Prema Chalisa

Shree Guru charana saroja raja nija manu mukuru sudhaari
Taking the dust of my Guru’s lotus feet to polish the mirror of my heart

Baranaun Raghubara bimala jasu jo daayaku phala chaari
I sing the pure fame of the best of Raghus, which bestows the four fruits of life.

Buddhi heena tanu jaanike sumiraun pawana kumara (Siya Ram)
I don’t know anything, so I remember you, Son of the Wind

Bala budhi vidyaa dehu mohin harahu kalesa bikaara
Grant me strength, intelligence and wisdom and remove my impurities and sorrows
Seeyavara Ramchandra pada jai sharanam
Refuge at the feet of Sita’s lord, Ram

  1. Jaya Hanumaan gyaana guna saagara, Jaya Kapeesa tihun loka ujaagara
    Hail Hanuman, ocean of wisdom/Hail Monkey Lord! You light up the three worlds.
  1. Raama doota atulita bala dhaamaa, Anjani putra Pawanasuta naamaa
    You are Ram’s messenger, the abode of matchless power/ Anjani’s son, “Son of the Wind.”
  1. Mahaabeera bikrama bajarangee, Kumati niwaara sumati ke sangee
    Great hero, you are a mighty thunderbolt/Remover of evil thoughts and companion of the good.
  1. Kanchana barana biraaja subesaa, Kaanana kundala kunchita kesa
    Golden hued and splendidly adorned/with heavy earrings and curly locks
  1. Haata bajra au dwajaa biraajai, Kaandhe moonja janeu saajai
    In your hands shine mace and a banner/a sacred thread adorns your shoulder.
  1. Shankara suwana Kesaree nandana, Teja prataapa mahaa jaga bandana
    You are an incarnation of Shiva and Kesari’s son/Your glory is revered throughout the world.
  1. Vidyaawaana gunee ati chaatura, Raama kaaja karibe ko aatura
    You are the wisest of the wise, virtuous and very clever/ ever eager to do Ram’s work
  1. Prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyaa, Raama Lakhana Seetaa mana basiyaa
    You delight in hearing of the Lord’s deeds/ Ram, Lakshman and Sita dwell in your heart.
  1. Sookshma roopa dhari Siyahin dikhaawaa, Bikata roopa dhari Lankaa jaraawaa
    Assuming a tiny form you appeared to Sita/ in an awesome form you burned Lanka.
  1. Bheema roopa dhari asura sanghaare, Raamachandra ke kaaja sanvaare
    Taking a dreadful form you slaughtered the demons/completing Lord Ram’s work.
  1. Laaya sajeevana Lakhana jiyaaye, Shree Raghubeera harashi ura laaye
    Bringing the magic herb you revived Lakshman/ Shri Ram embraced you with delight.
  1. Raghupati keenhee bahuta baraaee, tuma mama priya Bharatahi sama bhaaee
    The Lord of the Raghus praised you greatly/”You are as dear to me as my brother Bharat!”
  1. Sahasa badana tumharo jasa gaawain, asa kahi Shreepati kanta lagaawain
    Thousands of mouths will sing your fame!”/ So saying Lakshmi’s Lord drew you to Himself.
  1. Sanakaadika Brahmaadi muneesaa, Naarada Saarada sahita Aheesaa
    Sanak and the sages, Brahma, and the munis/ Narada, Saraswati and the King of serpents,
  1. Yama Kubera digapaala jahaante, kabi kobida kahi sake kahaante
    Yama, Kubera, the guardians of the four quarters/poets and scholars-none can express your glory.
  1. Tuma upakaara Sugreevahin keenhaa, Raama milaaya raaja pada deenhaa
    You did great service for Sugriva/ bringing him to Ram, you gave him kingship.
  1. Tumharo mantra Vibheeshana maanaa, Lankeshwara bhaye saba jaga jaanaa
    Vibhishana heeded your counsel/He became the Lord of Lanka, as the whole world knows.
  1. Yuga sahasra yojana para bhaanu, leelyo taahi madhura phala jaanu
    Though the sun is millions of miles away/ you swallowed it thinking it to be a sweet fruit.
  1. Prabhu mudrikaa meli mukha maaheen, jaladhi laanghi gaye acharaja naaheen
    Holding the Lord’s ring in your mouth/ it’s no surprise that you leapt over the ocean.
  1. Durgama kaaja jagata ke jete, sugama anugraha tumhare tete
    Every difficult task in this world becomes easy by your grace.
  1. Raama duaare tuma rakhawaare, hota na aagyaa binu paisaare
