Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar,
Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujagar
Ram Doot Atulit Bal Dhama,
Anjani Putra Pavan Sut Nama
Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar: “Jai” means “victory to”, “Hanuman” is the name of the deity being addressed, “Gyan” means knowledge, and “Gun Sagar” means ocean of virtues. So this line is essentially praising Lord Hanuman as the one who possesses a vast ocean of knowledge and virtues.
Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujagar: “Kapis” means monkey, and “Tihun Lok” refers to the three worlds – heaven, earth, and hell. “Ujagar” means illuminated or enlightened. So this line is praising Lord Hanuman as the one who illuminates or enlightens the three worlds with his presence, as a powerful and divine monkey.
Ram Doot Atulit Bal Dhama: “Ram” is another name for Lord Rama, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. “Doot” means messenger, and “Atulit Bal Dhama” means one who possesses incomparable strength. So this line is saying that Lord Hanuman is the messenger of Lord Rama and possesses incomparable strength.
Anjani Putra Pavan Sut Nama: “Anjani” was the name of Lord Hanuman’s mother, and “Putra” means son. “Pavan Sut” means son of the wind. So this line is stating that Lord Hanuman is the son of Anjani and the wind god, Vayu.
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi,
Kumati Nivar Sumati Ke Sangi
Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesa,
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi means “Great hero, strong and powerful, with strong arms like a thunderbolt.”
Kumati Nivar Sumati Ke Sangi means “He removes ignorance and is a companion of good sense and wisdom.”
Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesa means “He shines like gold, with an impeccable form.”
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa means “He has earrings in his ears and curly hair.”
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje,
Kaandhe Moonj Janehu Saaje
Shankar Suvan Kesri Nandan,
Tej Pratap Maha Jag Vandan
This verse of Hanuman Chalisa describes the physical appearance of Lord Hanuman. It says that he is adorned with a vajra (thunderbolt) in one hand and a flag in the other hand. He wears a sacred thread made of munja grass on his shoulder, which is a symbol of his Brahmin identity.
The verse also mentions that Hanuman is the son of Kesari, who is a vanara (monkey) and the son of Lord Shiva. This makes Hanuman an incarnation of Lord Shiva himself.
Furthermore, the verse praises the great power and radiance of Lord Hanuman, which is why he is widely revered across the world. The words “Tej Pratap Maha Jag Vandan” mean that his brilliance and power are worshipped by the entire universe.
Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chatur,
Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Aatur
Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya,
Ram Lakhan Sita Man Basiya
These lines praise Hanuman for his wisdom, virtue, and intelligence. He is described as being eager to carry out Lord Rama’s work and always ready to serve him. The words “Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Aatur” emphasize his eagerness to serve and do the work of Lord Rama.
The next line says that Hanuman enjoys listening to the story of Lord Rama. This highlights his devotion to Rama and his love for his divine qualities. The last line of this verse mentions that Hanuman resides in the hearts of Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita, indicating that his devotion to them is unwavering and deep.
Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyahi Dikhava,
Vikat Roop Dhari Lank Jarava
Bhim Roop Dhari Asur Sanhare,
Ram Chand Ke Kaaj Savare
Hanuman is described as the one who has the ability to take on any form, as he did when he appeared before Sita in a subtle form to console her and in a monstrous form to burn down the city of Lanka. He is also said to have taken on a fearsome form to slay the demons who opposed Lord Rama. Hanuman is believed to have been an instrumental figure in fulfilling Lord Rama’s tasks and missions, as he assisted in defeating the demon king Ravana and rescuing Sita from his captivity.
Laye Sajivan Lakhan Jiyaye,
Shri Raghuvir Harashi Uraye
Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badaai,
Tum Mama Priya Bharat Sam Bhai
After successfully completing his mission of finding Sita and passing on Lord Ram’s message to her, Hanuman also played a crucial role in the war between Lord Ram’s army and Ravana’s army in Lanka. In the battle, Lakshman was severely injured, and Hanuman went to the Dronagiri mountain to fetch the herb Sanjivani, which revived Lakshman and brought him back to life.
Upon seeing Lakshman alive, Lord Ram was overjoyed and praised Hanuman for his bravery and devotion. He declared that Hanuman would always be dearer to him than his own brother Bharat. This shows the deep bond and respect that Lord Ram had for Hanuman.
Sahastra Badan Tumharo Jas Gaave,
Asa Kahi Shripati Kanth Lagaave
Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa,
Narad Sarad Sahit Aheesa
The thousand-headed serpent Shesha sings your glory, Lord Shri Rama embraced you and said, “May you be blessed.” The deities like Sankadi, Brahma and sages like Narada, Sharada, and Ahisa sing your praises.
In this verse, the poet describes how even the divine beings like Brahma and sages like Narada sing Hanuman’s praises. Shesha, the thousand-headed serpent, is said to serve as a bed for Lord Vishnu and sings Hanuman’s glory. The verse also describes how Lord Rama embraced Hanuman and blessed him.
