Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics, Meaning and Benefits


Shri Guru Charan Saroja-Raj Nija Manu Mukuru Sudhaari

Baranau Rahubhara Bimala Jasu Jo Dayaku Phala Chari

Budhee-Heen Tanu Jaanikay Sumirau Pavana Kumar

Bala-Budhee Bidya Dehoo Mohee Harahu Kalesa Vikaar

(With the dirt from the feet of the divine Guru which resembles a Lotus, I clean my mind like a mirror,

And sing about the greatness of Lord Rama of the Raghu dynasty – the one who assigns the four kinds of outcomes to any action – Dharma (Righteousness), Artha (Material wealth), Kama (Pleasure) and Moksha (Freedom from rebirth),

Acknowledging my lack of knowledge, I see you in my mind, oh Lord Hanuman – the Son of Pavan (the God of Wind),

I request you to bless me with courage, knowledge and wisdom and cure me of any diseases and scars.)

Hanuman lifting mount Drongiri


Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Saagar

Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujaagar

(I hail you, oh Lord Hanuman, the sea of knowledge and wisdom,

I hail you, oh King of Monkeys. Your light illuminates all the three worlds.)


Ram Doot Atulit Bal Dhaama

Anjani-Putra Pavan Sut Naama

(You are the messenger of Lord Rama and the storehouse of unparalleled strength,

You are the son of Anjana Devi, and are also called Pavansut (the son of the Wind God, Pavan)


Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi

Kumati Nivar Sumati Ke Sangi

(You possess great bravery, you do great deeds, and you have a body as unbreakable as a diamond,

You are the cure for destructive thoughts and your presence itself resonates constructive ideas.)


Kanchan Baran Biraj Subesa

Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

(Your skin is golden in color and you are dressed in impressive attire,

Your ears are adorned by a pair of ear-rings and your hair is long and wavy.)


Hath Bajra Aur Dhvaja Virajae

Kaandhe Moonj Janeu Sajae

(In your hands you hold a mace that is as powerful as a thunderbolt and a flag,

A sacred thread made from Munja grass decorates your shoulders.)


Sankar Suvan Kesri Nandan

Tej Prataap Maha Jag Bandan

(You are an incarnation of Lord Shiva, you are the son of King Kesari,

The entire world worships your great power and glory.)


Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chaatur

Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Aatur

(You possess great knowledge, admirable qualities and the highest wisdom,

You always complete Lord Rama’s work with great enthusiasm and speed.)


Prabu Charitra Sunibe-Ko Rasiya

Ram Lakhan Sita Man Basiya

(Stories of Lord Rama and his greatness fill you with happiness,

You have a special place in the hearts of Lord Rama, his brother Lakshmana and his wife Sita.)


Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyahi Dikhava

Bikat Roop Dhari Lank Jarava

(Contracting yourself into a small form, you paid a visit to Mother Sita,

Then transforming into a large and powerful form, you set Ravana’s Lanka on fire.)


Bheem Roop Dhari Asur Sanhare

Ramachandra Ke Kaaj Sanvare

(Assuming a terrifying form, you destroyed demons,

And easily managed all the work of Lord Rama, a descendant of the Chandra dynasty.)

Hanuman statue from an Indian temple

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye

Shri Raghuvir Harashi Ur Laye

(You carried the Sanjeevani herb to bring back Lakshmana to life,

And Shri Ram – the brave warrior of the Raghu clan – filled with joy and relief, embraced you.)


Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badhai

Tum Mam Priye Bharat-Hi-Sam Bhai

(Lord Rama praised you limitlessly,

And declared that you were as dear to him as his brother Bharata.)


Sahas Badan Tumharo Jas Gaavae

Asa Kahi Shripati Kanth Lagaavae

(May Seshnag sing your praises with all its thousand heads,

Blessing you thus, Lord Rama – an incarnation of the consort of Goddess Lakshmi – hugged you.)


Sankadhik Brahmaadi Muneesa

Narad-Sarad Sahit Aheesa

(Sage Sanaka, Lord Brahma and many other sages,

Sage Narada, Goddess Saraswati along with Adisesha.)


Jam Kuber Digpaal Jahan Te

Kavi Kovid Kahi Sake Kahan Te

(Lord Yama, Lord Kubera (God of Treasures), The Dikpalas of the world (Guardians of different directions),

Even poets and singers cannot do justice in describing your glory.)


Tum Upkaar Sugreevahin Keenha

Ram Milaye Raajpad Deenha

(You did a favor to King Sugreev,

You introduced him to Lord Rama and consequently helped him reacquire his kingdom.)


Tumharo Mantra Vibheeshan Maana

Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana

(You suggestion was accepted by Vibheeshan – the brother of Ravana,

As a result he succeeded his brother to become the King of Lanka as is known to the entire world.)


Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhanu

Leelyo Tahi Madhur Phal Janu

(The Sun which stands thousands of Yojanas (a unit of distance) away,

Was swallowed by you as you believed that it was a sweet fruit in the sky.)


Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukh Mahee

Jaladhi Langhi Gaye Achraj Nahee

(With Lord Rama’s ring in your mouth,

You jumped over the ocean to reach Lanka in a simple display of your power and prowess.)


Durgam Kaaj Jagath Ke Jete

Sugam Anugraha Tumhare Tete

(Any complex task that exists in this world,

Becomes easy with your grace.)


Ram Dwaare Tum Rakhvare

Hot Na Aagya Binu Paisare

(You stand guard at the door which leads to Lord Rama,

And no one can pass through it without your permission and blessing.)


Sub Sukh Lahae Tumhari Sar Na

Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Dar Naa

(Only those who seek your refuge are able to find all happiness,

Only those who are protected by you have nothing to fear.)


Aapan Tej Samhaaro Aapae

Teenhon Lok Hank Te Kanpae

(Your impeccable energy can be controlled and shaped by you and you alone,

And before this energy all the three worlds shiver in fear.)


Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahin Aavae

Mahabir Jab Naam Sunavae

(Ghosts and evil spirits disappear from the vicinity,

Whenever someone calls out your name.)


Nasae Rog Harae Sab Peera

Japat Nirantar Hanumat Beera

(All diseases are destroyed and all pain is dissolved,

When a devotee repeats your name, oh brave Lord Hanuman.)


Sankat Te Hanuman Chudavae

Man Kram Vachan Dhyan Jo Lavae

(Lord Hanuman protects from all kinds of troubles…

…those who meditate upon his form with their mind, actions and words.)


Sab Par Ram Tapasvee Raaja

Tin Ke Kaj Sakal Tum Saaja

(Lord Ram is the king of all beings, even the sages and saints,

And you were responsible to take care of all his work, oh Lord Hanuman.)


Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lavae

Sohi Amit Jeevan Phal Pavae

(Whoever expresses their mind’s desires to you, oh Lord Hanuman,

Is able to acquire the fruits for all the efforts in his life.)


Charon Jug Partap Tumhaara

Hai Parsidh Jagat Ujiyaara

(Your glory spreads throughout the four eras of time,

And your popularity and name light up the entire world.)


Sadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhwaare

Asur Nikandan Ram Dulaare

(You protect the saints and sages,

You destroy demons and are a loved one of Lord Rama.)


Ashta Sidhhi Nav Nidhi Ke Daata

As Var Deen Janki Maata

(You are the allocator of the eight forms of supernatural powers and nine types of treasures,

You were blessed with those capabilities by Mother Janaki i.e. Sita – Lord Rama’s wife.)

11th Rudra Shiva Avatar of Hanuman

Ram Rasayan Tumhare Paasa

Sada Raho Raghupati Ke Daasa

(You hold the key to the prayer that can please Lord Rama,

May you always remain in service to him.)


Tumhare Bhajan Ram Ko Paavae

Janam-Janam Ke Dukh Bisraavae

(Songs sung praising you please Lord Rama,

And thus, Lord Rama erases the pain accumulated over one’s multiple lifetimes.)


Anth-Kaal Raghubar Pur Jayee

Jahan Janma Hari-Bhakt Kahayee

(Singing to you helps one find refuge in Lord Rama’s abode after death,

And with rebirth in that place, one is identified as a devotee of Hari (Lord Rama).)


Aur Devta Chit Na Dharayee

Hanumath Se Hi Sarba Sukh Karayee

(Even if one refrains from worshiping other Gods,

He can obtain all happiness just by serving Lord Hanuman.)


Sankat Katae Mitae Sab Peera

Jo Sumirae Hanumat Balbeera

(Difficulties vanish and all pains dissolve,

For whosoever meditates on Lord Hanuman – the strong and brave one.)


Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosaai

Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naai

(Victory, victory, victory to you, oh Lord Hanuman,

Please show me your mercy, just like a teacher (guru) does.)


Jo Sat Baar Path Kar Koi

Chutahi Bandhi Maha Sukh Hoi

(Whosoever sings this prayer a hundred times,

Is freed of all boundaries and obstacles and is blessed with great happiness.)


Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa

Hoye Siddhi Saakhi Gaureesa

(Whoever reads this Hanuman Chalisa,

Will attain perfection – the Husband of Goddess Gauri (Lord Shiva) is witness to this)


Tulasidas Sadaa Hari Chera

Keejae Nath Hriday Mahan Dera

(Thus singing, Tulsidas who is forever a devotee of Hari (Lord Rama),

Pleads you to take residence in his heart.)



Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran

Mangala Murati Roop

Ram Lakhana Sita Sahita

Hridaya Basahu Sur Bhoop

(Oh Lord Hanuman – the Son of Pavan (the God of Wind) and the Destroyer of difficulties,

You have a form which is highly auspicious and divine,

Along with Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mother Sita,

Please take residence in my heart.)

Benefits of Hanuman Chalisa

In keeping with the Hindu tradition of 40-verse prayers dedicated to specific deities, the Hanuman Chalisa is recited as a form of prayer to the Hindu Monkey God, Lord Hanuman.

Lord Hanuman played a pivotal role in the Ramayana which documented the life of Lord Rama. The central part of the narrative of the Ramayana was the battle that Lord Rama waged against the demon king Ravana. Ravana had kidnapped and imprisoned Lord Rama’s wife Sita in his island kingdom of Lanka enticed by her beauty.Drawing of Lord Hanuman

In the consequent search and pursuit of Sita, Lord Rama met Lord Hanuman and sought his help. The latter brought with him not just great hidden powers but also the friendship and support of the army of monkeys – known as the ‘Vaanar Sena‘. Lord Hanuman had a story of his own that caused his paths to cross with that of Lord Rama. He was the son of the God of Wind – Pavan. Lord Hanuman was an incarnation of Lord Shiva who had taken the form of the Monkey God in order to assist Lord Rama who was Himself an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. While Ramayana is a story of the battle between good and evil, it also encapsulates the idea of divine control over our world and how Higher powers take birth among us in order to remind us of our duty in pursuing the path of righteousness and going after our life goals with persistence.

Through every part of the Ramayana, Lord Hanuman personified the ideas of devotion, discipline and focus. He showed through his actions how great power could be exercised with unadulterated innocence. These qualities not only made him the greatest ally that Lord Rama could find, but also one of the most revered figures in Hindu history.

Hindus worship Lord Hanuman not just for his protection and blessings but with the idea that he might give them the many capabilities that made him Lord Rama’s greatest devotee. The Hanuman Chalisa is fundamentally a path to those goals. Hindus believe that regular recital of the Hanuman Chalisa helps you receive those divine gifts from Lord Hanuman himself.

Specifically, the many benefits of Hanuman Chalisa are believed to be –

  1. Develop devotion, disciple, persistence and will-power just like Lord Hanuman displayed these qualities throughout his life. It is key for you to understand the meaning of the Hanuman Chalisa as you recite it in order to be able to maximize the benefits from it.
  2. Connect with the inner powers that lie dormant inside you just like Lord Hanuman rediscovered his various divine powers through his noble act of assisting Lord Rama win a victory over evil powers.
  3. Overcome and eliminate the effects of Sade Sati – the phase of time during which you are put through a life of troubles and problems due to the effect of Shani Dev – the Lord of Justice. Lord Hanuman had rescued Lord Shani from the prisons of Lanka. And because of this any devotee of Lord Hanuman is offered eternal protection from the wrath of Shani Dev.
  4. Defeat the fears that hold you back and overcome any evil spirits or ideas that stop you from achieving success in any and every aspect of your life. Recite the Hanuman Chalisa regularly and see the benefits for yourself.
    Hanuman Oil Painting
  5. Relax by relieving stress and fortifying your belief in Lord Hanuman and his ability to protect you in all situations. The Hanuman Chalisa narrates Lord Hanuman’s ability to stay calm and centered in the face of even the toughest of situations. Acquire those capabilities from Lord Hanuman by worshiping him regularly.
  6. Develop empathy for others and consequently prevent conflicts and misunderstandings with people close to you. Through his innocence and purity Lord Hanuman was able to win the friendship of Lord Rama. And by learning those capabilities from him you can also turn every relationship in your life into something highly constructive.
  7. Harness your inner abilities for wisdom and focus. As a child Lord Hanuman was cursed into forgetting about all the powers he possessed. It was only after he met Lord Rama and committed to helping the latter fight evil, was Lord Hanuman able to rediscover the immense powers that lay hidden within his own self. These powers not only made him the strongest ally of Lord Rama but also one of the most revered historical figures in Hinduism.
  8. Receive forgiveness for any wrongdoings and mistakes you have committed. It is only human to make mistakes – intentional or otherwise – from time to time. Lord Hanuman is known to have been kind and empathetic. Singing the Hanuman Chalisa will not only help you receive his forgiveness but also the forgiveness of the Holy Trinity of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva each of whom have a deep connection with Lord Hanuman.

Hanuman showing Ram and Sita in his heart

Hanuman Chalisa Lyrics, Meaning and Benefits
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Hanuman Chalisa is a 40 word hymn devoted to the Hindu god- Lord Hanuman. It is believed that Hanuman Chalisa gives you strength to face and overcome fear.
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