Chalisa translates to forty-verse prayer. It is a popular Hindu devotional hymn unique to every deity. These verses recall the noble deeds of a lord and their recitation or chanting is a common religious practice among Hindus. It is believed to help the devotees call upon the lord’s strength in times of need. There are many Chalisas addressed to lords, including Hanuman, Shiva, Shani, Ganesh, Durga, Lakshmi, Kali, etc.