Miracles of reciting Hanuman Chalisa

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Reciting Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa is one of the remarkable poetic creation of Goswami Tulsidas. Hanuman Chalisha acquires a special site and significance in Hindu religion. It is believed that chanting Hanuman Chalisa can assuage Lord Hanuman and earn his golden blessings. Hanuman who is also called as god in monkey incarnation, is one of the most worshiped lord among Hindus. His blessings are so significant and powerful that it can vanish every grieve and negative situations in any person’s life too fast bringing in peace and prosperity.

Lord Hanuman is a strict bachelor and is a great devotee of lord Sri Ram. He is known as a ‘Chiranjeevi’ which means immortal and also omni present. He is also called as ‘Anjani Putra’ as his mother’s name was Anjani. He has freed Lord Shani dev from the prison in Lanka. Ravan, who was an evil demon in Ramayan, has imprisoned Shani dev and lord Hanuman helped Shani to escape successfully. Hence Lord Shani became a big devotee to Hanuman and anyone who has problems related to Shani Dev in his astrology can also approach Lord Hanuman for it’s permanent solution.

Reciting Hanuman Chalisa has got a particular and specific time and procedure. However, it is believed that every verse of Hanuman Chalisa has it’s own significance. It is said that the reciting the Hanuman Chalisa at night has got some amazing and miraculous effect on the person. However, the best time to recite Hanuman Chalisa is after taking a shower. It is best preferred in the morning time and at night to read. Once you start reciting the Hanuman Chalisa regularly you will definitely start to discern all the advantages and benefits. Most importantly if anyone is under the pernicious influences of the Saturn should go for chanting Hanuman Chalisa at night 8 times, on Saturdays for better results.

The Hanuman Chalisa must be read and treated with full respect. One should not recite Hanuman Chalisa in a wrong operandi. The appropriate way of reading the Hanuman Chalisa is one must recite ‘Om’ 108 times after completion of reciting Hanuman  Chalisa.

1. Reciting the Hanuman Chalisa as the first task in the morning will ensure that your day goes well, getting you and your family blessed.

2. The Hanuman Chalisa will help you in feeling relaxed forgetting about all your tensions for sometime during the day, filling you with divine sense of joy.

3. Understanding the meaning of the Hanuman Chalisa while reading helps to feel it’s power.

4. Hanuman Chalisa, when is read to an ill person, makes the person feel better and more at ease.

5. Hanuman Chalisha helps in solving any problems in life which are almost impossible.

6. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa before going on a travel can prevent risks of accidents and ensures a successful trip.

7. Couples who are on verge of getting married can read Hanuman Chalisa 100 times a day before marriage, which ensures a happy and peaceful married life ahead.

 

8. If anyone is having problems in child birth or anyone who is not able to ensure that his/her child studies well, reciting the Hanuman Chalisa can help to solve the problems regarding kids.

9. Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa regularly helps students to do better in the exams improving their concentration power.

10. Reciting the opening verses of Hanuman Chalisa at night for at least 8 times helps to eliminate the sins you might have committed by hurting or insulting someone knowingly and unknowingly.

11. Reading Hanuman Chalisa at night time helps to beat off evil things and forces from your life. Especially it is preferred for children to recite Hanuman Chalisa at night if they are afraid of ghosts because the verses have the power to avert the negative energies surrounding human beings.

12. Those who are suffering adversely due to the bad influence of Shani dev, can recite the Hanuman Chalisa for eight times on Saturday after bath or at night before bed.

13. If anyone recites Hanuman Chalisa at night, he/she will get the divine protection of Lord Hanuman and all the obstacles will be gone too.

14. Those who want to achieve goal they should recite the verses 1008 times on a felicitous night of Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or a moola nakshatra day.

15. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa helps to deal with pain related to physical injuries, even recovers faster.

