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Gayathri  Chalisa  (Hindi)

The forty  verse prayer   to Gayathri

 

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

 

1.Hreem Sreem kleem medhaa , prabhaa, jeevan , jyothi prachanda  ,

Santhi kanthi jagruth  pragathi rachanaa  Shakthi   akhand.

 

Hreem, Sreem  , Kleem , Oh formidable  one in wisdom, splendour , life   and light ,

Oh  all pervading  peace , light , alert , progress  and  power.

 

2.Jagat Janani  , mangal karini  , Gayathri , sukhadham,

Pranava om   savithri  swadhaa  , swahaa , puran , kaam.

 

Oh mother of universe , Oh does of the auspicious  and the   store house  of pleasures,

You are  “Om” the pranava , savithri , Swadha the food of manes , Swahaa ,

The  vehicle of food for devas and so fulfill my work.

 

3.Bhoor bhuva   suva om yutha janani  ,

Gayatri  nitha kalimala  dahani 

 

Oh goddess  who  is the mother  accompanies  the three  worlds , Bhoo, bhuva and Suva,

Oh  Gayathri who is the destroyer  of the ills   of Kali age .

 

4.Akshara chovees  parama punithaa ,

Inme bhase sashtra   sruthi Geetha.

 

Oh Goddess  who is made  of very  holy forty  letters,

Within which  lives all shastras, Vedas  and Gita.

5.Saswatha satho guni  satharoopa,

Sathya Sanathana   shudha anoopa

 

She is forever , has hundred qualities   and hundred forms,

She is truth , without beginning  pure  and is riding on water

 

6.Hamsarooda   sithambhar dhari,

Swarnba kanthi suchi gagana  bihari

 

She rides on swan  , has the colour of gold ,

She has the shine of gold ,is pure  and travels in the sky.
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7.Pusthaka pushpa kamandalu   Malaa ,

Shubra varna   thanu  , nayana   vishaala.

 

She holds   a book  , fllower  , water pot and a rosary ,

Her body  is of white colour  and eyes   are broad.

 

8.Dhyana dharath  pulakitha  hoi,

Sukha upajatha  dukh durmathi ko.

 

He who meditates on her   is drowned in joy  ,

And gets lot of pleasure  but she gives sorrow to bad people

9.Kamadhenu thum   sura tharu chaya ,

Niraakaar   ki adbutha mayaa

 

You are   the wish giving cow, the shade of   the wish giving tree,

You are    the wonderful illusion of the shapeless   god.

 

10 Thumhari   saran gahai jo koi,

Tharai sakal sankat    so sdi.

 

He  who   surrenders and comes to you,

Would cross    all sorrows   and happily sleep.


11.Saraswathi.Lakshmi thum  , Kali,

Dhipai  thumhari jyothi nirali

 

You are   Saraswathi, Lakshmi    and Kali ,

The   shine   that   you have is extraordinary.

 

12.Thumhari  mahimaa  paar na pavai  ,

Jo sharada  , shatha mukha guna gavai.

 

No one can describe    your greatness ,

Oh Saraswathi , even if he has hundred mouths.

13.Char veda ki  mathu  punitha ,

THumhi     brahmani   Gauri Sita

 

You are   the holy mother   of four Vedas ,

You are  Brahmani  , Gauri as   well as Sita.

 

14.Maha manthra jithne  jag maahin,

Kou Gayatri sama nahi

 

Though    world has many great  chants,

None of them is equal to Gayathri.

 

15.Sumeerath   hiya  mein jaan prakasai,

AAlas pap avidhya   nasai

 

Once when you are remembered   the soul shines ,

And laziness  , sin and ignorance   would be destroyed.

 

16.Srushti bheeja jag janani  Bhavani,

Kaala Rathri   varada   kalyani

 

Oh Bhavani who is the seed of the creation of the world,

You are dark night of deluge , one who blesses   and one gives   auspiciousness.

 

17.Brahma Vishnu  , Rudra sura  jethe ,

Thum  so pave surathaa  thethe

 

Brahma , Vishnu  , Lord Shiva   and all devas,

God their divinity   because you gave it to them.

 

18.Thum bhakthan ki bhakth thumharo,

Janinihi puthra pran se pyare  .

 

You     are the of all devotees
And you mother loves your sons more that  your life.

19.Mahima a parampaar thumhari,

Jay jay jay  tripadhaa  , bhaya haari

 

Your greatness   is without   any limits ,

Victory , victory , victory to you made  of three letters , Oh destroyer   of fear.

 

20.Pooritha sakala jnan vijnaan,

Thum sama  adhika jag mein   aaanaa

 

You are   the wisdom   and science completely  ,

There are not many in this world like you

 

21.Thumahi hi jaani kuch rahai na sesha,

Thumahi paaya   kuch rahai na klesa.

