- Shree Mahalakshmi Chalisa by Anuradha Paudwal
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 lordÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s strength in times of need. There are many Chalisas addressed to lords, including Hanuman, Shiva, Shani, Ganesh, Durga, Lakshmi, Kali, etc.