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What is "Hanuman Chalisa"?

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"Hanuman Chalisa" is a hymn composed by Goswami Tulsidas and written in the Awadhi language, praising Lord Hanuman, a mighty ape god who helped Lord Rama against evil forces. A person singing the hymn is reminded of Hanuman's greatness, devotion and his fight against unrighteousness.`

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According to About.com, Lord Hanuman, a devotee to Lord Rama, shows support and compassion to those seeking his help and to those who pray to Lord Rama. Spiritual aspirants devote themselves to Lord Rama so that they are protected and blessed by Lord Hanuman. Lord Hanuman is considered in Indian culture to be a symbol of chastity and true devotion and is worshipped for his perseverance and strength.

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