Goswami Tulasidas, being an extraordinary visionary, composed The Ramcharithmanas – the retelling of Ramayana from the perspective of the saint. Ever since he had this vision of putting down his dreams together, he wrote the extraordinary Ramayana in Awadhi and Sanskrit languages.

Ever since Tulasidas saw a Mystical Being in Varanasi, he decided to pen this epic. So, on Ram Navami, the coronation and the Birthday of The Ram, he started writing it at Varanasi.

He first got initiated into the Philosophy of Lord Ram through his teacher Naraharidas. He repeatedly told Tulasi the deeper meanings of Ramayan and it took some time for Tulasidas to fully grasp the central idea and the subtle message this epic conveys. Then Tulsidas went on his own self conquest and put it in vernacular Awadhi, for this was not a word to word translation of Ramayana written Valmiki, but a completely different perception.

Tulasidas excelled in renovating the forgotten Indian Spirituality in that region and a prominent saint of Bhakti Movement, while he’s a contemporary to Mughal Emperor Akbar and in the west, the English Playwright William Shakespeare.  

Viswanath Venkat Dasari 

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