One of the outstanding figures that enters the holy pages of Ramayana and strides across like a colossus is Hanuman. His will, emotions, intellect and actions were perfectly refined and grounded in spirituality. This is the mature all-round character development that Swami Vivekananda placed before all seekers of God. Hanuman, an ancient ideal, is therefore highly relevant to modern man.
The Hanuman Chalisa, literally ‘The Hanuman Forty’, is a song in praise of Hanuman composed in the sixteenth century AD in Avadhi by the renowned saint-poet Goswami Tulasi Das. One among the most popular of Hindu prayers, the Chalisa is sung and chanted in hundreds of extant tunes across the villages and towns of India. This book, interspersed with beautiful line sketches, provides the reader with the verse in Devanagari, transliteration in Roman script, and lucid English translation and notes.