Vanara Gita – praise of Hanuman from Parasara Samhita

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Vanara Gita is a collection of hymns composed in praise of Hanuman by 38 Vanaras in Kishkinda.
This narrated by Maharshi Agastya to all Rishis in presence of Indra and is written as part of Parasamra Samhita, which has complete details about Hanuman, his different avatars and mantras.
Marashi Parasara later narrated this to Sage Maitreya.
Vanara Gita

श्रीपराशर उवाच
श‍ृणु मैत्रेय विप्रर्षे स्तोत्रं श्रीहनुमत्परम् ।
कृतं सर्ववानरैश्च श्रीवानरगीताभिदम् ॥

स्तोत्रं सर्वोत्तमं चैव हनुमत्तत्त्वदर्शनम् ।
सर्वमायहरं चैव आधिव्याधिविनाशनम् ॥

अगस्त्येन पुरा प्रोक्तं सर्वेषां मुनिसन्निधौ ।
इन्द्रेण याचितं चैतत् लोकोपकरणेच्छया ॥

इन्द्रोऽथ परिपप्रच्छ सत्कृतं मुनिपुङ्गवम् ।
अगस्त्यं च महात्मानं आसीनं च सुखासने ॥

देवदेव भवांभोधेः दुस्तरात्कलुषेन्द्रियाः ।
जनाः कथं तरन्तीह तन्मे वद कृपानिधे ॥

श्री अगस्त्य उवाच
हनूमन्तं कृतस्तोत्रं वानरैर्विमलात्मभिः ।
पठन्ति ये सदा मर्त्याः तच्चित्तविमलात्मकाः ॥

तरन्ति भवपादोधिं प्राप्नुवन्ति हरेः पदम् ।
आयुः कीर्तिर्यशश्चैव लभन्ते नात्र संशयः ॥

Translation : Parasara says, Listen Maitreya, this Vanara Geetha is a praise of Hanuman by various Vanaras.
This is the best stotra (praising hymn) which describes Hanuman in detail, removes all fear, illusions, physical and mental illness.
For the benefit of world, Indra for this and Agastya narrated it in front of all rishis.
Indra asks, O Maharshi.. please let us know how to cross this ocean of Samsara (materialistic world), which is not easy for people with polluted senses.
Agastya says, Vanaras with pure mind praised Hanuman. When people with clear mind read this Vanara Gita, they cross this ocean and reach hanuman easily.
They also gain long life and fame.

Hanuman Suvarchala with Vanaras

ध्यानम् ।
वामे जानुनि वामजानुमपरं ज्ञानाख्यमुद्रान्वितं
हृद्देशे कलयन्नुतो मुनिगणैराध्यात्मदक्षेक्षणः ।
आसीनः कदलीवने मणिमये बालार्ककोटिप्रभः
ध्यायन् ब्रह्म परं करोतु मनसा शुद्धिं हनूमान् मम ॥

संजीव पर्वतोद्धार मोनोदुःखं निवारय ।
प्रसीद सुमहाबाहो त्रायस्व हरिसत्तम ॥

Translation : While sitting in Padmasana, Keep your left palm on your left knee, right palm showing Jnana Mudra and kept near your heart, pray that Hanuman who is praised by Rishis, placed on jewels throne in between Banana trees, shining like 10 million rising sun, meditating on ParaBrahma, should clear my mind and soul.

The one who lifted Sanjeevani Mountain, remove the sorrow in my mind. One with powerful arms, bless me. The best among Vanaras, save me.

श्रीसुग्रीव उवाच
सुवर्णशैलस्य गवां च कोटिशतस्य कोटेश्च शतस्य यत्फलम् ।
दानस्य नैवास्ति समं फलं च ध्रुवं च तन्मारुतिदर्शनेन ॥ १॥

Translation : Sugreeva says, The result equivalent of seeing Hanuman (having his darshan) is more than donating 100 golden mountain peaks, 100 crores cows.

श्रीगन्धमादनः
हनुमन्निति मे स्नानं हनुमन्निति मे जपः ।
हनुमन्निति मे ध्यानं हनुमत्कीर्तनं सदा ॥ २॥

Translation : Gandhamadana says, Taking the name of Hanuman itself is like having a holy bath for me. Hanuman name is my japa (recitation). Hanuman name is my meditation. What i want forever is praising Hanuman.

