Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has suggested Indians recite Hanuman Chalisa’ (a prayer to deity Hanumana) five times a day till August 5 to put an end to the coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world.
“Let us all of us together make a spiritual effort to wish people good health and end the coronavirus epidemic,” the Bhopal MP said in a video tweet, safron-clad, donned in sunglass, spiritual music playing in the background. She added: “Recite ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ five times a day at your home from July 25 to August 5.”
She has also beckoned followers to light a lamp for Lord Rama and ‘offer Aarti’ on August 5th at home “like Diwali.”
The Ayodhya Ram Temple ‘groundbreaking ceremony’ or ‘Bhumi Pujan’ is scheduled to take place on August 5th and apparently, the MP’s directives coincide with the ceremony.
“We’ll also make this (the Aug 5th Diwali-like offering) viral on Facebook,” the MP said, adding: “to all the citizens from Bhopal and elsewhere in India who are listening to this, all the Hindus, the ceremony will be performed, singing the Hanuman Chalisa in one tempo, will be certainly beneficial, and we’ll get rid of the corona,” Thakur said in the video address.
Sharing a video on Twitter, the MP said Madhya Pradesh government is making efforts to stop the spread of the virus and has imposed lockdown in Bhopal till August 4th.
However, she said, Hanuman Chalisa recitation must continue until August 5th, she emphasized.