16. Reciting the verses regularly and loudly can remove negative energies form within you and also from your house.

17. For a better and comfort sleep, reading Hanuman Chalisa proves best.

Introductory Dohas

Devanagari
श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज निज मन मुकुर सुधारि।
बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु जो दायकु फल चारि॥

Hunterian
shrīguru charana saroja raja nija mana mukuru sudhāri।
baranau raghubara bimala jasu jo dāyaku phala chāri॥

Cleansing the mirror in the form of my mind with the pollen of the lotus-feet of the Guru, I describe the unblemished glory of Rama, which bestows the four fruits.[28][36]

Gita Press translation interprets the four fruits as the four PuruṣārthasDharma, Artha, Kāma, and Mokṣa.[36] Rambhadracharya comments that the four fruits refer to any of the following

  1. The four Puruṣārthas – Dharma, Artha, Kāma, Mokṣa
  2. The four types of Mukti – Sālokya, Sāmīpya, Sāyujya, Sārūpya
  3. Dharma, Jñāna, Yoga, Japa

Devanagari
बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिकै सुमिरौं पवनकुमार।
बल बुधि बिद्या देहु मोहिं हरहु कलेस बिकार॥

Hunterian
buddhihīna tanu jānikai sumirau pavanakumāra।
bala budhi bidyā dehu mohi harahu kalesa bikāra॥

Knowing my body to be devoid of intelligence, I remember Hanuman, the son of Vāyu. Give me strength, intelligence and knowledge and remove all ailments (kalesa) and impurities (bikāra).[30][36][37][39]

Gita Press interprets kalesa as bodily ailments and bikāra as mental maladies.[36] Rambhadracharya comments that kalesa (Sanskrit kleśa) refers to the five afflictions (Avidyā, Asmitā, Rāga, Dveṣa, and Abhiniveśa) as described in the Yoga Sutras, and bikāra (Sanskrit vikāra) refers to the six impurities of the mind (Kāma, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, and Mātsarya).[39] Rambhadracharya adds that these five afflictions and six impurities are the eleven enemies, and Hanuman is capable of removing them as he is the incarnation of the eleven Rudras.[39]

The Chalisa[edit]

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

Hunterian
jaya hanumāna gyāna guna sāgara।
jaya kapīsa tihu loka ujāgara॥ 1 ॥

O Hanuman, the ocean of knowledge and virtues, may you be victorious. O the chief amongst Vanaras famous across the three Lokas (Pātāla, Prithvi (earth) and Svarga), may you be victorious.[31][36][40]

Rambhadracharya comments that Hanuman is called ocean of knowledge by Tulsidas as the Valmiki Ramayana describes him as one who knows the three Vedas (Ṛgveda,Yajurveda, and Sāmaveda) and Vyākaraṇa.[40]

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

Hunterian
rāma dūta atulita bala dhāmā।
anjani putra pavanasuta nāmā॥ 2 ॥

You are the trusted messenger of Rama and you are the abode of incomparable strength. You are known by the names of Anjaniputra (son of Anjana) and Pavanasuta (son of Vāyu).[30][31][41]

Hanuman is called Anjaniputra as he was born from the womb of Anjana, who was an Apsara with the name Puñjikasthalā and was born as a Vanara by the curse of Agastya.[41]Hanuman is called Pavanasuta since Vāyu carried the divine power of Shiva into Anjana’s womb, and since the Valmiki Ramayana calls Hanuman as Vāyu’s own son (mārutasyaurasaḥ putraḥ).[41][42]

Devanagari
महाबीर बिक्रम बजरंगी।
कुमति निवार सुमति के संगी॥ ३ ॥

Hunterian
mahābīra bikrama bajarangī।
kumati nivāra sumati ke sangī॥ 3 ॥

You are the great hero, you are endowed with valour, your body is as strong as Indra‘s Vajra. You are the destroyer of vile intellect, and you are the companion of one whose intellect is pure.[30][31][43]

Rambhadracharya explains the word bajarangī to come from Sanskrit Vajrāṅgī and gives two meanings of the word bikrama based on the root kram in Sanskrit and usage of the verb form vikramasva in Valmiki Ramayana –[43]

  1. Hanuman is endowed with special progression of sādhanā (penance).
  2. Hanuman is endowed with the special action of going over or across, i.e. the crossing of the ocean

