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Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics With Meaning, Significance, And Benefits

When I was a kid, I vividly remember the days when I used to read Hanuman Chalisa and try to memorize it whenever I visited my Nani’s house. There was a small room painted blue and in one corner, there was a poster of Lord Hanuman with the lyrics of Hanuman Chalisa. I memorized each and every Chaupayee and there is not one Indian kid who hasn’t tried to memorize it.

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For some lord Hanuman is the symbol of strength and for others, he is a synonym for kindness. He is known as the destroyer of evil and is popularly introduced as “Someone who scares even Yamraj (God of death).”

In this article, I am going to share every detail about Hanuman Chalisa, its lyrics with meaning, and every question you ever had about it. So, keep reading till the end.

What is Hanuman Chalisa?

Lord Hanuman, the son of Vayu and a Hindu God, is honored in one of the most well-known devotional hymns, Hanuman Chalisa. Hanuman is short for “Lord Hanuman,” and Chalisa refers to the 40 stanzas, also known as “Chaupayees,” that make up this devotional song, excluding the Doha at the start and at the end.

Authorship of this devotional hymn to Lord Hanuman is traditionally attributed to Tulsidas, the 16th-century poet, and saint best known for penning Ramcharitmanas.

Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics And Meaning

Doha/Couplet

श्रीगुरु चरण् सरोजरज, निजमनमुकुर सुधार ।
बरणौ रघुबर बिमल यश, जो दायक फलचार ॥
Shrii-Guru Carann Saroja-Raja, Nija-Mana-Mukura Sudhaara |
Barannau Raghu-Bara Bimala Yasha, Jo Daayaka Phala-Caara ||

Meaning

After using the dust from my Guru’s lotus feet to polish the mirror of my heart, I recite the divine fame of the greatest king of the Raghukul dynasty, which gives us the result of all four efforts.

Doha/Couplet

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरौं पवन कुमार ।
बल बुद्धिविद्या देहु मोहिं, हरहु कलेश विकार ॥
Buddhi-Hiina Tanu Jaanike, Sumirau Pavan Kumaar |
Bala Buddhi-Vidyaa Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesha Vikaar ||

Meaning

Knowing that I’m not very smart, I turn my attention to Pavan Kumar and ask him for strength, intelligence, and real knowledge so that I can get rid of all the things that hurt me.

Lyrics/Chaupayee 1

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुण सागर ।
जै कपीस तिहुँलोक उजागर ॥
Jay Hanumaan Jnaan Gunn Saagar |
Jai Kapiis Tihu-Lok Ujaagar ||

Meaning

O’Hanuman, victory to you! Ocean of Wisdom, O’Kapisa, we salute you! (Fountainhead of power, wisdom, and Shiva-Shakti) You shine so brightly that you light up all three worlds (the whole universe).

Chaupayee 2

रामदूत अतुलित बलधामा ।
अंजनि-पुत्र पवन-सुत नामा ॥
Raama-Duut Atulit Bala-Dhaamaa |
Anjani-Putra Pavan-Sut Naamaa ||

Meaning

You’re Shri Ram’s divine messenger. Though just known as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani, he is a repository of unfathomable strength.

Chaupayee 3

महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी ।
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी ॥
Mahaa-biir Bikrama Bajarangii |
Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangii ||

Meaning

With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra) you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.

Chaupayee 4

कंचन बरण बिराज सुबेशा ।
कानन कुंडल कुंचित केशा ॥
Kancan Barann Biraaj Subeshaa |
Kaanan Kunddala Kuncita Keshaa ||

Meaning

You are golden, and your beautiful clothes make you shine. You have exquisite earring earrings and curly hair.

Chaupayee 5

हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै ।
काँधे मूँज जनेऊ साजै ॥
Haath Bajra Au Dhvajaa Biraajai |
Kaandhe Muuj Janeuu Saajai ||

Meaning

You carry in your hand a lightning bolt along with a victory (Kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.

