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Shri Hanuman Chalisa

108 Name Of Hanuman Ji

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Festival Date 18th April, 2011 Calandar

Hanuman Jayanti Tuesday 30th March, 2010
Hanuman Jayanti Monday 18th April, 2011
Hanuman Jayanti Friday 6th April, 2012


In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (pournima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra. A special feature of Hanuman Jayanti is that according to some religious almanacs (panchangs) the birthday of Lord Hanuman falls on the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) in the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin while according to others it falls on the full moon day in the bright fortnight of Chaitra. On this day, in a Hanuman temple spiritual discourses are started at dawn. Hanuman was born at sunrise. At that time the spiritual discourse is stopped and the offering of food (Prasad) is distributed to everyone.

Incidents in Lord Hanuman’s life and their significance

To provide assistance for the establishment of the Divine Kingdom: The main objective of Lord Hanuman’s life was to destroy obstacles in the establishment of the Divine Kingdom by providing the required warrior element. As a result, the embodied souls who would assist in the establishment of the Divine Kingdom were protected.
For this reason itself Lord Maruti manifests Himself in various forms during different Yugas. His task in the manifest-unmanifest form never ceases. Lord Maruti has humility in serving (i.e. Dasyabhav) to the extent of 100%. Thus He is constantly active.

Assisting embodied souls in performing spiritual practice: Lord Maruti has always helped embodied souls do spiritual practice in various Yugas. In the Tretayuga Lord Maruti taught the right path of spiritual practice to the monkeys and helped them.

Liberating many souls: The embodied souls with an intense desire for spiritual practice were granted liberation by Lord Maruti even at the cost of His own powers. He liberated many souls from existence in their cursed class by using His mace.

An example of a perfect Sevak: Lord Maruti presented an example of a perfect sevak. As a result, many embodied souls attained Final Liberation by following the same path i.e. Dasyatva. Due to His humility only He was able to narrate the good qualities of Lord Rama to Ravan and when Ravan denigrated Lord Rama, Maruti burnt Lanka and returned safely.

Ritualistic worship

1. Ritualistic worship of Sri Hanuman (Maruti) There is a specific science to the ritualistic worship of each Deity. This means that, actions done in a particular way during the ritualistic worship, have a specific underlying science. Just by following these actions, we can get maximum benefit of that Deity's Principle. The following questions and answers contains the divine knowledge received by the seekers regarding exactly how some routine actions should be performed during the ritualistic worship of Sri Hanuman (Maruti).

1. Applying sindoor

Q. - How should a worshipper apply sindoor before starting the ritualistic worship of Maruti ?
Ans. - Sindoor should be applied with the ring finger.

2. Offering flowers

Q. - Which flowers should be offered? In what number? What is the method of offering the flowers ?
Ans. - Flowers and leaves of calotropis (ruee) Five or multiples of five. The stems of flowers should be turned towards the Deity.

3. Waving incense sticks

Q. - Incense sticks of which fragrances should be used? How many incense sticks should be used ? What is the method of waving ?
Ans. - Kewda, Chameli (Jasmine) and Ambar. Two incense sticks. Holding them between the index finger and thumb of the right hand, the incense sticks should be waved thrice, in a clockwise direction, in a full circle.

4. Circumambulation

Q. - How many circumambulations should be performed around Maruti ?
Ans. - Minimum five but if a worshipper wants to perform more, then they should be in multiples of five.

Prevalent ritualistic worship

In Maharashtra, Saturday is considered to be the day of Maruti while in rest of India (Bhaarat) both Tuesday and Wednesday are considered to be His days. There is a custom of offering sindoor and oil to Maruti on these days. Breaking a coconut in front of Maruti also appears to be an age old custom. For spiritual progress, Maruti with His face to the left (Vaammukhi Maruti) or Maruti with an attitude of service (Daas Maruti) is worshipped.

Install the warrior posture idol of Lord Hanuman

To get the benefit of the gross, manifest and destroyer element, we should avoid installing an idol of Maruti in the seated posture. Amongst the seven higher Deities (Shiva, Ganapati, Rama, Krishna, Datta, Maruti and Durga), Lord Hanuman's element (tatva) is of a gross, manifest and destroyer nature. The word 'Hanuman' means - 'One whose 'roar' cannot be fathomed even by the Gods'. When Gods perform a destructive activity, they use the 'Maruti' element (which moves at the speed of wind) as a medium to appear in the Universe. Hence He is referred to as Maruti. The roar of Lord Maruti is capable of activating the element of any higher Deity in the Universe who is engrossed in deep meditation. Similarly, it also possesses the power to shake all the fourteen planes (Saptalok and Saptapatal).

Maruti in seated posture depicts the unmanifest form of power. Maruti in a warrior posture depicts the manifest form of power. To obtain the benefit of the gross, manifest and destroyer element, we should avoid installing a seated idol of Maruti in a temple. Maruti in a seated position implies He is in deep meditation, wherein His motor organs are in a dormant, inactive state. Thus, the common man will be able to derive very little benefit from this posture of Maruti. When the spiritual level of an embodied soul is above 60%, it is capable of activating the element present in an idol in meditation, through his devotion.