Devanagari
कंचन बरन बिराज सुबेसा।
कानन कुंडल कुंचित केसा॥ ४ ॥

Hunterian
kanchana barana birāja subesā।
kānana kundala kunchita kesā॥ 4 ॥

Your complexion is that of molten gold, and you are resplendent in your handsome form. You wear Kundalas (small earrings worn in old times by Hindus) in your ears and your hair is curly.[44]

Noting that in the Ramcharitmanas Tulsidas calls Hanuman as Subeṣa (one with a handsome form), Rambhadracharya comments that this verse describes the form of Hanuman when he took the appearance of a Brahmin, which happens three times in the Ramcharitmanas.[44]

Devanagari
हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै।
काँधे मूँज जनेऊ साजै॥ ५ ॥

Hunterian
hātha bajra au dhvajā birājai।
kādhe mūnja janeū sājai॥ 5 ॥

You have the Vajra and the flag in your hands, and the sacred-thread (Yajnopavita) made of the Munja grass adorns your shoulder.[45]

Rambhadracharya gives two meanings for the first half of the verse –[45]

  1. The flag signifying the victory of Rama shines forth in Hanuman’s Vajra-like powerful hand
  2. The Vajra-like powerful Gadā and the victory flag of Rama shine forth in Hanuman’s hands

He also gives the variant reading chhājai (छाजै) instead of sājai (साजै) in the second half.[45]

Devanagari
शंकर सुवन केसरी नंदन।
तेज प्रताप महा जग बंदन॥ ६ ॥

Hunterian
shankara suvana kesarī nandana।
teja pratāpa mahā jaga bandana॥ 6 ॥

O son of Shiva (or son of Vāyu carrying the power of Shiva), the delighter of Kesari, your aura and majesty is great and is revered by the whole world.[30][31][42]

Rao and Mehta explain the first half as Hanuman is the son of Kesari and Shiva.[30][31] Rambhadracharya gives two variant readings for the first part–[42]

  1. shankara svayam which is explained as Hanuman is Shiva himself, as Vāyu carried the power of Shiva himself in Anjana’s womb from which Hanuman was born. Tulsidas mentions Hanuman as an Avatar of Shiva in the Vinayapatrika.
  2. shankara suvana which is explained as Hanuman is the son of Vāyu, who is one of the eight manifestations of Shiva as per Kalidasa. An alternate explanation is that the word suvana is used in the sense of Aṃśa as per the Puranic narrative of Vāyu carrying Shivas power to Anjana’s womb.

Rambhadracharya explains kesarī nandana as the Kṣetraja son of Kesari, which is one of the twelve kinds of offspring recognized in the ancient Hindu law.[42]

Devanagari
बिद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर।
राम काज करिबे को आतुर॥ ७ ॥

Hunterian
bidyāvāna gunī ati chātura।
rāma kāja karibe ko ātura॥ 7 ॥

You are the praiseworthy abode of the eighteen types of Vidyā (knowledge), all virtues reside in you, and you are exceedingly clever.[46] You are ever eager to perform tasks for Rama.[46]

Devanagari
प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया।
राम लखन सीता मन बसिया॥ ८ ॥

Hunterian
prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiyā।
rāma lakhana sītā mana basiyā॥ 8 ॥

You delight in listening to the acts of Rama (Ramayana).[47] Rama, Lakshmana and Sita reside in your mind.[47] Alternately, you reside in the minds of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita [owing to their affection towards you].[47]

Devanagari
सूक्ष्म रूप धरी सियहिं दिखावा।
बिकट रूप धरि लंक जरावा॥ ९ ॥

Hunterian
sūkshma rūpa dhari siyahi dikhāvā।
bikata rūpa dhari lanka jarāvā॥ 9 ॥

You assumed an extremely minute form and appeared to Sita in the Ashok Vatika. You assumed a very large and scary form and burnt the city of Lanka.[48]

Devanagari
भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे।
रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे॥ १० ॥

Hunterian
bhīma rūpa dhari asura sahāre।
rāmachandra ke kāja savāre॥ 10 ॥

You assumed a frightening form and destroyed the demons in the army of Ravana. You carried out all the tasks of Rama.[49]

