Chalisa (चालीसा)

Chalisa (चालीसा) is derived from "chalis", which means the number forty in Hindi. Chalisa is a collection of forty chaupaies in simple language. In Chalisa verses are praise and plead with devotion. The acts and deeds of deities are recalled in these verses to aid the devotee to meditate on righteous and noble qualities. The first of many chalishas was composed by Sri Tulsidas ji. He compiled the now very famous 'Hanuman Chalisa'. Seeing the popularity of the Hanuman Chalisa, different chalishas were composed later by different devotees. We read it to praise the form of God we like. Tulsidas ji has provided the 'falashruti' of reading the Hanuman Chalisha and later such falasrutis have been provided by all the writers of different chalishas. Find all Chalisa under one roof – Hanuman, Shiv, Ganesh, Durga, Ram, Shiv, Vindhaswari, Laxmi, Sai, Shani, Gayatri, Krishna, Saraswati, Santoshi Mata, Bhairav, Ganga, Navagraha, Kali Chalisa and more