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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Ashtak | Ashtaka (Sankatamochan Hanumanashtak) Tulsidas

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Saṅkaṭamocana Hanumānaṣṭaka

During childhood, You swallowed the Sun. Then the whole world became dark. On that account, trouble happened to the world and no one was about to rectify the situation. The demi-gods came and requested You, and You released the Sun from Your mouth to remove the fear. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![1]

Due to fear of Bālī, Sugrīva lived on a mountain. He saw Lord rāma on His way. He could not leave the mountain due to curse of a saint. You found a solution to this (lit. You selected the thought that was needed). You took a form of seer and brought Lord Rāma, and relieved the suffering of Sugrīva. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![2]

You went with Aṅgada (and others) to find Sītā and Aṅgada said, ‘We will not remain alive unless we return with the information about Sītā.’ They all got tired seeing the ocean at the coast. Then You brought the information about Sītā and saved everyone. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![3]

Rāvaṇa ordered all the female demons to trouble Sītā. She asked (Trijaṭā) to remove Her troubles (by building a funeral pyre where She could jump). At that moment Hanumān, the great Lord, went and killed many demons there. He wanted Sītā to be relived and therefore, He gave the ring of Rāma to dispel anxiety of Sītā. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![4]

When arrow of Meghanāda (son of Rāvaṇa) struck in the heart of Lakṣmaṇa, He was almost dead. You brought the healer Suṣeṇa, along with his home, and then finally You brought Mount Droṇa with the magical herb Sañjīvanī. After giving the herb, You rescued the life of Lakṣmaṇa. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![5]

Rāvaṇa fought a war while remaining invisible and chained everyone in Nāgapāśa (lit. chain made of cobra). Along with Śrīrāma, everyone got deluded and thought it to be a great trouble. You brought Garuḍa (from Vaikuṇṭha), Who ripped apart the snakes. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![6]

When Ahirāvaṇa with his brother kidnapped Rāma with His brother Lakṣmaṇa, he prayed to Goddess in various ways and well-prepared for human sacrifice of Rāma. Then You went as a helper to Rāma and killed Ahirāvaṇa along with his army. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![7]

You have done deeds for great noble Ones. O brave and great Lord! Cast a glance on me and then decide what pain of the destitute me cannot be removed by you? (In other words, remove all my pains). O Hanumān, Who is the great lord! Absolve our any existing troubles quickly. In this world, who does not knows that You are known as remover of obstacles, O Kapi![8]

Dohā: Red-ness shines over Your red body, O Red Monkey! Your body is tough as diamond and You destroy demons. Be victorious, again and again, O the bravest among monkeys!

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Poet: Tulasīdāsa

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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