AARATII KIIJAI HANUMAANA LALAA
DUSTA DALANA RAGHUNAATHA KALAA KI
May we now perform the ceremony of Aarti in adoration of
our beloved Hanuman who is the slayer of the wicked and
a quintessential part and parcel of Rama himself. May we..
JAAAKE BALA SE GIRIVARA KAANPE
BHUUTA PISAACHA NIKATA NAHIN JHAANKE
His might causes even the Himalayas to tremble (with fear)
and ghosts and goblins to keep their distance. May we perform…
DE BIIDAA RAGHUNAATHA PATHAAE
LANKAA JAARII SIYA SUDHI LAAE
Shri Rama dispatched him on the all-important mission to
Lanka (the isle of demons) which he reduced to ashes before
bringing the tidings of Sita.
LANKAA SII KOTA SAMUDRA SII
JAATA PAVANA SUTA NA LAAII
Hanuman, Son of the Wind, leapt across the ocean and the
rampart of the city in the twinkling of an eye.
BAAEIN BHUJAA SE ASURA SANHAARE
DAAHINII BHUJAA SURA UBAARE
With his left arm he slew the demons and with the right
saved the gods and sages.
LANKAA JARAAI ASURA SANHAARE
RAAJAARAAMA KE KAAJA SANVAARE
Having set Lanka on fire he slew the fiends and accomplished
the task that Rama had assigned him.
DEVA SANTA KE SADAA SAHAAII
O Son of Anjani, you bestow great might (on your votaries)
and always provide succour to gods and sages.
LAKSHMANA MUURCHITA PADE SAKAARE
LAAII SANJIIVANI PRAANA UBAARE
When Lakshmana was lying unconscious, you brought the life-saving
herb at daybreak, which saved the dying warrior (restored
his vital breath).
PAITHI PAATAALA TODII YAMA
AHIRAAVANA KE BHUJAA UKHAADE
Descending to the nether regions, you broke open the prison-gates
of Yama and pulled Ahiravana’s arms apart.
SURA NARA MUNI JANA AARTII
JAI JAI JAI KAPIRAAJA UCHAAREIN
Gods, humans, sages and devotees chant your Aarti and glorify
you again and again.
KANCHAN THAARA KAPUURA SUHAAII
AARTII KARATA ANJANI MAAII
In a golden platter with camphor placed beautifully in
it, your mother, Anjani, waves the lustral lamp round you
and hymns your praises.
JO HANUMAANA JII KII AARATII
BASI VAIKUNTHA PARAMA PADA PAAVE
He who hymns Hanuman’s Aarti (or performs the last
ceremony with waving of lights around him) goes straight
to Vaikuntha (the celestial abode of Rama) and attains salvation.