Shiv Chalisa in Hindi & English (with Meaning, Method & Benefits)
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Jai Ganesh Girija suvan,
Mangal mool sujan.
Kahit Ayodhya das tum,
dehu abhay vardan.
(Victory to Lord Ganesha – the song of Girija,
Who is the origin of all that is good,
Ayodhya das requests you for,
the boon of fearlessness.)
Jai Girijapati deen dayala,
Sada karat santan pratipala.
(Victory to the consort of Girika (Lord Shiva) who is always kind to the distressed,
And always bestows his blessings upon saints.)
Bhaal chandrama sohat neeke,
Kanan kundal naag phani ke.
(You wear the baby moon on your forehead,
And for ear-rings you wear the snake’s hood.)
Ang gaur, shir gang bahaaye,
Mundamaal tan chhor lagaaye.
(He has a fair complexion and the river Ganga flows from his forehead,
He wears a garland made of skulls and smears his body with ash.)
Vastra khal baagambar sohe,
Chhavi ko dekh naag muni mohe.
(For clothes, he wears the skin of a lion,
And the sight of his image enchants the Naga sages.)
Maina maatu ki havae dulaari,
Bam ang sohat chhavi nyaari.
(The dear daughter of Mother Maina,
Sits to your left adding beauty to your image.)
Kar trishul sohat chhavi bhari,
Karat sadaa shatrun kshayakari.
(Holding a trident in your hand and dressed in a lion’s skin,
You always defeat your enemies.)
Nandi Ganesh sohain tahan kaise,
Sagar madhya kamal hai jaise.
(You always accompany Nandi and Lord Ganesh,
And resemble a lotus growing in the middle of an ocean.)
Kartik shyam aur ganarau,
Ya chhavi ko kahi jaat na kau.
(As Kartik with his dark skin and Lord Ganesh accompany you,
Nobody can describe the immaculacy and divinity of this image.)
Devani jabhi jaay pukara,
Tabahin dukh Prabhu aap nivara.
(Whenever the Gods call for victory in your name,
On all such occasions you have cured them of their sorrows.)
Kiya upadrav Tarak bhari,
Devan sab mili tumhin juhari.
(When demon Tarakasura weighed down on the Gods causing them immense trouble,
All the Gods came together to seek your help.)
Turant shadanan ap pathayau,
Lav nimesh mahan mari girayau.
(Immediately, you sent them to seek the six-faced God,
Who, without delay, brought about the death and fall of Tarakasura.)
Aap jalandhar asur sanhara,
Suyash tumhar vidit sansara.
(You also killed the demon Jalandhar,
And your name and fame spread quickly across the entire world.)
Tripurasur sang yudh machai,
Sabahin kripa kari linh bachai.
(You also waged a war against the demon Tripurasura,
And showing mercy you saved all Gods.)
Kiya tapahin Bhagirath bhari,
Purab pratigya taasu purari.
(King Bhagirath undertook great penance,
And you helped him to fulfil his vows.)
Daanin mahan tum sam kou nahin,
Sevak stuti karat sadai.
(There is no one as charitable as you, oh Lord.
Your devotees have thoughts of you in their minds constantly.)
Ved nam mahima tab gai,
Akath anadi bhed nahin pai
(The great Vedas have tried to describe your glory,
But, oh Limiteless Lord, even they have failed to capture your entire essence.)
Pragat udadhi manthan mein jwala,
Jare surasur bahe bihala.
(The ocean churned and from it arose the flame…
…made of poison that equally frightened both the Gods (devas) & demons(asuras).)
Dindayal tahan kari sahai,
Nilkanth tab nam kahai.
(And then, as the one who shows mercy on all, you swallowed the poison turning your throat blue,
And from then on you were called Neelkanth – the one with the blue throat.)
Pujan Ramchandra jab kinha,
Jit ke Lanka Vibhishan dinha.
(When Lord Rama worshipped you,
He won the Lanka and handed it to Vibhishan – the brother of Ravana)
Sahas kamal men ho rahe dhari,
Kinha pariksha tabahi purari
(He wanted to dedicate a thousand lotuses to you in worship,
And that is when you decided to test his devotion.)
Ek kamal prabhu raakhau johi,
Kamal nayan pujan chahan soi
(Oh Lord Shiva, you decided to take away one of those Lotuses,
And unable to find it Lord Rama offered one of his eyes to you instead during the worship.)
Kathin bhakti dekhi Prabhu Shankar,
Bhaye prasan diye ichhith var.
(Seeing his great devotion, oh Lord Shankar,
You were very delighted and granted his desires.)
Jai Jai Jai Anant avinashi,
Karat kripa sab ke ghat vasi.
(Victory, victory, victory to you, oh Unlimited and Indestructible Lord,
Please show mercy upon us all, you who is present in every place in the Universe.)