108 Name Of Hanuman Ji

Name Meaning
Anjaneya Son of Anjana
Anjanagarbhasambhoota Born of Anjani
Ashokavanikachhetre Destroyer of Ashoka Orchard
Akshahantre Slayer of Aksha
Balarka Sadrushanana Like the Rising Sun
Bheemasenasahayakrute Helper of Bheema
Batnasiddhikara Granter of Strength
Bhakthavatsala Protector of Devotees
Bajrangbali With strength of daamod
Bhavishya Chaturanana Aware of Future Happenings
Chanchaladwala Glittering Tail Suspended Above The Head.
Chiranjeevini Immortal
Chaturbahave Four-Armed
Dashabahave Ten-Armed
Danta Peaceful
Dheera Courageous
Deenabandhave Defender of the Oppressed
Daithyakulantaka Destroyer of Demons
Daityakarya Vidhyataka Destroyer of All Demons' Activities
Dhruddavrata Determined Meditator
Dashagreevakulantaka Slayer of the Ten-Headed Ravana Race
Gandharvavidya Tatvangna Exponent in the Art of Celestials
Gandhamadhana Shailastha Resident of Gandhamadhana
Hanumanta One with Puffy Cheeks
Indrajit Prahitamoghabrahmastra Vinivaraka Remover of the Effect of Indrajit's Brahmastra
Jambavatpreeti Vardhana Winner of Jambavan's Love
JaiKapeesh Hailing Monkey
Kapeeshwara Lord of Monkeys
Kabalikruta One who swallowed the Sun
Kapisenanayaka Head of the Monkey Army
Kumarabrahmacharine Youthful Bachelor
Kesarinandan Son of Kesari
Kesarisuta Son of Kesari
Kalanemi Pramathana Slayer of Kalanemi
Harimarkatamarkata Lord of the Monkeys
Karagrahavimoktre One who Frees from Imprisonment
Kalanabha Organizer of Time
Kanchanabha Golden-Hued Body
Kamaroopine Altering Form at Will
Lankineebhanjana Slayer of Lankini
Lakshmanapranadatre Reviver of Lakshmana's Life
Lankapuravidahaka The One Who Burnt Lanka
Lokapujya Worshipped by the Universe
Maruti Son of Marut (wind god)
Mahadhyuta Most Radiant
Mahakaya One with colossal body
Manojavaya Swiftness like Wind
Mahatmane Supreme Being
Mahavira Most Courageous
Marutatmaja Adored Like Gems
Mahabala Parakrama Of Great Strength
Mahatejase Most Radiant
Maharavanamardana Slayer of the Famous Ravana
Mahatapase Great Meditator
Navavyakruti Pandita Skilful Scholar
Parthadhwajagrasamvasine Having Principal Place on Arjuna's Flag
Pragnya Scholar
Prasannatmane Cheerful
Pratapavate Known for Valour
Paravidhyaparihara Destroyer of Enemies Wisdom
Parashaurya Vinashana Destroyer of Enemy's Valour
Parijata Tarumoolastha Dweller under the Parijata Tree
Prabhave Popular Lord
Paramantra Nirakartre Acceptor of Rama's Mantra Only
Pingalaksha Pink-Eyed
Pavanputra Son of Wind god
Panchavaktra Five-Faced
Parayantra Prabhedaka Destroyer of Enemies' Missions
Ramasugreeva Sandhatre Mediator between Rama and Sugreeva
Ramakathalolaya Crazy of listening Rama's Story
Ratnakundala Deeptimate Wearing Gem-Studded Earrings
Rudraveerya Samudbhava Born of Shiva
Ramachudamaniprada Deliverer of Rama's Ring
Ramabhakta Devoted to Rama
Ramadhuta Ambassador of Rama
Rakshovidhwansakaraka Slayer of Demons
Sankatamochanan Reliever of sorrows
Sitadevi Mudrapradayaka Deliverer of the Ring of Sita
Sarvamayavibhanjana Destroyer of All Illusions
Sarvabandha Vimoktre Detacher of all Relationship
Sarvagraha Nivashinay Killer of all Evil Effects of Planets
Sarvaduhkhahara Reliever of all Agonies
Sarvalolkacharine Wanderer of all Places
Sarvamantra Swaroopavate Possessor of all Hymns
Sarvatantra Sawaroopine Shape of all Hymns
Sarvayantratmaka Dweller in all Yantras
Sarvarogahara Reliever of all Ailments
Sarvavidhyasampath Pradayaka Granter of Knowledge and Wisdom
Shrunkalabandhamochaka Reliever from a Chain of Distresses
Sitashoka Nivarana Destroyer of Sita's Sorrow
Shrimate Honored
Simhikaprana Bhanjana Slayer of Simhika
Sugreeva Sachiva Minister of Sugreeva
Shoora Gallant
Surarchita Worshipped by Celestials
Sphatikabha Spotless, Crystal-Clear
Sanjeevananagahatre Carrier of Sanjeevi Mount
Shuchaye Pure, Chaste
Shanta Very Composed and Calm
Shatakanttamadapahate Destroyer of Shatakantta's Arrogance
Sitanveshana Pandita Skilful in finding Sita's Whereabouts
Sharapanjarabhedaka Destroyer of the Nest made of Arrows
Sitaramapadaseva Always engaged in Rama's Service
Sagarotharaka Leapt Across the Ocean
Tatvagyanaprada Granter of Wisdom
Vanara Monkey
Vibheeshanapriyakara Beloved of Vibheeshana
Vajrakaya Hard Like Metal
Vardhimainakapujita Worshipped by Mynaka
Vagmine Spokesman
Vijitendriya Controller of the Senses
Vajranakha Strong-Nailed
Vagadheeksha Lord of Spokesmen
Yogine Yogi (Saint)

