Title : Mahaviri: Hanuman Chalisa Demystified
Format : Kindle
Publisher : Nityananda Misra
Language : English

The Hanuman Chalisa authored by Goswami Tulsidas is one of the most popular Hindu devotional hymns The Mahaviri Hindi commentary 1984 by Swami Rambhadracharya has been acclaimed as the best treatise on the Hanuman Chalisa This book presents an annotated and expanded English translation of the Mahaviri commentary by Nityanand MisraEach of the 43 verses of the Hanuman Chalisa is explained in three stages The first phase being a word for word translation to help the reader understand the literal meaning of each word in a verse The second is a simple English translation of each verse This third and final phase is an informed commentary on the true meaning of the verse explaining the deep essence of the text with citations from authoritative Hindu scriptures the Vedas Upanishads Puranas Ramayana Mahabharata Gita etc and other works of Goswami Tulsidas All such citations are also translated into EnglishFollowing the commentary Misra also provides five useful appendices for advanced readers These include than 120 endnotes annotations a detailed note on the prosody and rhythm of all the verses for chanters the musical notation of the traditional melody of the Hanuman Chalisa for devotional singers and instrumentalists and two alphabetical indexes for all words and verses used in the hymnThe book is a must have for reciters and singers of the Hanuman Chalisa who want to understand the deep essence of Tulsidass timeless hymn to Hanuman It targets laypersons as well as scholarly readers The design of the book including font sizes and line spacing is suitable for the elderly as well The book has reached thousands of readers across the globe and has been praised as the most comprehensive guide to the Hanuman Chalisa available in English It has been loved by readers for not only its scholarship and research but also for its beautiful production aesthetic typeface attractive layout and excellent footnotes and appendices