Publishing this English meaning of Hanuman Chalisa on this day of Lord Hanuman’s Birthday.
After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollendust of holy Guru’s Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, Iconcentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humblyask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge torelieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.
Victory to thee, O’Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-Allhail to you O’Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdomand Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds(Entire cosmos) with your glory.
You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. Therepository of immeasurable strength, though knownonly as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.
With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra)you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Senseand Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.
Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dressis pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.
You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory(kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.
As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and prideof Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you arepropitiated all over the universe.
You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accom-plished, always keen to carry out the behest’s of Shri Ram.
You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to thenarration of Shri Ram’s Life Stories. Your heart is filled withwhat Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in thehearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke toher in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struckterror by setting Lanka on fire.
With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras(demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ramwith great skill.
You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restoredLakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfullyembraced you with his heart full of joy.
Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence andsaid: “You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat.”
Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).
When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha(one of immeasurable dimensions).
Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and theDigpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe)have been vying with one another in offering homage to yourglories. How then, can a mere poet give adequate expressionof your super excellence.
You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him withShri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heedingyour advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is knownall over the Universe.
On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulousdistance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweetluscious fruit.
Carrying the Lord’s Signet Ring in your mouth, there ishardly any wonder that you easily leapt
across the ocean.
The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become lightwith your kind grace. You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram’s Divine Abode.No one can enter it without your permission,
All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy alldivine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.
You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All thethree worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.
All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with thesheer mention of your great name, O’Mahaveer!!
All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularlyShri Hanuman’s holy name. Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deedswith Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.
All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the SupremeLord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasksvery easy.
Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faithand sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit ofhuman life.
All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed farand wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.
You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages anddestroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.
You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis(power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis(Riches,comfort,power,prestige,fame,sweet relationship etc.)This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.
You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirthsyou will always remain Shri Raghupati’s most dedicated disciple.
Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ramand become free from sufferings of several births.
If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord’s devotee.
One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, asdevotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.
One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies ofrebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.
Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victoryover the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as mysupreme guru (teacher).
One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from thebondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)regularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less awitness as Bhagwan Sankar.
Tulsidas as a bonded slave of the Divine Master, stays perpetually athis feet, he prays “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul.”
Oh! Sun of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are asymbol of Auspiciousness.Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.Oh! King of Gods.
Hail the Lord Hanuman