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Hanuman Chalisa lyrics in English with meaning explained (simplified for children)

Updated: Apr 25

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Man Mukur Sudhaari

Barnau Raghuvar Bimal Jasu, Jo Dayaku Phal Chaari

Tulsidas says ‘I put my hands together in prayer and bow down at my Guru’s feet,

with an open mind and pure heart I recite the glories of Shree Rama’


Buddhi Heen Tanu Jaanike, Sumirau Pavan Kumar

Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesa Bikaar 

Knowing I still have so much to learn, I ask for your help Hanumanji (son of the Wind God Pavan).

Give me strength, wisdom and knowledge to deal with all problems. Show me right from wrong.


  1. Jai Hanuman Gyaan Guna Sagar, Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujaagar Praise be to you Hanumanji, you are an ocean of wisdom, the one who always acts sensibly, you are the leader of the monkeys and are celebrated across the entire universe (all three worlds)

  2. Ramadoot Atulit Bal Dhamaa, Anjani Putra Pavansut Naamaa You are the divine messenger of Shree Rama and have superpower strength, you are also known as the son of Anjani and Pavan.

  3. Mahabir Bikram Bajrangi, Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi You are mighty, powerful and strong like lightning. You are sensible and wise, the remover of darkness and any bad thoughts

  4. Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesa, Kaanan Kundal Kunchita Kesaa You look handsome with your golden complexion and beautiful clothing, ear studs and curly hair

  5. Haath Bajra Aur Dhwaja Biraajai, Kandhe Moonj Janeu Saajai In one hand you hold the thunderbolt mace and in the other a victory flag, you wear the sacred Janeu thread on your shoulder

  6. Shankar Suvan Kesari Nandan, Tej Pratap Maha Jag Bandan Son of Kesari, you and Lord Shiva are one and the same, the whole world praises your powerful radiance

  7. Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chatur, Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Aatur You are intelligent, full of goodness and very clever, you are always keen to serve Shree Rama

  8. Prabhu Charitra Sunibe Ko Rasiya, Ram Lakhan Sita Man Basiya You are fond of hearing the glories of Shree Rama and are so devoted to Him that He is in your heart with Mother Sita and Brother Lakshman.

  9. Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyahin Dikhawa, Bikat Roop Dhari Lanka Jarawa You appeared before Mother Sita in a tiny form (so as not to scare her) and took a huge strong form when you set the city of Lanka on fire with your tail

  10. Bhima Roop Dhari Asur Sanhaare, Ramchandra Ke Kaaj Savare In this mighty form you destroyed any demons and successfully completed all tasks given to you by Shree Rama

  11. Laye Sajivan Lakhan Jiyaye, Shree Raghuvir Harashi Ur Laaye When brother Lakshman was unconscious and badly hurt you carried the mountain which had the special Sanjivini medicinal herb on it to revive him. Shree Rama was so filled with joy he gave you a huge hug.

  12. Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badai, Tum Mama Priya Bharat Sam Bhai Shree Rama gave you the highest praise saying you were as dear to him as his brother Bharat

  13. Sahas Badan Tumharo Jasa Gaavein, Asa Kahi Shripati Kanth Lagavein The King of the Nagas (serpents) sings your praises, Shree Rama hugged you with affection once again

  14. Sanakadik Brahmadi Muneesa, Narad Sarad Sahit Ahisaa All devtas and sages will forever sing your praises (Sanaka, Brahma, Saraswati, Narad and saints and sages all sing your praises)

  15. Jam Kuber Digpal Jahan Te, Kabi Kobid Kahi Sake Kahaan Te Yama (God of Death), Kuber (God of Wealth), the guards of the universe are competing to honour you the most. Then how can a small poet like me describe your glories properly

  16. Tum Upakar Sugrivahi Keenha, Ram Milaye Rajpad Deenha You helped Sugriva by introducing him to Shree Ram, whose blessings allowed him to win back his kingdom and throne

  17. Tumharo Mantra Vibhishan Maana, Lankeshwara Bhaye Sab Jag Jana After the death of Ravana you advised his brother Vibhishan to be crowned King of Lanka. This is known across the Universe.