श्रीसुषेण उवाच
रामभक्तचरिताकथामृतं वायुतनयगुणानुकीर्तनम् ।
रामदास तव पादसेवनं संभवन्तु मम जन्मजन्मनि ॥ ३॥

Translation : Sushena says, Listening to Sri Rama devotee Hanuman’s story, praising his qualities, O Ramasada, I wish worshipping your feet for all my lives.

श्री अङ्गद उवाच
माता सुवर्चलादेवी पिता मे वायुनन्दनः ।
बान्धवा हनुमद्भक्ताः स्वदेशं भुवनत्रयम् ॥ ४॥

Translation : Angada says, Suvarchala Devi is my mother, Son of Vayudeva, Hanuman is my father. All Hanuman devotees are my relatives.
His position is equal to 3 worlds.

श्रीनील उवाच
भक्तकल्पतरुं सौम्यं लोकोत्तरगुणाकरम् ।
सुवर्चलापतिं वन्दे मारुतिं वरदं सदा ॥ ५॥

Translation : Nila says, One who is like KalpaVriksha to his devotees, pleasant one, with good qualities, husband of Suvarchala, son of Vayu, one who gives boons, i bow to that Hanuman.

श्रीगवाक्ष उवाच
वायुपुत्रेण महता यद्यदुक्तं करोमि तत् ।
न जानामि ततो धर्मं मद्धर्मं रक्ष मां सदा ॥ ६॥

Translation : Gavaksha says, I will follow whatever mahatma Hanuman says. I do not know any greater Dharma other than this. O Anjaneya, save me and my dharma.

श्रीमैन्द उवाच
समीरसूते सततं त्वदाज्ञया त्वदंशकः प्रेरितमानसेन्द्रियः ।
करोम्यहं यच्च शुभाशुभं प्रभो त्वत्प्रीतये मत्कृतमस्तु तत्सदा ॥ ७॥

Translation : Mainda says, O son of Vayu, Following your orders, i am having your origin, with senses provoked by you and whatever good or bad deeds committed by be, those all should be according to your wish and to please you.

श्रीद्विविद उवाच
रामादीनां रणे ख्यातिं दातुं यो रावणादिकान् ।
नावधीत्स्वयमेवैकस्तं वन्दे हनुमत्प्रभुम् ॥ ८॥

Translation : Dwivida says, You had power to kill Ravana and his men, yet to bring fame for Ramachandra and his brother, you left him for them. I bow to such great Hanuman.

Hanuman destroys Asoka Vatika

श्रीशरभ उवाच
भौमस्य वासरे पूजा कर्तव्या हनुमत्प्रभोः ।
भवेत्सः शुचिरायुः श्रीः पुत्रमित्रकलत्रवान् ॥ ९॥

Translation : Sarabha says, on Tuesday one should perform pooja of Hanuman. Such person gets clear mind, longer lifespan, wealth, good family and friends.

श्रीगवयः
आमिषीकृतमार्ताण्डं गोष्पदीकृतसागरम् ।
तृणीकृतदशग्रीवं आञ्जनेयं नमाम्यहम् ॥ १०॥

Translation : Gavaya says, I bow to Hanuman who treated Sun as meatpiece, Ocean as a pit made from cow cow trotter, Ravana as grass straw.

Hanuman catching Sun

श्रीप्रहस्तः
उल्लङ्ख्य सिन्धोः सलिलं सलीलं यश्शोकवह्निं जनकात्मजायाः ।
आदाय तेनैव ददाह लङ्कां नमामि तं प्राञ्जलिराञ्जनेयम् ॥ ११॥

Translation : Prahasta says, One who easily leaped across ocean, took fire called sorrow of Janaki Devi and burned Lanka with it, i bow to such Hanuman.

Hanuman burn Lanka

श्रीनल उवाच
नमाम्यहं वायुजपादपङ्कजं करोमि तद्वायुजपूजनं सदा ।
वदामि वातात्मजनाम मङ्गलं स्मरामि वायूद्भवकीर्तनं शुभम् ॥ १२॥

Translation : Nala says, I bow to Hanuman’s lotus feet. I always pray his names which cause Best results.

श्रीधर्मक उवाच
सप्तषष्टिर्हतान् कोटिवानराणां तरस्विनाम् ।
यः सञ्जीवनयामास तं वन्दे मारुतात्मजम् ॥ १३॥

Translation : Dharmaka says, one who brought back alive those powerful 67 crores Vanaras who were killed in war, i bow to such Hanuman.

