Hanuman is a devotee of Ram and one of the central characters in the Indian epic , the Ramayan. Folk tales acclaim the powers of Hanuman. The authorship of the Hanuman Chalisa is attributed to Tulsidas , a poet-saint who lived in the 16th century CE. He mentions his name in the last verse of the hymn. It is said in the 39th verse of the Hanuman Chalisa that whoever chants it with full devotion to Hanuman, will have Hanuman's grace.

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Hanuman is a devotee of Ram and one of the central characters in the Indian epic , the Ramayan. Folk tales acclaim the powers of Hanuman. The authorship of the Hanuman Chalisa is attributed to Tulsidas , a poet-saint who lived in the 16th century CE. He mentions his name in the last verse of the hymn.

It is said in the 39th verse of the Hanuman Chalisa that whoever chants it with full devotion to Hanuman, will have Hanuman's grace. Among Hindus worldwide, it is a very popular belief that chanting the Chalisa invokes Hanuman's divine intervention in grave problems.

A composer of several popular works, he is best known for being the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas , a retelling of the Ramayana in the vernacular Awadhi language. Tulsidas was acclaimed in his lifetime to be a reincarnation of Valmiki , the composer of the original Ramayan in Sanskrit.

There are 2 couplets in the beginning and one couplet at the ending between the 40 verses of Chalisa. The Hindu deity to whom the prayer is addressed, Hanuman , is an ardent devotee of Ram the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu and a central character in the Ramayana.

A general among the vanaras , Hanuman was a warrior of Lord Ram in the war against the demon king Ravan. Hanuman's exploits are much celebrated in a variety of religious and cultural traditions, [25] particularly in Hinduism, to the extent that he is often the object of worship according to some bhakti traditions, [26] and is the prime deity in many temples known as Hanuman Mandirs.

He is one of seven chiranjeevs immortals as per Sanatan Dharma. Hanuman also appears in Mahabharata on Arjuna's chariot as 'dhwaj' a type of flag. The work consists of forty-three verses — two introductory Dohas , forty Chaupais and one Doha in the end. Cleansing the mirror in the form of my mind with the pollen of the lotus-feet of the Guru, I describe the unblemished glory of Rama, which bestows the four fruits.

O Hanuman, the ocean of knowledge and virtues, may you be victorious. You are the trusted messenger of Rama and you are the abode of incomparable strength.

You are the great hero, you are endowed with valour, your body is as strong as Indra 's Vajra. You are the destroyer of vile intellect, and you are the companion of one whose intellect is pure. Your complexion is that of molten gold, and you are resplendent in your handsome form. You wear Kundalas small earrings worn in old times by Hindus in your ears and your hair is curly. You have the Vajra and the flag in your hands, and the sacred-thread Yajnopavita made of the Munja grass adorns your shoulder.

Rambhadracharya gives two meanings for the first half of the verse — [46]. Rao and Mehta explain the first half as Hanuman is the son of Kesari and Shiva. You delight in listening to the acts of Rama Ramayana. You assumed an extremely minute form and appeared to Sita in the Ashok Vatika. You assumed a very large and scary form and burnt the city of Lanka. You assumed a frightening form and destroyed the demons [in the army of Ravana].

You carried out all the tasks of Rama. You brought the Sanjivini, the life saving herb from Dronagiri in Himalayas, and revitalized Lakshman. Out of elation, Rama embraced you. Rama, the chief among Raghu 's descendants, praised you profusely saying "You are dear to me like my brother Bharata. Rao and Mehta's translation — Rama also added that a thousand people will praise Hanuman's glory and embraced him again.

Rambhadracharya interprets sahasa badana as the thousand-hooded serpent Shesha. To what extent can the mortal poets and scholars of Vedas speak about your infinite glory? You did Sugriva a great favour by making him meet Rama and bestowing on him the kingdom of Kishkindha. Your Mantra was accepted by Vibishana , as a result of which he became the king of Lanka. On your own you dashed upon the sun, Surya , which is 96,, miles away, thinking it to be a sweet fruit.