Dusht sakal nit mohi satavaen,
Bhramat rahe mohi chain na aavaen.
(Evil thoughts trouble me every day,
I am highly distressed and cannot find peace.)
Trahi trahi main nath pukarun,
Yahi avasari mohi, aani ubaro.
(Help me, Help me, I call upon you oh Lord,
At this very moment, I beg you to bless me.)
Lai trishul shatrun ko maro,
Sankat se mohi aan ubaro.
(Bring your trishul and kill my enemies,
And free me from all kinds of troubles.)
Maatu pita bhrata sab koi,
Sankat men puuchhat nahin koi.
(I have a Mother, Father, Brothers and Other relatives,
But when I am in trouble no one can save me.)
Swami ek hai aas tumhari,
Aay harahu ab sankat bhari.
(Oh Lord, you are my last hope,
Please come and take away everything that heavily troubles me.)
Dhan nirdhan ko det sadahi,
Jo koi jaanche wo phal pahin.
(You always bless the poor with wealth,
Whoever chants your name receives the fruits of devotion.)
Astuti kehi vidhi karaun tumhari,
Shamahu nath ab chuuk hamari.
(How do I remember and worship you, oh Lord (with my limited knowledge),
Please forgive my faults, oh Bholenath)
Shankar ho sankat ke nashan,
Mangal kaaran vighna vinashan.
(You are Lord Shankar – the destroyer of sorrows,
The one who grants positive things and destroys obstacles.)
Yogi yati muni dhyan lagavain,
Narad Sharad sheesh nawavain.
(Sages, seers and saints meditate on your,
Even Lord Narada and Goddess Saraswati bow before you.)
Namo, namo jai namo Shivay,
Sur Brahmadik paar na paay.
(I salute you, I salute you, victory and salutations to you, oh Lord Shiva,
Even Gods & Brahmans cannot describe you.)
Jo yah path kare man lai,
Taapar hot hain Shambhu sahai.
(Whoever recites this prayer in his mind,
He will doubtlessly win the support and help of Lord Shambhu.)
Rinya jo koi ho adhikari,
Path kare so paavan-hari.
(Anyone who recites this prayer with intense love,
Will gain prosperity through the chanting of this prayer to Lord Shiva)
Putraheen kar ichchha koi,
Nishchai Shiv prasad tehi hoi
(When a child-less person asks for a progeny,
Lord Shiva certainly grants him a child.)
Pandit trayodashi ko lavain,
Dhyan purvak horn karavain.
(He who appoints a Pandit on the thirteenth day of the moon,
And has a sacrifice conducted with pure focus…)
Tryodashi vrat kare hamesha,
Tan nahin taake rahe kalesha.
(He who always observes the fast on the thirteenth day of the moon,
Would be blessed with a body untouched by illness and his mind will be forever peaceful.)
Dhup deep naived chadhavai,
Shankar sanmukh path sunavai.
(He who worships Lord Shiva with fire-lamps and incense,
And recites this prayer before the beautiful visage of Lord Shankara…)
Janma Janma ke paap nashave,
Antvaas Shivpur mein pave.
(…Will have the sins of all his lives erased,
And find his life’s final refuge in the city of Lord Shiva.)
Kahe Ayodhya aas tumhari,
Jaani sakal dukh harahu hamari.
(Ayodhya Prasad, wishes to you oh Lord,
To bless us with a long life and take away all our sorrows.)
Nitya Name kar prataha hi,
Patha karau chalees.
Tum meri mano kamana,
Purna karahu Jagadish.
(After fulfilling all the duties of the day,
I recite this forty verse prayer.
Please take all my wishes into consideration,
And fulfil them, oh lord Jagadish.)
Magsar chathi hemant ritu,
Samvat chousath jaan.
Astuti chaleesa shivahi,
Poorn keen kalyaan.
(Meditation on the Shiv Chalisa,
Helps one obtain complete fulfilment.)
Shiv Chalisa in Hindi | Shiva Chalisa Lyrics in Hindi
Method of reciting Shiv Chalisa
Reciting of the Shiv Chalisa must ideally be done after cleaning your body and your environment. Ideally, take a bath in the morning and then sit before an image of Lord Shiva to recite the Shiv Chalisa. Understand the meaning of each of the lines you are reading helps maximize the impact that the Shiv Chalisa has in your life.
Benefits of reciting Shiv Chalisa
Regular recital of the Shiv Chalisa helps you receive the blessings of the Mahadev – Lord Shiva. The benefits can be come in many forms and shapes. Shiv Chalisa will help you to –
- Face one’s fears with the blessing of strength from Lord Shiva
- Be relieved of all stresses and sorrows that plague you
- Overcome evil thoughts and distracting temptations and find peace of mind
- Defeat your enemies and do your best in competitions
- Have your past sins erased and develop the ability to make righteous choices going forward in your life
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