    You are the guardian at Ram’s door/ no one enters without your permission.
  1. Saba sukha lahai tumhaaree sharanaa, tuma rakshaka kaahu ko dara naa
    Those who take refuge in you find all happiness/ those who you protect know no fear.
  1. Aapana teja samhaaro aapai, teenon loka haanka ten kaanpai
    You alone can withstand your own splendor/ the three worlds tremble at your roar.
  1. Bhoota pisaacha nikata nahin aawai, Mahaabeera jaba naama sunaawai
    Ghosts and goblins cannot come near/ Great Hero, when your name is uttered.
  1. Naasai roga hare saba peeraa, japata nirantara Hanumata beeraa
    All disease and pain is eradicated/ by constantly repeating of your name, brave Hanuman.
  1. Sankata ten Hanumaana churaawai, mana krama bachana dhyaana jo laawai
    Hanuman, you release from affliction all those/ who remember you in thought word and deed.
  1. Saba para Raama tapaswee raajaa, tina ke kaaja sakala tuma saajaa
    Ram, the ascetic king, reigns over all/ but you carry out all his work.
  1. Aura manorata jo koee laawai, soee amita jeewana phala paawai
    One who comes to you with any yearning/ obtains the abundance of the Four Fruits of Life.
  1. Chaaron juga parataapa tumhaaraa, hai parasidha jagata ujiyaaraa
    Your splendor fills the four ages/ your glory is renowned throughout the world.
  1. Saadhu santa ke tuma rakhawaare, asura nikandana Raama dulaare
    You are the guardian of saints and sages/ the destroyer of demons and the darling of Ram.
  1. Ashta siddhi nau nidhi ke daataa, asa bara deena Jaanakee Maataa
    You grant the eight powers and nine treasures/ by the boon you received from Mother Janaki.
  1. Raama rasaayana tumhare paasaa, sadaa raho Raghupati ke daasaa
    You hold the elixir of Ram’s name/ and remain eternally his servant.
  1. Tumhare bhajana Raama ko paawai, janama janama ke dukha bisaraawai
    Singing your praise, one finds Ram/ and the sorrows of countless lives are destroyed.
  1. Anta kaala Raghubara pura jaaee, jahaan janama Hari bhakta kahaaee
    At death one goes to Ram’s own abode/ born there as God’s devotee.
  1. Aura devataa chitta na dharaee, Hanumata se-ee sarva sukha karaee
    Why worship any other deities/ from Hanuman you’ll get all happiness.
  1. Sankata katai mite saba peeraa, jo sumire Hanumata bala beeraa
    All affliction ceases and all pain is removed/ for those who remember the mighty hero, Hanuman.
  1. Jai jai jai Hanumaana Gosaaee, kripaa karahu gurudeva kee naaee
    Victory, Victory, Victory Lord Hanuman/ bestow your grace on me, as my Guru!
  1. Jo sata baara paata kara koee, chootahi bandi mahaa sukha hoee
    Whoever recites this a hundred times/ is released from bondage and gains bliss.
  1. Jo yaha parai Hanumaana chaaleesaa, hoya siddhi saakhee Gaureesaa
    One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa/ gains success, as Gauri’s Lord (Shiva) is witness.
  1. Tulasee Daasa sadaa Hari cheraa, keejai naata hridaya mahaan deraa
    Says Tulsi Das, who always remains Hari’s servant’/ “Lord, make your home in my heart.”

Pawanatanaya sankata harana mangala moorati roopa
Son of the Wind, destroyer of sorrow, embodiment of blessings

Raama Lakhana Seetaa sahita hridaya basahu sura bhoopa
With Ram, Lakshman and Sita, LIVE IN MY HEART, King of Gods!

Seeyavara Ramchandra pada jai sharanam
Refuge at the feet of Sita’s lord, Ram

Mangala moorati maaruta nandana
You are the embodiment of blessings, Son of the Wind
Sakala amangala moola nikandana
You destroy the root of everything that is inauspicious and harmful

Mangala moorati maaruta nandana
You are the embodiment of blessings, Son of the Wind
Sakala amangala moola nikandana
You destroy the root of everything that is inauspicious and harmful

Shree Raam Jai Raam Jai Jai Raam
Hare Raama Raama Raam
Seeta Raama Raama Raam

Hare Raama Raama Raam
Raghu Nandana Raam

Hare Raama Raama Raam
Sharanam Bhava Raama Raam