Hindu God Lord Hanuman (The Monkey God) or Hanuman Ji is the greatest devotee of Lord Rama and plays a vital role in the Hindu epic Ramayana. He is the son of Vayu or Marut (The Wind God) and Anjani. Anjaneya, Anjani Putra, Hanumat, Bajarangabali, Hanuman, Mahaveer (the great hero), Maruti, Pavanputra (son of air) are some of His names used by devotees. Hanuman, worshiped for his strength, knowledge, valor, divinity, agility, and considered as the symbol of devotion and dedication.
His devotees will fast on Saturdays and Thursdays, give offerings to him and chant the mantras to please Him so that He will do miracles in the life of the devotees.
Here, are some of the popular Mantras of Hanuman:
1. Hanuman Beeja Mantra
Shree Ram Dootaaya Namaha
Meaning: We plead to the Lord Hanuman, who is the greatest server and messenger of the Lord Shree Rama.
2. Hanuman Mantra – For Jobs, Promotions & Examinations
Thursday is considered to be the auspicious day to chant this mantra and it is widely used by students to pass the examinations as well as employees to get promotions.
3. Hanuman Gayathri Mantra
It is believed that the energy that fills up your life by chanting this mantra will guard you against all dangers and strengthen you with courage and knowledge.
Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe
Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat
Meaning: We pray to the son of Goddess Anjani and the son of the “Wind”. May Lord Hanuman lead our intellect towards intelligence and “knowing”
4. Hanuman Mantra
This mantra praises Hanuman as the messenger of the Lord Rama, who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Hanuman can travel swiftly and is very intelligent. He is also described as the chief of the monkey army and the son of Vayu (Wind God).
5. Mantra of Bhakta Hanuman
Hanuman Rakssa Sarvadaa
Meaning: I bow to you, mighty Hanuman, Who was born from the Womb of Mother Anjani, and who is the most Excellent Minister of the King of Monkeys. He is extremely dear to Sri Rama; I Bow to You, O Hanuman, Please Protect me always.
6. Jai Hanuman Gnan Gun Sagar – Hanuman Chalisa
Shrii-Guru Carann Saroja-Raja,
Barannau Raghu-Bara Bimala Yasha,
Jo Daayaka Phala-Caara
Meaning: I clean my mind with the help of the dust of the lotus like feet of Sri Gurudeva. I describe the Sacred Glory of Sri Rama Chandra, who bestows the Four Fruits of Life (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha).
Buddhi-Hiina Tanu Jaanike,
Sumirau Pavan Kumaar
Bala Buddhi-Vidyaa Dehu Mohi,
Harahu Kalesha Vikaar
Meaning: O Pavan Puthra, I meditate on you, please consider me as I am ignorant. Bestow on me Strength, Wisdom and Knowledge, and Remove my Afflictions and Blemishes.
Jnaan Gunn Saagar
Meaning: Victory to You, O Hanuman. You are the Ocean of Wisdom and Virtue. Victory to the king of the monkeys and the enlightener of the three Worlds.
Raama-Duut Atulit Bala-Dhaamaa
Anjani-Putra Pavan-Sut Naamaa
Meaning: O Lord, you are the Messenger of Sri Rama possessing incalculable Strength. You are known as Anjani-Putra (son of Anjani) and Pavana-Suta (son of Pavana, the wind-god).
Mahaa-biir Bikrama Bajarangii
Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangii
Meaning: O Lord, you are a great hero whose is extremely valiant and have a strong body as that of thunderbolt. You are the dispeller of evil thoughts and companion of Good Sense and Wisdom.
Kancan Barann Biraaj Subeshaa
Kaanan Kunddala Kuncita Keshaa
Meaning: You possess a Golden Hue, and you are Neatly Dressed, You wear Ear-Rings and have beautiful Curly Hair.
Haath Bajra Au Dhvajaa Biraajai
Kaandhe Muuj Janeuu Saajai
Meaning: You are the one who holds both the Thunderbolt and the Flag in your Hands. You also wear the Sacred Thread across your Shoulder.
Teja Prataap Mahaa Jag-Vandan
Meaning: O Lord, you are the incarnation of Lord Shiva and son of Kesari, who has been adored by the whole world because of your power and bravery.
Vidyaavaan Gunnii Ati Caatur
Raam Kaaj Karibe Ko Aatur
Meaning: You are the one who is extremely intelligent, virtuous and scholar. You are always ready to serve Sri Ram
Prabhu Caritra Sunibe Ko Rasiyaa
Raamalassann Siitaa Man Basiyaa
Meaning: You are delighted when the glories of Sri Ram are played. You have Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Devi Sita Dwelling in your Heart.
Suukssma Ruupadhari Siyahi Dikhaavaa
Vikatt Ruup Dhari Lamka Jaraavaa
Meaning: In the Diminutive Form, you appeared before Sita Devi and you also assumed the awesome form to burn Lanka.
Bhiim Ruup Dhari Asur Samhaare
Raamacandra Ke Kaaj Samvaare
Meaning: Assuming the gigantic form, you destroyed the Demons of Lanka, thereby accomplishing the task bestowed on Him by Sri Ram.
Laal Deha Laaleel-Se,
Vajra Deha Daanava Dalan,
Jai Jai Jai Kapi-Soor
Meaning: We pray to the red-colored one, whose entire body is red, and is decorated with red colored sindoor. We pray to the one draped with a red colored loin-cloth. We pray to the one whose body is firm and strong like the vajra. We pray to the destroyer of demons. We bow in praise again and again to the supreme among Gods, Lord Hanuman.
8. Prayer for Hanuman
Manojavam Maruta Tulya Vegam,
Jitendriyam Buddhi Mataam Varishtham
Vaataatmajam Vaanara Yooth Mukhyam,
Shree Raama Dootam Sharnam Prapadye
Manojavam- Let I pray to the one who is swift as thought
Marut.tulya.vegam- the one who is more powerful than the wind
jitendriyam- the one who has conquered his senses
vaataatmajam- the one who is supreme among all intelligent beings, the son of the wind-god
vaanar.yooth.mukhyam- the commander of the army of forest creatures
Give me refuse, the messenger of Lord Rama, the incomparable Lord Hanuman. Please accept me and my prayers at your feet.