12 Names of Lord Hanuman

हनुमानञ्जनसूनुर्वायुपुत्रो महाबलः ।
रामेष्टः फाल्गुनसखः पिङ्गाक्षोऽमितविक्रमः ॥१॥
उदधिक्रमणश्चैव सीताशोकविनाशनः ।
लक्ष्मणप्राणदाताश्च दशग्रीवस्य दर्पहा ॥२॥

Hanumaan Anjana-Suunur Vaayu-Putro Mahaabalah |
Raameshtah Phaalguna-Sakhah Pinggaaksho Amita-Vikramah ||1||
Udadhi-Kramannash Chaiva Siitaa-Shoka-Vinaashanah |
Lakssmanna-Praanna-Daataash Cha Dasha-Griivasya Darpahaa ||2||

Above are the two shlokas From Ananda Ramayana consisting of 12 names of Lord Hanuman which is also called Hanuman dwadash naam stotram or hanuman dwadasa namavali. And the other part says

एवं द्वादश नामानि कपीन्द्रस्य महात्मनः
स्वापकाले प्रबोधे च यात्राकाले च यः पठेत ॥३॥
तस्य सर्व भयं नास्ति रणे च विजयी भवेत
राजद्वारे गव्हरे च भयं नास्ति कदाचन॥४॥

Evam Dwaadasha Naamaani Kapiindrasya Mahaatmanah |
Svaapa-Kaale Prabodhe Cha Yaatraa Kaale Cha Yah Patthet ||3||
Tasya Sarvabhayam Na-Asti Ranne Cha Vijayii Bhavet |
Raaja-Dvaare Gahvare Cha Bhayam Na-Asti Kadaachana ||4||

These two verses say the benefits of chanting 12 names of Lord Hanuman.

Who is Lord Hanuman?

As per Hindu Scripture Ramayana, Hanuman is the monkey God who is the epitome of devotion. It is believed that he is the incarnation of Rudra and hence called Rudra Avtar. Lord Rama is the deity of Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman served him throughout his work on the earth. Later on Hanuman ji stayed back on the earth after Lord Rama served his purpose on earth and went back to his abode. Lord Hanuman is immortal being, the chiranjeevi and still present on earth. He took birth from devi Anjani womb.

Other than that Lord Hanuman is also popular as Vayu Putra which means the son of wind. For this reason he possess the qualities of wind like speed and more. He is the symbol of valor and courage. His devotees call him Sankat Mochan as he releases their sufferings. In most of his pictures and carvings he is shown carrying the gada (mace) which is the symbol of bravery, physical strength, control (control over senses). Well this is the brief introduction of Lord Hanuman but there is always lot more.

Chant 12 Names of Lord Hanuman

Bhakts (devotees) sing and chant 12 names of Lord Hanuman (Hanuman dwadash naam stotram or hanuman dwadasa namavali) to seek the blessings of Monkey God. Lord Hanuman is the perfect combination of devotion, strength, faith, excellence and self control. He is the friend who stays in the world to help people. Whosoever chant hanuman’s name or the name of his lord, Rama, surely get out of the troubles. Chanting his 12 names is the torch in darkness. Twelve names of Hanuman (Hanuman dwadash naam stotram or hanuman dwadasa namavali) is the support in bad times and blessings in good times. Understanding what his names represents will add more emotions to chant and worship. The faith and devotion comes along by knowing the meaning of 12 names of Lord Hanuman. This will intensify the call to God.

Understanding The Names & 12 Mantra

हनुमानञ्जनसूनुर्वायुपुत्रो महाबलः ।
रामेष्टः फाल्गुनसखः पिङ्गाक्षोऽमितविक्रमः ॥१॥
उदधिक्रमणश्चैव सीताशोकविनाशनः ।
लक्ष्मणप्राणदाताश्च दशग्रीवस्य दर्पहा ॥२॥

NoEnglish NameHindi NameMeaningMantra
1).HanumanहनुमानThe one who has cleft in his chin.ॐ श्री हनुमते नमः।
Om Shri Hanumate Namah।
2). Anjani Suta अञ्जनी सुतThe son of Devi Anjani.ॐ अञ्जनी सुताय नमः।
Om Anjani Sutaya Namah।
3).Vayu Putraवायु पुत्रThe son of Wind.ॐ वायुपुत्राय नमः।
Om Vayuputraya Namah।
4).Mahabal
महाबलThe one who has great strength.ॐ महाबलाय नमः।
Om Mahabalaya Namah।
5).Rameshta रामेष्टBeloved of Lord Rama.ॐ रामेष्ठाय नमः।
Om Rameshthaya Namah।
6).Phalguna Sakhaफाल्गुन सखाFriend of Arjuna (Arjuna is the son of Kunti, warrior and friend of Lord Krishna).ॐ फाल्गुण सखाय नमः।
Om Phalguna Sakhaya Namah।
7).Pingakshaपिङ्गाक्षWhose eyes are honey coloured or yellow or reddish-brown.ॐ पिंगाक्षाय नमः।
Om Pingakshaya Namah।
8).Amita Vikramaअमित विक्रमWho has boundless power.ॐ अमितविक्रमाय नमः।
Om Amitavikramaya Namah।
9).Udadhikramanaउदधिक्रमणThe one who has crossed the ocean.ॐ उदधिक्रमणाय नमः।
Om Udadhikramanaya Namah।
10).Sita Shoka Vinashanaसीता शोक विनाशनThe one who has removed the sorrow of Devi Sita (Devi Sita is the consort of Lord Rama).ॐ सीताशोकविनाशनाय नमः।
Om Sitashokavinashanaya Namah।
11).Lakshmana Prana Dataलक्ष्मण प्राण दाताWho is given the prana (life force of living) to Lakshman (Lakshman is the brother to Lord Rama).ॐ लक्ष्मणप्राणदात्रे नमः।
Om Lakshmanapranadatre Namah।
12).Dashagriva Darpahaदशग्रीव दर्पहाThe one who has destroyed the ego of the Demon Ravana.ॐ दशग्रीवस्य दर्पाय नमः।
Om Dashagrivasya Darpaya Namah।

Benefits Of Chanting Lord Hanuman 12 Names

एवं द्वादश नामानि कपीन्द्रस्य महात्मनः
स्वापकाले प्रबोधे च यात्राकाले च यः पठेत ॥३॥
तस्य सर्व भयं नास्ति रणे च विजयी भवेत
राजद्वारे गव्हरे च भयं नास्ति कदाचन॥४॥

Meaning: Whosoever recite these 12 names of kapindra (The best of monkeys) during sleep, waking and journeys, his all the fears vanishes and he gets victory against enemies. There will be no fear for him whether he is in king’s palace or in cave.

  • More strength
  • Provides protection from all the directions
  • Helps and make you win in battles
  • Increase valor and power
  • Gives wisdom and intelligence
  • Makes you active
  • Removes all kind of sorrows
  • Helps in life and death like situation.
  • Saves and cures from diseases.
  • Turn down the enemies.
  • Gives Longevity
  • The one who chant or sing the 12 names of Hanuman Ji attains wealth
  • Brings positivity

Discover other powerful mantras of Lord Hanuman here.

Hanuman Chalisa also sings the glory of God. Know more about it here.

Chant the 12 names!!! Open your heart!!! Get the blessings of Lord Hanuman!!!

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