Rambhadracharya comments that the word bhīma is an allusion to the event in the Mahabharata when Hanuman showed the same frightening form to Bhima.[49]

Hanuman fetches the herb-bearing Sanjivini mountain

Devanagari
लाय सँजीवनि लखन जियाए।
श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाए॥ ११ ॥

Hunterian
lāya sajīvani lakhana jiyāe।
shrī raghubīra harashi ura lāe॥ 11 ॥

You brought the Sanjivini, the life saving herb from Dronagiri in Himalayas, and revitalized Lakshman. Out of elation, Rama embraced you.[30][50][51]

Devanagari
रघुपति कीन्हीं बहुत बड़ाई।
तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई॥ १२ ॥

Hunterian
raghupati kīnhī bahut barāī।
tuma mama priya bharatahi sama bhāī॥ 12 ॥

Rama, the chief among Raghu’s descendants, praised you profusely saying “You are dear to me like my brother Bharata.[30][50][52]

Rambhadracharya associates the term bhāī with bharata.[52] In contrast, Rao and Mehta interpret the second half as Rama said that you (Hanuman) are my dear brother, like Bharata.[30][50]

Devanagari
सहस बदन तुम्हरो जस गावैं।
अस कहि श्रीपति कंठ लगावैं॥ १३ ॥

Hunterian
sahasa badana tumharo jasa gāvai।
asa kahi shrīpati kantha lagāvai॥ 13 ॥

Rao and Mehta’s translation – Rama also added that a thousand people will praise Hanuman’s glory and embraced him again.[30][50]

Rambhadracharya interprets sahasa badana as the thousand-hooded serpent Shesha.[53] His translation is The serpent Shesha, who has a thousand mouths, sings and will sing your glory, saying thus Rama embraces Hanuman again and again.[53]

Devanagari
सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा।
नारद सारद सहित अहीसा॥ १४ ॥
जम कुबेर दिक्पाल जहाँ ते।
कबी कोबिद कहि सकैं कहाँ ते॥ १५ ॥

Hunterian
sanakādika brahmādi munīsā।
nārada sārada sahita ahīsā॥ 14 ॥
jama kubera dikpāla jahā te।
kabi kobida kahi sakai kahā te॥ 15 ॥

Rao and Mehta translate the two verses as Saints like Sanka, Bramha, Munisa, Narad, Sarad, Sahit and Ahisa have blessed Hanuman; Yama (God of death), Kubera (God of wealth), Dikpala (Gods of eight directions), Kavis (poets), Kovidas (folk singers) cannot describe Hanuman’s reputation.[30][50] Rambhadracharya associates the verb gāvai in verse 13 with verse 14 and first half of verse 15 also, interprets ahīsā as standing for both Shiva and Vishnu, and kovida as one who knows Vedas.[29] His translation reads The celibate Rishis like Sanaka, the Devatas like Brahma, Narada the best among Munis (sages), Saraswati with Shiva and Vishnu, the eight Dikpalas including Yama and Kubera – all these will sing your glory. To what extent can the mortal poets and scholars of Vedas speak about your infinite glory?[29]

Devanagari
तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीन्हा।
राम मिलाय राजपद दीन्हा॥ १६ ॥

Hunterian
tuma upakāra sugrīvahi kīnhā।
rāam milāya rājapada dīnhā॥ 16 ॥

You did Sugriva a great favour by making him meet Rama and bestowing on him the kingdom of Kishkindha.[30][50][54]

Devanagari
तुम्हरो मन्त्र बिभीषन माना।
लंकेश्वर भए सब जग जाना॥ १७ ॥

Hunterian
tumharo mantra bibhīshana mānā।
lankeshvara bhae saba jaga jānā॥ 17 ॥

Your Mantra was accepted by Vibishana, as a result of which he became the king of Lanka.[30][50][55] The whole world knows this.[55]

Devanagari
जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानू।
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू॥ १८ ॥

