Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated to recognize the birth of great saint poet Goswami Tulsidas. Every year Tulsidas Jayanti is observed on Saptami Tithi of Shukla Paksha, in the month of Sawan and this year it will be celebrated on 4 August, 2022.
Tulsidas was great saint and poet and he was known for his notable work including Ramcharitmanas which he wrote in Awadhi in 16th Century and he is also known for writing Hanuman Chalisa, Vinayaka Patrika, Geetawali, Dohavali, Vairagya Sandipani, Parvati Mangal and Janaki Mangal.
5 Interesting Facts about Tulsidas
- It is believed that when Tulsidas was born he was not crying, instead he was reciting the word ‘Rama’ and that is the main reason he is also known as ‘Ramabola.’
- When Tulsidas was born he already had teeth in his mouth and he looked like a 5-year-old since his birth.
- When Tulsidas was just 4 days old his father passed away and after some time her mother also passed away. Chuniya, the maid of Tulsidas’s mother took care of him and when he was just five and half years old, she too passed away.
- Tulsidas wrote 7 kandas naming Bala Kanda, Ayodhya Kanda, Aranya Kanda, Kishkindakand, Sundar Kanda, Lanka Kanda, and Uttara Kanda and this is the main difference between Valmiki Ramayana and Ramacharitmanas. Tulsidas did not write the sixth chapter under the title Yuddh Kanda but he titled it Lanka Kanda.
- Tulsidas has indicated in many texts that he had received direct Vision of Lord Hanuman, Lord Rama-Lakshman, and Shiva-Parvati.
Some Quotes by Tulsidas
- There are three all-powerful evils: lust, anger, and greed : Tulsidas
- There is no difference between knowledge and devotion, Both of them save the soul from the miseries of worldly life : Tulsidas
- In dependence, there is no happiness, even in a dream : Tulsidas
- To follow the path of knowledge is to tread on the edge of a sword. Once you get into it, there is no escape : Tulsidas
- Even your Pity is like blast of wind and the words you speak would strip a tree of it’s blossoms : Tulsidas