4AM Hanuman Chalisa

I woke up one morning at 4AM singing this melody. I immediately recorded it on my phone and when I woke later, didn’t even remember doing it.

Added this mantra between the verses:

Om Namo Bhagavate Pawamānandanāya

Om I bow to the Divine Son of the Wind

Om Namo Bhagavate Anjaninandanāya

Om I bow to the Divine Son of Anjani

 

shrī guru charaṇ saroja raja nija mana mukura sudhāri

baraṇau raghubara bimala jasu jo dāyaka phala chāri

Having polished the mirror of my heart with the dust from my Guru’s lotus feet, I sing the pure fame of the best of Raghus, which bestows the four fruits of life.

 

buddhihīna tanu jānike sumiraũ pawana kumār

bala buddhi vidyā dehu mohĩ harahu kalesha bikār

I know I have no intelligence, I recall the Son of the Wind. Please give me strength, intelligence, and wisdom and remove my suffering and impurities.

 

siyā vara rāmchandra pada jaya sharanam

Hail to the refuge of the feet of Sita’s husband, Ramachandra.

 

  1. jaya hanumāna jñāna guṇa sāgar

jaya kapīsa tihũ loka ujāgar

Glory to you Hanuman, ocean of wisdom and virtue. Hail to the Lord of the Monkeys, the illuminator of the three worlds.

 

  1. rāma dūta atulita bala dhāmā

añjani putra pavanasuta nāmā

Ram’s emissary, abode of matchless power, Anjani’s son, named Son of the Wind.

 

  1. mahābīra bikrama bajaraṅgī

kumati nivāra sumati ke saṅgī

Great hero, mighty as a thunderbolt, remover of negative thoughts and companion to the good.

 

  1. kañchana barana birāja subesā

kānana kuṇḍala kuñchita kesa

Golden hued and splendidly adorned with heavy earrings and curly locks.

 

  1. hātha vajra au dhvajā birājai

kaṅdhe mūnja janeu sājai

In your hands shine mace and a banner; a sacred thread of munja grass adorns your shoulder.

 

  1. shaṅkara suvana kesarī nandana

teja pratāpa mahā jaga bandana

You are Siva’s incarnation and Kesari’s son – your glory is renowned throughout the world.

 

  1. Vidyāvāna guṇī ati chātura,

rāma kāja karibe ko ātura

You are the supremely wise, virtuous, and clever. You are ever intent on Ram’s work.

 

  1. prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyā

rāma lakhana sītā mana basiyā

You delight in hearing of the Lord’s deeds. Ram, Lakshman, and Sita dwell in your heart.

 

  1. sūkshma rūpa dhari siyahĩ dikhāvā

bikaṭa rūpa dhari laṇka jarāvā

Assuming a tiny form you appeared to Sita, and in awesome guise you burned Lanka.

 

  1. bhīma rūpa dhari asura saṅhāre

rāmachandraji ke kāja saṅvāre

Taking a dreadful form, you slaughtered the demons and completed Lord Ram’s mission.

 

  1. lāya sajīvana lakhana jiyāye

shrī raghubīra harashi ura lāye

Bringing the life-giving sajivana herb, you revived Lakshman, and Shri Ram joyfully embraced you.

 

  1. raghupati kīnhī bahuta barā-ī

tuma mama priya bharatahi sama bhā-ī

Greatly did the Lord of Raghus praise you saying, “You are as dear to me as my brother Bharat.”

 

  1. sahasa badana tumharo jasa gāvaĩ

asa kahi shrīpati kaṇṭha lagāvaĩ

“Thousands of mouths sing your praise,” so saying, Sita’s Lord drew you to himself.

 

  1. sanakādika brahmādi munīsā

nārada shārada sahita ahīsā

Sanak and the sages, gods, Brahma, great saints, Narada, Sharada, and king of the serpents,

 

  1. yama kubera digapāla jahāṅ te

kabi kobida kahi sake kahāṅ te

Yama, Kubera, and the guardians of the quadrants, poets and scholars – none can express your glory.

 

  1. tuma upakāra sugrīvahĩ kīnhā

rāma milāya rājapada dīnhā

You rendered great service to Sugriva. Introducing him to Lord Ram, you gave him kingship.

 

  1. tumharo mantra vibhīshana mānā

lankeshvara bha-e saba jaga jānā

Vibhishana heeded your counsel and became the lord of Lanka as all the world knows.

 

  1. yuga sahasra yojana para bhānū

līlyo tāhi madhura phala jānū

Even though the sun is millions of miles away, you swallowed it, thinking it to be a sweet fruit.

