HANUMAN CHALISA WORKSHOP
Join Nina Rao to explore the bhakti practice of chanting the Hanuman Chalisa. This forty verse prayer sings the praises of the Hindu monkey deity, Hanuman. Nina will slowly Nina will slowly go through the pronunciation line by line and also teach about the deeper meaning of this prayer popularized in the west by kirtan wallah, Krishna Das. Participants will also sing the prayer eleven times as a group. Word sheets will be provided. No chant experience necessary to attend.
ABOUT NINA RAO
Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. Her childhood was spent living in and moving between many countries around the world and when she settled in New York her working life began in the banking world, switched to organizing and leading photographic wildlife safaris in Africa and India, and now for many years, is Krishna Das' business manager and assistant. Learn more about Nina and listen to her music, visit her website.