Extraordinarily talented musician-singer Hariharan couldn’t be happier. His version of the Hanuman Chalisa on T Series’ YouTube channel has recorded over a billion hits. Though partly explicable by the rise in spiritual and religious sentiments during these troubled times of the Coronavirus and the lockdown, a billion its is a staggering number by any reckoning.
Says Hariharan, “I knew the Hanuman Chalisa was very very popular throughout India across all Hindus be it South North East or West. Throughout the world, all temples played the Chalisa. Yes, it is very popular. There was a survey done on ALEXA REG CHALISA. Every minute there are 4 requests for Hanuman Chalisa.”
Nonetheless, a billion hits have taken Hariharan by surprise. “Crossing the billion mark was something I could not imagine and was humbled by it. The thought of reaching more than 100 crore people couldn’t ever cross my mind. It is all because of an Almighty power’s intervention and blessings.
Hariharan is thankful to producers of his devout endeavour. “A big congratulation to T-Series music company who have done an amazing marketing job through the years. I fondly remember Gulshan Kumar Ji who made this album and promoted it so many years back. Indian people draw their strength from their gods and their religion. The satisfaction of giving spiritual strength to all these people makes me sure that God has blessed me with his spiritual vibrations. Just crossing 1 billion hits has given me such strength and happiness, words fall short to describe the feeling.”
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