Chaupayee 6

शंकर-सुवन केशरी-नन्दन ।
तेज प्रताप महा जग-वंदन ॥
Shankar-Suvan Kesharii-Nandan |
Teja Prataap Mahaa Jag-Vandan ||

Meaning

As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride of Shri Kesari. With the luster of your Vast Sway, you are propitiated all over the universe.

Chaupayee 7

विद्यावान गुणी अति चातुर ।
राम काज करिबे को आतुर ॥
Vidyaavaan Gunnii Ati Caatur |
Raam Kaaj Karibe Ko Aatur ||

Meaning

You are the source of knowledge, virtuous and fully accomplished, constantly eager to carry out Shri Ram’s wishes.

Chaupayee 8

प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया ।
रामलषण सीता मन बसिया ॥
Prabhu Caritra Sunibe Ko Rasiyaa |
Raamalassann Siitaa Man Basiyaa ||

Meaning

You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the narration of Shri Ram’s Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman, and Sita.

Chaupayee 9

सूक्ष्म रूपधरि सियहिं दिखावा ।
विकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा ॥
Suukssma Ruupadhari Siyahi Dikhaavaa |
Vikatt Ruup Dhari Lamka Jaraavaa ||

Meaning

You showed up in front of Sita in a small form and spoke to her in a humble way. You adopted a formidable form and instilled fear by lighting Lanka ablaze.

Chaupayee 10

भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे ।
रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे ॥
Bhiim Ruup Dhari Asur Samhaare |
Raamacandra Ke Kaaj Samvaare ||

Meaning

With over-whelming might, you destroyed the Asuras (demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram with great skill.

Chaupayee 11

लाय सजीवन लखन जियाये ।
श्री रघुबीर हरषि उर लाये ॥
Laay Sajiivan Lakhan Jiyaaye |
Shrii Raghubiir Harassi Ur Laaye ||

Meaning

You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully embraced you with his heart full of joy.

Chaupayee 12

रघुपति कीन्ही बहुत बडाई ।
तुम मम प्रिय भरतहिसम भाई ॥
Raghupati Kiinhii Bahut Baddaaii |
Tum Mam Priya Bharatahisam Bhaaii ||

Meaning

Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) spoke highly of you and said, “You are as dear to me as my brother Bharat.”

Chaupayee 13

सहस बदन तुम्हरो यश गावैं ।
अस कहि श्रीपति कण्ठ लगावैं ॥
Sahas Badan Tumharo Yash Gaavai |
As Kahi Shriipati Kanntth Lagaavai ||

Meaning

Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories; saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).

Chaupayee 14

सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीशा ।
नारद शारद सहित अहीशा ॥
Sanakaadik Brahmaadi Muniishaa |
Naarad Shaarad Sahit Ahiishaa ||

Meaning

When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma, the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha

Chaupayee 15

यम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँते ।
कवि कोविद कहि सकैं कहाँते ॥
Yam Kuber Digapaal Jahaate |
Kavi Kovid Kahi Sakai Kahaate ||

Meaning

Even Yamraj, the God of Death, Kuber, the God of Wealth, and the Digpals, who watch over the four corners of the Universe, have been vying to praise you. How, then, can a simple poet say enough about how amazing you are?

Chaupayee 16

तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीन्हा ।
राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा ॥
Tum Upakaar Sugriivahi Kiinhaa |
Raam Milaay Raajapad Diinhaa ||

Meaning

You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne.

Chaupayee 17

तुम्हरो मंत्र विभीषण माना ।
लंकेश्वर भये सब जग जाना ॥
Tumharo Mamtra Vibhiissann Maanaa |
Lamkeshvar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaanaa ||

Meaning

Likewise, complying with Your preachings, even Vibhishana became the King of Lanka.

Chaupayee 18

युग सहस्र योजन पर भानू ।
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू ॥
Yuga Sahasra Yojana Para Bhaanuu |
Liilyo Taahi Madhura Phala Jaanuu ||

Meaning

On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet luscious fruit.