  18. Jug Sahastra Jo Jana Par Bhaanu, Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu As a child you flew to the sun, thousands of miles away and swallowed it up, thinking it was a sweet fruit

  19. Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukha Maahee, Jaladhi Laanghi Gaye Acharaj Naaheen Carrying Shree Rama’s ring in your mouth, you easily leapt over the ocean to find Mother Sita

  20. Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jete, Sugam Anugraha Tumhre Tete With your grace even the most difficult tasks become easy

  21. Ram Dware Tum Rakhavare, Hoat Na Aagya Binu Paisaare No one can reach Shree Ram’s heaven without your permission

  22. Sab Sukh Lahai Tumhari Sarna, Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Darna With your grace and compassion all pleasures are gained, with your protection there is nothing to fear

  23. Aapan Tej Samharo Aapai, Tinau Lok Haank Te Kapei You alone can have and control your powers, when you roar the entire universe (all three worlds) trembles

  24. Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahi Aavai, Mahabir Jab Naam Sunavai No ghosts, evil spirits or monsters can come near those that repeat your great name

  25. Naasai Rog Harai Sab Peera, Japat Nirantar Hanumat Beera By constant chanting of your name, people can recover from illnesses, all pain and suffering disappears

  26. Sankat Te Hanuman Chhudavai, Man Krama Bachan Dhyaan Jo Laavai Those who remember Hanumanji in thought, word and action are always protected from any danger

  27. Sab Par Raam Tapasvee Raja, Tinake Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja You make all tasks easy for the devotees of Shree Rama

  28. Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lavai, Soi Amit Jeevan Phal Pavai Whoever comes to you with their wishes, you help them if they have faith and are sincere

  29. Chaaro Jug Partaap Tumhara, Hai Parsiddh Jagat Ujiyara Your magnificent glory is remembered in all four ages and you are famous across the Cosmos

  30. Saadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhwaare, Asur Nikandan Ram Dulhare You are the protector of saints and sages, you are very dear to Shree Ram, He loves you with all his heart

  31. Ashta Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Daata, As Bar Deen Janki Mata You are blessed by Mother Janaki (another name for Sita) to grant anyone with any of the eight yogic powers and nine super powers

  32. Ram Rasayan Tumhare Pasa, Sada Raho Raghupati Ke Dasa You are the example of devotion to Shree Rama, in every birth you will be Shree Rama’s most dedicated disciple

  33. Tumhare Bhajan Ramako Pavai, Janam Janam Ke Dukh Bisravai One can reach Shree Rama by chanting your name, removing lifetimes of suffering

  34. Anta Kaal Raghubar Pur Jaayee, Jahan Janam Hari Bhakt Kahayee If at the time of death one remembers Shree Rama and enters his heaven then he is reborn in all future lives as his devotee

  35. Aur Devata Chitt Na Dharayi, Hanumat Sei Sarva Sukh Karayi Even if only you are worshiped Hanumanji you can give the devotee eternal Happiness

  36. Sankat Kate Mite Sab Peera, Jo Sumirai Hanumat Balbeera All trouble will disappear for the one that devotedly remembers you (Hanumanji)

  37. Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosaai, Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Nyahin Glory to you oh Hanumanji! Please be compassionate and forgiving with me, like a Guru would to his devotee

  38. Jo Sat Baar Paath Kar Koi, Chutehi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoyi One who recites this prayer 100 times with full faith will enjoy the highest bliss and become free from the cycle of rebirth

  39. Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa, Hoye Siddhi Saakhi Gaurisa He who recites the Hanuman Chalisa (these forty verses) regularly with devotion, as witnessed by Lord Shiva will overcome all difficulty

  40. Tulsidas Sada Hari Chera, Kije Naath Hridaya Mahn Dera Tulsidas who wrote these verses is an eternal devotee of Hari (Vishnu), O Lord please reside in my heart forever


Pavan Tanaye Sankat Haran, Mangal Murati Roop

Ram Lakhan Sita Sahit, Hridaya Basahu Sur Bhoop

O Son of the wind God, destroyer of all miseries,

please reside in my heart with Shree Rama, Brother Lakshman and Mother Sita



The Hanuman Chalisa is a 40 verse poem dedicated to Hanumanji and composed by Sant Goswami Tulsidasji. It narrates his devotion, achievements and holds great power. The essence has been translated and simplified by Ishani Kantaria founder of 108 Puzzles so that children can understand its meaning. It was created to be used alongside the jigsaw puzzle Hanuman’s Story which is an illustration of the Hanuman Chalisa. Dedicated to her grandfather Sant Shree Rambapa who showed her what it truly meant to be a Hanuman bhakt and the power of chanting the Hanuman Chalisa.

Hanuman Chalisa lyrics in English with meaning explained (simplified for children)


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