Before we see the actual lyrics of the Shani Chalisa, let us first understand – What does a chalisa mean and how is it effective?
In Hinduism, people often have multiple choice or ways to perform a prayer to their preferred gods and goddesses. Regular recitation of a Chalisa is one of the most popular ways to praise a god, and seek blessing. Thus, it is believed that singing a chalisa is one of the easiest ways to bring peace and prosperity to one’s life.
Table of Contents
- How To Please Shani Dev With The Shani Chalisa?
- Video Lyrics Of Shani Chalisa
- Shani Maharaj Chalisa Lyrics In English
Chalisa is a collection of 40 chaupais or verses that are written in an easy to understand language. It’s exactly the opposite of Sanskrit shlokas, which are often very hard to pronounce let alone sing them. In other words, chalisas are made primarily for common people who are not able to recite or understand the meaning of Sanskrit hymns.
How To Please Shani Dev With The Shani Chalisa?
In the Chalisa of Shani dev, he’s frequently referred to as a black beauty, a fruit of misfortune, and a destroyer of evil sight. He is the brother of Lord Yama (the god of death & justice), and the son of Lord Surya (the sun god). That’s why people often get horrified by this particular hindu god.
Shani is said to be the god of restrictions and misfortunes, who brings distress, depression, sorrow into people’s lives. Thus, he’s not called “Lord” before his name. However, regular recitation of the Shani Chalisa can boost confidence in ones heart and help remove the miseries, and challenges faced due to the horoscope victimized by Shani.
Video Lyrics Of Shani Chalisa
Shani Maharaj Chalisa Lyrics In English
जय गणेश गिरिजा सुवन, मंगल करण कृपाल।
Jai Ganesh Girija Suwan, Mangal Karan Krupaal.
दीनन के दुख दूर करि, कीजै नाथ निहाल॥
Deenan Ke Dhuk Dhoor Kari, Khee Jai Naath Nihaal.
जय जय श्री शनिदेव प्रभु, सुनहु विनय महाराज।
Jai Jai Shri Shanidev Prabhu, Sunahu Vinay Maharaaj.
करहु कृपा हे रवि तनय, राखहु जन की लाज॥
Karahu Krupa Hey Ravi Thanay, Rakhahu Jan Ki Laaj.
(Oh Lord Ganesh, for you even a mountain weighs like a flower. Please be merciful, and remove all troubles from life and raise our consciousness.
Oh Lord Shani Dev – the victorious and merciful one. Listen to our prayers and protect the righteousness and modesty of your devotees.)
जयति जयति शनिदेव दयाला।
Jayathi Jayathi Shani Dayaala.
करत सदा भक्तन प्रतिपाला॥
Karath Sadha Bhakthan Prathipala.
चारि भुजा, तनु श्याम विराजै।
Chaari Bhuja, Thanu Shyam Viraajai.
माथे रतन मुकुट छबि छाजै॥
Maathey Rathan Mukut Chavi Chaajai.
(Victory be to the merciful Shani Dev, you are the protector of those who take refuge in you. Oh the four armed one with a beautiful dark skin and a forehead decorated with a pearl studded crown.)
परम विशाल मनोहर भाला।
Param Vishaal Manohar Bhaala.
टेढ़ी दृष्टि भृकुटि विकराला॥
Tedi Drishti Bhrukuti Vikraala.
कुण्डल श्रवण चमाचम चमके।
Kundal Shravan Chama Cham Chamke.
हिय माल मुक्तन मणि दमके॥
Hiye Maal Mukthan Mani Dhamkai.
(You look so smart and possess a bright spear. Thou create a frowning look by looking like a slayer. The earrings and pearl necklace you wear dazzle in the light.)
कर में गदा त्रिशूल कुठारा।
Kar Me Gadha Trishul Kutaara.
पल बिच करैं अरिहिं संहारा॥
Pal Bich Karai Arihi Samhaara.
