Ram Chalisa

Shri Ram Chalisa : श्री राम चालीसा

RAMA CHARAN by VISHNU108

Shree Ram Chalisa is the forty verse prayer dedicated to Lord Ram. ‘RAma’ (Śrī Rāma), it means we are talking about the most perfect incarnation of God or God himself in human form as a Young prince of
Ayodhya or the Supreme personality of godhead.

Shri Ram Chalisa : श्री राम चालीसा

Chalisas or hymns songs in praise of gods in ancient times as it is today, whether in the East or West. Shri Ramchandra Ji, incarnation of Vishnu, is the hero of the Ramayana, which was first written in Sanskrit by Valmiki and later in local vernacular by Sant Tulsidas. Rama is regarded as the Universal Spirit OM or God  who manifest Himself in human form for the well being of His creation on Earth.

||दोहा||

गणपति चरण सरोज गहि । चरणोदक धरि भाल ।।
लिखौं विमल रामावली । सुमिरि अंजनीलाल ।।

राम चरित वर्णन करौं । रामहिं हृदय मनाई ।।
मदन कदन रत राखि सिर । मन कहँ ताप मिटाई ।।

||चौपाई||

राम रमापति रघुपति जै जै । महा लोकपति जगपति जै जै ।।
राजित जनक दुलारी जै जै । महिनन्दिनी प्रभु प्यारी जै जै ।।

रातिहुं दिवस राम धुन जाहीं । मगन रहत मन तन दुख नाहीं ।।
राम सनेह जासु उर होई । महा भाग्यशाली नर सोई ।।

राक्षस दल संहारी जै जै । महा पतित तनु तारी जै जै ।।
राम नाम जो निशदिन गावत । मन वांछित फल निश्चय पावत ।।

रामयुधसर जेहिं कर साजत । मन मनोज लखि कोटिहुं लाजत ।।
राखहु लाज हमारी जै जै । महिमा अगम तुम्हारी जै जै ।।

राजीव नयन मुनिन मन मोहै । मुकुट मनोहर सिर पर सोहै ।।
राजित मृदुल गात शुचि आनन । मकराकृत कुण्डल दुहुँ कानन ।।

रामचन्द्र सर्वोत्तम जै जै । मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम जै जै ।।
राम नाम गुण अगन अनन्ता । मनन करत शारद श्रुति सन्ता ।।

राति दिवस ध्यावहु मन रामा । मन रंजन भंजन भव दामा ।।
राज भवन संग में नहीं जैहें । मन के ही मन में रहि जैहें ।।

रामहिं नाम अन्त सुख दैहें । मन गढ़न्त गप काम न ऐहें ।।
राम कहानी रामहिं सुनिहें । महिमा राम तबै मन गुनिहें ।।

रामहि महँ जो नित चित राखिहें । मधुकर सरिस मधुर रस चाखिहें ।।
राग रंग कहुँ कीर्तन ठानिहें । मम्ता त्यागि एक रस जानिहें ।।

.राम कृपा तिन्हीं पर होईहें । मन वांछित फल अभिमत पैहें ।।
राक्षस दमन कियो जो क्षण में । महा बह्नि बनि विचर्यो वन में ।।

रावणादि हति गति दै दिन्हों । महिरावणहिं सियहित वध कीन्हों ।।
राम बाण सुत सुरसरिधारा । महापातकिहुँ गति दै डारा ।।

राम रमित जग अमित अनन्ता । महिमा कहि न सकहिं श्रुति सन्ता ।।
राम नाम जोई देत भुलाई । महा निशा सोइ लेत बुलाई ।।

राम बिना उर होत अंधेरा । मन सोही दुख सहत घनेरा ।।
रामहि आदि अनादि कहावत । महाव्रती शंकर गुण गावत ।।

राम नाम लोहि ब्रह्म अपारा । महिकर भार शेष सिर धारा ।।
राखि राम हिय शम्भु सुजाना । महा घोर विष किन्ह्यो पाना ।।

