन ।
              तेज प्रताप महा जग बन्दन ॥६॥

Chopai: Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
              Tej prataap maha jag vandan

Meaning: You are( Lord Hanuman) the son of Shiva and the joy of Kesari,Your glory is revered worldwide.

॥चौपाई॥:बिद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर ।
               राम काज करिबे को आतुर ॥७॥

Chopai: Vidyavaan guni ati chatur
              Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

Meaning: Supremely wise and virtuous, and intelligent,you are ever intent on the work of Ram.

॥चौपाई॥:प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया ।
               राम लखन सीता मन बसिया ॥८॥

Chopai: Prabu charitra sunibe-ko rasiya
               Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya

Meaning: You please in the hearing of the acts of the Lord,Ram, Lakshman and Sita live in your heart.

॥चौपाई॥:सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा ।
               बिकट रूप धरि लङ्क जरावा ॥९॥

Chopai: Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
              Vikat roop dhari lank jarava

Meaning: Assuming that you appeared to Sita tiny form,As awesome and you burned Lanka.

॥चौपाई॥:भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे ।
               रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे ॥१०॥

Chopai: Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
              Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

Meaning: Taking terrible form you slaughtered demons and completed the mission of Lord Ram.

॥चौपाई॥:लाय सञ्जीवन लखन जियाये ।
               श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाये ॥११॥

Chopai: Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyay
               Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

Meaning: Bring the magic herb, you revived Lakshman,Ram and embrace you with delight.

॥चौपाई॥:रघुपति कीह्नी बहुत बड़ाई ।
               तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई ॥१२॥

Chopai: Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai
              Tum mam priye Bharat-hi-sam bhai

Meaning: Greatly did the Lord Raghu praise you -"Brother, you are as dear to me as Bharat!"

॥चौपाई॥:सहस बदन तुह्मारो जस गावैं ।
               अस कहि श्रीपति कण्ठ लगावैं ॥१३॥

Chopai: Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
              Asa-kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

Meaning: "May the thousand-mouthed serpent sing your fame!"So saying, Shri's Lord drew you to Himself.

Hanuman Chalisa

॥चौपाई॥:सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा ।
               नारद सारद सहित अहीसा ॥१४॥

Chopai: Sankadhik Brahmaadi Muneesa
               Narad-Sarad sahit Aheesa

Meaning: Sanak and the sages, Brahma, gods, and great saints,Narada, Sarasvati, and the king of the snakes.

॥चौपाई॥:जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँ ते ।
               कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहाँ ते ॥१५॥

Chopai: Yam Kuber Digpaal Jahan te
               Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

Meaning: Yama, Kubera, and the leaders of the eight directions,poets and scholars - none can express your glory.

॥चौपाई॥:तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीह्ना ।
               राम मिलाय राज पद दीह्ना ॥१६॥

Chopai: Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
                Ram milaye rajpad deenha

Meaning: You have done a great service for Sugriva, presenting him to Ram, you gave him the kingship.

॥चौपाई॥:तुह्मरो मन्त्र बिभीषन माना ।
               लङ्केस्वर भए सब जग जाना ॥१७॥

Chopai: Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana
               Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

Meaning: Vibhishana given your guidanceand became Lord of Lanka, as everyone knows.

॥चौपाई॥:जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानु ।
               लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू ॥१८॥

Chopai: Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
                Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

Meaning: Although the sun is thousands of miles away,you swallowed, thinking its a sweet fruit.

॥चौपाई॥:प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं ।
               जलधि लाँघि गये अचरज नाहीं ॥१९॥

Chopai: Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
               Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

Meaning: Carrying the Sri Ram's endorsed Ring in your mouth, there is hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.


॥चौपाई॥:दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।
               सुगम अनुग्रह तुह्मरे तेते ॥२०॥

Chopai: Durgaam kaj jagath ke jete
               Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

Meaning: The burden of all the difficult tasks in the world to be the light of your grace type.

॥चौपाई॥:राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे ।
               होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे ॥२१॥

Chopai: Ram dwaare tum rakhvare
               Hoat na agya binu paisare

Meaning: You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram's Divine Abode. Even No one can enter it without your permission in to that Divine Abode.

॥चौपाई॥: सब सुख लहै तुह्मारी सरना ।
                तुम रच्छक काहू को डर ना ॥२२॥

Chopai: Sub sukh lahae tumhari sar na
               Tum rakshak kahu ko dar naa

Meaning: All the comforts of the world are at your feet. Devotees enjoy all the divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign protection.

॥चौपाई॥:आपन तेज सह्मारो आपै ।
               तीनों लोक हाँक तें काँपै ॥२३॥

Chopai: Aapan tej samharo aapai
               Teenhon lok hank te kanpai

Meaning: You (Lord Hanuman) are solely suited to carry your own splendid value. All three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.