 

Once I know you , there is nothing more to be known,

Once I get you  there   are   no more sufferings.

 

22.Jaantha   thumahi , thumahi vyahai jayee ,

Paaras parsi kudhathu  suhai.

 

I know    that you are  born from yourself ,

And an ordinary  stone becomes  great  by touching you.

 

23.Thumahari Shakthi     dhipai    sab ttai,

Maatha   thum   sab tair   samai

 

Your   strength     shines like a light everywhere,

Oh mother     you are  present every where.

 

24,Gruha Nakshtra    Brahmanda  ghanere,

Sab gathivaan thumhare   prer

 

All the  Planets  , stars   , universes,

Are   moving  only due to your   advice.

 

 25.Sakala   Srishti ki prana   vidatha ,

Paalak, poshak    naashak thraathaa.

 

You are    the one who is the giver  of soul to all beings ,

You are    the one  who protects, nourishes  , destroys and saves .

 

26.Matheswari   dhayaa   vratha dhaari ,

Thum  san there   paathki  baari

 

Oh Goddess mother  who has taken mercy as penance

Because    of your grace   even a sinner  is excused.

 

27.Japar krupaa   Thumari hoi,

Thaapar  Kripa  kare  sab koi.

 

Wherever   your mercy is there ,

There  the mercy of all god s are there

 

28. Mandha budhi they  budhi bala pavai ,

Rogi roga rahitha   ho jave.

 

By your grace  the dim witted  one would become  intelligent,

And     the diseased one will get rid of his sickness.

 

29. Daridra mitai katai     sab peera ,

Nasai dukh harai    bhava   bheera.

 

By your  grace all  poverty is removed ,

All sorrows   and fears  come to an end.

 

30 . Griha klesa   chitha chinthaa  bhaari,

Naasai   Gayathri bhaya   haari.

 

The Gayathri who destroys all fears    would  destroy ,

All worries at home  and  anxieties  of the mind.

 

31.SAnthathi heena susanthathi paaven,

Sukha sampathi yutha  modh maanave.

 

One without children is blessed   with good children,

And he would be blessed with wealth , pleasures and live happily.

 

32.Bhootha pisascha  sabai   bhaya kaaven,

Yamakai   dhootha nikata  nahi aaven.

 

Devils and Ghosts  would be stuck with fear ,

And the emissaries  of God of death will not come near.

 

33.Jo sadhavaa   sumire chitha lai,

Akshaya   suhaga  sadhaa   suck daai.

 

A married woman if she   remembers her in the morning,

Would  live forever with her husband  and live happily.

 

34. Ghar var   Sukha pradha  lahai kumaari ,

Vidhavaa rahe Sathya   Vrutha   dhaari

 

The unmarried girl would get a husband and  live happily,

And the widows would   truly observe the penance.

 

35.Jayathi jayathi  Jagadhambhaa   Bhavani,

Thum  sama   aur dayalu   na dhaani.

 

Victory  , Victory   to Bhavani who  is the mother of the world,

No one is  as merciful  and a giver of bounties  like you.

 

36.Jo sadguru se Shiksha pave ,

So  Sadana   ko saphala banaven.

 

He    who gets instructed by a good preceptor  ,

Would be able to make the prayer to her as success.

37. Sumiranaa  karai Suruchi bada bhagi,

Lahai manoradha  grahee   viraagi.

 

The lucky  good hearted one who meditates  on her ,

Would get all his wishes fulfilled without attachment.

 

38.Ashta sidhi , nava nidhi ke dathaa ,

Saba samartha   Gayathri maatha.

 

The mother   Gayathri  is  greatly capable.

Of granting eight occult powers and   nine type of treasures,

39.Rishi muni , yathi thapaswi ,yogi,

AArath arthi chinthitha  bhogi.

40.Jo jo  sharana thumhari aaven ,

So so mana vanchitha phala paaven.

 

Whether it is a  sage, Rishi , Yathi , one doing penance ,

One who is searching for wealth , one who is worried , one who enjoys,

 Whosoever are coming  in submission to you,

 Would realize   all the desires   of their heart.

 

 41.Bala budhi  vidhyaa sheela swabhavu,

Dhana vaibhava   yasa theja   uchavu.

 

Strength,  wisdom , education , good character ,

Wealth    and great   fame will   all increase  further.

 

42.Sakala bhaden upajay such nana  ,

Jo  yah paat  karai  dharee   dhyana.

 

All   problems     and various worries,

Would vanish once this is read with care .


Yah chalisa   bhakthi  yuth path kare  jo koi ,

Taa par  kripaa prashanthaa   gayatri ki hoi.

 

On him who reads these   forty   verses   with devotion ,

Gayatri  would shower her grace  and would become happy.