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Hanuman Chalisa "Forty chaupais on Hanuman" is a devotional song based on Lord Hanuman as the model devotee. It is a poem written by Tulsidas in the Awadhi language, and is his best known Hindu text apart from the Ramcharitmanas. The word "chalisa" is derived from "chalis" in Hindi, which means 40, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses.

The Origin:

Tulsi Das went to meet the then Emperor Akbar in Delhi after having had a darshan or vision of God Sri Rama in Gokul, the birth place of God Sri Krishna. The Emperor challenged Tulsi Das to show Sri Rama to him. When Tulsi Das replied that it was not possible without true devotion to Rama, he was imprisoned. In the prison, Tulsi Das wrote the beautiful verses of the Hanuman Chalisa on Sri Hanuman.

When he completed the Hanuman Chalisa in prison, an army of monkeys menaced the city of Delhi. The Emperor unsuccessfully tried to control the monkeys with his forces. Finally, the Emperor realised that the monkey menace was a manifestation of the wrath of Hanuman, the Monkey God. He released Tulsi Das and the monkeys stopped their mischiefs immediately after Tulsi's release.

Tulsi Das says in the Chalisa that whoever chants it with full devotion to Hanuman, will have Hanuman's grace. Amongst the Hindus of Northern India, it is a very popular belief that chanting the Hanuman Chalisa invokes Hanuman's divine intervention in grave problems, including those concerning evil spirits and this belief is based on the claim made in the Chalisa itself.

Respectable Shri Hanuman Chalisa:

Doha

Shri guru charan saroj raj, Nij manu mukur sudhari
Barnau raghubar bimal jasu, Jo dhayak phal chari
Buddhiheen tanu jaanike, Sumirao pavan-kumar
Bal budhi vidhya dehu mohe, Harhu kales vikar

Chaupai:

Jai hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai kapis tihu lok ujagar
Ram dut atulit bal dhama
Anjani putra pavan sut nama

mahavir vikram bajrangi
kumati nivaar sumati ke sangi
kanchan varan viraaj subesa
kaanan kundal kunchit kesaa

haath vajra aur dhuvaje viraaje
kandhe moonj janehu saaje
Sankar suvan kesrinandan
Tej pratap maha jag bandan

Vidhyavaan guni ati chaatur
Ram kaaj karibe ko aatur
Prabhu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Ram lakhan sita man basiya

Suksham roop dhari siyahi dhikhava
Bikat roop dhari lank jarava
Bhim roop dhari asur sanhare
Ramchandraji ke kaaj savare

Laye sanjeevan lakhan jiyaye
Shriraghuvir harshi ure laye
Raghupati kinhi bahut badai
Tum mam priya bharat sam bhai

Sahas badan tumarho jas gavey
As kahi shripati kant lagavey
Sanakadik bhramadi munisa
Narad sarad sahit ahisa

Jam kuber digpal jaha te
Kavi kovid kahi sake kaha te
Tum upkar sughreevahin keenha
Ram milaye raj pad deenha

Tumraho mantra vibhishan mana
Lankeshvar bhaye sab jag jaan
Jug saheshtra jojan per bhanu
Lilyo tahi madhur phal janu

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahi
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahi
Durgam kaaj jagat ke jete
Sugam anugrah tuhmre tete

Ram duvaare tum rakhvare
Hot na aagya binu paisaare
Sab sukh lahai tumhri sarna
Tum rachhak kahu ko darna

Aapan tej samharo aapai
Teeno lok hakte kape
Bhut pisach nikat nahi aave
Mahavir jab naam sunave

Naase rog hare sab peera
Japat nirantar hanumat bal bira
Sankat se hanuman chudave
Man kram bachan dhyan jo lavey

Sab per ram tapasvi raja
Tin ke kaaj sakal tum saja
Aur manorath jo koyi lave
Soyi amit jeevan phal pavey

Charo yug partap tumhara
Hai parsiddh jagat ujiyara
Sadhu sant ke tum rakhvaare
Asur nikandan ram dulaare

Asht siddhi navnidhi ke data
As bar deen jaanaki mata
Ram rasaayan tumhre pasa
Sada raho raghupati ke dasa

Tumreh bhajan ram ko bhavey
Janam janam ke dukh bisravey
Ant kaal raghubar pur jaai
Jaha janam hari bhakt kahaai

Aur devta chitta na dharayi
Hanumat seye sarva sukh karayi
Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumire hanumat balbira

Jai jai jai hanuman gosai
Kripa karahu guru dev ke naai
Jo sat bar paath kar koi
Chhutehi bandi maha sukh hoi

Jo yah padhe hanuman chalisa
Hoye siddhi sakhi gaurisa
Tulsidas sada hari chera
Kijeye nath hridaye maha dera

Doha

Pavantanay sankat haran, Mangal murti roop
Ram lakhan sita sahit, Hridaye basahu sur bhup