The Hanuman Chalisa is a rich repertoire of the incredible deeds and acts of valour by Lord Hanuman. This enriching edition brings to you the same holy text only manifold more immersive as each word of the dohas comes alive, explained as it is by way of the stories from Valimikis Ramayana, Tulsidass Ramacharitramaanas, and the folklore of India.
Perhaps the most powerful meditation or the most popular hymn in the land of India is the Hanuman Chalisa. Breaking all barriers of diversity, everyone in India can either recite the Hanuman Chalisa by heart or has at least heard of it. It is so omnipresent that umpteen books have been penned glorifying it. And here I am, with yet another book on the glorious the Hanuman Chalisa, promising more thrills and delights for Hanuman lovers.
I am not a scholar. Nor do I claim perfection in understanding this most powerful prayer. I am simply a devotee of Hanuman and a great admirer of his divine qualities that have attracted millions of hearts. Having said that, this attempt to decode the Hanuman Chalisa is more devotional than scholarly. In this book, I have tried to associate every word of the Chalisa with stories of Hanuman from Valimiki's Ramayana, Tulsidas's Ramacharitramaanas, or the folklore of India in a way that the words come alive and the dohas become fully action-packed, leaving an imprint on the mind. Through various events and anecdotes, we see Hanuman's character weaving into shape. A shape so genuine and lovable that he gets integrated as an indispensable part of our life. At a few instances in the book, you will find a couple of stories repeated. This has been done because the same story can be seen and interpreted in multiple ways, seen through different angles, and each retelling brings something new to the surface.
When an ardent devotee of Hanuman's reads this book, it will serve as a meditation. When a great fan of Hanuman's adventures reads this book, it will serve as a fountain of unheard fun facts about Hanuman. When a story lover reads this book, it will serve as an ocean of sweet and wonderful stories. When a child reads this book, it will serve as a source of a million smiles. When a parent reads this book, it will be a treasure trove of bedtime stories.
The Hanuman Chalisa is amazing when recited, sung, heard, or read. With this book, I have strived to enhance that experience a million times over. If this book does touch a chord in your heart, all I ask from you is a small blessing or a small silent prayer.
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