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    Hanuman Chalisa, the holy devotional work written by Goswami Tulsidas in the sixteenth century, has gained enormous popularity among Hindus living the world over. With the blessings of Shri Hanuman, Goswami Tulsidas has also written Ramayana in Hindi and this Tulsi Ramayana is known as Ram Charitha Manas. Tulsi Ramayana has revolutionized the Ram Bhakti movement by enabling common man to recite the glorious legend of Shri Rama in Hindi.

    The Power of Shri Hanuman

    Shri Hanuman is understood as great jnani, yogi and a brahmachari (bachelor). He has been blessed as chiranjivi, one who lives eternally. The blessings of Siva, Vishnu, Brahma, Surya, Indra, and Vayu made Shri Hanuman invincible. He is the great lover of music and also mastered the Sanskrit language. Being the Yogacharya, Shri Hanuman is considered as an embodiment of the four yogas. His strength, valour, prowess, will power, memory, balanced emotions, sharp intellect, fearlessness, and noble actions were perfectly refined and grounded in

    None in the world can equal Shri Hanuman. He had only one thought--that of serving his Shri Rama with utmost humility and devotion. He serves, protects and inspires the devotees of Shri Rama. He holds the flag with fish symbols. Shri Hanuman Chalisa praises the selfless service, courage, humble disposition, and foremost devotion shown by Shri Hanuman towards Shri Rama. Shri Hanuman will present Himself with folded hands in prayer wherever and whenever the Holy name of Shri Rama is recited. Shri Hanuman always loves to hear the mantra ‘Shri Ramajeyam.' Just chant ‘Shri Ramajeyam' mantra 108 times and pray to Shri Hanuman. Here's how to recite one of the popular Hindu chants and mantras, the Hanuman Chalisa.

    Why the Name Hanuman Chalisa? Goswami Tulsidas wrote these forty verses in the praise of Shri Hanuman. Forty in Hindi is called 'chalis.' The hymn containing forty verses is called 'Chalisa.' Each such verse is called a chaupai (means 4 legs) and each chaupai of the Chalisa has two lines each--the two always rhyme. Hanuman Chalisa is simple and is the utmost rhythmical poem. The chalisa is sung in different tunes (more than 100) across the country. Even if you don't understand Hindi, you may enjoy hearing it.

    Based on the structure and content of Hanuman Chalisa, the devotees have identified three parts - the invocation or preamble, the main body (chalisa) and the final prayer and request. Hanuman Chalisa speaks about Shri Hanuman's parentage, his physique and intelligence, valor and heroic acts, devotion to Shri Rama and Sita.

    How to Recite Hanuman Chalisa? Most households recite Hanuman Chalisa as an invocation to Shri Hanuman. Hanuman chalisa can be found on Hanuman Chalisa has been found to be highly effective in controlling evil effects.

    1) You can recite it either at a temple or at your puja room.
    2) Sit at your place. Close your eyes.
    3) Place a picture of Shri Hanuman.
    4) Offer the garland of oscimum sanctum or Tulsi or lotus flower. Avoid nerium flower. You may offer a garland made out of betel leaves. You may also offer garland made out of Vada (a South Indian snack made of Urad Dhall).
    5) Light a ghee lamp.
    6) Offer incense sticks.
    7) Now meditate on Shri Hanuman.
    8) Now chant Shri Hanuman Chalisa. After completion of each Hanuman Chalisa chanting, offer a flower to Shri Hanuman. You may recite it 12 times, 24 times, 32 times. You may also recite the hymns 108 times while going around the pipal tree.
    9) You may offer Sweet Pongal, Ven Pongal, Vada, Honey, Fruits and Panakam (a beverage made from jaggery and tamarind).