पिंगल, कृष्ण, छाया नन्दन।
Pinghal, Krishno, Chaaya, Nandhan.
यम, कोणस्थ, रौद्र, दुखभंजन॥
Yum, Konasth, Raudra, Dhuk Bhamjan.
(You carry in your arms a mace, trident and battle-axe, cutting down the enemies on the move. Son of Chaya, you are called as Pinglo, Krishna, Yama, Konastha, Raudra and the remover of pain and suffering.)
सौरी, मन्द, शनी, दश नामा।
Sauri, Mandh Shani, Dhasha Naama.
भानु पुत्र पूजहिं सब कामा॥
Bhanu Puthra Poojhin Sab Kaama.
जा पर प्रभु प्रसन्न ह्वैं जाहीं।
Jaapar Prabu Prasan Havain Jhaahin.
रंकहुँ राव करैं क्षण माहीं॥
Rakhhun Raav Karai Shan Maahin.
(Sauri, Manda – these ten names that belong to you, Oh son of Lord Surya, you bring fame to them.
When you are pleased or displeased with someone, You can immediately transform him from a beggar to a king or the reverse.)
पर्वतहू तृण होई निहारत।
Parvathhu Thrun Hoi Nihaarath.
तृणहू को पर्वत करि डारत॥
Thrunhu Ko Parvath Kari Daarath.
राज मिलत बन रामहिं दीन्हयो।
Raaj Milath Ban Raamhin Dheenhyo.
कैकेइहुँ की मति हरि लीन्हयो॥
Kaikeyihu Ki Mathi Hari Linhiyo.
(At your will, even simple things can become complex and tough. Your blessings can turn the toughest tasks into simple ones.
When you chose to twist the wish of Kaikeyi, the wife of Dasaratha, even Rama had to give up his kingdom and leave to the forest in exile.)
बनहूँ में मृग कपट दिखाई।
Banhu Mae Mrug KapatDhikaayi.
मातु जानकी गई चुराई॥
Maathu Janki Gayi Churaayi.
लखनहिं शक्ति विकल करिडारा।
Lakhanhin Shakthi Vikal Kari Daara.
मचिगा दल में हाहाकारा॥
Machiga Dhal Mae Hahaakaar.
(In the woods Lord Rama was distracted by an illusory deer, and as a result Sita –an incarnation of Mother Nature – was kidnapped.
Even Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana fainted, inspiring fear in every member of Lord Rama’s army.)
रावण की गतिमति बौराई।
Raavan Ki Ghathi-Mathi Bauraayi.
रामचन्द्र सों बैर बढ़ाई॥
Ramchandra Soan Bair Badai.
दियो कीट करि कंचन लंका।
Dhiyo Keet Kari Kanchan Lanka.
बजि बजरंग बीर की डंका॥
Baji Bajarang Veer Ki Danka.
(Ravana lost touch with his sense and wisdom, and ended up picking a fight against Lord Rama, but as soon as Bajrang Bali (Lord Hanuman) invaded Ravana’s Lanka, The Golden Lanka was turned into ruins.)
नृप विक्रम पर तुहि पगु धारा।
Nrup Vikram Par Thuhin Pagu Dhaara.
चित्र मयूर निगलि गै हारा॥
Chitra Mayur Nigli Gai Haara.
हार नौलखा लाग्यो चोरी।
Haar Naulakha Lagyo Chori,
हाथ पैर डरवाय तोरी॥
Haath Pair Darvaayo Thori.
(While afflicted by Shani Maharaj, King Vikramaditya’s necklace was swallowed by a pictured peacock. Allegations of theft befell even Lord Krishna who was badly beaten up.)
भारी दशा निकृष्ट दिखायो।
Bhaari Dhasha Nikrusht Dhikaayo.
तेलिहिं घर कोल्हू चलवायो॥
Thelhin Ghar Kholhu Chalvaayo.
