What is the meaning of Hanuman Chalisa?
The benedictional Hanuman Chalisa stands for unconditional devotion.
Chalis stands for the number “40” in Hindi and for the full 40 verses which are sung 108 times during the holy ceremony of Hanuman Chalisa. These wonderful verses are attributed to the poet-saint Tulsidas, who lived in the 16th century CE.
It is a blessing to sing and chant these vigorous verses and to open oneself to this devotional hymn. This blessing has the power to transform difficulties in our daily life. And it is not even necessary to understand the exact meaning of the verses as the singing and chanting emit vibrations which change our consciousness solely by itself.
To recite the Hanuman Chalisa collectively is a special celebration, like a deep meditation that brings the highest spiritual energy into our life. Accompanied by the sounds of the guitar, harmonium and percussion, and in combination with our singing, a world of sound emerges that creates a special atmosphere full of joy and release. Sometimes mellow, almost monotonous, at other times energetic, thrilling, full of joy and vitality. Reasoning and rationality ceases and we feel increasingly connected with the extraordinary characteristics of Hanuman’s courage and unconditional surrender to the divine.
We begin with an evening seminar starting at 7 p.m. with Bharati giving an introduction about the spiritual knowledge of Hanuman. She has received enormous knowledge and energy from many Indian yogis that will be passed on to all the participants during both evenings.
On Recitation Day, we start at 10 a.m. to recite the Hanuman Chalisa 108 times for ten hours straight to connect, feel the powerful energy of Hanuman and on many different levels, experience the enormous impact it has on each and everyone of us.
Accompanied by drums, a guitar and other musical instruments, this is a truly festive and authentic ceremony.
We always celebrate this powerful ritual for the New Year and one more time in the middle of the year.
Please contact us to register for celebrating with us here in the ashram or via the live-stream