रामहि महि लखि लेख महेशु । महा पूज्य करि दियो गणेशु ।।
राम रमित रस घटित भक्त्ति घट । मन के भजतहिं खुलत प्रेम पट ।।

राजित राम जिनहिं उर अन्तर । महावीर सम भक्त्त निरन्तर ।।
रामहि लेवत एक सहारा । महासिन्धु कपि कीन्हेसि पारा ।।

राम नाम रसना रस शोभा । मर्दन काम क्रोध मद लोभा ।।
राम चरित भजि भयो सुज्ञाता । महादेव मुक्त्ति के दाता ।।

रामहि जपत मिटत भव शूला । राममंत्र यह मंगलमूला ।।
राम नाम जपि जो न सुधारा । मन पिशाच सो निपट गंवारा ।।

राम की महिमा कहँ लग गाऊँ । मति मलिन मन पार न पाऊँ ।।
रामावली उस लिखि चालीसा । मति अनुसार ध्यान गौरीसा ।।

रामहि सुन्दर रचि रस पागा । मठ दुर्वासा निकट प्रयागा ।।
रामभक्त्त यहि जो नित ध्यावहिं । मनवांछित फल निश्चय पावहिं ।।

||दोहा||

राम नाम नित भजहु मन । रातिहुँ दिन चित लाई ।।
मम्ता मत्सर मलिनता । मनस्ताप मिटि जाई ।।

राम का तिथि बुध रोहिणी । रामावली किया भास ।।
मान सहस्त्र भजु दृग समेत । मगसर सुन्दरदास ।।

God Ram Chalisa

Shri Ram Chalisa In English

|| DOHA ||

Ganapati charan saroj gahi Charanodak dhari bhal.
Likhau vimal Ramavali sumiri Anjanilal.

Ram charit varnan Karaun,Ramahin hridai mani.
Madan kadan ral rakhishir,man kahan tap mitai.

|| CHAUPAI ||

Ram Ramapati Raghupati jai jai, Maha-Lokpati Jagpati jai jai.
Rajit Janak dulari jai jai, Mahinandan Prabhu-pyari jai jai.

Ratihun divas Ram dhun jahin, Magan rahat man, tan dukh nahin.
Ram saneh jasu ur hoi, Maha bhagyashali nar soi.

Rakshas dal sanhari jai jai, Maha patit tanu tari jai jai.
Ram nam jo nishdin gavat, Man vanchhit phal nishchai pavat.

Ramayudhsar jehin kar sajat, Man manoj lakhi kotihun lajat.
Rakhahu laj hamari jai jai, Mahima agam tumhari jai jai.

Rajiv nayan munin man mohair, mukut manohar sir par sohai.
Rajit mridul gat shuchi anan, Makarakrit kundal duhun kanan.

Ramchandra sarvottam jai jai, Maryada Purshottam jai jai.
Ram nam gun agam ananta, Manan karat sharad shruti santa.

Rati divas dhyavahu man Rama, Man ranjan bhanjan bhav dama.
Raj bhavan, sang men nahin jaihain,Man ke hi man men rahi jaihain.

Ramhin nam annat sukh daihain,Man gadhant gap kam na aihain.
Ram kahani Ramahin sunihain,Mahima Ram tabai man gunhain.

Ramhi mahan jo nit chit rakhihain, Madhukar saris madhur ras chakhihain.
Rag rang kahun kirtan thani hain, Mamta tyagi ek ras janihain.

Ram kripa tinhin par hvai hain, Man vanchhit phal abhimal paihain.
Rakshas daman kiyo jo chhan men, Maha banhu bani vicharyo van men..

Ravanadi hati gati, dai dinhyo, Mahi Ravanahin Siya vadh kinhyo.
Ram ban sut sursari dhara, Maha patkihun gati dai dara.

Ram ramit jag amit ananta, Mahima kahi na sakahin shruti santa.
Ram nam joi det bhulai, Maha nisha soi let bulai.

Ram bina ur hot andhera, man sohi dukh sahat ghanera.
Ramahi adi anadi kahavat, Mahavrti Shankar-gun gavat.