विनय राग दीपक महं कीन्हयों।
Vinay Raag Dheepak Mah Khinhayo.
तब प्रसन्न प्रभु ह्वै सुख दीन्हयों॥
Thab Prasann Prabhu Hvai Sukh Dheenhayo.
(When life was filled with miseries during your Maha Dasha period, even Lord Krishna had to work in the house of a layman. When he prayed with devotion to you, he was blessed with all that he wanted.)
हरिश्चन्द्र नृप नारि बिकानी।
Harishchandrahun NrupNaari Bhikani.
आपहुं भरे डोम घर पानी॥
Aaphun Bharen Dome Gar Paani.
तैसे नल पर दशा सिरानी।
Thai nal par dasha sirani.
भूंजीमीन कूद गई पानी॥
Bhunji-Meen Kood Gayi Paani.
(Even King Harishchandra suffered during your Dasha period, He lost all that he owned and even his wife was sold away. He was forced to do menial work, At a house of a poor sweeper.)
श्री शंकरहिं गह्यो जब जाई।
Sri Shankarhin GahyoJab Jaayi,
पारवती को सती कराई॥
Parvathi Ko Sathi Karaayi.
तनिक विलोकत ही करि रीसा।
Thanik Vilokath Hi Kari Reesa.
नभ उड़ि गयो गौरिसुत सीसा॥
Nabh Udi Gayo Gaurisuth Seesa.
(When you transited through the zodiac sign of Lord Shiva, His wife Parvati (in her first incarnation as Sati) had to suffer injury through incineration in fire.
When you looked at the young Lord Ganesha, His head bounced into the sky and was destroyed.)
पाण्डव पर भै दशा तुम्हारी।
Paandav Par Bhay Dasha Thumhaari.
बची द्रौपदी होति उघारी॥
Bachi Draupadhi Hothi Udhaari.
कौरव के भी गति मति मारयो।
Kaurav Ke Bi Gathi Mathi Maaryo.
युद्ध महाभारत करि डारयो॥
Yudh Mahabharath Kari Daryo.
(When the Pandavas were going through their Dasha period, They even lost their wife Draupadi in a bet and were left with no belongings.
Even the Kauravas were not spared and they lost their sense and wisdom, Sparking the great battle of Mahabharata against the Pandavas.)
रवि कहँ मुख महँ धरि तत्काला।
Ravi Kah Mukh Mahn Dhari Thathkala.
लेकर कूदि परयो पाताला॥
Lekar Koodhi Paryo Paathaala.
शेष देवलखि विनती लाई।
Sesh Dhev-Lakhi Vinthi Laayi.
रवि को मुख ते दियो छुड़ाई॥
Ravi Ko Mukh Thay Dhiyo Chudaayi.
(Oh Shani Dev, you swallowed the sun, and went away into the third world. Only when all the other Gods came together to pray to you, was the Sun saved from eternal obscurity.)
वाहन प्रभु के सात सजाना।
Vaahan Prabhu Kay Sath Sujana.
जग दिग्गज गर्दभ मृग स्वाना॥
Juj Dhigaj Gadharbh Mrugh Swaana.
जम्बुक सिंह आदि नख धारी।
Jambuk Sinh Aadhi Nakh Dhari.
सो फल ज्योतिष कहत पुकारी॥
So Phal Jyothish Kahath Pukari.
(Oh Shani Dev, you ride on seven vehicles including an elephant, horse, ass, deer, dog, jackal and lion. All these animals possess terrible nails. Therefore astrologers declare.)
गज वाहन लक्ष्मी गृह आवैं।
Gaj Vahan Lakshmi Greh Aave.
हय ते सुख सम्पति उपजावैं॥
Hay Te Sukh Sampati Upjave.
गर्दभ हानि करै बहु काजा।
Gadharbh Haani Karai Bahu Kaaja.
सिंह सिद्धकर राज समाजा॥
Sinha Sidhkar Raaj Samaja.