Hunterian
juga sahasra jojana para bhānū।
līlyo tāhi madhura phala jānū॥ 18 ॥

The Surya, sun situated {1Yug=12000 years, 1Sahastra=1000, 1Yojan=8 Miles, (Yug x Sahastra x Yojan) =12000x1000x8miles =96000000 miles (1mile =1.6kms) 96000000 miles =96000000×1.6kms= 1536000000 kms} 1536000000 kms from the earth, was swallowed by you after you assumed him to be a sweet fruit.[56]

Though Hanuman does not end up swallowing the Surya in Valmiki’s Ramayana, the narrative is referred to by Tulsidas in the Vinayapatrika.[56] Rambhadracharya ascribes the differences in the narration by Valmiki and Tulsidas to the difference in the Kalpas.[56]

Devanagari
प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं।
जलधि लाँघि गये अचरज नाहीं॥ १९ ॥

Hunterian
prabhu mudrikā meli mukha māhī।
jaladhi lāghi gaye acharaja nāhī॥ 19 ॥

O Lord, placing the ring given by Rama in your mouth, you leaped across the ocean – there is no wonder here.[57]

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

Hunterian
durgama kāja jagata ke jete।
sugama anugraha tumhare tete॥ 20 ॥

All the unattainable tasks in the world become easily attainable with your grace.[32]

Devanagari
राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे।
होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे॥ २१ ॥

Hunterian
rāma duāre tuma rakhavāre।
hota na āgyā binu paisāre॥ 21 ॥

You are the doorkeeper and protector of the door to Rama’s court. Without your command, nobody can enter the abode of Rama.[58]

Rambhadracharya explains paisāre as the Tadbhava form of Sanskrit padasāra.[58]

Depiction of Bharata (Lord Rama’s Youngest Brother) meeting Lord Rama watched by Hanuman, Sita and Lakshman…. From Left – Hanuman, Bharata, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman

Devanagari
सब सुख लहै तुम्हारी शरना।
तुम रक्षक काहू को डरना॥ २२ ॥

Hunterian
saba sukha lahai tumhārī saranā।
tuma rakshaka kāhū ko daranā॥ 22 ॥

Once in your refuge, a Sādhaka obtains all the pleasures. You are the protector, and there is nothing to be afraid of.[59]

Devanagari
आपन तेज सम्हारो आपै।
तीनौं लोक हाँक ते काँपे॥ २३ ॥

Hunterian
āpana teja samhāro āpai।
tinau loka hāka te kāpai॥ 23 ॥

When you roar, after remembering your powers, the three worlds tremble with fear.[60]

Rambhadracharya comments that this verse refers to the narrative of Jambavan reminding Hanuman of his powers in the Kishkindha Kanda of Ramayana.[60]

Devanagari
भूत पिशाच निकट नहिं आवै।
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै॥ २४ ॥

Hunterian
bhūta pishācha nikata nahi āvai।
mahābīra jaba nāma sunāvai॥ 24 ॥

Evil spirits (bhūta) and meat-eating ghosts (pishācha) do not come near those chant the Mahāvira name of yours.[61]

Devanagari
नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा।
जपत निरंतर हनुमत बीरा॥ २५ ॥

Hunterian
nāsai roga harai saba pīrā।
japata nirantara hanumata bīrā॥ 25 ॥

The brave Hanuman, when invoked incessantly by the means of Japa, destroys all ailments and removes all sufferings.[62]

Devanagari
संकट तें हनुमान छुड़ावै।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै॥ २६ ॥

Hunterian
sankata te hanumāna chhudāvai।
mana krama bachana dhyāna jo lāvai॥ 26 ॥

Hanuman extricates those from all adversities who remember him (or contemplate upon him) in their heart, by their actions and by their words.[30][63][64]

Devanagari
सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा।
तिन के काज सकल तुम साजा॥ २७ ॥

Hunterian
saba para rāma tapasvī rājā।
tina ke kāja sakala tuma sājā॥ 27 ॥

Rama is the supreme God and a king with Tapas, and yet you executed all his tasks.[30][63][65]

Rambhadracharya explains that the word saba para is from Sanskrit sarvapara, meaning supreme. A variant reading of this verse is sabapara rāma rāya siratājā, on which Rambhadracharya’s commentary says Rama is the supreme God and king of kings.[65]

