Hanuman Chalisa, a stotra composed by the great saint Shree Tulsidas ji, is chanted collectively every year at Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram under the guidance of Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu.
This year, the collective chanting of Hanuman Chalisa is being held from Sunday, 21 May 2023, to Saturday, 27 May 2023. On these seven days, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, more than 108 Shraddhavans will collectively chant Hanuman Chalisa at least 108 times daily.
The chanting is done in Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram, which hosts the Shreemadpurushartha Purushottam Yantra (Kshama Yantra), which has the Panchamukhi Hanumant at its centre. The photo of Chandikakula in Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram also features Hanumant seated with Atmalinga.
Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu, on 24 February 2005, while explaining the meaning of the line 'Shreeguru Charan saroj raja nija manu mukuru sudhaari (श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि)' - the opening couplet of Hanuman Chalisa, said that this line should become everyone's prayer. If dust falls on anything, that thing becomes unclean, but when the dust of Sadguru's feet (Charandhula) even touches somebody, it cleanses his mind. The great saint Tulsidas ji is reminding us of this power of Sadguru's Charandhula at the beginning of Hanuman Chalisa.
We see the picture of Hanumant, whom Sadguru Bapu calls his Rakshak Guru 'the Protector Guru', on the stage at Shree Harigurugram. In the collective upasana held there every Thursday, the jaap - 'Om Shriramdutaaya Hanumantaaya Mahapranaaya Mahabalaaya Namo Namah (ॐ श्रीरामदूताय हनुमंताय महाप्राणाय महाबलाय नमो नम:)' is chanted.
On YouTube, we can watch the experience of grace that Priyankaveera Vikhare received by chanting this jaap.
Every devotee's journey on the path of Bhakti path begins with Hanumant, and hence parents should chant Hanuman Chalisa 3 times daily along with their children right from their childhood, says Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu. That is why today, we see many Shraddhavan parents following Sadguru Bapu in doing this chanting.
Bapu says that Shraddhavans should recite Hanuman Chalisa 108 times in a single day during Shree Gurucharanmasa, i.e. the period from Vatpournima to Gurupurnima. The upasanas that Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu asks us to do, he himself performs them as well.
For the convenience of Shraddhavans, this year, the Hanuman Chalisa recitation will also be organised at all the Trivikram Muths (Pune, Vadodara, Ratnagiri, Miraj and Borivali - Mumbai Western Suburbs), alongwith Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram during the same period. The Pathan will be held at Trivikram Muth from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, and during the chanting at these locations, the chanting from Shree Aniruddha Gurukshetram is being live-streamed.
In one of his discourses, Sadguru Aniruddha Bapu said that Hanumant, who is the Master of Agya Chakra, holds Shraddhavans by their finger and leads them forward. So, following the word of Sadguru, let us all wholeheartedly and with devotion join in the collective chanting of Hanuman Chalisa. The envoy of Ram, Shree Hanuman is, of course, capable of bringing about our well-being and welfare.
During his discourse on 11 September 2014, while explaining the meaning of the line in Hanuman Chalisa, 'Jai Kapees tihun lok Ujaagar (जय कपीस तिहुं लोक उजागर)', Sadguru Bapu said - 'Mind, Prana, intellect are the three realms within a human being. For the development of man, it is necessary that all these three realms get enlightened, and the one who enlightens these three realms to make life beautiful is Hanumant, the protagonist of Sunderkand.