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United 108 Hanuman Chalisa Recitals 2016

The United 108 Hanuman Chalisa Recitals 2016 will be hosted by the Sandton Yuvak Mandal and it gives us great pleasure to announce the date as follows:

The Recitals
Hindu groups from all parts of South Africa are invited to sing at the United Hanuman Chalisa Recitals. The Hanuman Chalisa is recited 108 times and each group is allocated a number of recitals to sing. The order of the recitals is rotated amongst the groups throughout the day. The recitals hosts many thousands of devotees and is growing every year since it's inception in 2001. 

History
The United Hanuman Chalisa Recitals was initiated by the Hindu Youth of South Africa (HYSA) and is currently hosted on a rotational basis amongst various Hindu Youth Organizations in Gauteng. Previous hosting organisers include 
  • Lenasia Yuvak Mandal (2001, 2007, 2013)
  • Johannesburg Yuvak Mandal (2002, 2008, 2014)
  • Daxina Seva Samaj (2003, 2009, 2015)
  • Sandton Yuvak Mandal (2004, 2010)
  • Brits Yuvak Mandal (2005, 2012)
  • Loius Trichart Hindu Samaj (2006, 2011)

What's Happening TV Show on United Hanuman Chalisa 2010 hosted by Sandton Yuvak Mandal

 

Spirit Sunday TV Show on United Hanuman Chalisa Recitals 2010 hosted by Sandton Yuvak Mandal

 
Significance
The word "chalisa" is derived from "chālīs", which means the number forty in Hindi, as the Hanuman Chalisa has 40 verses. The qualities of Hanuman – his strength, courage, wisdom, celibacy, devotion to Sri Rama are detailed in the Hanuman Chalisa verses. Reciting these verses continuously 108 times improves mind power, memory, physical strength, purifies the devotee and wards of all evil.

After Lord Ram succeeded in the battle against Ravan, on return to Ayodhya, the Lord bestowed gifts to everyone to celebrate the victory. However, he offered himself as a gift to Hanumanji. Lord Rama told Hanuman, "Whatever you have done for me is simply immeasurable. I will be forever indebted to you. I bless that you gain immortality and be a "chiranjeev". People who bow before me will also have to bow before you, Hanuman. Wherever the glory of Rama is being spoken about, in all those places, the glory of Hanuman will also be spoken about. 


 
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