Hanuman Chalisa is a Hymn that praises the Lord Hanuman and describes how Hanuman looks. Tulasi Das is the writer of Hanuman Chalisa. There is a deep connection with both of these if there are some of you who know the Phrase:
” Tulsidas Sada Hari Chera
Keejai Das Hrdaye Mein Dera”
This means ” Oh divine Lord Hanuman, Tulasi Das stays perpetually at his feet, he prays “Oh Lord! You enshrine within my heart & soul.”
Valmiki wrote the Ramayan, whereas the Hanuman Chalisa was by Tulasi Das. According to Vedic texts, Tulasi Das is the rebirth of Valmiki in his next life, which makes him the greatest devotee or a Bhakt of Ram.
He always rendered and chanted Lord Ram’s name right from his childhood, So His Guru’s suggested him to get the Sanskrit knowledge and teach people.
- Born in A very wealthy family , he had money wealth, kingdom and all aspects of life. Yet he decides to spend time learning sanskrit and becomes a great guru. Lead his life with simplicity and Ram .
- He was in his mothers Womb for 12 months, unlike usual which lasts for 9 months.
- When he was born he seems five years old boy and had all the 32 teeth. As soon as he born, started pronouncing word Rama, So the parents named him Rambola.
- Later, In Varanasi He studied Sanskrit four Vedas, six Vedangas, Jyotisha and the six schools of Hindu philosophy from Guru Shesha Sanatana, a renowned scholar on literature and philosophy.
He got married as a young man and was passionately devoted to his wife.
He was so attached to her that he could not live without her for even a single day. One day his wife went to her father’s house when Tulsidas was outside. Not finding her at home on his return, he became distressed and swam across the Yamuna River in the night to meet his wife.
His wife was disgusted by his behavior and remarked that if Tulsidas was even half as devoted to God as he was attached to her, he would have been redeemed. Her words struck his heart and he renounced family life immediately and became an ascetic.
- Tulsidas had hinted in many of his works that he had a face to face meeting with Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Rama.
- He also founded the Sankatmochan Temple dedicated to Hanuman in Varanasi, which is believed to stand at the place where he had the sight of Hanuman.
According to the Puranas, Hanuman Gave Tulasi Das the power to see Rama from where he wrote the ” Ramacharitmaras”.
Shocking Untold Facts told in The Hanuman Chalisa
Who doesn’t know Ram Bhakt Hanuman? The greatest devotee of Rama. The Vanar species is also might of strength. Tulasi Das had written Hanuman Chalisa in the 16th century during Akbar’s rule, One day Tulasi Das was taken into prison, that is where he wrote the Hanuman Chalisa sitting for years the Prison.
It is said that after Tulasi Das finished writing the last verse of the Chalisa, A clan of Monkeys attacked Akbar’s palace to rescue him. Isn’t this wonderful!
Let’s look at some facts you would have not thought while you sang the Hanuman Chalisa:
1) Distance between Sun and Earth
Yes, you heard me right. We know The Distance from the Earth to the sun is approximately 153,600,000 Kms, Due to technology, satellites, tracking, and the modern world we know that is the Distance. How did Tulasi Das know the distance between the earth and the sun during the 16th Century?
In the Hanuman Chalisa, the lines go by saying:
“Yug Sahasra Yojana Par Bhanu
Leeloo Taahi Madhura Phal Jaanu”.
This means Lord Hanuman traveled a far distance such as Yug, Sahasra, Yojana to meet Bhanu, the sun thinking it to be a sweet fruit. He is a young kid when he happens to think Sun is ripe fruit.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE PHRASE TELLS?
According to ancient calculations, as mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa,
1 Yug = 12,000 years
One Sahasra = 1,000
1 Yojana = 8 Miles
Yug x Sahasra x Yojana = 12,000 x 1,000 x 8 miles = 96,000,000 miles
Where 1 mile = 1.6 Kilometers
96,000,000 miles x 1.6 kilometers = 153,600,000 Kilometers to Sun.
This is the actual distance record by NASA . Isnt it Shocking!
2) Diminitive and Gigantic Form
We have learned this from childhood, Which goes on to say that mass can neither be created or be destroyed. Can one individual grow up very gigantic or become diminished? The answer is yes one can. But it isn’t possible right now with our capacity
In the Verse of Hanuman Chalisa :
“Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava
Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare “
This Phrase says that when Lord Hanuman came to talk to Sita in Sri Lanka, He came in a Diminished form to show her care, respect, and feelings. But when he attacked the Asuras or Demons he became stronger, bigger in size, and Mightier as he struck fire in Lanka.
This shows how Hanuman could increase and reduce his size according to his will.
Another Fact is that —-Lord Hanuman can take the size of an atom and could extend his size as big as the Universe.
3) Thousand Headed Snake
In Hindu Puranas, there are a lot of writings about the thousand-headed snake. Which is also known as ” Ananta Sheshnag”
Did You know that it still exists? It is said that Bramha gives a boon to Shesh Nag that he lives immortal. Today time is running and generations are going on and on because the Tail of the Shesh Naag is straight or is going curvy into the path,
But when the tail / the body of the Snake gets curled up, that’s when the world is collapsed and everything comes to an end. No more life and no more universe.
This is mentioned in the Hanuman Chalisa,
“Sahas Badan Tumharo Yash gave
Us Kahi Shripati Kanth Lagaave
Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa”
This means that Lord Hanuman Hugs Ram and says that just like how the world is continuing, people will still continue to praise Lord Ram eternally. Even Ananth Sheshnag sings for Rama and this legacy will continue.