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Morning prayer to Hanuman

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Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Hanuman is the greatest devotee of Lord Sri Rama and is considered as a God in his own right. Prayers addressed to Hanuman is answered by Lord Vishnu himself.

Yatra yatra Raghu Nada keerthanam,
Tathra tathra krutha mastakanchalim,
Bhashpa vari paripoorna lochanam,
Maruthim namatha rakashasanthakam,

I salute the Lord Hanuman,
Who is the exterminator of Rakshasas,
And who with a deeply bowed head,
And eyes full of tears,
Is present without fail,
Wherever the story of Rama is recited.

Manojavam marutha thulya vegam,
Jithendriyam budhimatham varishtam,
Vathathmajam vanara yudha mukyam,
Sree rama dhootham sirasa namami.

I bow my head before,
The emissary of Lord Sri Rama,
Who is faster than mind,
Who is as fast as the wind,
Who has won over his senses,
Who is wisest among the learned,
Who is son of God of wind,
And who is the chief among,
An army of monkeys.