The Hanuman Chalisa is a Hindu devotional hymn addressed to Hanuman. It is traditionally recited as a prayer for protection and strength. The Hanuman Chalisa is composed of forty verses, and is traditionally recited forty times. The Hanuman Chalisa is believed to have been composed by the poet Tulsidas in the 16th century. It is one of the most popular Hindu devotional hymns, and is recited by Hindus all over the world. The Hanuman Chalisa is traditionally recited on Tuesdays and Saturdays, which are considered to be auspicious days for worshiping Hanuman. It is also recited during festivals and other special occasions. The Hanuman Chalisa is a powerful prayer, and is said to bring strength, courage and protection to those who recite it.