Shri Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj   After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen
Nij mane mukure sudhar   dust of holy Guru's Lotus feet. I Profess the pure,
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu   untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-
Jo dayaku phal char   fold fruits of life.(Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
Budhi Hin Tanu Janike   Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I
Sumirau Pavan Kumar   concentrate my attention on Pavan Kumar and humbly
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe   ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge to
Harahu Kalesa Vikar   relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.
Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar   Victory to thee, O'Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom-All
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar   hail to you O'Kapisa! (fountain-head of power,wisdom
    and Shiva-Shakti) You illuminate all the three worlds
    (Entire cosmos) with your glory.
Ram doot atulit bal dhama   You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama   repository of immeasurable strength, though known
    only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.
Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi   With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra)
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi   you are valiant and brave. On you attends good Sense
    and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.
Kanchan varan viraj subesa   Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa   is pretty. You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.
Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje   You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai   (kesari) flag and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.
Sankar suvan kesri Nandan   As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride
Tej pratap maha jag vandan   of Shri Kesari. With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are
    propitiated all over the universe.
Vidyavan guni ati chatur   You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accom-
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur   plished, always keen to carry out the behest's of Shri Ram.
Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya   You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya   narration of Shri Ram's Life Stories. Your heart is filled with
    what Shri Ram stood for. You therefore always dwell in the
    hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.
Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava   You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava   her in humility. You assumed an awesome form and struck
    terror by setting Lanka on fire.
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare   With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare   (demons) and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram
    with great skill.
Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye   You brought Sanjivan (A herb that revives life) and restored
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye   Lakshman back to life, Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully
    embraced you with his heart full of joy.
Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai   Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai   said: "You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat."
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave   Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave   saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).
Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa   When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa   the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha
    (one of immeasurable dimensions).
Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te   Even Yamraj (God of Death) Kuber (God of Wealth) and the
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te   Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe)
    have been vying with one another in offering homage to your
    glories. How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression
    of your super excellence.
Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha   You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with
Ram milaye rajpad deenha   Shri Ram and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana   your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana   all over the Universe.
Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu   On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu   distance of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet
    luscious fruit.
Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee   Carrying the Lord's Signet Ring in your mouth, there is
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee   hardly any wonder that you easily leapt across the ocean.
Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete   The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete   with your kind grace.
Ram dware tum rakhvare,   You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram's Divine Abode.
Hoat na agya binu paisare   No one can enter it without your permission,
Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna   All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na   divine pleasures and feel fearless under your benign Protection.
Aapan tej samharo aapai   You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour. All the
Teenhon lok hank te kanpai   three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.
Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai   All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away, with the
Mahavir jab naam sunavai   sheer mention of your great name, O'Mahaveer!!
Nase rog harai sab peera   All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera   Shri Hanuman's holy name.
Sankat se Hanuman chudavai   Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai   with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.
Sub par Ram tapasvee raja   All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja   Lord and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks
    very easy.
Aur manorath jo koi lavai   Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with faith
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai   and sincerity, Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of
    human life.
Charon Yug partap tumhara   All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara   and wide. Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.
Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware   You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages and
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare   destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.
Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata   You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis
Us var deen Janki mata   (power to become light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis
    (Riches,comfort,power,prestige,fame,sweet relationship etc.)
    This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.
Ram rasayan tumhare pasa   You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram. In all rebirths
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa   you will always remain Shri Raghupati's most dedicated disciple.
Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai   Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai   and become free from sufferings of several births.
Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee   If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee   thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord's devotee.
Aur Devta Chit na dharehi   One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation, as
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi   devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.
Sankat kate mite sab peera   One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera   rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.
Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin   Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses. Let your victory
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin   over the evil be firm and final. Bless me in the capacity as my
    supreme guru (teacher).
Jo sat bar path kare kohi   One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi   bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa   All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais)
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa   regularly are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a
    witness as Bhagwan Sankar.
Tulsidas sada hari chera   Tulsidas as a humble devotee of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera   his feet, he prays "Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul."
Pavantnai sankat haran,   Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries, you are a
Mangal murti roop.   symbol of Auspiciousness.
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,   Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.   Oh! King of Gods.


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