Chaupayee 19

प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं ।
जलधि लाँधि गये अचरजनाहीं ॥
Prabhu Mudrikaa Meli Mukh Maahii |
Jaladhi Laadhi Gaye Acarajanaahii ||

Meaning

Carrying the Lord’s Signet Ring in your mouth, there is hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.

Chaupayee 20

दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।
सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते ॥
Durgam Kaaja Jagat Ke Jete |
Sugam Anugrah Tumhare Tete ||

Meaning

All of the world’s hard jobs become easier to do because of your kindness.

Chaupayee 21

राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे ।
होत न आज्ञा बिन पैसारे ॥
Raam Duaare Tum Rakhavaare |
Hot Na Aajnyaa Bin Paisaare ||

Meaning

You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram’s Divine Abode. No one can enter it without your permission

Chaupayee 22

सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी सरना ।
तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना ॥
Sab Sukha Lahai Tumhaarii Saranaa |
Tum Rakssak Kaahuu Ko Ddaranaa ||

Meaning

All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.

Chaupayee 23

आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै ।
तीनों लोक हाँकते काँपै ॥
Aapan Tej Samhaaro Aapai |
Tiino Lok Haakate Kaapai ||

Meaning

You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.

Chaupayee 24

भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै ।
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै ॥
Bhuut Pishaaca Nikatt Nahi Aavai |
Mahaabiir Jab Naam Sunaavai ||

Meaning

O Mahaveer! No ghosts or evil spirits come near the ones who remember Your name. Therefore, just remembering Your name does everything!\

Chaupayee 25

नाशौ रोग हरै सब पीरा ।
जपत निरन्तर हनुमत बीरा ॥
Naashau Rog Harai Sab Piiraa |
Japat Nirantar Hanumat Biiraa ||

Meaning

O Hanuman! All diseases and all kinds of pain get eradicated when one recites or chants Your name.

Chaupayee 26

संकट से हनुमान छुडावै ।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥
Samkatt Se Hanumaan Chuddaavai |
Man Kram Bacan Dhyaan Jo Laavai ||

Meaning

Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words, and deeds with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.

Chaupayee 27

सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा ।
तिनके काज सकल तुम साजा ॥
Sab Par Raam Tapasvii Raajaa |
Tinake Kaaj Sakal Tum Saajaa ||

Meaning

Lord Rama is the greatest Ascetic among all the Kings. But, it’s only You who carried out all the tasks of Lord Sri Rama.

Chaupayee 28

और मनोरथ जो कोइ लावै ।
सोइ अमित जीवन फल पावै ॥
Aur Manorath Jo Koi Laavai |
Soi Amit Jiivan Phal Paavai ||

Meaning

Whosoever comes to you for the fulfillment of any desire with faith and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.

Chaupayee 29

चारों युग परताप तुम्हारा ।
है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा ॥
Caaro Yug Parataap Tumhaaraa |
Hai Parasiddh Jagat Ujiyaaraa ||

Meaning

All through the four ages, your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.

Chaupayee 30

साधु संत के तुम रखवारे ।
असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे ॥
Saadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhavaare |
Asur Nikandan Raam Dulaare ||

Meaning

You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.

Chaupayee 31

अष्टसिद्धि नव निधि के दाता ।
अस बर दीन जानकी माता ॥
Assttasiddhi Nava Nidhi Ke Daataa |
As Bar Diin Jaanakii Maataa ||

Meaning

You have been blessed by Mother Janaki to give boon further, to the deserving ones, wherein You can grant the siddhis (eight different powers) and the nidhis (nine different kinds of wealth).

Chaupayee 32

राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा ।
सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा ॥
Raam Rasaayan Tumhare Paasaa |
Sadaa Raho Raghupati Ke Daasaa ||

Meaning

You have the essence of Ram bhakti, may you always remain the humble and devoted servant of Raghupati.

Chaupayee 33

तुम्हरे भजन रामको पावै ।
जन्म जन्म के दुख बिसरावै ॥
Tumhare Bhajan Raamako Paavai |
Janma Janma Ke Dukh Bisaraavai ||

Meaning

Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram and become free from the sufferings of several births.