(While riding on an elephant, you bring wealth; while riding on a horse, you bring comfort and wealth; when riding on an ass, you bring losses in several ways, riding on a lion, you bring kingdoms and fame)
जम्बुक बुद्धि नष्ट कर डारै।
Jhambuk Budhi NashtKar Darai.
मृग दे कष्ट प्राण संहारै॥
Mrug Dhe Kasht Praan Samharai.
जब आवहिं प्रभु स्वान सवारी।
Jab Aavahi Prabu Svan Savaari.
चोरी आदि होय डर भारी॥
Choru Aaadhi Hoy Dar Bhaari.
(Riding on a jackal, Shani Dev, takes away all wisdom, sense and intellect. Riding on a deer, Shani Dev grants death and pain. Riding on a dog, Shani Dev curses one with accusations of theft, making the cursed a beggar and the equivalent of a lowly stone.)
तैसहि चारि चरण यह नामा।
Thaishi Chaari CharanYuh Naama.
स्वर्ण लौह चाँदी अरु तामा॥
Swarn Laoh Chaandhi Aru Thama.
लौह चरण पर जब प्रभु आवैं।
Lauh Charan Par Jab Prabu Aavain.
धन जन सम्पत्ति नष्ट करावैं॥
Daan Jan Sampathi Nashta Karavain.
(In a similar manner, you have four different forms of your feet, made of Gold, Iron, Silver and Copper. When you come home with your Iron feet, you destroy all of one’s wealth and belongings.)
समता ताम्र रजत शुभकारी।
Samatha Thaamra Rajath Shubhkari.
स्वर्ण सर्व सर्व सुख मंगल भारी॥
Swarn Sarva Sukh Mangal Bhaari.
जो यह शनि चरित्र नित गावै।
Jo Yuh Shani Charithra Nith Gavai.
कबहुं न दशा निकृष्ट सतावै॥
Kabahu Na Dasha Nikrushta Sathavai.
(Your copper feet signal that things will be left unharmed, while Silver feet signal many benefits. And brightest of them all, your golden feet bring all types of happiness.
Whoever sings your prayers in a manner like this, oh Shani Dev. He is never troubled by your adverse periods.)
अद्भुत नाथ दिखावैं लीला।
Adhbuth NathDhikavain Leela.
करैं शत्रु के नशि बलि ढीला॥
Karain Shatru Kay Nashi Bhali Deela.
जो पण्डित सुयोग्य बुलवाई।
Jo Pundith Suyogya Bulvaayi.
विधिवत शनि ग्रह शांति कराई॥
Vidhvath Shani Gruha Shanthi Karayi.
(You display your magical actions before your devotees, killing and leaving their enemies helpless. Educated men and priests who perform your pooja (holy ritual), Manage to please you through Vedic methods.)
पीपल जल शनि दिवस चढ़ावत।
Peepal Jal Shani Diwas Chadavath.
दीप दान दै बहु सुख पावत॥
Deep Dhaan Dhai Bahu Sukh Pawath.
कहत राम सुन्दर प्रभु दासा।
Kahath Raam Sundhar Prabu Dhasa.
शनि सुमिरत सुख होत प्रकाशा॥
Shani Sumirath Sukh Hoth Prakasha.
(Since Peepal tree represents Shani, those who water it on Saturdays and offer incense sticks to your feet will get all comforts, wealth and health. Oh handsome Shani Dev, thus says Rama, your devotee.)
पाठ शनिश्चर देव को, की हों ‘भक्त’ तैयार।
Path Shanishchara Dev Ko, Ki Ho Bhakt Taiyaar,
करत पाठ चालीस दिन, हो भवसागर पार॥
Karat Path Chalis Din, Ho Bhavasaagar Paar.
(A devotee who is ever prepared to sing with devotion to Shani Dev, and chants Shri Shani Chalisa for forty days, will easily find his way to heaven)