Author: Swami Tejomayananda
Publisher: Chinmaya Mission Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817597026X
Living in this world, it is almost impossible for any individual to lead a life that is above criticism-just or unjust. If we study the great epic, Ramayana, we find that even Lord Rama and Mother Sita could not escape criticism, though unjust, from their own subjects, the only person in Ramayana who succeeded in accomplishing this difficult task is Sri Hanuman-the greatest devotee of the Lord. We do not find a single incident wherein Sri Hanuman has made any mistake and got blamed for it. He is the very embodiment of wisdom, devotion and service. This noble son of Wind god (vayu) has innumerable virtues.
Hanuman Chalisa is the most popular composition of the great Saint Goswami Tulsidas, the author of Tulsi Ramayan. He composed Hanuman Chalisa when he was very sick. He sang the praise of Sri Hanuman and it is said that he recovered from his illness. The significance of singing the glories of the Lord is to purify your speech and mind. It is impossible to sing all His glories because they are infinite. You should chant those of His glories that are dear to you. In the Sundarakand of Tulsi Ramayan, Saint Tulsidas sings the glory of Sri Hanuman.
Verses for Chanting