Jam Kuber Digpaal Jahan Te,
Kavi Kobid Kahin Sake Kahan Te
Tum Upkar Sugreevahin Keenha,
Ram Milaye Rajpad Deenha
Oh Hanuman, you are worshipped and praised by thousands, Lord Ram and the three worlds are illuminated by your glory. You hold a thunderbolt and flag in your hands, And wear a sacred thread made of Munja grass on your shoulder.
You are the son of the wind-god, Pavan, And your name is Pavan Putra. You are the embodiment of strength and virtue, And the destroyer of evil forces.
Your golden complexion shines like a thousand suns, And you wear beautiful earrings and have curly hair.
You carry a mace and a flag on your hands, And wear a sacred thread made of Munja grass on your shoulder.
You are the son of Lord Shiva and the beloved son of Kesari, Your splendor is praised by the whole world.
You are highly intelligent, virtuous, and skilled, And you are eager to fulfill Lord Ram’s mission.
You are the delight of Lord Ram, Lakshman, and Sita, And your recitation of their stories enchants the world.
You displayed your subtle form to Sita, And destroyed the wicked city of Lanka in your ferocious form.
You took the form of a giant to kill the demons, And helped Lord Ram in his divine mission.
You revived Lakshman with the Sanjivani herb, And Lord Ram embraced you with joy.
Lord Ram praised you greatly, And gave the kingdom of Kishkindha to your dear friend, Bharat.
The thousand-headed serpent Sheshnag sings your praises, And Lord Ram himself embraced you as a mark of honor.
The sages, gods, and goddesses like Brahma, Shiva, and Narada, Sing your praises along with the divine musician Sarada.
Even the god of death, Yama, and the god of wealth, Kubera, Cannot describe your glories in words.
You rendered a great service to Lord Ram by helping Sugriva, And helped him unite with Lord Ram and regain his kingdom.
Oh Hanuman, please bless us with your divine grace, And help us overcome all obstacles in life.
Tumharo Mantra Vibheeshan Maana,
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana
Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhanu,
Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Janu
When Vibhishana accepted Your counsel, he became the Lord of Lanka, as the world knows well. A thousand thousand miles away, Your aura dispels the darkness of ignorance from the universe, as if it were the sun.
In this verse, the poet refers to Vibhishana, the brother of the demon king Ravana. When Rama was fighting against Ravana to rescue his wife Sita, Vibhishana approached him seeking refuge. Rama not only accepted him but also made him the king of Lanka after Ravana was defeated. This act of Rama highlights his magnanimous nature.
The verse also describes the vastness of Hanuman’s aura, which dispels ignorance from the universe, much like the sun’s rays dispel darkness. The poet uses hyperbole to express the boundless nature of Hanuman’s power and influence.
The last line of the verse speaks of the sweetness of the fruit that Hanuman plucked after flying to the sun. According to Hindu mythology, Hanuman flew to the sun in search of a herb to heal Rama’s brother Lakshmana, who had been gravely injured in battle. Unable to find the herb, Hanuman plucked a fruit from the sun and brought it back to earth, which is said to have healing properties.
Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukh Mahin,
Jaladhi Langhi Gaye Achraj Nahin
Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jete,
Sugam Anugraha Tumhre Tete
With the Lord’s ring in his mouth, he crossed the ocean, which was no small feat. All difficult tasks in the world are made easy by your grace.
This verse speaks about Hanuman’s crossing of the ocean to reach Lanka in order to find and rescue Sita, Lord Rama’s wife. The verse highlights the fact that Hanuman was able to achieve this feat with the help of Lord Rama’s ring, which he kept in his mouth, and that this act was nothing short of miraculous. The verse also emphasizes the power and grace of Hanuman, stating that he can make even the most difficult tasks in the world easy with his blessings.
Ram Duware Tum Rakhvare,
Hoat Na Agya Binu Paisare
Sab Sukh Lahen Tumhari Sarna,
Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Darna
This verse of the Hanuman Chalisa is a plea to Lord Hanuman to protect us and keep us safe from harm. The verse says that Lord Hanuman is the protector of the door of Lord Rama’s palace, and no one can enter without his permission. He is always ready to come to our aid and protect us, and we do not have to fear anyone if we take refuge in him.
It is a reminder that we can always seek his protection and take shelter in him, and he will ensure that we are safe and happy. Lord Hanuman is a symbol of strength, courage, and protection, and this verse of the Hanuman Chalisa reminds us of his power and willingness to help us in times of need.
Aapan Tej Samharo Aapai,
Tanau Lok Hank Te Kanpai
Bhoot Pishach Nikat Nahi Aavai,
Mahavir Jab Naam Sunavai
Oh Mahavir, you have the power to control your own strength, and the whole world trembles at the sight of it. No ghost or demon can come near when your name is heard.
