Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Hanuman, a devotee of Lord Rama, though never mentioned anywhere in the Puranas, is worshipped as the supreme devotee of the Lord. He is the son of Kesari and Anjana and is commonly known as the son of Vayu-the wind god. He is considered an avatar of Lord Shiva.
Anjana nandanam Veeram janaki soka nasanam, Kapeesa Maksha hantharam, Vande lanka bhayangaram., 1
Salutations to the terror of Lanka,
Who is the heroic son of Anjana,
Who brought to an end, all sorrows of Sitha,
Who is the king of monkeys,
Who killed Aksha the son of Ravana.
Mano javam, maruda thulya vegam, Jithendriyam buddhi matham varishtam, Vatha atmajam vanara yudha mukhyam, Sree rama dootham sirasa namami., 2
I bow my head and salute the emissary of Rama,
Who has won over his mind,
Who has similar speed as wind,
Who has mastery over his organs,
Who is the greatest among knowledgeable,
Who is the son of God of wind,
And who is the chief in the army of monkeys.
Anjaneya madhi patalananam, Kanchanadri kamaneeya vigraham, Parijatha tharu moola vasinam, Bhavayami bhava mana nandanam,., 3
I bow before the darling son of the god of wind,
Who is the son of Anjana,
Who is great among killers of ogres,
Who is like a golden mountain,
Who is handsome to look at,
And who lives near the roots of Parijatha tree,
Yatra yatra Raghu nada keerthanam, Thathra thathra krudha masthakanjalim, Bhashpa vari pari poorna lochanam, Maruthim namatha Rakshasanthakam., 4
I pray and salute the son of wind god,
Who brought to end the rakshasas,
Who is always present with eye full of tears,
With head bowed in veneration,
Wherever the praise of Lord Rama is sung.
Budhir balam yaso dhairyam nirbhayathwam arokadha, Ajadyam vak paduthwancha hanumath smaranath bhaveth.
He who meditates on Lord Hanuman,
Would be blessed with knowledge, strength,
Fame, courage, fearlessness, health,
Tirelessness and mastery over words,