hanuman chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa meaning explained in Pictures

Hanuman Chalisa – The Forty Chaupais – The Hanuman Forty 40 Stanzas Praising Lord Hanuman : with pictorial explanation

Panch Mukhi Hanuman

The Hanuman Chalisa (literally Forty chaupais on Hanuman) is a Hindu devotional hymn (stotra) addressed to Hanuman.It is traditionally believed to have been authored by 16th-century poet Tulsidas in the Awadhi language and is his best known text apart from the Ramcharitmanas. The word “chālīsā” is derived from “chālīs”, which means the number forty in Hindi, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses (excluding the couplets at the beginning and at the end).

Below is the pictorial explanation of Hanuman Chalisa with Meaning.

दोहा : Doha

श्रीगुरु चरण सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुर सुधारी
बराणु रघुवर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि

Shree Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Man Mukar Sudhari,
Barnau Raghuvar Bimal Jasu, Jo dayaku Phal Chari .

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Picture depicting verse 1 of the Hunumana Chalisa

With the dust of Guru’s Lotus feet, I cleanse the mirror of my mind and recite the holy glory of lord Sri Ram , the greatest of Raghu dynasty, the giver of the four achievements of life.

 

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरौं पवन कुमार
बल बुधि विद्या देहु मोहि, हरहु कलेश विकार

Budhi heen Tanu Janike, Sumirow, Pavan Kumar,
Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesh Vikaar .

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Picture depicting verse 2 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Knowing that I am ignorant, I plead you, O Hanuman, The son of Pavan – the lord of wind , kindly give me strength, wisdom and knowledge, removing my griefs and flaws.

चौपाई : chaupais

जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर
जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर॥१॥

Jai Hanuman Gyan Guna Sagar
Jai Kipis Tihun Lok Ujgaar .

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Picture depicting verse 3 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Victory of you, O Hanuman, ocean of knowledge and wisdom, victory to the Lord of monkeys who is greatly known in all the three worlds ( Heaven , Earth and Hell ).

राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा
अंजनि पुत्र पवनसुत नामा॥२॥

Ramdoot Atulit Bal Dhamaa,
Anjani Putra Pavansut naamaa.

Picture depicting verse 4 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 4 of the Hanuman Chalisa

The messenger of Sri Rama , one who holds immense strength, son of Anjani and the Pavan – the wind.

महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥३॥

Mahebeer Bikram Bajrangi,
Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi.

 

Picture depicting verse 5 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 5 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Oh brave Hanuman, with a body like lightening. You dispel evil and are a companion of goodness.

कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा
कानन कुंडल कुँचित केसा॥४॥

Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesaa,
Kanan kundal kunchit kesa.

Picture depicting verse 6 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 6 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Golden coloured physique, prettily dressed , wearing ear-rings and with long curly hair.

हाथ बज्र अरु ध्वजा बिराजे
काँधे मूँज जनेऊ साजे॥५॥

Hath Bajra Aur Dhvaja Birjai,
Kandhe Moonj Janeu saage.

 

Picture depicting verse 7 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 7 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Holding in one hand a lighting bolt ( weapon of lord Indra ) and in the other a banner of victory with sacred thread of Hinduism across his shoulder.

शंकर सुवन केसरी नंदन
तेज प्रताप महा जगवंदन॥६॥

Shankar Suvna Kesari Nandan,
Tej Pratap Maha Jag Vandan.

Picture depicting verse 8 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 8 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Oh Hanuman ! The reincarnation of lord Shiva ,and son of Shri Keshri. The entire world is pacified by your glory.

विद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर
राम काज करिबे को आतुर॥७॥

Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chatur,
Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Atur

Picture depicting verse 9 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 9 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You are virtuous, very wise and highly keen to do the work of Shri Ram Chandra.

प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया
राम लखन सीता मनबसिया॥८॥

Prabhu Charittra Sunibe Ko Rasiya,
Ram Lakhan Sita man basyia.

Picture depicting verse 10 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 10 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You intensely willing to listening to the biography of Sri Ram , hence dwell in your the heart Shri Ram, Sita and Shri Lakshman.

सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहि दिखावा
विकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥९॥

Sukshma roop Dhari Siyahi Dikhwana,
Bikat roop Dhari Lank Jarawa

Picture depicting verse 11 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 11 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You put on a humble form in front of Sita and you assumed a demonic form while setting Lanka on fire.

भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे
रामचंद्र के काज सवाँरे॥१०॥

Bhim roop Dhari Asur Sanhare,
Ramchandra Ke kaaj Savare.

Picture depicting verse 12 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 12 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Assumed a powerful form to kill demons in Lanka and performed tasks of Shri Ram.

लाय सजीवन लखन जियाए
श्री रघुबीर हरषि उर लाए॥११॥

Laye Sajivan Lakhan Jiyaye,
Shri Raghubir harashi ur laye.

