Hanuman Aashtakam, is a divine song written and composed in praise of Lord Hanuman. This song was written by Sri Tulsidas, who was a great devotee of Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman. Astakam, literally means the poems written in praise of the deities. In most of the Hanuman Temples, this famous Hanuman ashtak is chanted after the chanting of Sri Hanuman Chalisa. This mantra benefits the devotees as well as his family members. This mantra relieves from mental stress and would give peace of mind for us. Chanting this mantra would prosper our lives.
The contents present in the Hanuman Ashtakam are as follows:
During the childhood you are tried to catch the sun with your tender hands, which cannot be imagined by anyone in this universe.
You are the reliever of the diseases of our devotees, and you are the one, who would guide your devotees in the proper path.
You are the remover of obstacles and remove the darkness from the minds of your devotees.
You are the one, who had helped Sugriva from the clutches of Vali and safeguarded him in the Rishya Mukha Parvatha.
You are the one who first met Lord Rama, and asked about his whereabouts.
You have removed the sorrows of Sugriva by making him to become the friend of Lord Rama.
You went to the Lanka in search for Ma Sita, and you have met her and spoken with the holy mother.
By finding the place of Ma Sita, you have saved the lives of the Vanaras.
After meeting Ma Sita in the Lanka, you have killed lot of demons and destroyed their houses through your supreme powers.
You have introduced yourself to Ma Sita by showing the ring of Rama to Ma Sita and conveyed the message of Lord Ram.
By doing that selfless service, you have given a new life to Ma Sita and consoled her like her affectionate son.
When Lakshmana was laid unconscious during the Lanka war, you have brought the ‘Sanjeevani herb’, and saved the life of Lakshmana.
When Lord Rama was attacked by Ravana, through the Nagastra, you have recited the Garuda Mantra, and due to that, Lord Garuda appeared in the battle field, and saved the life of Lord Rama.
You have done lot of help to Lord Rama, and thus become his great friend, but you considered yourself as a servant to Lord Rama, and served him sincerely, and still now you are chanting the Rama Mantra, for maintaining peace and prosperity in the world.
O My Lord Hanuman! Please remove the badness in my mind, and make me to become a noble person.
You are very strong similar to the Indra’s Vajrayudha, and you are having the capability to lift the entire universe through your great powers.