Divine Hanuman Chalisa
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Hanuman Chalisa ("Forty chaupais on Hanuman") is a devotional song based on Lord Hanuman as the model devotee. The Hanuman Chalisa is a poem written by Tulsidas in the Awadhi language, and is his best known Hindu text apart from the Ramacharitamanasa. The word chalisa is derived from chalis, which means the number forty in Hindi, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses (excluding the couplets at the beginning and at the end).
Hanuman is a vanara (a monkey-like humanoid deity), a devotee of Rama, and one of the central characters in the Indian epic poem, the Ramayana. Folk tales acclaim the powers of Hanuman. The qualities of Hanuman – his strength, courage, wisdom, celibacy, devotion to Rama and the many names by which he was known – are detailed in the Hanuman Chalisa. There are more temples devoted to Hanuman than any other deity in India, and recitation or chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa is a common religious practice. The Hanuman Chalisa is the most popular hymn in praise of Hanuman. The Hanuman Chalisa is recited by millions of Hindus every day.
Download this special Hanuman Chalisa audio app, sung by the great Udit Narayan. You could also choose the number of times you would like to repeat the Hanuman Chalisa audio - 11, 21, 51 or 108 times.