Hanuman Chalisa commentary on verse 43 (final verse)

Pavan tanay sankar haran, mangal murti roop

Ram Lakhan Sita sahit, hriday basuhu sur bhoop

May Hanuman, the son of Pavana, the protector from distress, the embodiment of auspiciousness and the deity of the Earth, reside in my heart together with Sri Rama, Laksmana and Sita.

Hanuman Chalisa, Verse 43

This is the final and concluding verse, which gives essence of the aspiration that underlies the entire Hanuman Chalisa. It is written in a different poetic meter to the previous 40 verses (verses composed in this poetic meter are called a “doha”, whereas the preceding 40 verses are called “chopai”). 

May Hanuman, the son of Pavana, the protector from distress, the embodiment of auspiciousness and the deity of the Earth, reside in my heart together with Sri Rama, Laksmana and Sita.

Hanuman is referred to as “the son of Pavana” and the “scatterer of troubles”.

Pavan, the Deity of the Wind” is the giver of life, the Cosmic Prana and Vayu (air element). Hanuman is the foremost emanation of Pavan, and shows the full might, splendour and tempestuousness of the universal prana, yet harnessed purely in service of the Divine will. Invoking him, one gains the adaptability, strength, presence of mind and vitality to diminish troubles. He is lauded as “mangal murti roop” – which means “one one who is the very embodiment and form of auspiciousness”.

He is asked to come and reside in our hearts, together with Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. It is said that if we keep Hanuman in our heart, Rama, Lakshmana and Sita are automatically there. They are all living powers of the Divine Mind, ever there to help and guide us along our journey.

The great sage Sri Aurobindo explains that the characters of the Mahabharata, Ramayana are all represent a Universal Power of consciousness, yet at the same time:

“not a mere allegory, the characters are not personified qualities, but incarnations or emanations of living and conscious Forces with whom we can enter into concrete touch and they take human bodies in order to help man and show him the way from his mortal state to a divine consciousness and immortal life.”

Hanuman is also called (at the end of the verse) “sur bhoop” – which means “Deity of the Earth”. Hanuman is a deity of nature, and is a custodian of our planet, and is the head of the Divine army of nature, through whom all the healing and rejuvenating powers of nature flow.

In connection with his role as the Deity of Earth, David Frawley in his book “Yoga and the Sacred Fire” described an interesting spiritual experience relating to Lord Hanuman, when visiting a famous Hindu temple in Hawaii. He describes:

“…I had a visionary dream of Hanuman coming down from the lush mountains along with his monkey band. His message was that as a protector of the Earth, he was growing impatient with how we humans are mistreating the planet. The forces of nature are replete with such guiding spirits. We humans are not the only guardians of the Earth, and if we fail in our duty these spirits will hold us accountable as well”.

This demonstrates Hanuman’s role as the deity of nature, which is alluded to by Tulsidas in the final two words of the Hanuman Chalisa.

With this concludes my commentary of the verses of the Hanuman Chalisa. May the blessings of Hanuman guide us all towards a better world.

Jai Shree Hanuman

Victory to Lord Hanuman

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  1. sunilk56gmailcom says:

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    On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 1:19 AM The Hindu perspective wrote:

    > Mr 108 posted: ” Pavan tanay sankar haran, mangal murti roopRam Lakhan > Sita sahit, hriday basuhu sur bhoopMay Hanuman, the son of Pavana, the > protector from distress, the embodiment of auspiciousness and the deity of > the Earth, reside in my heart together with Sri Rama, ” >

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