Ram nam lahi Brahma apara,Mahikar bhar shesh shir dhara.
Rakhi Ram hiya Shambhu sujana,Maha ghor vish kinhyo pana.

Ramahi mahi-lakhi lekh Maheshu,Maha pujya kari diyo Ganeshu.
Ram ramit ras ghatit bhakti ghat, Man ke bhajatahin khulat prem pat.

Rajit Ram jinahin ur antar, Mahavir sam bhakta nirantar.
Ramahi linha ek sahara, Maha sindhu Kapi kinha para.

Ram nam rasna ras shobha, Mardan kam krodh mad lobha.
Ram charit bhaji bhayo sugyata, Mahadeva mukti ke data.

Ramahi japat mitat bhav shula, Ram mantra yah mangal mula.
Ram nam japi jo na sudhara, Man pishach so nipat ganvara.

Ram ki mahima kahan lag gaun, Mati malin man par na paun.
Ramavaii as likhi chalisa, Mati anusar dhyan Gaurisa.

Ramahi sundar rachi ras paga, Math Durvasa nikat Prayaga.
Ram bhakt yahin jo nit dhyavahin, Man vanchhit phal nischai pavahin.

|| DOHA ||

Ram nam nit bhajahu man., ratihun din chitlai.
Mamta matsar malinata.  manastap miti jai.
Ram ka tithi budh Rohiini,  Ramavali kiyabhas.
Man sahastra bhuj drug samat,  magsar Sundardas.

Lord ram Chalisa

Shri Ram Chalisa In Translation

Ganapati charan saroj gahi, Charanodak dhari bhal,
Likhau vimal Ramavali, sumiri Anjanilal.

I gracefully clasp and wash the feet of Shri Ganesh Ji and pay reverence to him by annointing my forehead and now commence writing praises of Shri Ramchandra Ji whilst meditating on Anjani’s son, Shri Hanuman Ji.

Ram charit varnan Karaun, Ramahin hridai manai,
Madan kadan ral rakhishir, man kahan tap mitai

I praise the deeds of Shri Ramchandra Ji after invoking him into my heart and bowing at the feet of Shri Shiva Ji, who destroyed Kamdeo (Cupid), so that the impurities and errors of my heart be destroyed.

Ram Ramapati Raghupati jai jai,
Maha-Lokpati Jagpati jai jai.
Rajit Janak dulari jai jai,
Mahinandan Prabhu-pyari jai jai.

Praise and glory to You, Shri Ramchandra Ji. You are Lord of Lakshmi and of the house of the Raghus. Glory, all glory to you Lord of Maha Lakshmi and of all the spheres and of the world. Praise and glory be to King Janaka’s daughter, Sita Ji who is the delight and daughter of Mother Earth and Your beloved consort.

Ratihun divas Ram dhun jahi
Magan rahat man, tan dukh nahin.
Ram saneh jasu ur hoi
Maha bhagyashali nar soi.

Wherever You are praised there shall be no bodily suffering or pain. Those who develop love for You in their hearts, are very fortunate.

Rakshas dal sanhari jai jai
Maha patit tanu tari jai jai.
Ram nam jo nishdin gavat
Man vachhit phal nishchai pavat.

Hey! Shri Ramchandra Ji, destroyer of demons and their armies … including Ravana, Tadaka, Maricha, Subahu, Viradha and a host of others … all glory to Thee. You are the most merciful deliverer of the lowest of the low … as Sabari (member of the Sabaris tribe), Guha (a Nisada … low born tribe in early India) and others. Thus, those who daily chant, recite or sing the Your praise, hey Shri Ramchandra Ji, You grant them their heart’s desire.

Ramayudhsar jehin kar sajat
Man manoj lakhi kotihun lajat.
Rakhahu laj hamari jai jai
Mahima agam tumhari jai jai.

I behold Shri Ramchandra Ji, armed with his bow and arrow appears so splendid and charming that He surpasses the charm of myriads of Cupids, and I pray: “Hey! Shri Ramchandra Ji do keep my honour. Glory be Yours. Glory be Yours, whose majesty is incomparable. Glory be Yours.”

