An interesting communication between Tulsidas and Rahim… An interesting communication between Tulsidas and Rahim … In India the valuable lessons of life are shared verbally by one generation to the next, in the form of anecdotes from their own life or what they heard from their previous generations. It is hard to accept all of it as historical facts, but at the same time it would be foolish to disregard it all as myths. They have extremely high value in terms of understanding and appreciating the moral fiber of our society which is thousands of years old. A friendly comment on my bucket list made reminded me today about this interesting communication between Tulsidas and Rahim, I first heard about this as a kid while listening to a Bhajan by Anup Jalota and it got itched deeply inside my heart and soul.
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An interesting communication between Tulsidas and Rahim… An interesting communication between Tulsidas and Rahim … In India the valuable lessons of life are shared verbally by one generation to the next, in the form of anecdotes from their own life or what they heard from their previous generations.
It is hard to accept all of it as historical facts, but at the same time it would be foolish to disregard it all as myths.
They have extremely high value in terms of understanding and appreciating the moral fiber of our society which is thousands of years old. A friendly comment on my bucket list made reminded me today about this interesting communication between Tulsidas and Rahim, I first heard about this as a kid while listening to a Bhajan by Anup Jalota and it got itched deeply inside my heart and soul.
He never looked at the person he was giving alms to, keeping his gaze downwards towards the earth, in extreme humility, rather than look towards the face of alms seekers. Tulsidas, a great poet himself — author of Hindu scripture Ramayana in popular language of Northern India and Hanuman Chalisa, promptly wrote the following couplet and sent it to Rahim. The tomb was built by Rahim himself for his wife in , later he was himself buried in it in Rahim says, have you heard a diamond reveals its extremely high value itself?
Once it snap, it cannot be rejoined and if you do try to rejoin it, there will always be a knot in it. Let go of the light non-committed ones fly in the wind and carefully keep the heavy committed, true friends. After all the snakes sticking around its trunk, still the sandalwood never become poisonous?
The Indologist and linguist Sir George Grierson called Tulsidas the greatest leader of the people after the Buddha and the greatest of Indian authors of modern times; and the epic Ramcharitmanas worthy of the greatest poet of any age.
Mahatma Gandhi held Tulsidas in high esteem and regarded the Ramcharitmanas as the greatest book in all devotional literature. Hindi litterateur Hazari Prasad Dwivedi wrote that Tulsidas established a sovereign rule on the kingdom of Dharma in northern India, which was comparable to the impact of Buddha.
Edmour J. Babineau, author of the book Love and God and Social Duty in Ramacaritmanasa, says that if Tulsidas was born in Europe or the Americas, he would be considered a greater personality than William Shakespeare. In the words of the archaeologist F. Allchin, who translated Vinaypatrika and Kavitavali into English, for people of a large part of North India Tulsidas claims reverence comparable to that accorded to Luther as translator of the Bible into the native German.
Allchin also mentions that the work Ramcharitmanas has been compared to not only the Ramayana of Valmiki, but the Vedas themselves, the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran and the Bible. Specifically about his poetry, Tulsidas has been called the emperor of the metaphor and one who excels in similes by several critics. She further went on to say that the Indian society as it exists today is an edifice built by Tulsidas, and the Rama as we know today is the Rama of Tulsidas.
Goswami Tulsidas was a Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher renowned for his devotion to the god Rama. Tulsidas spent most of his life in the city of Varanasi.
He founded the Sankatmochan Temple dedicated to Hanuman in Varanasi, believed to stand at the place where he had the sight of Hanuman. Tulsidas started the Ramlila plays, a folk-theatre adaption of the Ramayana. The impact of Tulsidas and his works on the art, culture and society in India is widespread and is seen to date in vernacular language, Ramlila plays, Hindustani classical music, popular music, and television series. He is also believed to be a reincarnation of Valmiki, the author of Ramayana — The story of Rama — one of the most important Hindu scripture.
In the Hindu scripture Bhavishyottar Purana, the god Shiva tells his wife Parvati how Valmiki, who got a boon from Hanuman to sing the glory of Rama in vernacular language, will incarnate in future in the Kali Yuga the present and last Yuga within the cycle of four Yugas. Tulsidas started composing poetry in Sanskrit in Varanasi on the Prahlada Ghat. Tradition holds that all the verses that he composed during the day, would get lost in the night.
This happened daily for eight days. On the eighth night, Shiva — whose famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple is located in Varanasi — is believed to have ordered Tulsidas in a dream to compose poetry in the vernacular instead of Sanskrit. Tulsidas woke up and saw both Shiva and Parvati who blessed him. Shiva ordered Tulsidas to go to Ayodhya and compose poetry in Awadhi. In the Ramcharitmanas, Tulsidas hints at having the Darshan of Shiva and Parvati in both dream and awakened state. From his time, Tulsidas has been acclaimed by Indian and Western scholars alike for his poetry and his impact on the Hindu society.