Picture depicting verse 13 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 13 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You saved Lakshman by bringing the Sanjivni herbs. Shri Ram took you in his deep embrace, his heart full of joy.

रघुपति कीन्ही बहुत बड़ाई
तुम मम प्रिय भरत-हि सम भाई॥१२॥

Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badaai,
Tum Mama Priya Bharat Sam Bahi.

Picture depicting verse 14 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 14 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Ram showered praises on you saying , “you are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat”.

सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावै
अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावै॥१३॥

Sahastra Badan Tumharo Jas Gaave,
Asa kahi Shripati Kanth Laagave.

Picture depicting verse 15 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 15 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Ram Chandra embraced Hanuman saying , “Let the thousand – tongued sheshnaag (snake) sing your glories”.

सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा
नारद सारद सहित अहीसा॥१४॥

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa,
Narad Sarad Sahit Aheesa

Picture depicting verse 16 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 16 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Sanak ( a great saint) and the sages, lord Brahma, Narad and Goddess Saraswati along with Sheshnag , fail to sing the glories of Hanumanji exactly.

जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँ ते
कवि कोविद कहि सके कहाँ ते॥१५॥

Jam Kuber Digpal Jahan Te,
Kabi Kabid Kahin Sake Kahan Te

 

Picture depicting verse 17 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 17 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Gods like Yamraj, Kuber, and Digpal fail to narrate your greatness . How can I , a simple poet ( Tulasidas ) do justice to the song of your greatness ?

तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहि कीन्हा
राम मिलाय राज पद दीन्हा॥१६॥

Tum Upkar Sugrivahi Keenha,
Ram Mlai Rajpad Deenha

Picture depicting verse 18 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 18 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You rendered a great service for Sugriva, It were you who united him with Shree Ram and installed him on the Royal Throne.

तुम्हरो मंत्र बिभीषण माना
लंकेश्वर भये सब जग जाना॥१७॥

Tumharo Mantro Bibhishan Maana,
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana.

Picture depicting verse 19 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 19 of the Hanuman Chalisa

As per your advice Vibhishan became King of Lanka, which is known throughout the universe.

जुग सहस्त्र जोजन पर भानू
लिल्यो ताहि मधुर फ़ल जानू॥१८॥

Juug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu,
Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu .

Picture depicting verse 20 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 20 of the Hanuman Chalisa

In your childhood, you gulped the Sun which is at a distance of thousands of miles considering it to be a sweet fruit.

प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माही
जलधि लाँघि गए अचरज नाही॥१९॥

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukha Maaheen,
Jaladhi Langhi Gaye Acharaj Naheen

Picture depicting verse 21 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 21 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Carrying God Rama’s ring in mouth, you crossed the ocean with might . There is no wonder in that.

दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते
सुगम अनुग्रह तुम्हरे तेते॥२०॥

Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jeete,
Sugam Anugrah Tumhre Te Te.

Picture depicting verse 22 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 22 of the Hanuman Chalisa

All the difficulties in the world can be dealt with easily by your grace.

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Ram Duware Tum Rakhavare,
Hot Na Aagya Bin Paisare.

Picture depicting verse 23 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 23 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You are the guardian of Rama’s divine abode. No one may enter without your permission.

सब सुख लहैं तुम्हारी सरना
तुम रक्षक काहु को डरना॥२२॥

Sab Sukh Lahen Tumhari Sarna,
Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Darnaa.

Picture depicting verse 24 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 24 of the Hanuman Chalisa

By your grace one can enjoy all bliss. Your the savior, why should one be afraid ?

आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै
तीनों लोक हाँक तै कापै॥२३॥
Aapan Tej Samharo Aapei,
Tanau Lok Hank Te Kanpei

Picture depicting verse 25 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 25 of the Hanuman Chalisa

When you roar all the three worlds tremble and only you can control your might.

भूत पिशाच निकट नहि आवै
महावीर जब नाम सुनावै॥२४॥

Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahi Avei,
Mahabir Jab Naam Sunavei.

Picture depicting verse 26 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 26 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Hanumanji’s name keeps all the Ghosts, Demons and evils spirits away from his devotees.

नासै रोग हरे सब पीरा
जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा॥२५॥

Nasei Rog Hare Sab Peera,
Japat Niranter Hanumant Beera

Picture depicting verse 27 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 27 of the Hanuman Chalisa

On reciting Hanuman’s name frequently, all the diseases perish, all pain vanish.

संकट तै हनुमान छुडावै
मन क्रम वचन ध्यान जो लावै॥२६॥

Sankat Te Hanuman Chhudavei,
Man Kram Bachan Dhyan Jo Lavei.

