Tulsidas Jayanti 2024 Date

Tulsidas Jayanti 2024 Date

tulsidas jayanti date

Tulsidas (1497-1623 C.E.), renowned for his great devotion towards Lord Rama, was a Hindu saint and a poet. Tulsidas Jayanti is observed on the seventh day (saptami) of the bright half of the Hindu month of Shravan which usually falls in July or August. Tulsidas composed different works and contributed to Hindu literature through his poetic works but he is best known as the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, the Sanskrit Ramayana in the Awadhi language, making it accessible to a larger audience. The popularization of the Ramcharitmanas led to the Ramayana's eventual prominence in Indian popular culture.

Tulsidas also known as Goswami Tulsidas, was acclaimed to be a reincarnation of Maharishi Valmiki, the composer of the original Ramayana in Sanskrit. He is also considered to be the composer of Hanuman Chalisa, a popular devotional hymn in Awadhi dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Tulsidas poetry and writings are characterised by their spiritual depth, devotion to Rama and a focus on moral and ethical values.

Where was Tulsidas born?

Atmaram Dubey, a Brahmin, and his wife Hulsi had Tulsidas in Sookar Kshetra Soron, which is now a part of the Kasganj district in Uttar Pradesh and is situated along the banks of the holy Ganga. The prevailing wisdom holds that Tulsidas was carried by his mother for a full year before being born. Surprisingly, he had teeth when he was born, and instead of sobbing, he spoke the word "Rama." He was given the name Rambola, which means "the one who took the name, Rama," in its literal sense.

Tulsidas spent most of his life in the holy city of Varanasi. The famous Tulsi Ghat on the Ganges River in Varanasi is named after him. Tulsidas also founded the famous Sankatmochan Temple dedicated to Hanuman God. Tulsidas is thought to have lived between (1497 and 1623 C.E. ), while the exact dates are unknown. 

How did Rambola transform into Tulsidas?

His parents left him due to a flaw in his astrological chart. After that, his mother's maid reared him. But once she passed away, he roamed aimlessly and subsisted by accepting handouts. He was afterwards adopted by a saint by the name of Narharidas, who later on became his spiritual father. 

Tulsidas - One of the Greatest Sri Rama's Devotee

The songs of Tulsidas praised Shri Rama, Lord Vishnu's eighth manifestation. The Ramayana was written in Sanskrit by Sage Valmiki, who is said to have been the author-saint. Tulsidas reportedly received the good fortune to see both Hanuman and his Ishta Devta, Shri Rama. 

He first encountered Ram-Bhakt Hanuman in the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple in contemporary Varanasi. He was the author of the Hanuman Chalisa. The Mughal emperor Akbar is claimed to have imprisoned him for forty days; it was at this time that the hymn honoring Hanuman was written.

Tulsidas' compositions

Ramlalla Nahachhu, Barvai Ramayan, Ramagya Prashna, Parvati Mangal, and Janaki Mangal are among the works by Tulsidas that were written in Awadhi, whereas Krishna Gitavali, Gitavali, Sahitya Ratna, Dohavali, Vinaya Patrika, and Vairagya Sandipani were written in Braj Bhasha. One of his best works is the well-known bhajan Thumak Chalat Ramchandra, which celebrates Ram Lala's youth.

Hindus, especially those who hold Rama and Tulsidas in high regard, observe Tulsidas Jayanti Day with reverence and devotion. Whatever is known about Tulsidas comes from the "Bhaktamal" and "Bhaktirasbodhini" of his contemporary Nabhadas and Priyadas, which is a commentary on "Bhaktamal." His profound verses, teachings, and literary works continue to inspire those seeking spiritual wisdom and a closer relationship with God. 

Tulsidas Jayanti 2024 Date & Time

This is 527th Birth Anniversary of Tulsidas

Tulsidas Jayanti 2024 Date - Sunday, August 11, 2024

Saptami Tithi Begins - 05:44 AM on Aug 11, 2024
Saptami Tithi Ends - 07:55 AM on Aug 12, 2024

Tulsidas Ke Dohe and Sayings with Meaning in English

Tulsidas' couplets are still a source of inspiration for people all over the world because of their spiritual insight and devotion to Lord Rama. Here are ten well-known sayings and dohe from the renowned Hindu poet-saint from India, Tulsidas, to commemorate his birthday:

1. "रघुपति राघव राजाराम, पतित पावन सीताराम।"
(Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, Patit Pavan Sita Ram.)

Translation: Lord Rama, the King of the Raghu dynasty, is the purifier of the fallen, and Sita Ram's name.

2. "जो दीन के हित रूपी करि धारी।"

(Jo deen ke hit roopi kari dhari.)

Translation: He who takes the form of what is beneficial for the humble and needy.

3. "सत्यम अमर्यादितम नाम।"

(Satyam amaryaditam naam.)

Translation: Truth is beyond limits.

4. "बिनय करत कूकरत चितै भवानीं।"

(Binay karat kookarat chitai bhavani.)

Translation: With devotion and humility, remember Goddess Bhavani (a form of Durga).

5. "सुखसन्देश तुलसी गायौ, जितेंद्रिय धरि विजितेन्द्रिय चुबायौ।"

(Sukh sandesh Tulsī gāyo, jitendriya dhari vijitendriya chubāyo.)

Translation: Tulsidas conveys the message of happiness, having conquered his senses.

6. "बिनती करत मराठा जोई।"

(Binati karat maratha joi.)

Translation: Pray with utmost devotion.

7. "कृपा कटाक्ष तव प्राण जाय।"

(Kripa kataaksha tav praan jaay.)

Translation: A mere glance of your grace can save one's life.

8. "साधु रूप कर जीवन उधारण कांपू।"

(Saadhu roop kar jeevan udhaaran kaampu.)

Translation: The life is uplifted by adopting a saintly character.

9. "सुनत दुनु भाग्य आपदानु।"

(Sunat dunu bhagya aapadaanu.)

Translation: Listening to both sides of a story is good fortune.

10. "रघुबीर बिन ना मांगौँ चानौं।"

(Raghubeer bin naa maango chaanau.)

Translation: Without the grace of Lord Rama, do not ask for anything else.

Tulsidas Jayanti 2024: Quotes

"Abandon pride, which is the same as Tamas-guna (darkness), rooted as it is in ignorance and is a source of considerable pain; and adore Lord Shri Rama, the Chief of the Raghus and an ocean of compassion." -Tulsidas

"There can be no happiness for a being nor can its mind know any peace even in a dream so long as it does not relinquish desire, which is an abode of sorrow." -Tulsidas

"Lust, anger, vanity and covetousness are all paths leading to hell. Abjuring, all these adore the Hero of Raghu's line, whom saints worship." -Tulsidas

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