Probably the most recited prayer across India- Hanuman Chalisa. Written by Goswami Tulsidasji , Hanuman Chalisa is extra-ordinary sets of prayers. Hanumanji in his childhood was very naughty child and the most powerful also. (Of course- he is grace of Lord Shiva), and he engulfed Sun. Upon requesting also when Hanumanji did not leave Sun, Lord Indra hurt him with Vajra. Watching his child got hurt, God of Air (Vayudev) inhaled all oxygen and creatures on earth started dying. So, Lord Brahma came to the aid and revitalized child Hanumanji and all deities blessed Hanuman with their individual powers.
Now the Hanumanji being kid became even more mischievous, and started to do mischief with everyone. One Sage, punished Hanumanji by making him forget about his powers. But he gave the removal of the same also, saying when you will be in need of this power, and when someone will remind you, you will get all your powers back.
It is believed that Hanumanji is the most powerful individual, and why not, the one who carried one fourth of Himalaya on his shoulders and crossed the sea in one go, nothing goes more powerful than that, but he is needed to remind his powers. Hanuman chalisa is the most prayer to make him remember that.
Here is Hanuman Chalisa with lyrics and its meaning
Here is Hanuman Chalisa with meaning
श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि ।
बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु जो दायकु फल चारि ॥
बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके सुमिरौं पवन-कुमार ।
बल बुधि बिद्या देहु मोहिं हरहु कलेस बिकार ॥
Let me cleanse all the dirt of my mind with Guru’s blessing, one gets four blessings describing the fame of Lord Ram. Power, Wisdom, knowledge and removal of negativity. I have remember you considering unwise o Lord hanuman ! but may you help me get the fruits mentioned above.
जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर ।
जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर ॥१॥
Hail to O Lord Hanuman, you are ocean of knowledge. O lord in the form of monkey, you are evident in all 3 worlds. ( Earth, Heaven and Hell).
राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा ।
अञ्जनि-पुत्र पवनसुत नामा ॥२॥
O messenger of Lord Rama, your powers are unparalleled and you are named Son of Anjani and Lord of Air.
महाबीर बिक्रम बजरङ्गी ।
कुमति निवार सुमति के सङ्गी ॥३॥
O the bravest one, Vajrangi, you remove the negative things from one and make him pure.
कञ्चन बरन बिराज सुबेसा ।
कानन कुण्डल कुञ्चित केसा ॥४॥
Your skin color is Golden, you are humongous, you wear earning and you hair have curls.
हाथ बज्र औ ध्वजा बिराजै ।
काँधे मूँज जनेउ साजै ॥५॥
You hold Gada and flag in your hands and you have sacred thread on your shoulder.
सङ्कर सुवन केसरीनन्दन ।
तेज प्रताप महा जग बन्दन ॥६॥
You are grace of Lord Shiva, you are son of Kesari. You are magnificent and worshiped by all.
बिद्यावान गुनी अति चातुर ।
राम काज करिबे को आतुर ॥७॥
You are very intellectual, and always eager to perform tasks of Lord Rama.
प्रभु चरित्र सुनिबे को रसिया ।
राम लखन सीता मन बसिया ॥८॥
You get pleased by hearing about Lord Rama and you got place in the hearts of Lord Rama, Lord Lakshmana and Goddess Sita.
सूक्ष्म रूप धरि सियहिं दिखावा ।
बिकट रूप धरि लङ्क जरावा ॥९॥
You became tiny to meet Goddess Sita and You became huge to destroy the Lanka.
भीम रूप धरि असुर सँहारे ।
रामचन्द्र के काज सँवारे ॥१०॥
You became powerful to destroy demons and thus you performed works of Lord Rama,
लाय सञ्जीवन लखन जियाये ।
श्रीरघुबीर हरषि उर लाये ॥११॥
You brought medicines when Lakshmanji got hurt by Brahmastra, by this deed of yours Lord Rama hugged you.
रघुपति कीह्नी बहुत बड़ाई ।
तुम मम प्रिय भरतहि सम भाई ॥१२॥
Lord Rama became very happy by you and nominated you as close as his younger brother Bharata.
सहस बदन तुह्मारो जस गावैं ।
अस कहि श्रीपति कण्ठ लगावैं ॥१३॥
May thousands recite your fame, saying this Lord Rama hugged you.
सनकादिक ब्रह्मादि मुनीसा ।
नारद सारद सहित अहीसा ॥१४॥
Sanaka, Brahma, Sages, Narada and Goddess Saraswati
जम कुबेर दिगपाल जहाँ ते ।
कबि कोबिद कहि सके कहाँ ते ॥१५॥
Lord Yama, Kubera and Digpals can not describe your achievements.
तुम उपकार सुग्रीवहिं कीह्ना ।
राम मिलाय राज पद दीह्ना ॥१६॥
You favored Sugreeva by making him meet Lord Rama, and after meeting Lord Rama, Sugreeva could get his kingdom back.
