History of Hanuman Chalisa
Once Tulsidas went to meet Aurangzeb. The emperor mocked Tulsidas and challenged him to show the lord to him. The poet ingeniously replied that seeing Rama was not possible without true devotion. As a result, he was imprisoned by Aurangzeb. Tulsi Das is thought to have written the magnificent verses of the Hanuman Chalisa in that prison. It is said that an army of monkeys menaced Delhi as soon as Tulsidas finished his ode and recited the same.
When to chant Hanuman Chalisa
Hanuman Chalisa must be read in the morning only after taking a bath. If you want to read it after sunset, you must wash your hands, feet and face first. Amongst the Hindus, it is a very popular belief that reciting the Hanuman Chalisa calls upon Hanuman's divine involvement in critical problems, including those concerning evil spirits. Let’s take a look at some other interesting beliefs associated with the Hanuman Chalisa…
As per the legends, the lord of Saturn, Shani Dev, is frightened of Lord Hanuman. So, reciting Hanuman Chalisa helps reduce the effects of Sade Sati. So those who are suffering due to the placement of Saturn in their Kundli, should chant the Hanuman Chalisa specially on Saturdays for peace and prosperity.
Lord Hanuman is considered as a deity who helps get rid of evils and spirits that can be dangerous. It is believed that
if you are troubled with nightmares you should place Hanumna Chalisa under your pillow to sleep peacefully.
It helps you get rid of daunting thoughts.
We all commit sins intentionally and unintentionally. Rather as per the principles of Hinduism, we are stuck in the cycle of birth and death only because of our sins.
Reciting the opening verses of the Hanuman Chalisa helps one get rid of the bad deeds done in the previous and present birth.
Just like Lord Ganesha, Hanuman also has the reputation of removing all our obstacles. If one recites Hanuman Chalisa
with complete devotion, he or she invites the divine protection of Lord Hanuman who ensures that the devotee faces no complication in life..
Reading the Hanuman Chalisa, first thing in the morning, will ensure that your day goes well.
It helps you feel relaxed and completely in control of our life. Reading the Hanuman Chalisa can fill a person with divine bliss.
Have you seen miniatures of Lord Hanuman either dangling from the rearview mirror of the car or just sitting on the dashboard?
What makes him a popular choice for a car? It is widely believed that Lord Hanuman can prevent accidents and ensure success of the trip.
The benefits of chanting or listening to Hanuman Chalisa are infinite and incredible. It is believed that if a devotee recites these 40 verses with pure devotion and focus, he or she gets rewarded and all the wishes come true. Regular recitation of the Chalisa bestows you with the Lord’s blessings and grace you with glorious powers.
High pitched recital of Hanuman Chalisa creates so much positive energy around you that you feel extremely lively throughout the day. It kills laziness and procrastination and makes one more efficient.
It also cures small lifestyle ailments such as headache, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression etc..
The devotee who chants Hanuman Chalisa is blessed with divine spiritual knowledge. It is believed that all those who are treading on the path of spirituality get immense help from Lord Hanuman as
he shows them the right way and helps them tame their minds so that materialism could be kept at bay.
Reciting Hanuman Chalisa helps in reforming people who have fallen into bad company or have become slaves an objectionable habit.
The energy that generate from the Chalisa fills the heart of the devotee with positivity and strength
Daily recitation of Hanuman Chalisa with dedication and devotion eliminate all sorts of disagreements and arguments
in a family and promotes unanimity, contentment, happiness and peace in life. It removes negativity and brings harmony in relationships.
“Bhoot Pichash Nikat nahi aaven, mahavir jab naam sunave” means - no evil spirit can affect a person who takes the name of Lord Hanuman and recites Hanuman Chalisa at the top of their voice. It removes all sort of negativity from the mind and soul of the family members and brings peace and harmony within the family.
Tvamasmin Karya Niryoge Pramaanam Harisattama - Hanuman Yatna Maasthaya Dukha Kshaya Karo Bhava
Swami Sahaja Datta Pada, Mysore
"Swamiji, you give so many things to your devotees, how come you never give me anything?"
He looked at me and said in the most compassionate voice, "I don't give you anything, for I have kept you in my heart"
Swamy Vishnudatta Padarenu, Russia
Sri Swamiji addressed me by my name, Varada Raja, greeted me, allowed me to do Namaskaram, and then began speaking with me as though He had known me for several years....
Mysore Patrike Venkatramu
"I bless all those who come to me irrespective of their caste or religion. If a Christian comes to me I tell him to believe in Jesus and continue to have faith in his own religion. Likewise, if a Muslim comes to me I stress upon the importance of being a good Muslim and follow his own faith..."
S Dwarkanath, Mysore
"Your friend Satyanarayana has become a Swamiji, I went and paid my respects, you also go and do the same", I did not pay any attention to this talk so she hit me on the head....
C S Venkatesh, Bangalore
"Wherever you work, as a clerk or an engineer, be honest and sincere and pray to God and your Guru. You will come out good in life".....
Krishan Kumar, Mysore
Then He took me to His room and showed me a map of India, showing certain places saying that He wanted to go there. "Will you take me? Will you take me?"....
"Don't worry; Sri Swamiji will take care." I realized at that moment that he was answering my thoughts. He knows everything for He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He is my master.....