AARATII KIIJAI HANUMAANA
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
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
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
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
BAAEIN BHUJAA SE ASURA
DAAHINII BHUJAA SURA UBAARE
With his left arm he slew the
demons and with the right saved the gods and sages.
LANKAA JARAAI ASURA
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
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
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
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
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.