"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves..."
- M.K. Gandhi
Audio CD (2000)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Hanuman Foundation
Hanuman Chaleesa: Songs in Praise of Hanuman
CD, 72 minutes, with 10-page booklet of lyrics, translations and art.
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The CD contains 11 beautiful versions of the devotional song-prayer to Hanuman, the heroic Hindu Monkey-God, embodiment of pure service and devotion. The Hanuman Chaleesa ("Forty Verses in Praise of Hanuman") was composed in the 16th century by the poet-saint Tulsidas and continues to be one of the chief devotional hymns in all of India, where it is believed that one's sufferings and afflictions are removed through thought and prayer to Lord Hanuman. Musical artists, compositions and contributions include: Jai Uttal, Geoffrey Gordon, Diana Rogers, Carolyn Shapiro, Jai Lakshman, and Hans Christian.