Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman, a prominent deity in Hindu mythology known for his devotion, strength, and courage. It consists of 40 verses or “chaupais” in the Hindi language, each describing Hanuman’s various qualities and attributes.
The Hanuman Chalisa is widely recited by Hindus all over the world, particularly on Tuesdays and during important festivals and occasions, as a way to seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman and to overcome obstacles and challenges in life. It is believed that chanting the Hanuman Chalisa can bring about spiritual and material benefits, including peace of mind, protection from negative energies, and success in endeavors.
The author of the Hanuman Chalisa is Tulsidas, a renowned poet and saint from the 16th century. The hymn is considered one of the most popular and powerful prayers in the Hindu tradition and has been translated into many languages.