Devanagari
और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै।
तासु अमित जीवन फल पावै॥ २८ ॥

Hunterian
aura manoratha jo koī lāvai।
tāsu amita jīvana phala pāvai॥ 28 ॥

And whoever comes to you with any wish, that wish is fulfilled beyond limits (literally, “they obtain the unlimited fruit of the wish”) in this very birth.[30][63][66]

A variant reading is soī amita jīvana phala pāvai.[66]

Devanagari
चारों जुग परताप तुम्हारा।
है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा॥ २९ ॥

Hunterian
chāro juga para tāpa tumhārā।
hai parasiddha jagata ujiyyārā॥ 29 ॥

Your glory is famous in all the four Yugas, and illuminates the whole world.[30][67][68]

Rambharacharya adds that this verse refers to the immortality of Hanuman, as four cycles of the four Yugas are believed to have passed since the Avatar of Rama.

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

Hunterian
sādhu santa ke tuma rakhavāre।
asura nikandana rāma dulāre॥ 30 ॥

You are the protector of Sadhus (mendicants) and Sants (saints). You are the destroyer of demons and dear as a son to Rama.[69]

Rambhadracharya interprets the word sādhu as Bhaktas who are performing sādhanā and the word santa as Bhaktas whose sādhanā is complete.[69]

Devanagari
अष्ट सिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता।
अस बर दीन्ह जानकी माता॥ ३१ ॥

Hunterian
ashta siddhi nau nidhi ke dātā।
asa bara dīnha jānakī mātā॥ 31 ॥

You are the bestower the eight Siddhis (supernatural powers named Aṇimā, Garimā, Mahimā, Laghimā, Prāpti, Prākāmya, Īśitva, and Vaśitva) and the nine Nidhis (divine treasures named Mahāpadma, Padma, Śaṅkha, Makara, Kacchapa, Mukunda, Kunda, Nīla and Kharva). Mother Sita, the daughter of Janaka, has granted you this boon.[70]

Devanagari
राम रसायन तुम्हरे पासा।
सादर हो रघुपति के दासा॥ ३२ ॥

Hunterian
rāma rasāyana tumhare pāsā।
sādara ho raghupati ke dāsā॥ 32 ॥

You have the treasure of Rama’s Bhakti (rāma rasāyana) with you. You are, respectfully, the servant of Raghupati (Shri Raam).[71]

Rambhadracharya explains the term rāma rasāyana in two ways –[71]

  1. The treasure of love (Bhakti) towards Rama, with rasa meaning devotion and āyana meaning repository
  2. The abode of devotion to Rama (i.e. Ramāyana), with rasa meaning devotion and āyana meaning a house or edifice

The second half has variant readings including sadā raho and sādara tuma instead of sādara ho[72]

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

Hunterian
tumhare bhajana rāma ko pāvai।
janama janama ke dukha bisarāvai॥ 33 ॥

Singing of you (Hanuman), a Bhakta obtains Rama and forgets the adversities and afflictions of many births.[73]

Rambhadracharya explains using verses from Ramcharitmanas and Kavitavali, that as per Tulsidas Jñāna and Vairāgya are the two means to obtain Rama, and Hanuman is both Jñāna and Vairāgya incarnate.[73] Hence serving Hanuman leads to Rama.[73]

Devanagari
अंत काल रघुबर पुर जाई।
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई॥ ३४ ॥

Hunterian
anta kāla raghubara pura jāī।
jahā janma hari bhakta kahāī॥ 34 ॥

As a result of devotion to you, a Bhakta goes to Sāketa Loka (raghubara pura) at the time of their end (physical death). Once the Bhakta reaches Sāketa, wherever they take birth, they are known as the Bhaktas of Hari.[74]

Rambhadracharya interprets this verse to mean that the Bhakta, even discards the blissful Moksha to take birth again in this world as a devotee of Hari, as Tulsidas says in the fourth book of Ramcharitmanas.[74]

