Commentary / explanation of Hanuman Chalisa verses 33 & 34

Ashtha sidhi nau nidhi ke data Asa bar din Janaki Mata You are the dispenser of the eight supernatural powers and the nine treasures of Kubera. Mother Janaki has bestowed this graceful blessing upon you. Ram rasayan tumhare pasa Sadaa raho raghupati ke dasa You have the ambrosia of Sri Rama with you and you […]

Commentary / explanation of Hanuman Chalisa verses 31 & 32

Charo juga pratap tumhara Hai parsiddhi jagat ujiyara Your glory is spread over four yugas and your effulgence is known throughout the world. Sadhu sant ke tum rakhvare Asur nikandan Ram dulare You are the protector of the sages and the saints and the destroyer of demons. Sri Rama has great affection for you. Hanuman […]

Commentary / explanation of Hanuman Chalisa verses 29 & 30

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) for explanations to the other verses of the Hanuman Chalisa Sub par Ram tapasvee raja Tinke kaaj sakal tum saaja The ascetic king Rama is the ruler of all, and you accomplish even his missions. Aur manorath jo koi lave Soi amit jivan phal pavei Whosoever comes to you with a […]

Commentary / explanation of Hanuman Chalisa verses 25 & 26

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) for explanations to the other verses of the Hanuman Chalisa Aapan tej samhaaro aapei Tinau Lok Hank Te Kanpei Your might and brilliance can be controlled by you alone, and when you roar the three worlds tremble. Bhoot pisaach nikat nahi aavei Mahabir jaba naam sunavei Ghosts and monsters never […]

Commentary on Hanuman Chalisa verses 23 & 24

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) for explanations to the other verses of the Hanuman Chalisa. Ram duware tum Rakhavare / Hot na aagya bin paisare You are the (ever vigilant) Guard at the door of Sri Rama’s abode. No entrance is possible without your consent. Sab such lahe tumhare saran / Tum rakshak kaahu ko […]

Commentary on Hanuman Chalisa Verses 20, 21 & 22

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Jug sahastra jojan par Bhanu Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu You lept towards the sun, situated millions of miles away, thinking it to be a sweet fruit. Prabhu mudrika meli mukha maaheen Jaladhi langhi gaye acharaj naheen You kept the Lord’s ring in your mouth and, no wonder, you jumped […]

Commentary on Hanuman Chalisa verses 18 & 19

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Tum upkara Sugreevahin keenha // Ram milai raj pad deenha You extended your value to help Sugriva, brought about his meeting with Rama with whose help he was awarded the kingship. Tumharo mantra Vibhishan mana // Lankeshwar bhaye sab jag jana Vibhishan accepted your council and became the king of […]

Commentary on Hanuman Chalisa verses 15, 16 & 17

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Insight into verse 15 Sahastra badan tumharo jas gavain // Asa kahi shripathi kanth lagavain Shesha-naga, the thousand hooded divine serpent sings your glory. Saying thus the husband of the Goddress Shree embraced you. In the previous verse, Rama is expressing gratitude to Hanuman for saving Lakshmana’s life. In verse […]

Hanuman Chalisa: Explanation of verses 13 & 14

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Insight into verse 13 Laye sanjivan Lakhan jiyaye Shree Raghubir harashi ur laye You brought the nectarine herb and revived the life of Laksmana. Sri Rama Chandra embraced with deep joy This of course refers to the part of the Ramayana where Lakshmana is fatally wounded by Ravana’s son Indrajeet. […]

Hanuman Chalisa: Explanation of verses 11 & 12

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Sukshma roop dhari Siyahin dikhava Bikat roop dhari Lank jarava You showed your small, slight form to mother Sita, assuming a terrible form you burnt the city of Lanka. Bhim roop dhari asur sanhare Ramchandra ke kaaj sanvare You took a colossal form and killed the demons. Thus, you fulfilled […]

Hanuman Chalisa: Explanation of verses 9 & 10

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Insight into Verse 9 Vidyavan guni ati chatur Ram kaj karibe ko atur You are possessor of all knowledge, full of virtue and wisdom. You are always prompt and eager to act in the service of Lord Rama. One would initially think that this verse is simply repeating praises of […]

Hanuman Chalisa: Explanation of verses 7 & 8

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Insight into Verse 7 Hath Bajra aur dhvaja birajai Kandhe moonj janeu sajai You hold the mace of the thunderbolt and a flag in your hands. The sacred thread of Munja grass adorns your shoulders. In the first line of Verse 7, Tulsidas says that Hanuman’s hand carries the “bajra” […]

Hanuman Chalisa: Explanation of verses 5 & 6

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) Insight into Verse 5 Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi Kumati nivar sumati ke sangi O Mahaveer, your actions are mighty and terrible, and your body is strong as a thunderbolt. You eliminate the illusions of the mind and give a bright intellect. “O Mahaveer, your actions are might and terrible, and your […]

Hanuman Chalisa: Explanation of verses 3 & 4

Click here for explanations of verses 1 & 2 Insight into Verse 3 Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar  Victory to Thee, O Hanuman, Ocean of wisdom and virtue, victory to the Lord of monkeys who is well known in all the three worlds. This is a seemingly simple devotional verse […]

The Hanuman Chalisa: Introduction & Explanation of first verses

Visit Hindu Perspective’s HANUMAN SECTION (special feature) The Hanuman Chalisa is a prayer that many young Hindus will at least have heard of, if not be familiar with. Chances are that it may be sung in your own home or by somebody that you know. This article explains the background to the Hanuman Chalisa and provides an insight […]

Lord Rama: history and legend

Rama Navami is the Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. While not as exuberantly celebrated as Diwali (which is centered on the return of Rama to his kingdom of Ayodhya after a period of exile), it is still a major festival, celebrated with great devotion by millions. This year, Rama Navami falls on Saturday 20th […]

Is Hanuman alive?

At one point in the Ramayana, Indrajit (Ravana’s eldest son) launched a massive attack against a section of Rama’s army, causing massive slaughter. When Jambhavan (the commander) arrived at the scene to survey the damage, the first thing he said was, “Is Hanuman alive?” Hanuman subsequently arrived at the scene and Jambhavan was glad to […]