॥चौपाई॥:भूत पिसाच निकट नहिं आवै ।
               महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै ॥२४॥

Chopai: Bhoot pisaach Nikat nahin aavai
               Mahavir jab naam sunavae

Meaning: All ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with thesheer mention of your great name, O'Mahaveer !!

॥चौपाई॥:नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा ।
               जपत निरन्तर हनुमत बीरा ॥२५॥

Chopai: Nase rog harae sab peera
              Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

Meaning: All diseases, pain and suffering disappear regularly recite the holy name of Shri Hanuman.

॥चौपाई॥:सङ्कट तें हनुमान छुड़ावै ।
               मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥२६॥

Chopai: Sankat se Hanuman chudavae
               Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Meaning: Those who remind Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds with sincerity and faith, are saved from all crises in life.

॥चौपाई॥:सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा ।
              तिन के काज सकल तुम साजा ॥२७॥

Chopai: Sab par Ram tapasvee raja
               Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

Meaning: All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Lord and the king of penance.You make all their difficult tasks very easy.

॥चौपाई॥:और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै ।
              सोई अमित जीवन फल पावै ॥२८॥

Chopai: Aur manorath jo koi lavai
               Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

Meaning: Anyone who comes to you for the fulfillment of all desires with faith and sincerity, will alone ensure the imperishable fruit of human life.


Hanuman Chalisa

॥चौपाई॥:चारों जुग परताप तुह्मारा ।
               है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा ॥२९॥

Chopai: Charon Yug partap tumhara
                Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

Meaning:Throughout the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and broad. Your glory is radiant acclaimed all over the Cosmos.


॥चौपाई॥:साधु सन्त के तुम रखवारे ।
               असुर निकन्दन राम दुलारे ॥३०॥

Chopai: Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
               Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

Meaning:You are(Lord Hanuman) Savior and the guardian angel of saints and sages and destroy all the demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.

॥चौपाई॥:अष्टसिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता ।
               अस बर दीन जानकी माता ॥३१॥

Chopai: Ashta-sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
               As-var deen Janki mata

Meaning:You can give anyone,the yogic power of Eight Siddhis (becoming heavy power and light at will) and Nine Nidhis (Riches, comfort, power, prestige, fame, sweet relationship etc.) on you this boon was conferred by mother Janki.

॥चौपाई॥:राम रसायन तुह्मरे पासा ।
               सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा ॥३२॥

Chopai: Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
               Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

Meaning:You have the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths you will remain always the most devoted disciple of Shri Raghupathi.

॥चौपाई॥:तुह्मरे भजन राम को पावै ।
               जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै ॥३३॥

Chopai: Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
               Janam-janam ke dukh bisraavai

Meaning:Through hymns sung in devotion to you, we can find Shri Ram and become free of suffering multiple births.

॥चौपाई॥:अन्त काल रघुबर पुर जाई ।
               जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई ॥३४॥

Chopai: Anth-kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
               Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

Meaning:If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram, thereafter in all future births, was born as a devotee of the Lord.

॥चौपाई॥:और देवता चित्त न धरई ।
               हनुमत सेइ सर्ब सुख करई ॥३५॥

Chopai: Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
               Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

Meaning:One need not entertain any other deity for propitiation, that the devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all the happiness.

॥चौपाई॥:सङ्कट कटै मिटै सब पीरा ।
              जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा ॥३६॥

Chopai: Sankat kate-mite sab peera
               Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

Meaning: It is released from all suffering and unfortunate rebirths contingencies in the world. He who loves and remembers Shri Hanuman.

॥चौपाई॥:जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं ।
              कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं ॥३७॥

Chopai: Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
               Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nahin

Meaning: Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of the senses. Let your victory over evil be firm and final. Bless me in the quality of my supreme guru (teacher).

॥चौपाई॥:जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई ।
              छूटहि बन्दि महा सुख होई ॥३८॥

Chopai: Jo sat bar path kare kohi
               Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

Meaning: One who recites Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.

॥चौपाई॥:जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा ।
              होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा ॥३९॥

Chopai: Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
               Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

Meaning: All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais) are regularly to be sure benediction by Lord Hanuman. This is demonstrated not least one witness Bhagwan Sankar.

॥चौपाई॥:तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा ।
              कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा ॥४०॥

Chopai: Tulsidas sada hari chera
               Keejai Nath Hridaye mein dera

Meaning: Tulsidas as a humble devotee of the Divine Master, remains perpetually at his feet, he prayed "Oh Lord Hanuman! You enshrine within my heart and soul. "

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

Doha: Pavan Tanay Sankat HaranaMangala Murati Roop
           Ram Lakhana Sita Sahita Hriday Basahu Soor Bhoop

Meaning: Oh Lord Hanuman! conqueror of the Wind, destroyer of all miseries, you are a symbol of goodness.With Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.Oh! King of the Gods.



Reading  Hanuman Chalisa early in the morning  will gives better results. 


                                             JAI SRI RAM - JAI HANUMAN