श्रीगज उवाच
तनौ बालपाशः पिता पार्वतीशः स्फुरद्बाहुदण्डो मुखे वज्रदंष्ट्रः ।
सती चाञ्जना यस्य माता ततोऽन्यं न जाने न जाने न जाने न जाने ॥ १४॥

Translation : Gaja says, Who has tail attached to body, whose father is parvati’s husband Sankara, who has shining arms, who has teeth (tusks) like vajrayudha, whose mother is Anjana Devi, i know only such Hanuman.

श्रीऋक्षरजस उवाच
बुद्धिर्बलं यशो धैर्यं निर्भयत्वमरोगता ।
अजाड्यं वाक्पटुत्वं च हनुमत्स्मरणाद्भवेत् ॥ १५॥

Translation : Riksharajasa says, Wisdom, Strength, Fame, Courage, fearlessness, immunity, no suffering, good speech are achieved by meditating upon Hanuman.

श्रीसम्पाति उवाच
नाशकं सीताशोकस्य श्रीरामानन्ददायिनम् ।
सुखप्रदं साधकानां वायुपुत्रं नमाम्यहम् ॥ १६॥

Translation : Sampaati says, I bow to Hanuman who removed sorrow of Seetha, Rama and who appears pleasingly to devotees.

Hanuman Seetha in Lanka

श्रीवेगवान् उवाच
अञ्जनावरपुत्राय रामेष्टाय हनूमते ।
सर्वलोकैकवीराय ब्रह्मरूपाय ते नमः ॥ १७॥

Translation : Vegavan says, i bow to Hanuman who is Son of Anjana Devi, dearest to Sri Rama, the one and only warrior in entire world and future Brahma (creator).

Hanuman son of Anjana Devi

श्रीरुन्ध्रग्रीव उवाच
हनूमत्सदृशं दैवं नास्ति नास्तीति भूतले ।
तं पूजयन्ति सततं ब्रह्मा-गौरी-महेश्वराः ॥ १८॥

Translation : Rundhragreeva says, There is no god equivalent to Hanuman on this earth. This was declared by Brahma, Parvati, Parameswara and they too worship him.

श्रीदधिमुखः
आलोड्य वेदशास्त्राणि सर्वाण्यपि महर्षिभिः ।
इदमेकं सुनिर्णीतं न दैवं हनुमत्परम् ॥ १९॥

Translation : After an in-depth analysis of the entire Vedas and Shastras, Maharishis have unanimously concluded that there is no God greater than Hanuman.

श्रीसुदंष्ट्र उवाच
मङ्गलं हनुमन्नित्यं मङ्गलं कपिपुङ्गव ।
मङ्गलं चाञ्जनासूनो मङ्गलं राघवप्रिय ॥ २०॥

Translation : Sudamshtra says, May Hanuman be eternally auspicious! O hero of the Vanaras, may you be eternally auspicious. O son of Anjana, may auspiciousness always come to you! O dearest of Rama, may you emerge auspicious at all times!

श्रीऋषभ उवाच
करुणारसपूर्णाय जगदानन्दहेतवे ।
कुक्षिस्थाखिललोकाय हनूमद्ब्रह्मणे नमः ॥ २१॥

Translation : Rishabha says, I offer obeisance to Lord Hanuman, who is abounding with the feelings of compassion (karunārasa), who is the cause for the bliss (ananda) enjoyed by this entire universe, who retains all the planes of existence within his stomach and who is none other than Lord Brahma.

श्रीपृथु उवाच
दाता दापयिता चैव संहर्ता रक्षकस्तथा ।
प्रेरकश्चानुमोदा च कर्ता भोक्ता कपीश्वरः ॥ २२॥

Translation : Prithu says, Hanuman is the Lord who bestows everything. He is the cause behind everything given. He is the protector of the all the planes of existence. He is the one who encourages the performance of good deeds. It is he who performs good deeds and it is he who experiences the resultant fruits of the deeds.

Hanuman vanara geeta

श्रीजाम्बवान् उवाच
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदं नाम विहाय हनुमन् तव ।
संसरन्ति जना मूढाः किं विचित्रमतःपरम् ॥ २३॥

Translation : Jambavan says, O Hanuman! Foolish, ignorant people in this world have forgotten even your divine name, which blesses a person both with worldly enjoyments (bhukti) and liberation (mukti). What could be weirder than this?

