Chalisa Stotras on Lord Hanuman

Hanuman Chalisa: Lyrics, Meaning, and Benefits in English

Hanuman Chalisa is one of the renowned and popular hymns dedicated to Lord Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. The Hanuman chalisa lyrics are composed in a simple way, yet with a great meaning by Tulasidas, a 16th century poet known for his works like Ramacharithramanas.

On chanting and understanding the complete hanuman chalisa meaning, one can feel the divine bliss of the Lord Hanuman.

Hanuman chalisa benefits are explained in the last three stanzas or the phalastuti part, apart from them many people chant this devotional hymn to get rid of fears, anxiety, to get internal courage, and for wish fulfilment.

This hymn divided mainly in to two parts the dohas at starting and at the end and the chaupayi part which is the main chalisa. The chalaisa contains 40 verses, chalis means fourty, so any hymn that’s called chalisa contains 40 verses.

Hanuman Chalisa lyrics and Lord as described in Hanuman Chalisa.

Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics in English with Meaning

Doha

Sri guru charana saroja raja nija manu mukuru sudhari
Varanau raghuvara vimala jasu jo dayaku phala chari

With the dust from the lotus like feet of Sri Guru, iam cleaning the mirror of my mind
I describe and praise the glory of Lord Rama, the giver of the four fruits of life

Buddhiheena tanu janike sumirau pavana kumara
Bhala Buddhi Vidhya dehu mohi harahu kalesa vikaar

With the mind with less intelligence  I remember the Son of wind god
Grant me the Strength, wise, knowledge and remove all my sufferings and alignments.

Chaupayi

Jaya Hanumana gnana guna sagara
Jaya Kapeesa tihun loka ujagar (1)

Victory to you Lord Hanuman, The ocean of the knowledge and virtues(Gunas)
Victory to you the Lord of Monkeys (Kapeesha), the one who illuminates the three worlds

Rama duta atulitha bhala-dhama
Anjani putra pavana-sutha nama (2)

The one who is the messenger of Rama, who is with incomparable strength
O the son of Devi Anjana, who is popular with the name of Pavana sutha (The son of Wind God)

Mahaveera vikrama bhajarangi
Kumati nivaara Sumathi kae sangi (3)

The one who is a great warrior and extremely courageous, having a body like that of a Diamond
Who wards off the bad thoughts, who likes his companion with people with wise and good thoughts

Kanchana varana viraaja suvesa
Kaanana kundala kunchitha kesa (4)

Who radiates in the golden complexion, who is with beautiful attire and looks elegant
Adorned with the earrings and whose hair being tied together as a topknot

Haath Vajra aur Dhwaja viraajai
Kaandhe moonja janevhu saajai (5)

Holding the weapon Vajra (Thunderbolt or club) and a flag wit your hands
Adorned on your shoulder is the sacred upaveetham threads and with Munja grass

Shankara suvana Kesari nandana
Teja pratapa maha jaga vandana (6)

O the one who is an incarnated form of God Shiva, the son of Kesari
One with a great lustre and Valour, you are revered by the whole world

Vidhyavana gunee athi chatura
Rama kaja karibe ko aatura (7)

You are fully Learned, Virtuous and extremely wise
Yow are always ready with the eagerness to do the works of Rama

Prabhu charithra sunibe ko rasiya
Rama Lakhana Sita mana basiya (8)

You feel delighted in listening the glories of the Pradhu Ramachandra
Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita dwell in your heart forever

Sukhshma roopa dhari siyahi dikhava
Vikata roopa dhari Lanka jarava (9)

Taking a subtle form you appeared before Sita
By Taking a furious form you burnt the Kingdom of Lanka

Bheema roopa dhari Asura samhare
Ramachandra ke kaja sanvaare (10)

Taking the massive form (Bheema rupa), you destroyed the Asuras
Accomplishing all the tasks of Lord Sri Ramachandra successfully

Laye Sanjeevan lakhana jiyaye
Sri Raghuveera harashi ura laaye (11)

By bringing the Sanjeevani plant and saved the life of Lakshmana
On seeing this Lord Raghuveera (the brave one in the Raghu Clan, Lord Rama) embraced you with Joy for bringing it

Raghupathi kinhi bahuth badaayi
Tuma mama priya Bharatahi sama bhayi (12)

The Great one among the Raghu Clan, Lord Rama praised you very much saying that
You are very dear to me and equally to my brother Bharata

Sahasra badana tumharo yash gaavai
Asa kahi Sripathi kantha lagavai (13)

The thousand headed serpent sesha sings the glory of yours
Saying this the husband of Goddess of Wealth (Lord Rama indicating as an incarnation of Vishnu) embraced your neck.

Sanakadika Brahmadi Muneesa
Narada Sharada sahitha Aheesaa (14)

Sages like the Sanaka, Gods like the Lord Brahma, other Saints
Narada, Sharada (Goddess Saraswati), including the AdiShesha

Yama Kubera Digpala jahan te
Kavi Kovida kahi sake kahan te (15)

Yama , Kubera (Lord of wealth and treasures), Dikpalas (guarding deities of 8 directions)
Poets, Scholars, were praising your glory in various ways

Tum upakar Sugreevahin keenha
Rama milaye Rajapad deenha (16)

You did a great help to Sugreeva and
Introduced him to lord Rama which made him to get the Kingship

Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan maana
Lankeshwar bhaye sab jaga jaana (17)

Your advices to Vibheeshana were accepted by him
Which made him the King of Lanka and everyone in the world knows this

Yuga sahasra yojana par Bhanu
Leelyo taahi Madhura phala jaanu (18)

The Sun that is lying at a distance of thousands of miles
You swallowed it thinking it to be a sweet fruit

Prabhu mudrikaa meli mukha maahi
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraja nahee (19)

By keeping the ring given by Rama in your mouth
You easily crossed the ocean and it is of no surprise (compared to your strength)

Durgama kaj jagath ke jethe
Sugama anugraha tumhare tethe (20)

Although there are many difficult tasks in this world
All can be easily accomplished with your grace

Rama duaare tum rakhvaare
Hoth na aagna binu paisaare (21)

You are the door keeper of the Rama’s court
No body can enter it without having your permission.

