Munindra Misra has dived deep into the basic concepts of Hinduism (Sanatan Dharma). He has explained the meaning of the various scriptures and also, in simple English rhyme, he has probed into the inner meaning of some of the well known Hindu (Sanatan) scriptures. His works grasp the true depths of Hinduism lucidly.
This endeavour provides the English speaking Hindu (Sanatan Dharma) global world-wide population, a re-introduction to these chants, which they would be knowing (the original chant) but in many cases not comprehending.
The author, Munindra (Munnan) Misra, has beautifully painted the canvas (of Hinduism) with multifaceted colours. He has assisted in enriching the readers with easy comprehension of the numerous scriptures (stuti, stotra, chalisas) of the Hindu (Sanatan) culture in English rhyme along with keeping the original scripture (in Hindi/Sanskrit).
The Gods covered are Ganesh, Shiv, Vishnu, Krishna, Ram, Hanuman, Shani and the Goddesses are Sati, Parvati, Gayatri, Durga, Laxmi (Lakshmi), Kali, Saraswati, Ganga, Santoshi. These Hindu gods and goddesses are the most popular.
This work is unique as the chants covered in this book have never been written in simple English rhyme previously – in fact a collection all these chants (even in Hindi/Sanskrit) together in one book itself may not be available.
To the English speaking Hindu population across the globe who are not so comfortable with the original text this would reconnect them with their culture and to those who comprehend the original text this grand collection would be appreciated. The readers would have joy and easy comprehension of the most famous Hindu chants in the form of stuti, stotra and chalisa of the various popular gods and goddesses.
विपद: सन्तु ता: शश्वत्तत्र तत्र जगद्गुरो।
भवतो दर्शनं यत्स्यादपुनर्भवदर्शनम्॥८॥
Master of Universe I pray for calamities,
So I do remember You ever constantly,
Remembering You means freedom be,
From cycle of births and death finally.
From Hanuman Chalisa
श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।
बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि॥
With the dust of guru’s lotus feet having,
I cleanse the mirror of my soul sparkling,
Raghuvar’s spotless glory I be singing,
The four fruits of life it ever is giving.