श्रीज्योतिर्मुख उवाच
मत्प्रार्थनाफलमिदं मम जन्मनश्च नेच्छामि किञ्चिदपरं हनुमन् महात्मन् ।
त्वद्दासदासजनपादरजोनिकेतमस्मद्धितो भवतु सेवकपारिजात ॥ २४॥

Translation : Jyotirmukha says, O Mahatma Hanumanta! You are the most-supreme Parijata flower (night flowering jasmine) amongst all devotees of the Lord. In this birth, there is only one reward that I seek for all my prayers – may the dust from the feet of those devotees who are offering service at your lotus feet, bring about auspiciousness to me. There is nothing other than this that I want.

श्रीसुमुख उवाच
रसने रससारज्ञे मधुरास्वादकाङ्क्षिणि ।
हनुमन्नामपीयूषं सर्वदा रसने पिब ॥ २५॥

Translation : Sumukha says, O tongue, you who know the essence of all the tastes (rasa), crave eternally to enjoy the most nectarous tastes. Please eternally drink the delicious nectar called name of Hanuman.

श्रीगोलाङ्गूल उवाच
कुतो दुर्दिनं वा कुतो भौमवारः कुतो वैधृतिस्तस्य भद्रा कथं वा ।
कुतो वा व्यतीपातदोषक्षुतं वा हनूमत्पदध्यानवीताशुभस्य ॥ २६॥

Translation : Golangula says, Where is the question of having an inauspicious day, where is the need to scan the almanac to locate an auspicious time, star (nakshatra), yogam and karanam to that person who has washed away all his impurities through the worship of the feet of Lord Hanuman? Such a person need not fear anything; for every moment is only an auspicious moment for him.

panchamukhi hanuman karachi pakistan

श्रीकुमुद उवाच
त्रातारो भुवि पादाश्च मार्गाश्च रसने तव ।?
हनूमन्निर्मितास्सन्ति जनानां हीनता कुतः ॥ २७॥

Translation : Kumuda says, Those feet of Hanuman, that are a refuge for all the beings, reside on this earth. Oh tongue, you have with you hymns and other paths that lead towards Hanuman. Where is the question of deficiency among the people of earth?

श्रीशतबलि उवाच
धन्योस्म्यनुगृहीतोऽस्मि पुण्योऽस्मि महितोऽस्म्यहम् ।
हनुमन् त्वत्पदाम्भोजसेवाविभवयोगतः ॥ २८॥

Translation : Satabali says, Oh Hanumanta! By obtaining this chance of serving your lotus feet I have been absolutely blessed. You have favoured me. Due to this grace upon me, I have become meritorious and great.

श्रीकेसरि उवाच
त्वत्तोऽन्यः शरणं नास्ति त्वमेव मम रक्षकः ।
अतो मयि कृपादृष्ट्या हनुमन् रक्ष मां सदा ॥ २९॥

Translation : Kesari (father of Hanuman) says, O Hanuman! There is no one apart from You, who can provide me refuge. You alone are my protector. Hence with feelings of complete compassion, kindly protect me at all times.

श्रीमारीच उवाच
सदा पापौघनिष्ठूतं पापेषु हृष्टमानसम् ।
पापात्मानं महापापं रक्ष मां हनुमत्प्रभो ॥ ३०॥

Translation : Maareecha says, O Lord Hanuman! I am forever immersed in sins. This mind of mine derives tremendous delight from sinning and is deeply inclined towards it. I, the dreadful sinner, commit the worst sins. Yet, Oh Lord, I seek your eternal protection.

Sadā pāpogha means ‘to be eternally drowned in sins’. Nishtyootam means to be known through the sins committed. Pāpātma is a ‘wretched sinner’.

श्रीतरुण उवाच
हनूमदाज्ञया यच्च भावि तद्भवति ध्रुवम् ।
यदभावि न तद्भावि वृथा देहपरिश्रमः ॥ ३१॥

Translation : Taruna says, If Hanuman ordains that an event should materialize, it will inevitably materialize! If Hanuman wills that an event should not happen, it can never materialize! Nothing can change this. This being so, all these physical exertions and efforts that we consider essential and obligatory may be actually unnecessary.