Saba sukh lahai tumhari sarana
Tuma rakshak kahu ko darna (22)

Those who seek your refuge enjoys all the comforts and happiness
Being with the protector like you, of whom I need to be afraid

Aapana tej samharo aapai
Teeno lok hank te kanpai (23)

Your energy can be only controlled by you
The three lokas trembles by a single roar of yours

Bhoot Pisach nikat nahin aavai
Mahaveera jab naama sunavai (24)

Ghosts, Globins, and Evil spirits wont cone close
When your name Mahaveer Hanuman is uttered

Nase rog harai saba peera
Japat niranthara hanumata veera (25)

You put an end to the diseases and remove all the types of pains
For those who chants your brave name Hanumath continuously

Sankata se hanumana chudavai
Mana krama vachana dhyana jo laavai (26)

Hanuman is the one who frees from all the troubles
For those who meditate by keeping their mind, deeds and talk on you

Sab par Rama tapasvee raja
Tin ke kaj sakal tum sajaa (27)

Among all Rama is the King of the Tapasvi’s (the one who engages in performing penances)
And you are the one who manages all the works of Lord Rama

Aur manorath jo koi laavai
Sohi amit jeevan phala paavai (28)

whoever comes to you with mindful wishes and desires
They will receive the infinite fruits of the life.

Charon yug pratap tumhara
Hai parsiddh jagat ujiyara (29)

In all the four yugas your glory prevails
And your fame is spread all across the world

Sadhu santh ke tum Rakhavaare
Asura nikandhan Rama dulhare (30)

You are the protector of the Sages and wise people
The destroyer of the demons, dear to Lord Rama

Astha siddhi nava nidhi ke dhatha
Asa vara deen janaki mata (31)

The giver of Astha Siddhis and Nava nidhis
You are blessed with the boons gave by  Mother Janaki (Daughter of Janaka, Sita)

Rama rasayan tumhare pasa
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa (32)

The sweet devotion to Rama is always near to you
Always you stay as servant to serve the Lord of Raghu clan

Tumhare bhajan ram ko pavai
Janma janmake dukkh bisaravai (33)

Doing Bhajan of yours makes us to remember and think Lord Rama
The suffering that continued from the past lives with be removed

Anth kal Raghuvir pur jayee
Jahan (a)janma hari bhaktha kahayee (34)

At the end of the life, one reaches the Adobe of Lord of Raghu clan
Where they will be reborn as the devotees of Lord Hari (Rama)

Aura Devata chit na dharehi
Hanumatha se hi sarva sukha karehi (35)

Worshipping the other Devatas along with this worship not a necessity
All the pleasures and comforts will be obtained by worship of Lord Hanuman

Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai hanumath bala veera (36)

All their difficulties will be vanished and sorrows will be taken away
For those who remembers the braveness and strength of Lord Hanuman

Jai jai jai Hanumana Gosayi
Krupa karahu Gurudeva ki naayi (37)

Victory to you, Victory to you, O Hanuman
Shower your mercy on us just like the Guru deva.

Jo sat bar path kare kohi
Chuthehi bandhi maha sukh hoyi (38)

Those ones who recite this hundred times
Their chains of bondage will be broken and will get the great enjoyment.

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa (39)

Who ever recites this Hanuman chalisa
Their works will get accomplished, The Lord of Gowri, God Shiva is the witness to it

Tulasidasa sada hari chera
Keejai das hrudhaya mein dera (40)

Tulasidas will ever remain as the disciple of Lord Rama (Hari’s incarnation)
Lord, please make my heart your abode

Doha

Pavana tanaya sankat haran mangala murthi rupa
Rama Lakhan Sita sahith hrudaye basahu sura bhoop

O the sun of wind god, the remover of difficulties, The form which is embodiment of auspiciousness
Rama, Lakshmana, Sita dwells in the heart of the King of Suras.

Sri Hanuman chalisa sampoornam
This end the Hanuman Chalisa

Who composed this Chalisa and when was it written

Hanuman chalisa is composed by poet Goswami Tulasidas. The chalisa is thought to be written in the late 16th century, during the times of his composition, Ramacharitra manas.

How many times do I need to chant hanuman chalisa

There are no restrictions on how many times to chant the hanuman chalisa, even if you read a single time with true devotion understanding the meaning, its enough to get the divine bliss. However, many use to chant the chalisa once or twice daily. Some devotees even read it for 7 times to get their wishes fulfilled.

Which is the best time to chant or recite

You can read the chalisa at any time, there are no restrictions or rules on when to read the hanuman chalisa. Many consider reading the chalisa in the mornings and evenings or during the puja time and in case of you were in fear of bad dreams, you can even chant before going to bed.