    Reciting specific hymns. After attending many discourses, I have understood that the recitation of specific Hindu prayers and hymns in Hanuman Chalisa will bestow specific results. I have compiled specific number of the Hymns and the benefits:
    1) Chanting the Opening Invocation Hymn of Hanuman Chalisa many times will mitigate the doshas arising out of having insulted knowingly/ unknowingly one's preceptor/ a Rama Bhakta. The hardships in your life will be relieved and you will be blessed with strength and wisdom.
    2) Chanting the First Hymn of the Chalisa "Jaya Hanumaan gyaan guna saagar....." will bestow Divine knowledge.
    3) Chanting the Third Hymn of Chalisa "Mahaaveer vikrama Bhajrangi....." will remove the bad company of friends or relatives or get rid of your bad habits. It will guide you in your right path.
    4) Chanting the Seventh and Eighth Hymns "Vidyavan guni athi chaathur....." will channel a devotee into Rama Bhakti and he will become dear to Shri Rama.
    5) Chanting the eleventh Hymn "Laya sanjivan....." will mitigate the effects of poisonous bites and remove fear of snakes.
    6) Chanting the Twelfth Hymn will remove misunderstanding between your sons and daughters and will bring unity and affection among them.
    7) Chanting the Thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth Hymns will help you to reach name and fame.
    8) Chanting the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Hymns will restore lost status or help in getting desired career improvements or promotions.
    9) Chanting the Twentieth Hymn will remove obstacles and help in reaching your goals.
    10) Chanting the Twenty-second Hymn will provide due protection from adverse planetary effects.
    11) Chanting the Twenty-fourth Hymn will drive away all negative energies and evil spirits including black magical deities.
    12) Chanting the Twenty-fifth Hymn will restore exuberant health and spirits. The recitation will also give you the ability to withstand physical agony and pain when you are injured or in ailment.
    13) Chanting the Twenty-sixth Hymn protects you from general hardships and difficulties.
    14) Chanting the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Hymns will bring fulfilment of desires by Divine Blessings.
    15) Chanting the Twenty-ninth will take to the pinnacle of name and fame.
    16) Chanting the Thirtieth Hymn will help you to conquer evil forces.
    17) Chanting the Thirty-first Hymn will help you to master occult powers and great wealth.
    18) Chanting the Thirty-second, Thirty-third, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-fifth Hymns will certainly make you enjoy a self-contented life without any bothers / frustrations. You are assured that at the end of such a self-contented life, you will attain the Lotus feet of Shri Rama.
    19) Chanting the Thirty-sixth Hymn will mitigate you from all difficulties and pains.
    20) Chanting the Thirty-seventh Hymn will secure the Grace of Shri Hanuman.
    If you want to accomplish some major tasks, then you are advised to chant the appropriate Hymn with devotion 1008 times on an auspicious Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday or on a combination of a Moola Nakshatra day and a new moon day falling during Tamil month Margazhi (14 Dec - 13 Jan).

    Some recommend that devotees perform Tail Puja. What is Tail Puja? Tail Puja is one of the other important Hindu rituals. It is the offering of sandalwood paste and kumkum / sindoor to the tail of Shri Hanuman's image for 48 days.

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    Dear Shridhar Sir,
    Namaskaram. Thanks for explaining the importance of chanting of Hanuman Chalisa.
    Rgds,
    Subbu

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    Thank you very much for the useful guidelines about Hanuman Chalisa
    எல்லோரும் இன்புற்றிர ுக்க நினைப்பதுப ்பது
    அல்லால் வேறொன்றறிய ேன் பராபரமே
    - அடியேன் ஐஸ்வர்யம

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    Thanks bhat sir,

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    Thank you very much. I have been reciting Hanuman chalisa for many years and this explanation has been very informative and insightfull. Thanks again.

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    This is another sthotram by tulasidas in hindi
    Sankata mochana Hanuman sthotram

    Baal samai ravi bhakshi liyo tab, teenahu loka bhayo andhiyaro |

    Taahi so traas bhayo jag ko, yah sankat kaahu so jaat na taaro |

    Dewan aani kari bintee tab, chaadhi diyo ravi kasht niwaaro ||

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tihaaro||1||

    Baali ki traas kapees basai giri, jaat mahaaprabhu panth nihaaro |

    Chownki mahaa muni saap diyo tab chahiy kaun bichaar bichaaro |

    Kai dwij roop liwaay mahaa prabhu so tum daas ke sok niwaaro ||

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tiharo ||2||

    Angad ke sang lain gaye siya, khoj kapees yah baain uchaaro |

    jeevat na bachihau hum son ju, bina sudhi laay ehaan pagu dhaaro |

    Hayri thake tatt sindhu sabaai tab laay siya-sudhi praan ubaaro ||

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tiharo ||3||

    Raavan traas dayee siya ko sab, raakshashi so kahi sok nivaaro |

    Taahi samay hanuman mahaprabhu, Jaay mahaa rajneechar maaro ||

    Chaahat seeya asoka so aagi su, dai prabhu mudrika soka nivaaro ||

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tihaaro ||4||

    Baan lagyo ur lakshiman ke tab, praan taje sut raavan maaro |

    Lai griha baidya sushen samet, tabai giri dron su beer upaaro |

    Aani sajeewan hath dayee taba lakshiman ke tum praan upaaro|

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tihaaro||5||

    Raavan yudh ajaan kiyo tab, naag ki phaas sabhi sir daaro |

    Sri Raghunath samet sabai dal, moh bhayo yah sankat bhaaro |

    Aani khagesh tabai hanumaan ju, bandhan kaati sutraas nivaaro |

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tiharo ||6||

    Bandhu samet jabai ahiraavan, lai raghunath pataal sidhaaro |

    Devhi puji bhalee vidhi so bali, deu sabai mili mantra vichaaro |

    Jaay sahaay bhayo tab hi ahiraavan sainya samet sanhaaro |

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tihaaro ||7||

    Kaaj kiye barh dewan kei tum, beer mahaaprabhu dekhi bichaaro |

    Kaun so sankat mohin gareeb ko, jo tumso nahin jaat hai taaro |

    Begi haro hanumaan mahaprabhu jo kuch sankat hoya hamaaro |

    Ko nahin jaanat hai jag mein kapi sankat mochan naam tiharo ||8||
    Last edited by Meenatchi krishnaswamy; 09-08-2019 at 07:21 AM.

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