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Report: Launch of 41 Day Sri Hanuman Chalisa Recital 2018

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The inauguration of the 41-day, Sri Hanuman Chalisa recital took place on Tuesday, 31 July at Sivanandashram, Reservoir Hills. Sri Swami Sivananda wrote: "The world has not yet seen and will not see in future also a mighty hero like Sri Hanuman. During his life he worked wonders and exhibited superhuman feats of strength and valour. He has left behind him a name which, as long as the world lasts, will continue wielding a great influence over the minds of millions of people."

A devotee prays to Lord Hanuman in times of distress and to get rid of complex problems. It is often said that one who worships Lord Hanuman also gets the blessings of Lord Rama.

Lord Hanuman is also known as Sankat Mochan – one who dispels the difficulties and problems of the devotees. The Sri Hanuman Chalisa proves immensely helpful in getting the blessings of Lord Hanuman. It is one of the most widely read religious texts of Hindus today.
Our Beloved Pujya Swamiji often prescribed the 41-day observance to many devotees who sought advice and blessings when they encountered challenges and problems in their lives.

Today we pay our gratitude to our Divine Master and Pujya Swamiji for giving us such a powerful antidote to overcome our problems.

Our Divine Master wrote: "There are no problems that cannot be dissolved by prayer, no sufferings that cannot be allayed by prayer, no difficulties that cannot be surmounted by prayer, and no evil that cannot be overcome by prayer. Prayer is the miracle by which God's power flows into human veins. Common mass-prayer is very inspiring. A huge spiritual current is generated during mass-prayer. In times of danger and calamity, mass prayer works wonders".

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 recital of the 41-day prayer has been well supported by our devotees here in South Africa and from a number of devotees from China, India, Germany, USA and the United Kingdom who have signed the pledge via our website. We take this opportunity to wish all devotees who have pledged, every success in their prayers over the next 41 days.


The final chanting will take place on Sunday, 9 September at the Sivananda International Cultural Centre in La Mercy coinciding with celebration of our Divine Master's 131st Birth Anniversary. The programme (subject to alteration) for the day is as follows:

6- 7am The Sri Hanuman Chalisa Recital (Prayer Hall)
7 – 8am Havan (Prayer Hall)
8am Breakfast
8.30am Ganga Arati
10am Satsang (Stadium)
12.30 Lunch
1.30 – 3.30pm Cultural Programme (Prayer Hall). Branch Participation.

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