O Lord, placing the ring given by Rama in your mouth, you leaped across the ocean — there is no wonder here. All the unattainable tasks in the world become easily attainable with your grace. You are the doorkeeper and protector of the door to Rama's court. Without your command, nobody can enter the abode of Rama. You are the protector, and there is nothing to be afraid of.

When you roar, after remembering your powers, the three worlds tremble with fear. Rambhadracharya comments that this verse refers to the narrative of Jambavan reminding Hanuman of his powers in the Kishkindha Kanda of Ramayana.

The brave Hanuman, when invoked incessantly by the means of Japa, destroys all ailments and removes all sufferings. Hanuman extricates those from all adversities who remember him or contemplate upon him in their heart, by their actions and by their words. Rama is the supreme God and a king with Tapas , and yet you executed all his tasks. Rambhadracharya explains that the word saba para is from Sanskrit sarvapara , meaning supreme.

And whoever comes to you with any wish, that wish is fulfilled beyond limits literally, "they obtain the unlimited fruit of the wish" in this very birth. Your glory is famous in all the four Yugas , and illuminates the whole world. Rambharacharya adds that this verse refers to the Immortality and Glory of Lord Hanuman in all the four Yugas. You are the protector of Sadhus good people or ascetics and Sants saints.

You are the destroyer of demons and dear as a son to Rama. Mother Sita, the daughter of Janaka , has granted you this boon. You are, respectfully, the servant of Raghupati Shri Raam. Singing of you Hanuman , a Bhakta obtains Rama and forgets the adversities and afflictions of many births. Rambhadracharya interprets this verse to mean that the Bhakta, even discards the blissful Moksha to take birth again in this world as a devotee of Hari, as Tulsidas says in the fourth book of Ramcharitmanas.

Even one who does not contemplate on any other Devatas in their mind and only serves Hanuman, achieves all favourable bliss in this world and the next. Rambhadracharya explains that as per Bhagavad Gita , only Devatas can grant the desired results of actions, but even if one serves Hanuman and no other Devata, they obtain all worldly and other-worldly bliss.

Whoever remembers the brave and mighty Hanuman gets free of all adversities and relief from all pains. O Hanuman, the master of senses, may you be victorious, may you be victorious, may you be victorious.

May you shower your grace lovingly, as a Guru does, and reveal to me the knowledge of devotion to Rama. One who recites Hanuman Chalisa a hundred times or for hundred days is released from bondage and obtains great bliss". One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa obtains Siddhi accomplishment or liberation. Shiva himself bears witness to this statement. Tulsidas is always a devotee of Hari.

O Lord, make my heart your abode. Rambhadracharya offers three explanations for this verse in accordance with three different Anvaya s connection of words [33] —. Till the s, no commentary had been composed on the Hanuman Chalisa, which Rambhadracharya attributes to the work not being included in printed editions of collected works of Tulsidas. Swami Karpatri considered Hanuman Chalisa to be a supreme Pramana , omnipotent and capable of fulfilling all wishes, like the Vedic Mantras.

The Hanuman Chalisa is recited by millions of Hindus every day, [8] and most practising Hindus in India know its text by heart. The Hanuman Chalisa is one of the best selling Hindu religious books and has been sung by many popular bhajan, classical and folk singers.

In the Hindi movie , released on September , there is a scene where the protagonist Arjun Singh Rathod, played by Rajneesh Duggal recites the Hanuman Chalisa in full. Popular singers who have sung the Hanuman Chalisa include Carnatic singer M. Life Ho Toh Aisi! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hanuman Chalisa Hanuman singing bhajans.

India portal Religion portal. The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 25 June The Hindu. Nickoloff An introductory dictionary of theology and religious studies. Essential Hinduism. Hanuman Chalisa All About Hanuman. Retrieved 15 June Google Docs. Archived from the original PDF on 19 November Retrieved 4 June Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass. Retrieved 7 June University of Chicago Press. The Times of India. Retrieved 10 June Retrieved 27 May Laughing Colours. Kumar, Chandra Shekhar 4 November Rambhadradas 8 June


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