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Reflecting on one of Hinduism’s most popular prayers for positive energy

Acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies the Hanuman Chalisa for the contemporary listener. His unique approach makes the ancient hymn accessible. 

Every time we experience negativity in the world and within ourselves, every time we encounter jealousy, rage and frustration, manifesting as violation and violence, we hear or read the Hanuman Chalisa. Composed over 400 years ago by Tulsidas, its simple words in Awadhi, a dialect of Hindi, and its simple metre musically and very potently evoke the mythology, history and mystery of Hanuman, the much-loved Hindu deity through whom Vedic wisdom reached the masses. As verse follows verse, our frightened, crumpled mind begins to expand with knowledge and insight, and our faith in humanity, both within and without, is restored.

©2017 Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Bad narration ruins it all

It seems the narrator has never read Hanuman Chalisa. It put me off immediately when he was in the second chapter and was reading the Chalisa. I am sure the Chalisa script, that was handed to him, was written in English and he probably can't read hindi properly.

Good that I didnt use my credits to buy this one and got a free version.

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Hanuman chalisa

Its pretty dull. Monotonous reading. Does not evoke bhakti or hold the attention. Maybe book is better.

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Tedious and Useless

Devidutt should stop. I think he is making books out of chapters just for sales. Most of his newer stuff is either very shallow or just unnecessary details without any impact.

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Pathetic pronouncition, killed the charm of avadhi verse

Could have used someone who had a better hindi. Performer has killed the charm of the chalisa

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Hanuman chalisa 360 degree!

It was mentioned about a PDF, but couldn't find. Routine chanting of Hanuman chalisa will surely be more involved and meaningful task now.
The pronounciation of non English parts could be corrected.
Excellent account of very popular verses! Compliments!

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Pathetic narration

A guy who can even announce mattha properly..calls it maatha. The poor narration really irritates.

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Very well explained. Enjoyed listening to this.

Amazingly explained the Hanuman Chalisa. Very positive approach towards the factual meaning of each verses. Devdutt Pattnaik always has it's own personal way of explaining the mythological stories.

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Isht Devta Namo Namah

Another awesome book by Devdutt Patnaik. Wind God's son, problem solver and symbol of auspiciousness...

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Hanuman Chalisa Modern commentary

Liked the anecdotes on Hanuman Ji's life, I would it's a good one to gather one perspective as we mortals have so much to know about the legend of Shri hanuman.
Each of us can have our own understanding when we meditate on lord hanuman's name, so keep it as perspective and research or Devdutt Patnayak and dont believe everything you hear :-)

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everything awesome, except rendition of chaupais

I have been a Hanuman bhakt for ever. Have been reading the Hanuman Chalisa forever. But, developed deeper understanding for the first time. Only irritating point was mostly wrong pronunciation of the verses (the chaupais) by the narrator. He could have listened from some authentic sources and corrected it.