Deity in a flying pose, at Neem Karoli Baba temple in Taos (New Mexico)
guru carana saroj raja nija mana mukura sudhar,
raghuvara vimala yasa, yo dayaka phala chara
cleaned the mirror of my mind with the dust from the lotus feet of my Guru, I
sing the pure glories of Lord Ramachandra, who bestows the four fruits of life:
religion, wealth, pleasure and liberation."
tanu janike sumiraun pavana kumara,
buddhi vidya dehu mohin, harau klesa vikara
I know I am an ignorant fool, I meditate on the Son of Wind, Hanuman, and pray
him to give me strength, wisdom and knowledge, purifying me from all defects and
ramachandra ki jaya,
hanumana ki jaya,
mahadeva ki jaya
glories to Mother Sita, all glories to Lord Ramachandra, all glories to the Son
of the Wind, Hanuman, all glories to Lord Shiva, consort of Parvati."
hanumana jnana guna sagara, jaya kapisa tihun loka ujagara,
duta atulita bala dhama, anjani putra pavana suta nama
to Hanuman, ocean of knowledge and good qualities. Glory to the lord of the Vanaras.
His fame echoes through the three worlds. Glory to the divine messenger and servant
of Sri Rama! He is known as Pavana Suta, son of the Wind and Mother Anjana, and
his prowess is invincible."
vikrama bajarangi kumati nivara sumati ke sangi,
varana viraja suvesa, kanana kundala kunchita kesa
Hanuman, you have unlimited courage and strength, you destroy ignorance and grant
wisdom. Your complexion is golden, your hair is curly and you wear ear-rings."
bajur aru dhvaja virajai, kandhe munja janeu sajai,
suvana kesari nandana, tej pratapa maha jaga vandana
one hand you hold the divine Vajra weapon, in the other you have the flag with
your emblem. Your shoulder is decorated with the holy thread. You are the son
of Lord Shiva and Mother Keshari. Your great prowess is famous all over the world."
guni ati chatur, rama kaja karive ko atur,
charitra sunive ko rasiya, rama lakshmana sita mana basiya
have the greatest wealth of divine knowledge. You are virtuous and intelligent,
always ready to serve Lord Rama, and your greatest pleasure is listening to His
glories. Rama, Laksmana and Sita always reside in your heart."
rupa dhari siyahin dikhava, vikata rupa dhari lanka jarava,
rupa dhari asura sanhare, ramachandra ke kaja sanvare
appeared before Sita in a very small form, but you burned Lanka with a terrifying
form and a killed the demons with a gigantic form. In this way you always serve
sanjivana lakhan jiyaye sri raghuvira harshi ura laye,
kinhi bahuta badai, tum mama priya bharatai sama bhai
brought the medicinal herb to revive Lakshmana, and overcome with joy Rama embraced
you and glorified you, saying that He loves you as much as He loves His own brother
vadana tumharo yasa gaven, asa kahi sripati kantha lagaven,
brahmadi munisa narada sarada sahita ahisa
with his thousands mouths is singing your glories: with these words, Rama embraced
you. Even the Kumaras, Narada, Sarasvati cannot complete describe your glories."
kuvera digapala jahante kavi kovida kahi saken kahante,
upakara sugrivahin kinha rama milaya raja pada dinha
Yama, Kuvera, the lords of the directions, poets and sages are incapable of fully
describing your glories. You introduced Rama to Sugriva, causing him to become
the king of the Vanaras."
mantra vibhisana mana lankesvara bhae saba jaga jana,
sahasra yojana para bhanu, lilyo tahi madhura phala janun
following your advice, Vibhisana became the king of Lanka: everyone knows this.
You grabbed the sun, millions of kilometers away in the sky, taking it for a ripe
mudrika meli mukha mahin jaldi landi gaye acaraja nahin,
kaja jagata ke jete, sugama anugraha tumhare te te
crossed the ocean keeping Rama's ring in your mouth as a token for Sita. You could
perform such a miraculous task because with your grace even impossible tasks become
possible and even easy."
duare tuma rakhavere hot na ajna vinu paisare,
sukha lahai tumhari sarana, tuma raksaka kahu ko darana
always guard the door of Sri Rama, and without your permission no one can enter.
By taking shelter in you, all the joys of life are obtained, and one under your
protection has nothing to fear."
teja samharo ape tinon loka hankate kanpe,
pisacha nikata nahin ave, mahavira japa nama sunave
radiance is supreme, and the three worlds tremble when you move. You are the supreme
brahmachari, conserving your energy. By repeating the name of Hanuman, all the
ghosts and demons are chased away."
roga harai saba pira, japata nirantara hanumata vira,
se hanumana churavai, mana rama vachana dhyana jo lavai
diseases and sufferings are destroyed by the constant repetition of the name of
Hanuman. One who meditates on him with his mind, heart and activities is saved
from all difficulties."
para rama tapasvi raja tina ke kaja sakala tuma saja,
manoratha jo koi lavai soy amita jivana phala pavain
is the Lord of yoga, and all your actions are dedicated to Him. By your grace,
all desires are granted."
yuga paratapa tumhara, hai parasiddhi jagata uyjiara,
santa ke tum rakhavare, asura nikandana rama dulare
all times, you are famous for your prowess and talents, your glories are spread
all over the universe. You protect the devotees and the sages, you destroy the
demons, and you are Rama's beloved."
siddhi nava nidhi ke data, asa vara dina janaki mata,
rasayana tumhare pasa, sada raho raghupati ke dasa
Sita blessed you with the power to grant the eight spiritual perfections and the
nine material prosperities, and Sri Rama gave you the power to heal. You are always
His humble servant."
bhajana rama ko pavai janma janma ke dukha visravai,
kale raghupati pura jay, jahan janmen hari bhakta kahai
meditating on you, one reaches Lord Rama, and eliminates the sufferings of many
lifetimes. After death, your devotee will reach the abode of Rama, where he will
always be a devotee of the Lord."
devata chitta na dharai, hanumata sei sarva sukha karai,
harai mitai saba pira, jo sumire hanumata balavira
other Devas do not care for the sufferings of the human beings: only Hanuman is
the source of all joys, and by remembering him all sufferings disappear."
jaya jaya hanumana gosain, kripa karau gurudeva ki nain,
satavara patha kara jaya chhutahin band maha sukha hoy
and glory to lord Hanuman! O divine Guru, bless us with your grace. By repeating
this mantra one hundred times, one is liberated by all problems and obtains unlimited
yaha parhai hanumana chalisa haya siddhi sakhi gaurisha,
sada harichera kije natha hridaya mahana dera
who repeats this song with the glories of lord Hanuman obtains all the spiritual
perfections. Tulasidasa, the eternal servant of the Lord, gives this promise in
the name of Mahadeva, the lord of Gauri. O lord, may you always reside in my heart."
sankata harana mangala murti rupa,
laskmana sita sahita hridaya basahu sura bhupa
Son of the Wind, you destroy all difficulties. Your form is all auspicious, and
you always reside in my heart together with Rama, Laksmana and Sita."
ramachandra ki jaya,
suta hanumana ki jaya,
mahadeva ki jaya
to Sita Rama, glories to lord Hanuman, son of the wind, and glory to Shiva Mahadeva,
husband of Uma!"
yatra raghunatha kirtanam;
Tatra tatra kritha masthakanjalim;
Bhaspavaari paripurna lochanam;
Maarutim namata raakshasanthakam
bow to Maruti, Sri Hanuman, who stands with his palms folded above his forehead,
with a torrent of tears flowing down his eyes wherever the Names of Lord Rama
Hanuman - the Personification