Chaupayee 34

अन्त काल रघुपति पुर जाई ।
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई ॥
Anta Kaal Raghupati Pur Jaaii |
Jahaa Janma Hari-Bhakta Kahaaii ||

Meaning

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.

Chaupayee 35

और देवता चित्त न धरई ।
हनुमत सेइ सर्व सुख करई ॥
Aur Devataa Citta Na Dharaii |
Hanumat Sei Sarva Sukh Karaii ||

Meaning

It is not needed to serve any other Deity or God. Service to Lord Hanuman gives all the comforts.

Chaupayee 36

संकट हरै मिटै सब पीरा ।
जो सुमिरै हनुमत बल बीरा ॥
Sankatta Harai Mittai Sab Piiraa |
Jo Sumirai Hanumat Bala Biiraa ||

Meaning

One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.

Chaupayee 37

जै जै जै हनुमान गोसाई ।
कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाई ॥
Jai Jai Jai Hanumaan Gosaaii |
Krpaa Karahu Gurudev Kii Naaii ||

Meaning

O Lord Hanuman! Praises and glory to you O mighty Lord, please bestow your grace as our Supreme Guru.

Chaupayee 38

जोह शत बार पाठ कर जोई ।
छुटहि बन्दि महासुख होई ॥
Joh Shat Baar Paattha Kar Joii |
Chuttahi Bandi Mahaasukh Hoii ||

Meaning

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

Chaupayee 39

जो यह पढै हनुमान चालीसा ।
होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा ॥
Jo Yah Paddhai Hanumaan Caaliisaa |
Hoy Siddhi Saakhii Gauriisaa ||

Meaning

All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais) regularly are sure to be benedict. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Sankar.

Chaupayee 40

तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा ।
कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा ॥
Tulasiidaas Sadaa Hari Ceraa |
Kiijai Naatha Hrday Mah Dderaa ||

Meaning

O Lord Hanuman, May I always remain a servant, a devotee to Lord Sri Ram, says Tulsidas. And, May You always reside in my heart.

Doha/Couplet

पवनतनय संकट हरन,
मंगल मूरति रूप ।
रामलषन सीता सहित,
हृदय बसहु सुरभूप ॥
Pavanatanaya Samkatt Harana,
Mamgal Muurati Ruup |
Raamalassan Siitaa Sahit,
Hrday Basahu Surabhuup ||

Meaning

O the Son of Wind, You are the destroyer of all sorrows. You are the embodiment of fortune and prosperity. With Lord Rama, Laxmana, and Mother Sita, dwell in my heart, always.

Benefits Of Reciting Hanuman Chalisa

Many believe that reciting Hanuman Chalisa has lots of spiritual benefits. It provides safety from dangers such as illness, enemies, and bad luck. People believe that worshipping Lord Hanuman will boost their vitality because he is the God of Life.

But that’s not it; here are some more good effects of chanting the Hanuman Chalisa:

  • Eliminating one’s karmic debts.
  • Achieves understanding and enlightenment on a spiritual level.
  • Helps people who have let a bad company get in the way.
  • By raising awareness, Hanuman Chalisa promotes harmony and reduces disagreements.
  • Relieves stress and relaxes the brain.
  • Makes you brave.

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FAQs

What Is the Best Time to Read Hanuman Chalisa?

It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, the Hanuman Chalisa is always appropriate. But it is usually recommended that you recite Hanuman Chalisa early in the morning after taking a bath.

How Many Times Should the Hanuman Chalisa Be Read in A Day?

It is recommended to recite the Hanuman Chalisa eight times each night, with particular emphasis on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

How Much Time does It take to Read Hanuman Chalisa 108 Times?

It takes three minutes to recite the Hanuman Chalisa, so reciting it 108 times will take you 3 x 108 which equals to 324 minutes.

Can You Read Hanuman Chalisa On Bed?

It is suggested to keep Hanuman Chalisa under the pillow while sleeping to get rid of the nightmares permanently and yes you can read it on bed.

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Written by Mukund Kapoor

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