Gayathri Chalisa (Hindi)
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.
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.
Whether it is a sage, Rishi, Yathi, one doing penance,
One who is searching for wealth, one who is worried, one who enjoys.
40. Jo jo sharana thumhari aaven,
So so mana vanchitha phala paaven.
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.