Archive for February, 2006

Trivia

February 17, 2006

The translated film title of “Fargo” in China is “Mysterious Murder in
Snowy Cream”.

Hanumaan chaalisaa – from Avadhee Hindi into English

February 10, 2006

Shree Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nij Man Mukar Sudhari,
Barnau Raghuvar Bimal Jasu, Jo dayaku Phal Chari

With the dust of Guru’s Lotus feet, I clean the mirror of my mind and then narrate the sacred glory of Sri Ram Chandra, The Supreme among the Raghu dynasty. The giver of the four attainments of life.

Budhi heen Tanu Janike, Sumirow, Pavan Kumar,
Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Harahu Kalesh Bikaar

Knowing myself to be ignorant, I urge you, O Hanuman, The son of Pavan! O Lord! kindly Bestow on me the strength, wisdom and knowledge, removing all my miseries and blemishes.

Jai Hanuman Gyan Guna Sagar
Jai Kapis Tihun Lok Ujaagar

Victory of Thee, O Hanuman, Ocean of wisdom and virtue, victory to the Lord of monkeys who is well known in all the three worlds.

Ramdoot Atulit Bal Dhamaa,
Anjani Putra Pavansut naamaa.

You, the Divine messenger of Ram and repository of immeasurable strength, are also known as Anjaniputra and known as the son of the wind – Pavanputra.

Mahabeer Bikram Bajrangi,
Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi.

Oh Hanumanji! You are valiant and brave, with a body like lightening. You are the dispeller of darkness of evil thoughts and companion of good sense and wisdom.

Kanchan Baran Biraaj Subesaa,
Kanan kundal kunchit kesa. Jai Hanuman …(2)

Shri Hanumanji’s physique is golden coloured. His dress is pretty, wearing  ‘Kundals’ ear-rings and his hair is long and curly.

Hath Bajra Aur Dhvaja Birjai,
Kandhe Moonj Janeu saaje.

Shri Hanumanji is holding in one hand a lighting bolt and in the other a flag with sacred thread across his shoulder.

Shankar Suvana Kesari Nandan,
Tej Pratap Maha Jag Vandan.

Oh Hanumanji! You are the emanation of ‘SHIVA’ and you delight Shri Keshri. Being ever effulgent, you and hold vast sway over the universe. The entire  world proptiates. You are adorable of all.

Vidyavaan Guni Ati Chatur,
Ram Kaj Karibe Ko Atur

Oh! Shri Hanumanji! You are the repository of learning, virtuous, very wise and highly keen to do the work of Shri Ram. 

Prabhu Charittra Sunibe Ko Rasiya,
Ram Lakhan Sita man basiya. Jai Hanuman …(2)

You are intensely greedy for listening to the narration of Lord Ram’s lifestory and revel on its enjoyment. You ever dwell in the hearts of Shri Ram-Sita and  Shri Lakshman.

Sukshma roop Dhari Siyahi Dikhwana,
Bikat roop Dhari Lank Jarawa

You appeared beofre Sita in a diminutive form and spoke to her, while you assumed an awful form and struck terror by setting Lanka on fire.

Bhim roop Dhari Asur Sanhare,
Ramchandra Ke kaaj Savare.

He, with his terrible form, killed demons in Lanka and performed all acts for Shri Ram.

Laye Sajivan Lakhan Jiyaye,
Shri Raghubir harashi ur laye.

When Hanumanji made Lakshman alive after bringing ‘Sanjivni herb’ Shri Ram took him in his deep embrace, his heart full of joy.

Raghupati Kinhi Bahut Badaai,
Tum Mama Priya Bharat Sam Bhai. Jai Hanuman …(2)

Shri Ram lustily extolled Hanumanji’s excellence and remarked, “you are as dear to me as my own brother Bharat”

Sahastra Badan Tumharo Jas Gaave,
Asa kahi Shripati Kanth Laagave.

Shri Ram embraced Hanumanji saying:
“Let the thousand-tongued Sheshnaag sing your glories.”

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa,
Narad Sarad Sahit Aheesa

Sanak and the sages, saints, Lord Brahma, the great hermits Narad and Goddess Saraswati along with Sheshnag the cosmic serpent, fail to sing the ultimate glories of Hanumanji.

Jam Kuber Digpal Jahan Te,
Kabi Kobid Kahin Sake Kahan Te

What to talk of denizens of the earth like poets and scholars etc.? Even Gods like Yamraj, Kuber, and Digpal fail to narrate Hanman’s greatness in toto.

Tum Upkar Sugrivahi Keenha,
Ram Milaay Rajpad Deenha Jai Hanuman …(2)

Hanumanji! You rendered a great service for Sugriva, It were you who united him with SHRI RAM and enthroned him on the Royal Throne.

Tumharo Mantro Bibhishan Maana,
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sab Jag Jaana.

By heeding your advice, Vibhishan became Lord of Lanka, which is known all over the universe.

Juug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu,
Leelyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu

Hanumanji gulped the SUN at distance of sixteen thousand miles considering it to be a sweet fruit.

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukha Maaheen,
Jaladhi Langhi Gaye Acharaj Naheen.

Carrying the Lord’s ring in his mouth, he went across the ocean. There is no wonder in that.

Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Je te,
Sugam Anugrah Tumhare Te Te. Jai Hanuman …(2)

Oh Hanumanji! all the difficult tasks in the world are rendered easiest by your grace.

Ram Duware Tum Rakhavare,
Hot Na Aagya Binu Paisare.

Oh Hanumanji! You are the sentinel at the door of Ram’s mercy mansion or His divine abode. No one may enter without your permission.