Devanagari
और देवता चित्त न धरई।
हनुमत सेइ सर्व सुख करई॥ ३५ ॥

Hunterian
aura devatā chitta na dharaī।
hanumata sei sarba sukha karaī॥ 35 ॥

Even one who does not contemplate on any other Devatas in their mind and only serves Hanuman, achieves all favourable bliss in this world and the next.[75]

Rambhadracharya explains that as per Bhagavad Gita, only Devatas can grant the desired results of actions, but even if one serves Hanuman and no other Devata, they obtain all worldly and other-worldly bliss.[75]

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

Hunterian
sankata katai mitai saba pīrā।
jo sumirai hanumata balabīrā॥ 36 ॥

Whoever remembers the brave and mighty Hanuman gets free of all adversities and relief from all pains.[30][63][76]

Devanagari
जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं।
कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं॥ ३७ ॥

Hunterian
jaya jaya jaya hanumāna gusāī।
kripā karahu gurudeva kī nāī॥ 37 ॥

O Hanuman, the master of senses, may you be victorious, may you be victorious, may you be victorious. May you shower your grace lovingly, as a Guru does, and reveal to me the knowledge of devotion to Rama.[30][33][63]

Rambhadracharya interprets the three utterances of jaya to mean that Hanuman is sat-cit-ānanda.[33]

Devanagari
जो शत बार पाठ कर कोई।
छूटहि बंदि महा सुख होई॥ ३८ ॥

Hunterian
jo shata bāra pātha kara koī।
chhūtahi bandi mahā sukha hoī॥ 38 ॥

One who recites Hanuman Chalisa a hundred times (or for hundred days) is released from bondage and obtains great bliss”.[30][77][78]

Rambhadracharya interprets shata as standing for the number 108 and bāra (Sanskrit vāra) to mean a day.[78] He explains the words to mean that one who recites the Hanuman Chalisa 108 times daily for 108 days will be released from of bondages of this world and the next, and will obtain great bliss.[78]

Devanagari
जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा।
होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा॥ ३९ ॥

Hunterian
jo yaha parhai hanumāna chālīsā।
hoya siddha sākhī gaurīsā॥ 39 ॥

One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa obtains Siddhi (accomplishment or liberation). Shiva himself bears witness to this statement.[79]

Rao and Mehta explain this as “One who reads Hanuman Chalisa attains siddhis of God Shiva and becomes his friend.”[30][77]

Devanagari
तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा।
कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा॥ ४० ॥

Hunterian
tulasīdāsa sadā hari cherā।
kījai nātha hridaya mama derā॥ 40 ॥

Tulsidas is always a devotee of Hari. O Lord, make my heart your abode.[30][77]

Rambhadracharya offers three explanations for this verse in accordance with three different Anvayas (connection of words)[34]

  1. O Hanuman, the lord of Vanaras, you are always in the service of Hari (Rama), may you reside in the heart of Tulsidas.
  2. Tulsidas says O Lord Hanuman, may you ever reside in the heart of the devotees who serve Hari (Rama).
  3. Tulsidas is ever the servant of Hari (Hanuman, as Hari also means Vanara in Sanskrit), may you reside in my heart.

Concluding Doha[edit]

Devanagari

पवनतनय संकट हरन मंगल मूरति रूप।
राम लखन सीता सहित हृदय बसहु सुर भूप॥

Hunterian
pavanatanaya sankata harana mangala mūrati rūpa।
rāma lakhana sītā sahita hridaya basahu sura bhūpa॥

O Son of Vāyu, remover of adversities, one with an auspicious form, and the chief among all Devas, may you reside in our hearts along with Ram, Lakshman and Sita.[30][35][77]

Rambhadracharya explains that Tulsidas addresses Hanuman with four adjectives in this final verse to indicate that Hanuman helps cleanse the mind (Manas), intellect (Buddhi), heart (Citta) and ego (Ahaṅkāra), and by asking him to reside in the heart of the devotee, Tulsidas ends the work by implying that the refuge of Hanuman is the supreme pursuit.[35]

 

Ref :

  1. http://www.mostinside.com/miracles-of-reciting-hanuman-chalisa/(by 
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Audio : Saavn.com

 

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