Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 8th 2015 Contents effects to the earth and has given guidance
to ameliorate the negative effects through
chanting Hanuman Chalisa.
"It gives the protection of Lord Hanuman
from all earthly calamities.
"Science now acknowledges when large
numbers of people meditate together, it
affects the environment positively," the
The chanting gives off a chemistry of its
own which will "spiritually immerse" the
entire nation, from Laventille to Cedros,
the organizers said.
Pundit Peetham said there is a target of
seven billion chants worldwide.
Raviji, founder of the Hindu Prachar
Kendra and the Jahajee Massacre Commit-
tee, is chairing the event which is being
organised by a collaboration of Hindu organ-
isations across T&T.
Raviji said the chanting of Hanuman
Chalisa began in homes, temples, vehicles
and on the streets since February.
"People are not crazy. They are chanting,"
He said top local singers and musicians
will lead the chanting.
Raviji said three hours of non-stop chant-
ing will begin from 6 pm.
Prior to the chanting, there will be a spe-
cial preparation of the space.
In a space under the big shed on the
compound, there will be places to make
offerings and specially prepared mandir
areas, he said.
Raviji said it is hoped the chanting will
also alleviate rampant crime in T&T and
other ills. "It is important to understand
the vibration. The chants will enter into
the heavenly region and begin to form a
spiritual atmosphere around the earth to
protect it from natural disasters."
Fears of a Nepal-like earthquake occurring in
T&T is one of the reasons behind over 5,000 Hin-
dus coming together to engage in intense non-stop
chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa.
The event, titled Epic Hanuman ChanTTing, will
take place on the compound of the Divali Nagar on
The chanting of 40 verses, centred around Hanu-
man, was transported in memory across the Kala
Pani in the last century by indentured immigrants
from India and coincides with the 170th anniversary
of Indian arrival in T&T.
It is also a part of the celebrations in this month's
Indian Heritage Month.
A release from the organisers of the event, listing
the benefits of chanting the Hanuman Chalisa said,
among other things, "devotees take refuge in con-
gregational chanting at times of imminent natural
Pundit Avadhoota Datta Peetham, on the organ-
ising committee, said at a media conference yesterday,
"It's for protection of the earth. We can't wait for
a Nepal event to happen here."
Co-ordinator, Gyan Ramlogan, also noted the
increasing number of minor quakes occurring in
T&T and spoke about the unusually large amount
of seaweed washing ashore on the east coast.
The inspiration behind the event, part of a global
event, is Swami Ganapathi Sachchidnanda of Mysore,
India, who regularly visits the Dattatreya Yoga Centre
in Waterloo where an 85-foot murti of Hanuman,
the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, stands.
The swami "has indicated there will be catastrophic
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T&T Hindus join worldwide chanting chain
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