Hanuman Chalisa is a devotional song consisting of forty or chalis chaupais (a quatrian usually printed as two rhyming lines of verse) composed by Goswami Tulsidas in the Awadhi language in the 16th century.Singing the glories of Lord Hanuman as the model devotee, the poem expounds the monkey-god's parentage, physique, intelligence, valour, heroic deeds and devotion to Lord Rama and Sita.
Hanuman, the Eleventh Rudra, Loyal to Lord Rama
Lord Hanuman is a bachelor deity and millions recite the chalisa to seek his blessings.Hanuman Chalisa has gained tremendous popularity amongst Hindus in the new millennium. Many of them recite the composition as a prayer every day of the week or generally on Tuesdays and Saturdays, considered sacred days for devotees of Hanuman when bhaktas throng temples of the deity, offering sweets like bundi laddoos and Hanuman Vastras (red-coloured cloth for the idol.)
The Hanuman Chalisa
It is said that chanting the Hanuman Chalisa a hundred times for a span of 100 days, frees one from the cycle of birth and death. Soon after, one reaches the heights of elation and ecstasy as stated in the 38th verse.