Prayer for Monday (Hanuman Jayanti)

After cleansing the mirror of my mind with the pollen dust of holy Guru’s Lotus feet.
I Profess the pure, untainted glory of Shri Raghuvar which bestows the four-fold
fruits of life. (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).

Fully aware of the deficiency of my intelligence, I concentrate my attention
on Pavan Kumar and humbly ask for strength, intelligence and true knowledge
to relieve me of all blemishes, causing pain.

Victory to thee, O’Hanuman! Ocean of Wisdom –
All hail to you O’Kapisa! (fountain-head of power and wisdom)
You illuminate all the three worlds (entire cosmos) with your glory.

You are the divine messenger of Shri Ram. The repository of immeasurable strength,
though known only as Son of Pavan (Wind), born of Anjani.

With Limbs as sturdy as Vajra (The mace of God Indra) you are valiant and brave.
On you attends good Sense and Wisdom. You dispel the darkness of evil thoughts.

Your physique is beautiful golden coloured and your dress is pretty.
You wear ear rings and have long curly hair.

You carry in your hand a lightening bolt along with a victory (kesari) flag
and wear the sacred thread on your shoulder.

As a descendant of Lord Sankar, you are a comfort and pride of Shri Kesari.
With the lustre of your Vast Sway, you are propitiated all over the universe.

You are the repository of learning, virtuous and fully accomplished,
always keen to carry out the behest’s of Shri Ram.

You are an ardent listener, always so keen to listen to the narration
of Shri Ram’s Life Stories. Your heart is filled with what Shri Ram stood for.
You therefore always dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita.

You appeared before Sita in a Diminutive form and spoke to her in humility.
You assumed an awesome form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire.

With over-whelming might you destroyed the Asuras (demons)
and performed all tasks assigned to you by Shri Ram with great skill.

You brought Sanjivan (a herb that revives life) and restored Lakshman back to life;
Shri Raghuvir (Shri Ram) cheerfully embraced you with his heart full of joy.

Shri Raghupati (Shri Ram) lustily extolled your excellence and said:
“You are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat.”

Thousands of living beings are chanting hymns of your glories;
saying thus, Shri Ram warmly hugged him (Shri Hanuman).

When prophets like Sanka, even the Sage like Lord Brahma,
the great hermit Narad himself, Goddess Saraswati and Ahisha
(one of immeasurable dimensions).

Even Yamraj (God of Death), Kuber (God of Wealth) and the
Digpals (deputies guarding the four corners of the Universe)
have been vying with one another in offering homage to your glories.
How then, can a mere poet give adequate expression of your super excellence.

You rendered a great service to Sugriv. You united him with Shri Ram
and he installed him on the Royal Throne. By heeding your advice,
Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka. This is known all over the Universe.

On your own you dashed upon the Sun, which is at a fabulous distance
of thousands of miles, thinking it to be a sweet luscious fruit.

Carrying the Lord’s Signet Ring in your mouth, there is hardly any wonder
that you easily leapt across the ocean.

The burden of all difficult tasks of the world become light with your kind grace.

You are the sentry at the door of Shri Ram’s Divine Abode.
No one can enter it without your permission.

All comforts of the world lie at your feet. The devotees enjoy all divine pleasures
and feel fearless under your benign Protection.

You alone are befitted to carry your own splendid valour.
All the three worlds (entire universe) tremor at your thunderous call.

All the ghosts, demons and evil forces keep away,
with the sheer mention of your great name, O’Mahaveer!!

All diseases, pain and suffering disappear on reciting regularly
Shri Hanuman’s holy name.

Those who remember Shri Hanuman in thought, words and deeds
with Sincerity and Faith, are rescued from all crises in life.

All who hail, worship and have faith in Shri Ram as the Supreme Lord
and the king of penance. You make all their difficult tasks very easy.

Whosoever comes to you for fulfillment of any desire with fait hand sincerity,
Will he alone secure the imperishable fruit of human life.

All through the four ages your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide.
Your fame is Radiantly acclaimed all over the Cosmos.

You are Saviour and the guardian angel of Saints and Sages
and destroy all Demons. You are the angelic darling of Shri Ram.

You can grant to any one, any yogic power of Eight Siddhis (power to become
light and heavy at will) and Nine Nidhis (Riches, comfort, power, prestige, fame,
sweet relationship, etc.) This boon has been conferred upon you by Mother Janki.

You possess the power of devotion to Shri Ram.
In all rebirths you will always remain Shri Raghupati’s most dedicated disciple.

Through hymns sung in devotion to you, one can find Shri Ram
and become free from sufferings of several births.

If at the time of death one enters the Divine Abode of Shri Ram,
thereafter in all future births he is born as the Lord’s devotee.

One need not entertain any other deity for Propitiation,
as devotion of Shri Hanuman alone can give all happiness.

One is freed from all the sufferings and ill fated contingencies of
rebirths in the world. One who adores and remembers Shri Hanuman.

Hail, Hail, Hail, Shri Hanuman, Lord of senses.
Let your victory over the evil be firm and final.
Bless me in the capacity as my supreme guru.

One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free
from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.

All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The forty Chaupais) regularly
are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a witness
as Bhagwan Sankar.

Tulsidas as a humble devotee of the Divine Master, stays perpetually at his feet,
he prays “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart and soul.”

Oh! conqueror of the Wind, Destroyer of all miseries,
you are a symbol of Auspiciousness.
Along with Shri Ram, Lakshman and Sita, reside in my heart.
Oh! King of Gods.

(Hanuman Chalisa)

Today’s Affirmation:

“I AM a tower of strength and vitality.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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