Sab Sukh Lahen Tumhari Sarna,
Tum Rakshak Kaahu Ko Darnaa.

By your grace one can enjoy all happiness and one need not have any fear under your protection.

Aapan Tej Samharo Aapei,
Teenon Lok Hank Te Kanpei

When you roar all the three worlds tremble and only you can control your might .

Bhoot Pisaach Nikat Nahi Avei,
Mahabir Jab Naam Sunavei. Jai Hanuman …(2)

Great Brave on. Hanumanji’s name keeps all the Ghosts, Demons & evils spirits away from his devotees.

Naasei Rog Hare Sab Peera,
Japat Nirantar Hanumant Beera

On reciting Hanumanji’s holy name regularly, all the maladies perish and the entire pain disappears.

Sankat Te Hanuman Chhudavei,
Man Karm Bachan Dhyan Jo Lavei.

Those who rembember Hanumanji in thought, word and deed are well guarded against their odds in life.

Sab Par Ram Tapasvee Raaja,
Tinke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja

Oh Hanumanji! You are the caretaker of even Lord Rama, who has been hailed as the Supreme Lord and the Monarch of all those devoted in penances.

Aur Manorath Jo Koi Lave,
Soi Amit Jivan Phal Pave. Jai Hanuman …(2)

Oh Hanumanji! You fulfill the desires of those who come to you and bestow the eternal nectar the highest fruit of life.

Charo Juug Partap Tumhara,
Hai Parsiddha Jagat Ujiyara.

Oh Hanumanji! Your magnificent glory is acclaimed far and wide all through the four ages and your fame is radianlty noted all over the cosmos.

Sadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhvare,
Asur Nikandan Ram Dulare.

Oh Hanumanji! You are the protector of saints and sages and the destroyer of all the Demons, you are the seraphic darling of Shri Ram.

Ashta Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Data,
Asa Bar Din Janki Mata.

Hanumanji has been blessed with mother Janki to endow any one with any YOGIC power of eight Sidhis and Nava Nidhis as per choice.

Ram Rasayan Tumhare Pasa,
Sadaa Raho Raghupati Ke Dasa. Jai Hanuman …(2)

Oh Hanumanji! You hold the essence of devotion to RAM, always remaining His Servant.

Tumhare Bhajan Ramko Pavei.
Janam Janam Ke Dukh Bisravei.

Oh Hanumanji! through devotion to you, one reaches RAM and becomes free from suffering of several lives.

Anta Kaal Raghubar Pur Jai,
Jahan Janma Hari Bhakta Kahai.

After death one enters the eternal abode of Sri Ram and remains a devotee of him, whenever, taking new birth on earth.

Aur Devata Chitt Na Dharai,
Hanumant Sei Sarva Sukh Karai

You need not hold any other demigod in mind. Hanumanji alone will give all happiness.

Sankat Kate Mitey Sab Peera,
Jo Sumirei Hanumant Balbeera Jai Hanuman …(2)

Oh Powerful Hanumanji! You bring an end to sufferings and remove all the pain for the one who remembers you.

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosai
Kripa Karahu Gurudev Ki Naiee

Hail-Hail-Hail-Lord Hanumanji! I beseech you Honour to bless me in the capacity of my supreme ‘GURU’ (teacher).

Jo Sat Baar Paath Kar Koi,
Chhutahi Bandi Maha Sukh Hoi.

One who recites this Hanuman Chalisa one hundred times daily for one hundred days becames free from the bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.

Jo Yah Padhe Hanuman Chalisa,
Hoy Siddhi Sakhi Gaurisa

As Lord Shankar witnesses, all those who recite Hanuman Chalisa regularly are sure to be benedicted.

Tulsidas Sada Hari Chera,
Keeje Nath Hriday Mah Dera. Jai Hanuman …(5)

Tulsidas, always the servant of Lord prays, “Oh my Lord! You enshrine within my heart.!

Chopai

Pavan Tanay Sankat Haran, Mangal Murti Roop.
Ram Lakhan Sita Sahit, Hriday Basahu Sur Bhoop.

O Shri Hanuman, The Son of Pavan, Saviour The Embodiment of blessings, reside in my heart together with Shri Ram, Laxman and Sita.

Hindiiiii?

February 8, 2006

I met a very enthusiastic lady who wanted me to teach Hindi to her tenth standard daughter.

And I had tough time teaching her the difference between ‘ब’ and ‘भ’.

It was memorable to teach her pronounce correctly – ‘ भारतीय जीवन बीमा निगम’, because, she would call it ‘बारतीय जीवन भीमा निगम’ !!!

कौन कहता है, हिंदी सरल है ? कम-से-कम मेरी वह विद्यार्थीनी तो नहीं ही कहेगी !!!

English, ooff!!

February 8, 2006

એક વાર ગુજરાતીના એક પ્રૉફેસર કૉલેજમાં પોતાના વર્ગના વિદ્યાર્થીઓને ઇંસ્પેક્શન માટે તૈયાર કરી રહ્યા હતા.

તેમણે એક વિદ્યાર્થીને ઇંસ્પેક્ટર આવે ત્યારે બોલવા માટે તૈયાર કરતાં તેને કહ્યું,”તું બોલવાની શરૂઆત કરે ત્યારે કહેવાનું, Respected Sir and teachers.” આ વાત તેમણે ગોખાવી-ગોખાવીને તૈયાર કરાવી.

ઇંસ્પેક્ટર સાહેબ આવ્યા અને ભરી સભામાં એ વિદ્યાર્થી બોલવા ઊભો થયો… અને શરૂઆત કરી –

Rejected Sir and teachers…..!!!!!”