Siddhamantra is defined as that mantra, which when chanted can bestow siddhis or powers. Similarly we have siddhagranthas or books which have the power to grant our desires or siddhis. One such siddhagrantha is Sant Tulsidas’s Ram Charitra Manas (Ramayan).
However the Ram Charitra Manas may be too long for some people to read on a regular basis- so it is considered that even reading the Sundara Kanda of the Ramayana will be equal to reading the entire Ramayana. For those who may find it difficult to read even the Sundara Kanda in its entirety, Sant Tulsidas has offered the essence of Sundara Kanda in 40 beautiful verses called the Hanuman Chalisa (40 verses about Shri Hanumanji). The Hanuman Chalisa is also considered a siddhagrantha and Lord Shiva himself has said that anyone who chants the Hanuman Chalisa with reverence and faith will get all his desires fulfilled.
The Hanuman Chalisa teaches us how we can purify our lives and be successful in all our efforts just as Hanumanji was successful. It is said to ward of all evil and offer the devotee protection from all harmful influences. It is believed that meditation and chanting of these verses can put one on the path to success. Here then is an opportunity for all of us to understand the Hanuman Chalisa- one of the most powerful prayers ever- and attempt to realise ourselves.
About the Tittle
Jo sat bar path kare kohi Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi
One who recites Chalisa one hundred times, becomes free from the
bondage of life and death and enjoys the highest bliss at last.
Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa
All those who recite Hanuman Chalisa (The Forty Chaupais) regularly
are sure to be benedicted. Such is the evidence of no less a witness as Bhagwan Shankar.
Signature prayer of Inner Voice, Commentary, Ashta Shloki - Hanumat Stuti,
Hanumad-Gayatri, Hanuman Dhyana Mantra (II times), Vadvanal Stotra,
Bhimarupi Shloka, Hanuman Chalisa, Bajrang Baan & Hanuman Dhun.
Signature Prayer: Sung By Pandit Jasraj,
Written by Shri Shyam Manohar Goswami
Music & Voice: Rattan Mohan Sharma
Orchestration: Kedar Pandit
Transliteration: Ramdas Swami's Bhimrupi by Prof. S.G. Desai
Instrumentalists: Pramod Sane (Tabla),
Shashank Joshi (Side Rhythm),
Rajesh Deo (Vibrophone), Prakash Shejwal (Pakhawaj),
Niladri Kumar (Sitar), Madhukar Dhumal (Shehnai)
Recording: Pramod Chandorkar, Chinmaya Harshe
Studio: InSync, Mumbai