Vishnu Chalisa in Hindi
Jai jai jai shri jagat pati, jagadadhar anant
Vishveshvar akhilesh aj, Sarveshvar Bhagvant.
Jai jai Dhranidhar shruti sagar
jayati Gadadhar sadgun agar.
Shri Vasudev Devaki nandan
paranbrahma prabhu namo namo namami.
Namo-namo Tribhuvan pati Ish
Kamala pati keshav yogish.
Garudadhvaj aj, bhav bhai hari
Murlidhar Hari Madan murari.
Narayan shripati Purshottam
Padmanabhi narhari sarvottam.
Jai Madhav Mukuud,
vanmali khal dal mardan, daman-kuchali.
Jai aganit indniya sarangdhar
vishva rup Vaman anand kar.
Jai jai lokadhyaksh-dhananijai
sahastragya Jaganath jayati jai.
Jai Madhusudan anupam anan
jayati Vayu-vahan vajra kanan.
Jai Govind Janardan deva
shubh phal lahat gahat tav seva.
Shyam saroruh sam tan sohat
darsha karat, sur nar muni mohat.
Bhai vishal mukut shir sajat
ur vaijanti mal virajat.
Tirchhi Bhrikuti chap janu dhare
tin-tar nain kamal arunare.
Nasha chibuk kapol manohar
mridu muskan kunj adharan par.
Janu mani pankti dashan man bhavan
basan pit tan param suhavan.
Rup chaturbhuj bhushit bhushan
varad hast, mochan bhav dushan.
Kanjarun sam kartal sundar
sukh samuh gun madhur samundar.
Kar mahan lasit shankh ati pyara
subhag shabda jai dene hara.
Ravi sam chakra dvitiya kar dhare
khal dal danav sainya sanhare.
Tritiya hast mahan gada prakashan
sada tap-traya-pap vinashan.
Padma chaturth hath mahah dhare
chari padarath dene hare.
Vahan Garud manogativana
tihun tyagat, jan hit Bhagvana.
Pahunchi tahan pat rakhat svami
ko Hari sam bhaktan anugami.
Dhani-dhani mahima again ananta
dhanya bhaktavatsal Bhagvanta.
Jab-jab surahin asur dukhdinha
taba tab prakati, kasht Hari linha.
Sab sur-muni Brahmadi Maheshu
sahi na sakyo ati kathin kaleshu
Tab tahan dhari bahu rup nirantar
mardyo-dal danvahi bhayahkar.
Shaiyya shesh, Sindhu bich sajit
sang Lakshmi sada-virajit.
Puran shakti dhanya-dhan-khani
anand bhakti bharani sukh dani.
Jasu virad nigamagam gavat
sharad shesh par nahin pavat.
Rama Radhika Siya sukh dhama
sohi Vishnu Krishna aru Rama.
Aganit rup anup apara
nirgun sagun svarup tumhara.
Nahin kachhu bhed ved as bhashat
bhaktan se nahin antar rakhat.
Sundardas Tivari grama.
Jag hit lagi tumahin Jagdisha
nij-mati rachyo Vishnu-chalisa.
Jo chit dai nit padhat padhavat
puran bhakti shakti sarsavat.
Ati sukh vasat, ruj rin nasat
vaibhav vikashat, sumati prakashat.
Avat sukh, gavat shruti sharad
bhashat Vyas-bachan nishi Narad.
Milat subhag phal shok nasavat
ant sainaya jan Han pad pavat.
Vishnu Chalisa in English
Glory, glory, all glory to you, O sovereign and support of the world ! You are the lord of all, most perfect, infinite, unborn, immanent, and the very God of the universe.
Glory to you, O support of the earth and ocean of Vedic knowledge ! Glory to you, O wielder of the club and treasure-house of all noble virtues ! O Krsna, you are the delight of Vasudeva and Devaki and destroyer of the noose of birth and death.
I reverence you again and again, O Lord of every animate and inanimate creature; I do obeisance to you, O Lord, attributeless and impersonal, and glorify youas the Lord of the three spheres, as the beloved consort of Kamala (Laksmi), as Kesava, and as supreme among the yogis.
