A community engagement event organised by Apsaras Arts supported by the Hindu Endowment Board, Singapore
The Hanuman Chalisa, is a Hindu devotional hymn (stotra) addressed to Hanuman. It is traditionally believed to have been authored by 16th-century poet Tulsidas in the Awadhi language, and is his best known text apart from the Ramcharitmanas by the same poet. The word “chālīsā” is derived from “chālīs”, which means the number forty in Hindi, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses (excluding the couplets at the beginning and at the end).
The auspicious form, knowledge, virtues, powers and bravery of Hanuman are described in the first ten Chaupais. Chaupais eleven to twenty describe the acts of Hanuman in his service to Ram, with the eleventh to fifteenth Chaupais describing the role of Hanuman in bringing back Lakshman to consciousness. From the twenty-first Chaupai, Tulsidas describes the need of Hanuman’s Kripa. At the end, Tulsidas hails Hanuman and requests him to reside in his heart and in the heart of Vaishnavs.
Date : Sunday, 22nd October 2017
Time : 9:00am to 12:00noon
Venue : PGP Mandapam (Ground Floor) 397 Serangoon Road Singapore 218123
Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon
Admission Free. All Are Welcome.