‘Hanuman Chalisa‘ is a famous work.Hanuman Chalisa written by Goswami Tulsidas ji.Goswami Tulsidas jiwas born on the seventh day ofShukla Paksha in the month of Shravan on the year 1554. Tulsidas ji was born inRajapur, Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh. Even today, in the birthplace of Tulsidas, a part of the book ‘Ramcharitmanas’written by his hand, ‘Ayodhyakand’ is safe.
People come from all over the world to see it. The 11th generation of Tulsidas holds it as a heritage. Saint Tulsidas stayed at his Guru place Narharidas Ashram in Chitrakoot for many years and here he also saw Maryada Purushottam Shriram and his brother Lakshman twice.
This work done by Tulsidas ji has been dedicated to Lord Ram’s devotee Hanuman. In Hanuman Chalisa, Hanuman qualities are described.
In Hinduism, the recitation of ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ is an acceptable means to worship Hanuman ji. Goswami Tulsidas ji is the creator of‘Sri Hanuman Chalisa‘. That is why the text of ‘Hanuman Chalisa’like ‘Sri Ramcharitmanas‘ is considered very fruitful. It is a very short work written by Tulsidas ji, in which Hanuman ji is given a beautiful praise.
Along with Bajrangbali, it also depicts the personality of Lord Shri Ram
in simple terms. ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ is the best selling religious book in the country. ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ is the most frequently read booklet worldwide.
Hanuman Chalisa Benefits:
Reciting Hanuman Chalisa removes all fear. The tribulations disappear. Considering its serious feelings, awakens Bhakti-Bhava with superior knowledge in mind. Hanuman Chalisa can be seen in the temples of South India, written in the script there. People of South India, despite not knowing Hindi, remember Hanuman Chalisa as a mantra.
Hanuman Chalisa is written in which language?
In Hanuman Chalisa, the qualities and works of Hanuman ji have been written inAwadhi language(hanuman chalisa in Awadhi language). Hanuman Chalisa is described in forty chaupayas, hence it was called Chalisa. It also has 40 verses.
Who wrote Hanuman Chalisa first?
It is said thatGoswami Tulsidas ji got inspiration to write ‘Hanuman Chalisa’under the captivity of Mughal emperor Akbar. It is said that Mughal emperor Akbar once called Goswami Tulsidas ji in his court.
Akbar wanted Tulsidas to write some texts in his praise. Tulsidas ji refused to write. Then Akbar imprisoned him in his prison.
According to another legend, Emperor Akbar once called Tulsidas ji in his court. Akbar said that introduce me to Lord Shri Ram. Then Tulsidas Ji said that Lord Shri Rama only gives darshan to the devotees. On hearing this, Akbar got Tulsidas ji put in his prison.
Who wrote Hanuman Chalisa first?
According to the legend, after writing Hanuman Chalisa, when Tulsidas ji first read it, Hanuman himself came to listen to it as an elderly person. By the time Tulsidas finished speaking Hanuman Chalisa, all the people had gone from there but an old man remained there. That man was none other than Lord Hanuman himself.
What language is Hanuman Chalisa written in?
According to legend, Tulsidas ji wroteHanuman Chalisa in Awadhi languagewhile in imprisonment.
When was Hanuman Chalisa written?
When Tulsidas ji wrote Hanuman Chalisa, a lot of monkeys came around the prison of Fatehpur Sikri. They did great harm. Following the advice of the ministers, Emperor Akbar freed Tulsidas ji.
(Spiritual) Meaning of Hanuman Chalisa:
Hanuman Chalisa starts with two couplets whose first word is ‘Shriguru’, in which ‘Sri’ refers to ‘Sita Mata’ whom Hanuman ji considered as his Guru.
In the first 10 chaupai of Hanuman Chalisa, the power and knowledge of Hanuman ji are told. In the chaupai from 11 to 20, it was said about Lord Rama, in which the chaupai from 11 to 15 is based on Lord Rama’s brother Laxman. In the last chaupai, Tulsidas has said about the grace of Hanuman ji.
It has been translated into all languages of India except English.