Nase Rog Hare Sab Peera,
Japat Nirantar Hanumant Beera
Sankat Te Hanuman Chhudavai,
Man Kram Bachan Dhyan Jo Lave
By chanting the name of mighty Hanuman, all diseases and pain are destroyed, and troubles are removed. Hanuman helps in rescuing from difficult situations. Whoever meditates with devotion on Hanuman, he will become free from all obstacles in his actions, words, and thoughts.
Sab Par Ram Tapasvee Raja,
Tin Ke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja
Aur Manorath Jo Koi Laave,
Soi Amit Jivan Phal Paave
Oh Hanuman, the ascetic king devoted to Lord Rama, you help everyone who seeks your assistance. Anyone who prays to you with their desires and aspirations receives the ultimate fruit of life.
Charon Jug Partap Tumhara,
Hai Parsiddha Jagat Ujiyara
Sadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhware,
Asur Nikandan Ram Dulhare
This verse is stating that Hanuman’s glory is renowned across all four yugas, or ages, and that he illuminates the entire world. He is also seen as a protector of saints and righteous individuals, and as a destroyer of evil beings. The verse also highlights Hanuman’s devotion to Lord Rama, as he is referred to as “Ram Dulhare,” or the one who upholds Rama.
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
Us var deen Janki mata,
Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa,
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata: This means that Hanuman is the giver of the eight powers called “ashta siddhi” and the nine types of wealth called “nav nidhi”. Ashta siddhi includes Anima (ability to become tiny), Mahima (ability to become gigantic), Garima (ability to increase the weight of an object), Laghima (ability to become weightless), Prapti (ability to access anything), Prakamya (ability to fulfill any desire), Ishitva (ability to have control over the universe), and Vashitva (ability to control all beings). Nav nidhi includes wealth in the form of gold, silver, gems, and other valuables.
Us var deen Janki mata: This means that Hanuman granted the boon that Sita would be reunited with Lord Rama after she was kidnapped by Ravana. “Janki mata” refers to Sita, who was the daughter of King Janaka.
Ram rasayan tumhare pasa: This means that Hanuman holds the “essence” of Lord Rama within himself. “Ram rasayan” can be interpreted as the essence or the nectar of Lord Rama.
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa: This means that Hanuman always remains devoted to Lord Rama and will forever be His servant or “das”. “Raghupati” is another name for Lord Rama.
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai,
Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee,
The verse “Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai” means that by worshiping and singing the praises of Hanuman, one can attain the grace of Lord Rama and be freed from the sufferings of countless lifetimes. It is believed that by chanting Hanuman’s name and bhajans, one can purify the mind and become a true devotee of Lord Rama.
The second line, “Janam janam ke dukh bisravai,” suggests that singing the glories of Hanuman can alleviate the sorrows and troubles of many lifetimes. By being devoted to Hanuman, one can gain peace of mind and find inner strength to face life’s challenges.
The last two lines state that whoever takes refuge in Rama and serves him with devotion will ultimately attain salvation and reach the abode of Rama after death. The verse encourages people to live a life of devotion to Rama and to seek the blessings of Hanuman, who is considered to be an ardent devotee of Rama.
Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi,
Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera,
This couplet is from the Hanuman Chalisa, a devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
It states that even the gods cannot remove the worries and sorrows of their devotees, but Hanuman can provide all happiness and fulfill all desires. Whoever remembers Hanuman with devotion, all their difficulties and sufferings are removed. Hanuman is considered the strongest and bravest of all, and his name is synonymous with strength, courage, and devotion.
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin,
Jo sat bar path kare kohi
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi
The meaning of the hymn is:
Victory, victory, victory to Lord Hanuman, the master of the senses! Bless us, O guru, with your grace. Those who recite this hymn 100 times are freed from bondage and obtain great happiness.
The hymn is a prayer to Lord Hanuman, the mighty monkey god who is known for his strength, courage, and devotion to Lord Rama. It is believed that reciting this hymn with devotion and sincerity can bring about the blessings of Hanuman and help one overcome obstacles and difficulties in life. The hymn also expresses the idea that Hanuman is the master of the senses and can help one gain control over their own senses and achieve spiritual growth.
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa,
Tulsidas sada hari chera
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera,
This last verse of the Hanuman Chalisa states that anyone who recites the Hanuman Chalisa with devotion and sincerity will be blessed with the divine grace of Lord Hanuman, and all their desires will be fulfilled. The verse also acknowledges the authorship of the Hanuman Chalisa by the great saint and poet Tulsidas and seeks his blessings to always remain devoted to Lord Rama. It encourages the devotees to make a place for Lord Hanuman in their hearts and dedicate themselves to his service.
Pavantnai sankat haran
Mangal murti roop.
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.
This is a prayer to Lord Hanuman, the remover of obstacles and embodiment of auspiciousness. It praises his form as the one who has the power to remove all difficulties and is always in a state of bliss. The prayer also mentions Lord Ram, his brother Lakshman and Sita, and seeks their blessings to reside in the heart of the devotee. It is believed that reciting this prayer with devotion and sincerity can bring peace, prosperity and blessings of the divine in one’s life.