Where can you find an English translation of Hanuman Chalisa?


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The Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional stotra or hymn written by the poet Tulsidas in the 16th century. Written in Awadhi, Hanuman Chalisa is addressed to and praises Lord Hanuman. Derived from the word "chalis," "chalisa" means "40" in Hindi. Hence, "Hanuman Chalisa" literally translates to "40 chaupais on Hanuman," and it has 40 verses.

In the Indian epic poem of Ramayana, Hanuman is described as a devotee of Lord Ram and possesses extraordinary powers. Many consider him to be an avatar of Lord Shiva. Hanuman has more temples devoted to him in India than any other deity. Millions of Hindus recite the Hanuman Chalisa every day.

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