Tulsidas himself acknowledges this in his work Kavitavali. Tulsidas died at the Assi Ghat, Varanasi, on the bank of the river Ganga in but the month and date of his death are a mystery like the exact month and day of his birth. But what has made him immortal is his writing in local north Indian language.
Besides these twelve works, four more works are popularly believed to be composed by Tulsidas which include Hanuman Chalisa, Hanuman Ashtak, Hanuman Bahuk and Tulsi Satsai. You are the trusted messenger of Rama and you are the abode of incomparable strength. You are the destroyer of vile intellect, and you are the companion of one whose intellect is pure.
Your complexion is that of molten gold, and you are resplendent in your handsome form. You wear Kundalas small earrings worn in old times by Hindus in your ears and your hair is curly. You have the Vajra and the flag in your hands, and the sacred-thread Yajnopavita made of the Munja grass adorns your shoulder.
You are ever eager to perform tasks for Rama. You delight in listening to the acts of Rama Ramayana. Rama, Lakshmana and Sita reside in your mind and you reside in the minds of Rama, Lakshmana and Sita owing to their affection towards you. You assumed an extremely minute form and saw Sita in the Ashok Vatika. You assumed a very large and scary form and burnt the city of Lanka.
You assumed a frightening form and destroyed the demons in the army of Ravana. You carried out all the tasks of Rama. You brought the Sanjivini, the life saving herb from Dronagiri in Himalayas, and revitalized Lakshman.
Out of elation, Rama embraced you. You did Sugriva a great favour by making him meet Rama and bestowing on him the kingdom of Kishkindha. Your Mantra was accepted by Vibishana, as a result of which he became the king of Lanka.
The Surya, situated many thousands of Yojanas from the earth, was swallowed by you after you assumed him to be a sweet fruit. One divine Yuga in scriptures is of years. Sahasra means a thousand. The distance between earth and sun is around ,, kilometres which is very close the figures described in simple words by Goswami Tulsidas here in Hanuman Chalisa.
O Lord, placing the ring given by Rama in your mouth, you leaped across the ocean — there is no wonder here. All the unattainable tasks in the world become easily attainable with your grace. Without your command, nobody can enter the abode of Rama. You are the protector, and there is nothing to be afraid of.
When you roar, after remembering your powers, the three worlds tremble with fear. Rambhadracharya comments that this verse refers to the narrative of Jambavan reminding Hanuman of his powers in the Kishkindha Kanda of Ramayana. The brave Hanuman, when invoked incessantly by the means of Japa, destroys all ailments and removes all sufferings. Hanuman extricates those from all adversities who remember him or contemplate upon him in their heart, by their actions and by their words.
Rama is the supreme God and a king with Tapas, and yet you executed all his tasks. Your glory is famous in all the four Yugas, and illuminates the whole world. You are the protector of Sadhus mendicants and Sants saints.
You are the destroyer of demons and dear as a son to Rama. Mother Sita, the daughter of Janaka, has granted you this boon. Singing of you Hanuman , a Bhakta obtains Rama and forgets the adversities and afflictions of many births. Even one who does not contemplate on any other Devatas in their mind and only serves Hanuman, achieves all favourable bliss in this world and the next. Whoever remembers the brave and mighty Hanuman gets free of all adversities and relief from all pains.
O Hanuman, the master of senses, may you be victorious, may you be victorious, may you be victorious. May you shower your grace lovingly, as a Guru does, and reveal to me the knowledge of devotion to Rama. One who reads this Hanuman Chalisa obtains Siddhi accomplishment or liberation.
Shiva himself bears witness to this statement. Tulsidas is always a devotee of Hari. O Lord, make my heart your abode. Related articles.
Birth[ edit ] Tulsidas was born on saptami , the seventh day of shukla paksha , the bright half of the lunar Hindu calendar month Shraavana July—August. Most sources identify him as a Saryupareen Brahmin of the Parashar Gotra lineage , although some sources claim he was a Kanyakubja or Sanadhya Brahmin. Biographers who disagree with this year argue that it makes the life span of Tulsidas equal years, which in their opinion is unlikely if not impossible. In contrast, Ramchandra Shukla says that an age of is not impossible for a Mahatma great soul like Tulsidas. Tulsidas started his learning at Ayodhya. After some time, Narharidas took him to a particular Varaha Kshetra Soron a holy place with temple dedicated to Varaha — the boar avatar of Vishnu , where he first narrated the Ramayana to Tulsidas.
Hindi Book Kavitavali By Shri Tulsidas Ji
Kazrashakar Kavitavali Hindi Edition : Goswami Tulsidas : About the Author Tulsidas was a realized soul and saint, poet, often called reformer and philosopher from Ramanandi Sampradaya, in the lineage of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya renowned for his devotion to the Lord Shri Rama. Applicable only on ATM card, debit card or credit card orders. Hindu Myths Wendy Doniger. Bhagavad Gita English Tran B.