Chalisa is religious, archaic verse recited to please the gods and seek their blessings. The 40 verse prayer is poetry that esteems and compliments the deity. These verses are recited by priests in temples. The chanting of the Durga Chalisa is one that is practiced commonly by many in India. Some say that the recitation of these holy verses brings success and prosperity in the lives of the devotees. The Durga Chalisa is 40 verses long prayer and praises the qualities of Goddess Durga in a poetic manner. By singing these 40 verses, one pleases the Goddess and she dispels all negativity and evils around the worshipper. During Durga Puja, the Durga Chalisa is chanted with great devotion.