12 Names of Hanuman - Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

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The 12 Powerful Names of Lord Hanuman chant honors his great importance in Hindu mythology.

This divine mantra highlights his heroic deeds and how he impacted the lives of other divine figures like Rama, Sita, and Lord Pavana (Wind).

Reciting this chant evokes Hanuman's energy and best qualities, such as bravery, determination, and kindness.

As you reflect on Hanuman's greatest accomplishments, you draw on his strengths to empower yourself.

The 12 Powerful Names of Hanuman is the latest addition to our library of mantras that also includes Ganesha, Devi, Buddha, and Shiva mantras.

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History of the mantra

Hanuman is revered in Hindu mythology for his acts of valor and his unwavering devotion to Lord Rama. He is often portrayed as a powerful and fearless warrior, capable of accomplishing seemingly impossible feats.

One of Hanuman's most well-known acts of valor is his role in the battle against Ravana, the demon king who had abducted Lord Rama's wife, Sita.

Hanuman easily evaded Ravana's armies and set fire to his kingdom of Lanka, paving the way for Lord Rama's eventual victory.

But Hanuman's bravery wasn't limited to battles against external foes. He was also known for his ability to fight for those closest to him.

For example, when Lord Rama's brother, Lakshmana, was wounded in battle, Hanuman was tasked with finding a herb that could cure him.

Despite facing numerous obstacles and challenges, Hanuman persevered and eventually found the herb, saving Lakshmana's life.

Hanuman's acts of valor and devotion to Lord Rama continue to inspire and uplift devotees today.

Many turn to him for strength and courage in the face of adversity, and his story serves as a reminder of the power of unwavering faith and determination.

The Hanuman Chalisa is a well-known collection of aspects of Hanuman's life.

It is a devotional hymn, written by celebrated poet Tulsidas, that documents the acts of valor, strength, and courage of Hanuman.

The hymn is composed of forty verses, each describing different aspects of Hanuman's life, his devotion to Lord Rama, and his heroic feats.

The 12 Names of Hanuman chant is inspired by this and aims to distill his epic acts into a smaller chant.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Jai Hanuman
Jai Anjani Suta
Jai Pavanaputra
Jai Mahabala |

Jai Raameshta
Jai Phaalguna Sakha
Jai Pingaaksh
Jai Amita Vikram |

Jai Udaadhikraman
Jai Seeta Shokavinaashana
Jai Lakshman Praanadaata
Jai Dashagreeva Darpaha ||

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Meaning of the Mantra

Verse 1:
Jai Hanuman
Jai Anjani Suta
Jai Pavanaputra
Jai Mahabala

Victory to Hanuman!
To the Son of Goddess Anjana
To the son of Wind
To the Omnipotent One.

Verse 2:
Jai Raameshta
Jai Phaalguna Sakha
Jai Pingaaksh
Jai Amita Vikram
Meaning :

Victory to the Beloved of Lord Rama
To the true friend of Arjuna, the greatest warrior
To the One with brown-yellow colored eyes
To the One whose might is beyond measure.

Verse 3:
Jai Udaadhikraman
Jai Seeta Shokavinaashana
Jai Lakshman Praanadaata
Jai Dashagreeva Darpaha
Meaning :

Victory to the One who has crossed oceans
To the One who relieved the sorrows of Sita
To the one who revived the life of Lakshamana
To the Destroyer of the arrogance of 10-headed Ravana.

We thought the mantra would become more vivid in your mind if we talk a little about the story behind each name mentioned in the mantra.

  1. Jai Hanuman
    Hanuman is a devotee of Lord Rama and is considered one of the greatest bhaktas in Hindu mythology. His unwavering devotion is a source of inspiration for many.

  2. Jai Anjani Suta
    Hanuman is the son of Anjani, the monkey queen, and is also known as Anjaneya. His mother's blessings and divine heritage play a significant role in his story.

  3. Jai Pavanaputra
    Hanuman is the son of Vayu, the god of wind, and his immense strength is attributed to his father's power.

  4. Jai Mahabala
    Hanuman is known for his incredible physical strength, which he uses to overcome all obstacles in his path.

  5. Jai Raameshta
    Hanuman is a faithful servant of Lord Rama and played a crucial role in helping him defeat the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana.

  6. Jai Phaalguna Sakha
    Hanuman is a close friend and companion of Arjuna, one of the heroes of the Mahabharata.

  7. Jai Pingaaksh
    Hanuman's eyes are said to be as red as the Pingaaka flower, giving him a fierce and intimidating appearance.

  8. Jai Amita Vikram
    Hanuman is known for his fearless and daring nature, which he uses to accomplish great feats and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.

  9. Jai Udaadhikraman
    Hanuman's ability to expand and contract his body at will is a significant aspect of his mythological character.

  10. Jai Seeta Shokavinaashana
    Hanuman's role in rescuing Lord Rama's wife Sita from the clutches of Ravana is one of his most famous exploits.

  11. Jai Lakshman Praanadaata
    Hanuman's ability to heal and restore life is a testament to his divine nature and is demonstrated when he brings the healing herb Sanjivani to save Lakshmana's life.

  12. Jai Dashagreeva Darpaha
    Hanuman is known for his loyalty to Lord Rama and his army, and his defeat of Ravana's brother Kumbhakarna is a testament to his bravery and strength.

Variations of the Mantra

The 12 Names of Hanuman is a collection of references to Lord Hanuman from across the Vedas and from various writers.

So the mantra can go by various names. Some of these names include:

  • Anjani Suta Mantra
  • Raameshta Mantra
  • Pingaaksh Mantra

Each line could also be thought of as a mantra on its own, as each describes an aspect of the great deity, Shri Hanuman.

Benefits of listening to 12 Names of Hanuman Chant

The 12 Names of Hanuman Chant holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener.

Listening to this serene Hanuman mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Removes negativity
The vibrations from this chant can dispel any negative energy surrounding you and affecting you

Benefit 2 - Strengthens your mind
This is an empowering mantra that grants the listener immense mental strength and capable of facing any challenge facing them

Benefit 3 - Gives a sense of security
This beautiful mantra protects you from evil influences around you and grants a sense of security to you

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