Hanuman Chalisa is a poetic composition of the great saint Goswami
Tulsidas. Tulsidas is considered to be an incarnation of Saint
Valmiki. It is believed that Tulsidas composed Hanuman Chalisa in a
state of Samadhi in a kumbh mela in Haridwar. Chalisa means forty and
this famous composition has 40 verses in praise of Hanuman.
Saint Tulsidas says that whoever chants Hanuman Chalisa will attract
the infinite grace of Lord Hanuman.
Hidden Divine Secrets of Hanuman Chalisa
8 murtis or deities, 12 jyotirlingas, 5 mukhs or faces and 15 eyes = 40
There is a special reason for chanting Hanuman Chalisa. The 40 verses
should be chanted for 40 days to have one`s prayers answered and to
gain immense merit. The divine Chalisa is very powerful as it has:
If one recites this Chalisa with total faith and devotion then one
earns the merit of having the darshan of the 8 murtis, 12
jyotirlingas, 5 mukhs, and 15 eyes.