तुह्मरो मन्त्र बिभीषन माना ।
लङ्केस्वर भए सब जग जाना ॥१७॥
The whole world knows Vibhishana got your support and thus he was able to become king of Lanka.
जुग सहस्र जोजन पर भानु ।
लील्यो ताहि मधुर फल जानू ॥१८॥
You thought the sun is a fruit and traveled that far and eat it.
प्रभु मुद्रिका मेलि मुख माहीं ।
जलधि लाँघि गये अचरज नाहीं ॥१९॥
It is no wonder that you crossed the whole ocean at once with Lord Rama’s ring in your mouth.
दुर्गम काज जगत के जेते ।
सुगम अनुग्रह तुह्मरे तेते ॥२०॥
The most difficult task for the whole world are actually child’s play for you.
राम दुआरे तुम रखवारे ।
होत न आज्ञा बिनु पैसारे ॥२१॥
You are the gatekeeper in Lord Rama’s kingdom and no one can meet lord Rama without your permission.
सब सुख लहै तुह्मारी सरना ।
तुम रच्छक काहू को डर ना ॥२२॥
You are giver of all happiness, why someone should fear if you are the protector.
आपन तेज सह्मारो आपै ।
तीनों लोक हाँक तें काँपै ॥२३॥
The one who is protected by you is safe in all 3 worlds and with your yell everyone gets afraid.
भूत पिसाच निकट नहिं आवै ।
महाबीर जब नाम सुनावै ॥२४॥
Ghosts, demon stay away from one who recites your name.
नासै रोग हरै सब पीरा ।
जपत निरन्तर हनुमत बीरा ॥२५॥
All diseases and sufferings gets removed if one recites your name continuously.
सङ्कट तें हनुमान छुड़ावै ।
मन क्रम बचन ध्यान जो लावै ॥२६॥
The one who remembers you in trouble, Lord Hanuman gets him out of trouble.
सब पर राम तपस्वी राजा ।
तिन के काज सकल तुम साजा ॥२७॥
Lord Rama is the king of Kings and you are the one who does his tasks.
और मनोरथ जो कोई लावै ।
सोई अमित जीवन फल पावै ॥२८॥
And your devotee, wishes for anythings, you fulfill all his wishes.
चारों जुग परताप तुह्मारा ।
है परसिद्ध जगत उजियारा ॥२९॥
Your fame is well known in all four eras
साधु सन्त के तुम रखवारे ।
असुर निकन्दन राम दुलारे ॥३०॥
You are protector of the goods and destroyer of evils, indeed you are favorite of Lord Rama.
अष्टसिद्धि नौ निधि के दाता ।
अस बर दीन जानकी माता ॥३१॥
When you went to Lanka and removed the grief of Goddess Sita, she gave you boon, that you will be giver of 8 Siddhis and 9 nidhis.
राम रसायन तुह्मरे पासा ।
सदा रहो रघुपति के दासा ॥३२॥
May you always be server of lord Rama and may you always sing his hymns.
तुह्मरे भजन राम को पावै ।
जनम जनम के दुख बिसरावै ॥३३॥
Your hymns reach to Lord Rama and removes problems of many births.
अन्त काल रघुबर पुर जाई ।
जहाँ जन्म हरिभक्त कहाई ॥३४॥
At last, your devotee may reach to Lord Rama’s place and will be declared as devotee of Lord Vishnu.
और देवता चित्त न धरई ।
हनुमत सेइ सर्ब सुख करई ॥३५॥
When any other deity do not pay attention, by your grace, one gets all wishes fulfilled.
सङ्कट कटै मिटै सब पीरा ।
जो सुमिरै हनुमत बलबीरा ॥३६॥
All obstacles and suffering ends by remembering you.
जय जय जय हनुमान गोसाईं ।
कृपा करहु गुरुदेव की नाईं ॥३७॥
Hail to O Lord Hanuman, you are like my Guru
जो सत बार पाठ कर कोई ।
छूटहि बन्दि महा सुख होई ॥३८॥
The one who will recite his chalisa 100 times will get free from any sufferings and will lead to happiness.
जो यह पढ़ै हनुमान चालीसा ।
होय सिद्धि साखी गौरीसा ॥३९॥
The one who will read this Hanuman Chalisa will be as powerful as lord Shiva.
तुलसीदास सदा हरि चेरा ।
कीजै नाथ हृदय महँ डेरा ॥४०॥
Tulsidasji prayers to Lord Hanumana, please stay in my heart forever.
पवनतनय सङ्कट हरन मङ्गल मूरति रूप ।
राम लखन सीता सहित हृदय बसहु सुर भूप ॥
O son of Lord Air, you are remover of obstacles and you are the most auspicious one. Please be in our hearts with Lord Rama, Lord Lakshmana and Goddess Sita