Picture depicting verse 28 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 28 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Those who remember Hanuman in thought and deed are secured against all odds in life.

सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा
तिनके काज सकल तुम साजा॥२७॥

Sub Par Ram Tapasvee Raaja,
Tinke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja

Picture depicting verse 29 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 29 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You are the care-taker of even the great Lord Sri Rama, who has been hailed as the monarch of all those in penances.

और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै
सोई अमित जीवन फल पावै॥२८॥

Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lave,
Soi Amit Jivan Phal Pave.

Picture depicting verse 30 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 30 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Whoever comes to you for fulfillment of desires with complete faith and sincerity , attain the fruit of life .

चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा
है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा॥२९॥

Charo Juung Partap Tumhara,
Hai Parsiddha Jagat Ujiyara.

Picture depicting verse 31 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 31 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You magnificent glory is acclaimed through the four ages and your fame is radiantly noted all over.

साधु संत के तुम रखवारे
असुर निकंदन राम दुलारे॥३०॥

Sadho Sant Ke Tum Rakhvare,
Asur Nikandan Ram Dulare.

Picture depicting verse 32 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 32 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You are the guardian of saints and sages, you are the heavenly darling of lord Shri Ram.

अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता
अस बर दीन जानकी माता॥३१॥

Ashta- Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Data,
Asa Bar Din Janki Mata.

Picture depicting verse 33 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 33 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Hanumanji has been blessed with mother Janki to grant to any one any yogic power of eight Sidhis (power to get light and heavy ) and nine Nidhis ( fame, power, comfort, prestige, etc).

राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा
सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा॥३२॥

Ram Rasayan Tumhare Pasa,
Sadaa Raho Raghupati Ke Dasa.

Picture depicting verse 34 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 34 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You have devotion to Ram, always remaining Rama’s greatest disciple .

तुम्हरे भजन राम को पावै
जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै॥३३॥

Tumhare Bhajan Ramko Pavei.
Janam Janam Ke Dukh Bisravei.

Picture depicting verse 35 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 35 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Through devotion to you, one reaches lord Rama and becomes free from suffering of many lives.

अंतकाल रघुवरपुर जाई
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई॥३४॥

Anta Kaal Raghubar Pur Jai,
Jahan Janma Hari Bhakta Kahai.

Picture depicting verse 36 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 36 of the Hanuman Chalisa

If one goes to the eternal abode of Sri Ram during death, will remain a devotee of Rama in all lives.

और देवता चित्त ना धरई
हनुमत सेई सर्व सुख करई॥३५॥

Aur Devata Chitt Na Dharai,
Hanumant Sei Sarva Sukh Karai

Picture depicting verse 37 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 37 of the Hanuman Chalisa

You need not think of any other God. Hanuman alone will give all bliss.

संकट कटै मिटै सब पीरा
जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा॥३६॥

Sankat Kate Mitey Sab Peera,
Jo Sumirei Hanumant Balbeera

Picture depicting verse 38 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 38 of the Hanuman Chalisa

All troubles vanish and all problems move away on remembering lord Hanuman.

जै जै जै हनुमान गुसाईँ
कृपा करहु गुरु देव की नाई॥३७॥

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosai
Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naiee

Picture depicting verse 39 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 39 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Hail-Hail-Hail-Hanumanj- i! I request you to bless me in the capacity of my supreme teacher.

जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई
छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई॥३८॥

Jo Sat Baar Paath Kar Koi,
Chhutahi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoi.

Picture depicting verse 40 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 40 of the Hanuman Chalisa

One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the greatest bliss.

जो यह पढ़े हनुमान चालीसा
होय सिद्ध साखी गौरीसा॥३९॥

Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa,
Hoy Siddhi Sakhi Gaurisa

Picture depicting verse 41 of the Hanuman Chalisa
Picture depicting verse 41 of the Hanuman Chalisa

As Lord Shankar witnesses, all those who recite Hanuman Chalisa regularly are sure to be benedicted.

तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा
कीजै नाथ हृदय मह डेरा॥४०॥

Tulsidas Sada Hari Chera,
Keeje Nath Hriday Mah Dera.

Picture depicting verse 42 of the Hanuman ChalisaPicture depicting verse 42 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Tulsidas always the servant of Lord prays. “Oh my Lord! You enshrine within my heart.!

दोहा : Doha

पवन तनय संकट हरन, मंगल मूरति रूप।
राम लखन सीता सहित, हृदय बसहु सुर भूप॥

Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran , Mangal Murti Roop.
Ram Lakhan Sita Sahit, Hriday Basahu Sur Bhoop.

Picture depicting verse 43 of the Hanuman ChalisaPicture depicting verse 43 of the Hanuman Chalisa

Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a symbol of Auspiciousness. Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart. Oh! King of Gods.

ram hanuman

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