 

  1. prabhu mudrikā meli mukha māhīṅ

jaladhi lānghi gaye acharaja nāhīṅ

Holding the Lord’s ring in your mouth, it in no surprise you leapt over the ocean.

 

  1. durgama kāja jagata ke jete

sugama anugraha tumhare tete

Every arduous task in this world becomes easy by your grace.

 

  1. rāma duāre tuma rakhavāre

hota na ājñā binu paisāre

You are the guardian at the door of Ram’s abode, no one enters without your leave.

 

  1. saba sukha lahai tumhārī sharanā

tuma rakshaka kāhū ko dara nā

Taking refuge in you, one finds complete contentment. Those you protect know no fear.

 

  1. āpana teja samhārau āpai

tīnõ loka hāṅka tẽ kāṅpai

You alone can withstand your own splendor. The three worlds tremble at your roar.

 

  1. bhūta pisācha nikaṭa nahĩ āvai

mahābīra jaba nāma sunāvai

Ghosts and goblins cannot come near, great hero, when your name is uttered.

 

  1. nāsai roga hare saba pīrā

japata nirantara hanumata bīrā

All disease and pain is eradicated by the constant repetition of your name.

 

  1. saṇkaṭa se hanumāna chhuṛāvai

mana krama bachana dhyāna jo lāvai

Hanuman releases from affliction those who remember him in thought, word and deed.

 

  1. saba para rāma tapasvī rājā

tina ke kāja sakala tuma sājā

Ram the renunciate king reigns over all. You carry out all his work.

 

  1. aura manoratha jo ko-ī lāvai

só-ī amita jīvana phala pāvai

One who brings any yearning to you obtains the four fruits of life.

 

  1. chārõ yuga paratāpa tumhārā

hai parasiddha jagata ujiyārā

Your splendor fills the four ages; your glory lights up the world.

 

  1. sādhu santa ke tuma rakhavāre

asura nikandana rāma dulāre

You are the protector of saints and sages, the destroyer of demons, and the darling of Ram.

 

  1. ashṭa siddhi nau nidhi ke dātā

asa bara dīna jānakī mātā

You grant the eight powers and the nine treasures by the boon you received from Mother Janaki (Sita).

 

  1. rāma rasāyana tūmhare pāsā

sadā raho Raghupati ke dāsā

You hold the elixir of Ram’s name and are forever his servant.

 

  1. tumhare bhajana rāmajī ko pāvai

janma janma ke duhkha bisarāvai

Singing your praise, one finds Ram and the sorrows of lifetimes are left behind.

 

  1. antakāla raghubara pura jā-ī

jahāṅ janma hari-bhakta kahā-ī

At death one goes to Ram’s own abode, born as God’s devotee.

 

  1. aura devatā chitta na dara-ī

hanumata se-i sarva sukha kara-ī

There is no need to remember any other deity; worshiping Hanuman one gains all happiness.

 

  1. sankaṭa kaṭai mitai saba pīrā

jo sumirai Hanumata bala bīrā

All suffering and pain vanish when one remembers the brave Hanuman.

 

  1. jai jai jai hanumāna gosā-ī

kṛpā karahu gurudeva kī nā-ī

Glory, glory, glory to you Lord Hanuman. Bestow your grace on me as my Guru!

 

  1. jo shata bāra pāṭha kara ko-ī

chūṭahi bandi mahā sukha ho-ī

Whoever recites this 100 times is freed from bondage and enjoys bliss.

 

  1. jo yaha paṛe hanumāna chālīsā

hoya siddhi sākhī gaurīsā

These who read this Hanuman Chalisa gains abilities and success, as Gauri’s Lord (Siva) bears witness.

 

  1. tulasīdāsa sadā hari cherā

kījai nātha hṛdaya mahã ḍerā

Says Tulsidas, Hari’s constant servant, “Lord, please make your home in my heart.”

 

pavana tanaya saṅkaṭa harana maṅgala mūrati rūpa

rāma lakhana sītā sahita hṛdaya basahu sura bhūpa

Son of the Wind, king of gods, banisher of sorrow and embodiment of blessings, dwell in my heart together with Ram, Lakshman, and Sita.

 

siyā vara rāmchandra pada jaya sharanam

Hail to the refuge of the feet of Sita’s husband, Ramachandra.

 

maṅgala mūrati māruta nandana

sakala amaṅgala mūla nikandana

Son of the Wind, embodiment of blessings and joy, you destroy the root of all that is inauspicious.