What is Hanuman Chalisa
One of the best scriptures that describes and praises Hanuman is Hanuman Chalisa. Hanuman Chalisa was rendered to mankind in 16th Century by the infamous saint TulasiDas Maharaj of India. Hanuman’s life history is summarized in 40 verses that praise Hanuman for HIS good deeds and dharmic (righteous) exemplary way of living for all walks of life to follow.
The original language of Hanuman Chalisa was in Awadhi language. Awadhi is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by about 38 million people mainly in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh in India, in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Nepal and Mauritius. It is closely related to Hindi and is considered by many as an Eastern dialect of Hindi. Now, the Hanuman Chalisa is available in many languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kanada translated by Parama Pujya Sri Swamiji.
This work consists of forty-three verses – two introductory Dohas, forty verses and one Doha in the end.. The auspicious form, knowledge, virtues, powers and bravery of Hanuman are described in the first ten verses. Verse eleven to twenty describe the acts of Hanuman in his service to Ram, with the eleventh to fifteenth verses describing the role of Hanuman in bringing back Lakshman to consciousness. From the twenty-first verses, Tulsidas describes the need of Hanuman's Kripa. At the end, Tulsidas hails Hanuman and requests him to reside in his heart and in the heart of all. The concluding Doha again requests Hanuman to reside in the heart, along with Ram, Lakshman and Sita. This prayers invoke Hanuman to remember HIS strength and bless those chanter or listeners to this prayers.
This prayer indicates that Son of Vāyu is remover of adversities, and helps cleanse the mind (Manas), intellect (Buddhi), heart (Citta) and ego (Ahaṅkāra). By asking HIM to reside in the heart of the devotee, implying that the refuge of Hanuman is the supreme pursuit.
Hanuman Chalisa Mass Chanting in Trinidad
Hanuman Chalisa Mass Chanting in Tenali, AP, India
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What is World Wide Hanuman Chalisa Chanting (Yagna)
In view of the above, Avadhoota Datta Peethadhipati Jagadguru Parama Pujya Sri Dr. Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji has envisioned the "10000 crore (10Billion) Hanuman Chalisa Parayana Mahayajna" for Universal World Peace. This yagna to date have been participated all over the world namely Japan, Australia, Singapore, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, North America, Argentina, South Africa and India.
Everybody is encouraged to participate in this great Yajna in Malaysia now by chanting the Hanuman Chalisa collectively with friends and family members in masses. The printed verses will be provided during the event for those we are able to sing along or even by mere concentrated listening will bring out good on the participants.