Chalisa

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Chalisa – forty verses of lyrics. Verses that praise and plead with devotion. They are recited over and over again or chanted by groups … even in the cane and rice fields by early indentured labourers … or sung quietly in private temples in many homes. Each is directed to a deity … there are as many dieties as their are virtous deeds and acts … whose acts and deeds are recalled in the verses to aid the devotee to meditate on righteous and noble qualities.Chalisas have been in existence since the emergence of the human race. From time immemorial, man has turned to poetry to express their deepest and sincerest feelings.

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