Rajiv nayan munin man mohin
Mukut manohar shir par sohai.
Rajit mridal gat shuchi anan
Makarakrit kundal duhun kanan.

Hey Shri Ramchandra Ji, Your lotus-eyes fascinate even the Munis and Rishis; Your head adorned with a lustrous crown and the brilliance of Your face and tender body. I behold too, hey! Shri Ramchandra Ji Your no less brilliant, crocodile shaped pendants, on Your ears.

Ramchandra sarvottam jai jai
Maryada Purshottum jai jai
Ram nam gun agam ananta
Manan karat sharad shruti santa.

Hey Bhagwan, Shri Ramchandra Ji! You are the greatest of those who have taken form on earth, glory be to Thee. Thy name, Hey, Shri Ramchandra Ji! has boundless and immeasurable virtues and is contemplated upon by all including the Vedas, Munis, Rishis and Sarswati.

Rati divas dhyavahu man Rama
Man ranjan bhanjan bhav dama.
Raj bhavan, sang men nahin jaihain
Man ke hi man men rahi jaihain

My own mind that rambles … wander from thought to thought … all the time, must be brought under control to meditate, night and day, on the Your changeless form, so that my earthly desires that burn ceaseless within me could be subdued, since the kingly palace of which I dream will not accompany me in the end, but remain as an unfullfilled desire.

Ramhi nam ant sukh daihain
Man gadhant gap kam na aihain.
Ram kahani Ramahin sunihain
Mahima Ram tabai man gunhain.

Hey Shri Ramchandra Ji! Your name, RAMA, brings peace and love and comfort on the ultimate journey; when earthly pleasures pursued and dreamt about will not be of any avail or use … for these are but a mirage, but deeds performed will be heard by Shri Ramchandra Ji and the righteousness of those deeds will be counted.

Ramhi mahan jo nit chit rakhihain
Madhukar saris madhur ras chakhihain.
Rag rang kahun kirtan thanihain
Mamta tyagi ek ras janihain.

Those who uphold and meditate on Shri Ramchandra Ji’s glorious deeds in their hearts at all times are the ones who will get the honeyed taste of Rama as bees do from the pollen of flowers. Then the glorification of Shri Ramchandra Ji’s name, Rama would be realised and the process of detachment from earthly attachments commence.

Ram kripa tinhin par hvai hain
Man vanchhit phal abhimal paihain.
Rakshas daman kiyo jo chhan men
Maha banhu bani vicharyo vana men.

On those who adopt such a path, Shri Ramchandra Ji, the compassionate and merciful, would shower his blessings and fulfill their desires. Recall that Shri Ramchandra Ji defeated the demons in a blink, just as massive trees are reduced to ashes in a forest wildfire.

Ravanadi hati gati, dai dinhyo
Mahi Ravanahin Siya vadh kinhyo.
Ram ban sut sursari dhara
Maha patkihun gati dai dara.

Shri Ramchandra Ji killed Ravana and his host and yet sent them to His celestial abode. He also killed Mahiravana of the lower regions. Rama’s arrows are like the waters of the Ganges, it purifies and redeems the vilest of sinners.

Ram ramit jag amit ananta
Mahima kahi na sakahin shruti santa.
Ram nam joi det bhulai.
Maha nisa soi leta bulai

Omnipresent Shri Ramchandra Ji permeates the infinite and endless world … He is within and without the Universe … and this state of Shri Ramchandra Ji’s seemingly phenomenon continues to elude description by the scriptures or even the saint and sages. Those who forget the name of the omnipresent, Shri Ramchandra Ji summon utter ignorance of His virtues that illuminate the path of life’s journey.

Ram bina ur hota andhera
man sohi dukh sahat ghanera.
Ramahi adi anadi kahavat
Mahavrti Shankar-gun gavat.

