Hanuman Mantra

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Hanuman Mantra Mean?

The Hanuman mantra is a chant that is repeated for courage, inner strength, power and physical stamina. It evokes the qualities of the Hindu monkey god, Hanuman, who is best known for the leap he made from the southern tip of India and for helping save Lord Rama's wife, Sita, who had been kidnapped by a demon.

Mantras are single syllables, phrases or prayers that yogis recite silently or aloud. They are often valued more for their sound vibrations and powers rather than any literal translation of the words.


Yogapedia Explains Hanuman Mantra

There are several similar Hanuman mantras, but a common one is: Om Hum Hanumate Namaha. A simple meaning would be “Praise to Lord Hanuman,” but most translations derive deeper meaning and context from the individual words:

Om is the cosmic sound vibration of the universe;
Hum is the bija, or "seed," mantra for Hanuman;
Hanumate means “to Hanuman” and is used as a more formal name for the monkey god; and
Namaha is a common salutation that's often translated as “all glory to.”

One deeper translation is: “Om and salutations to Hanuman, the embodiment of pure devotion. May I be blessed with victory, success, strength, stamina and power.”

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