श्रीगोमुख उवाच
अपराधशतं नित्यं कुर्वाणं मां नृशंसकम् ।
क्षमस्व दासबुध्या त्वं हनुमन् करुणानिधे ॥ ३२॥

Translation : Gomukha says, O Hanuman! O Lord who overflows with endless compassion! Considering me as your servant kindly forgive and protect me, the miscreant, who has been committing hundreds of mistakes every single day.

There is a very famous hymn with a very identical meaning to Parameshwara-

aparādha sahasrani kriyanthe aaharnisam maya,
Dāso yam ithi mām mathwa kshamaswa parameshwara

Meaning : O Supreme Lord! I have been committing thousands of wrongdoings. Treating me as your servant, please forgive and protect me.

Everyone commits mistakes. However, only a few accept their mistakes. Mahatmas accept even those mistakes that they have not committed.

श्रीपनस उवाच
हनुमतो न परं परमार्थतो हनुमतो न परं परमार्थतः ।
इति वदामि जनान् परमार्थतो न हि परं भवतोऽत्र विचक्षणः ॥ ३३॥

Translation : Pavanasa (Panasa) says, When seen from the angle of the Absolute Truth, there is no truth which is greater than Hanuman! There is nothing more superior to Him! Hence there is no necessity to entertain any other thought.

Panasa means Jackfruit which has a prickly and hard exterior but, when cracked open, it contains numerous bulb-like fleshy fruits inside that are deliciously sweet. Each of these fleshy fruits is exactly identical in shape and in sweetness. (The same essence flows through all the fleshy fruits within the jackfruit). Likewise, all these manifold forms seen in the universe are forms of that non-dual Lord.

श्रीसुषेण उवाच
माता हनूमांश्च पिता हनूमान् भ्राता हनूमान् भगिनी हनूमान् ।
विद्या हनूमान् द्रविणं हनूमान् स्वामी हनूमान् सकलं हनूमान् ॥ ३४॥

Translation : Sushena says, Hanuman is mother, father. brother, sister, education, money, lord, everything to me.

श्रीहरिलोम उवाच
इतो हनूमान् परतो हनूमान् यतो यतो यामि ततो हनूमान् ।
हनूमतोऽन्यं ननु नास्ति किञ्चित् ततो हनूमान् तमहं प्रपद्ये ॥ ३५॥

Translation : Hariloma says, Hanuman is here, there, everywhere and whereever you want. I do not pray to anyone other than Hanuman.

श्रीरङ्ग उवाच
यद्वर्णपदमात्राभिः सहसोच्चारणो भवेत् ।
क्षमस्व तत्कृपादृष्ट्या हनूमन् प्रणतोऽस्म्यहम् ॥ ३६॥

Translation : Ranga says, I surrender and offer everything to Hanuman, from whom i expect to forgiveness.

श्रीविधुष्ट उवाच
हनूमान् रक्षतु जले स्थले रक्षतु वायुजः ।
अटव्यां वायुपुत्रस्तु सर्वतः पातु मारुतिः ॥ ३७॥

Translation : VidhushTa says, May Hanuman protect me on land, under water, in air. In forest and everywhere i expect son of Vayu to save me.

फलश्रुतिः
इतीदं वानरप्रोक्तं सर्वपापहरं वरम् ।
सर्वज्ञानप्रदं चैव सर्वसौभाग्यवर्धनम् ॥

इमां वानरगीतां ये पठन्ति श्रद्धयान्विताः ।
पुत्रान् पौत्रांश्च भोगांश्च लभन्ते क्षणमात्रतः ॥

ऐश्वर्यं शाश्वतं चैव सुस्थिराः सम्पदस्तथा ।
आयुर्दीर्घं च कीर्तिं च प्राप्नुवन्ति न संशयः ॥

इह भुक्त्वाखिलान् कामान् आञ्जनेयप्रसादतः ।
गच्छन्त्यन्ते पदं नित्यं पुनरावृत्तिवर्जितम् ॥

इति श्रीपराशरसंहितायां पराशरमैत्रेयसंवादे
श्रीवानरगीता नाम षट्सप्ततितमः पटलः ॥

Vanara Geeta is a collection of hymns composed by the Vanaras. It is a great powerful hymn that washes away every sin! It bestows every form of knowledge on the person! This Vanara Gita has the capacity to increase all forms of auspiciousness. It grants the Supreme Knowledge. Those who recite Vanara Gita with utmost devotion will receive blessings and grace of Hanuman.