Your banner, O Lord, is emblazoned with the figure of GaruRa; you are unborn, the dispeller of all worldly dread (0f birth and detah), Krsna the flute-player, the destroyer of Love and the enemy of Mura, Narayana, the beloved consort of Laksmi, the best among the humans, Vishnu when he assumed the form of half-lion and half-man, and the most exquisite of all.
Saluation to you, O Madhava, Mukunda and Vanamali ! You destroy the wicket and subdue the ill-bred. Glory to you, the possesor of an infinite number of senses and the bearer of the bow called Sarnga ! You are verily the world itself, Vamana, and the bestower of all happiness. (Madhava, Mukunda, Vanamali, Saramgadhara, Vamana, etc. are some of the countless names of Vishnu. They are also used for Krsna whom the scriptures describe as one of the incarnation of Vishnu).
Glory, glory to you, O Dhanamjaya (Vishnu), the sovereign ruler of the three spheres ! Glory, glory to you, the lord of the world who have myriads of names ! Glory to you O Madhusudana, whose features are matchless, who ride the wind, and who are like thunderbolt to the trees of the forest.
Glory to you, O Supereme Lord Krsna and Vishnu ! He who attends on you is rewarded with all the propitious fruits of his service. Your touching charm matches the beauty of the dark lotus and enchants all the gods, men, ascetics, and adepts who behold you.
Your forehead is broad and your head is bedecked with a resplendent crown; on your bosom lies the famous garland called Vaijayanti; your arched eyebrows look like a drawn bow and the eyes underneath them are ruddy like red lotuses.
Your nose, chin and cheeks, O Lord, are exceedingly lovely as are the corners of your lips when you smile; your teeth so alluringly set look like a row of gems, while your body dressed in yellow is supremely charming.
You are four-armed, in guise most beautiful and decked with ornaments. The position of your hands looks as if you are purging the world of its impurities. Your palms, which are red as lotus, are winsome and your virtues deep and inexhaustible as the ocean of tenderness and beauty. You are verily the treasure-house of bliss.
There is a conch-shell in your hand all bright and beautiful, an instrument whose musical sound is auspicious to the ears and ensures victory (to the suppliant). In your second hand lies a missile, the disc, as shining as the sun, which destroyed the host of wicked demons.
In your third hand lies an evershining club which unfailingly destroys all the physical, material and supernatural sufferings and evils. Your fourth hand holds lotus which grants all the four boons of life–wealth, religious merit, virility and liberation (from the cycle of birth and death, moksa).
Your conveyance is GaruRa who is swift as mind and whom you, Lord, forsake for the well-being of your votaries. Reaching there you protect their honour, for you are matchless, O Hari, in following your devotees.
Blessed, all blessed is your glory, O Lord, which transcends all comprehension by the senses and is infinite ! And blessed are you who love your devotees as your own children ! Whenever the demons afflicted the celestials, you made your appearance and relieved them of their distress.
When the assembly of gods like Brahma and Mahesa and all the company of hermits found their affliction beyond endurance you always appeared there in different forms and destroyed all the dreadful herd of demons.
The serpent Sesa is your couch, fully bedecked, in the midst of the ocean; in your company is the ever-resplendent goddess of wealth Laksmi, who is power supreme and an inexhaustible mine of riches. Blessed is she who bestows happiness, sustains devotion, and causes bliss.
O Vishnu, though your majesty is hymned by the Vedas and the Sastras, it is so measureless that even Sarasvati, the originator of letters and their meaning, and Sesa, for all his thousand-tongues cannot fathom it. You are the abode of all bliss to Laksmi, Radhika and Sita as Vishnu, Krsna and Rama, all of whom are the same.
Your forms are countless, incomparable and infinite; you are both personal and impersonal. To the Vedas there is no distinction between them, nor is there any difference between you and your votaries.
O Lord of the universe, Sundaradasa, a inhabitant of the village Tiwari, composed this hymn Vishnucalisa as well as he could for your devotees and dedicated it to you while still dwelling in the hermitage of the seer Durvasa at Allahabad.
He who chants, and induces others to chant, this hymn regularly with all attention is filled with the delight of both might and devotion; he abides in supreme happiness, recovers from disease and debt, and becomes increasingly prosperous, his wit growing sharper and sharper everyday.