Without Shri Ramchandra Ji’s presence in our hearts, all seems dark and the mind suffers untold frustration … in troubled times one feels so helpless, hopeless and very much alone, this is moreso where hearts filled with earthly desires left no room for the Supreme Atma to peek even a single ray of light, within. One need to understand that it is Shri Ramchandra Ji who is the beginning and beginningless at the same time and it is His praise Shri Shiva Ji and the Devas sing.

Ram nam lahi Brahma apara
Mahikar bhar shesh shir dhara.
Rakhi Ramhiya Shambhu sujana
Maha ghor vish kinhyo pana.

Brahma, the creative aspect of the Supreme Being has become fathomless with the chanting of the name of Shri Ramchandra Ji. Sesa narg … the serpent king … too, was able to uphold the earth’s burden on its head. Sambhu … Shri Shiva Ji … with Rama’s form embedded in his heart, gulped down the jar of poison that emerged during the churning of the sea by the joint effort of the assuras and devas.

Ramahi mahi-lakhi lekh Maheshu
Maha pujya kari diyo Ganeshu.
Ram ramit ras gatit bhakti ghat
Man ke bhajatahin khulat prem pat.

… Having observed the name of Rama scribbled on the earth, the great Lord Shiva made Ganesh highly venerable (so much so that all ceremonies begin with worship his worship). The bliss filling the heart with devotion to Rama is all pervaded by Him. Chanted with profound interest it opens up the gates of devotional love.

Rajit Ram jinahin ur antar
Mahavir sam bhakta nirantar.
Ramahi linha ek sahara
Maha sindhu Kapi kinha para.

When Shri Ramchandra Ji reigns in the heart of anyone, that person becomes devoted to Rama as Mahavira (Hanuman). Those who seek refuge in Shri Ramchandra Ji, crosses the oceans of trials and tribulations as did Mahavira … Hanuman with Rama in his heart crossed the ocean on his way to Sri Lanka in search of Sita Mataa … and thus escapes the cycle of birth and death.

Ram nam rasna ras shobha
Mardan kam krodh mad lobha.
Ram charit bhaji bhayo sugyata
Mahadeva mukti ke data.

Chanting Your name, Rama sweetens the tongues taste and eradicates the four deadly sins … lust, anger, arrogance and greed … that leads to moral downfall. By chanting Rama’s deeds, Mahadeva (Siva) became a saviour and liberator, to bestow moksh .. salvation.

Ramahi japat mitat bhav shula
Ram mantra yah mangal mula.
Ram nam japi jo na sudhara
Man pishach so nipat ganvara.

Chanting of Shri Ramchandra Ji’s praise destroys all wordly distress. The source of all happiness and well-being is His mantra, Om Shri Ramchandra Ji aaya namaa. Those who do not seek refuge in Him, even by chanting his name, Rama, has develish ways and is utterly ignorant.

Ram ki mahima kahan lag gaun
mati malin man par na paun.
Ramavali as likhi chalisa
Mati anusar dhyan Gaurisa.

To what extent shall I sing praises of Shri Ramchandra Ji’s deeds? I am so dull-witted and surely cannot fathom the immeasurable depth of His deeds, yet I have tried to recite His deeds in this Chalisa with my mind centered on Shri Shiva Ji, the beloved consort of Gauri.

Ramahi sundar rachi ras paga
Math Durvasa nikat Prayaga.
Ram bhakt yahin jo nit dhyavahin
Man vanchhit phal nischai pavahin.

In Durvasa hermit, near Prayag in Allahabad, I Sundardasa composed this Chalisa, knowing that those who recite this Chalisa with devotion everyday, shall be rewarded with what they desire most.

Doha
Ram nam nit bhajahu man, ratihun din chitlai.
Mamta matsar malinata, manastap miti jai.

I pray that my mind with unwavering devotion meditate on Shri Ramchandra Ji’s name so that I may detach myself from jealousy, dullness and sufferings.

Ram ka tithi budh Rohini, Ramavali kiyabhas.
Man sahastra bhuj drug samat, magsar Sundardas.

Ram Chalisa

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