WHICH POET HAS WRITTEN THE HOLY HANUMAN CHALISA
The Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman. It is written in Awadhi and other languages of North India, and consists of 40 stanzas of 4 lines (total 160). The first 8 stanzas are general praise for Lord Hanuman, while the rest refer to specific incidents from his life. It was composed by Goswami Tulsidas in Brajbhasha around 1574 AD, who has also been attributed with another well-known hindu scripture called Ramcharitmanas or The Holy Lake of Stories.
The most popular version of this composition is attributed to Goswami Tulsidas
Goswami Tulsidas is a Hindu saint and poet who lived in the 16th century. He is also known as Goswami Tulsidas, because he was initiated into sanyas by his guru Shri Nathji Maharaj.
Tulsidas was born on December 23rd 1532 in Haridwar (Uttarakhand) to Ramdas Kesari and Parvati Devi. His father Ramdas Kesari was an officer under King Raghuvir Singh of Oudh (now Uttar Pradesh).
Goswami Tulsidas started writing poetry at an early age and became famous as an author of religious books like Ramcharitmanas, Hanuman Chalisa & other works related to Lord Rama & Hanuman
A few sources mention that Tulsidas added his own verses as well.
Tulsidas was a poet who wrote the Hanuman Chalisa. He was a devotee of Lord Rama and Hanuman.
He added his own verses to this prayer which is why it’s sometimes called as Tulsi Ramayan or Tulsi Mahabharat also
The Hanuman Chalisa may have been written by Tulsidas, but the first known record of it being recited is in the Ramcharitmanas
While the Hanuman Chalisa may have been written by Tulsidas, it is unclear whether he wrote it or not. The first known record of this prayer being recited is in the Ramcharitmanas, a Hindi epic poem written by Tulsidas around 1574 CE.
It seems like there are some differences in the versions of the Chalisa that exist today.
It seems like there are some differences in the versions of the Chalisa that exist today. The most popular version is one by Tulsidas and is called Ramacharitamanas, which is a Hindi poem written in Awadhi dialect. It consists of 7 Mandalas (sections) with each Mandala having it’s own sub-sections.
This version was compiled by Goswami Tulsidas over a period of 17 years and was completed in 1623 AD., but there are several other versions as well; one being written by Goswami Balmiki who also composed another epic called Valmiki Ramayana
This article has covered some of the major points about the Hanuman Chalisa and its history. But if you want to know more about this sacred hymn, here are some resources:
- The Hanuman Chalisa by Tulsidas
- The Hanuman Chalisa Explained by Swami Chinmayananda
This is a great poem, and it has been around for many years. It’s important to remember that not all of the details about its creation are known, but we can still enjoy reading it!