Chant Hanuman Chalisa to protect crops from hailstorm, BJP leader tells farmers in MP
A BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh has a recipe for farmers in their fight against natural disasters: chant Hanuman Chalisa everyday for an hour for the next five days, and you will never face a calamity.
In his appeal to farmers, Ramesh Saxena, a former MLA from Sehore in Madhya Pradesh, said, "Vaigyanikon ne bataya hai ki agle 4-5 din tak prakritik prakop rahega, oley bhi aayenge aur baarish bhi hogi. Is aapda se bachne ke liye ek matra upaay hai Hanuman Chalisa. Sabhi kisaan bhaiyon se nivedan hai ki pratidin ek ghanta Hanuman Chalisa ka paath karein (Scientists have told us that the weather will be bad for the next 4-5 days. There can be hailstorm and heavy rainfall. To prevent such calamity, I suggest Hanuma Chalisa. All farmers are requested to chant Hanuman Chalisa everyday)."
"Mera ye dava hai ki agar har gaon me ek ghante Hanuman Chalisa ka pratidin aap logon ne paath kar liya to is prakritik aapda se nipta jaa sakta hai. Isiliye punah yuva saathiyon se nivedan hai ki pratidin ek ghanta, paanch dinon tak, Hanuman Chalisa ka paath karein I guarantee that if every village chants Hanuman Chalisa for an hour every day, we can avoid such calamities. So I appeal to my young companions that they should chant Hanuman Chalisa for an hour everyday for five days)," Saxena goes on.
Himalayas states including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand witnessed some snowfall today. Rains were reported from Dehradun and other places.
The Met department has also forecast thunderstorms accompanied by hailstorms in isolated places in several north Indian states, including Punjab, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh, due to an approaching western disturbance.
But whether or not farmers will follow Saxena's advice is something we will closely follow for the next five days.