Tulsidas (also known as Goswami Tulsidas) was a Hindu poet-saint, reformer and philosopher renowned for his devotion for the god Rama. A composer of several popular works, he is best known for being the author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana in the vernacular Awadhi. Tulsidas was acclaimed in his lifetime to be a reincarnation of Valmiki, the composer of the original Ramayana in Sanskrit. He is also considered to be the composer of the Hanuman Chalisa, a popular devotional hymn dedicated to Hanuman, the divine monkey helper and devotee of Rama. Tulsidas lived permanently and died in the city of Varanasi. The Tulsi Ghat in Varnasi is named after him. He ... more »
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Goswami Tulsidas Poems
Maya (Translated In English)
Up till now I have lost much and wasted life in idle pursuits. The grace of Lord Rama has aroused me from sleep. Awakened now, I shall not allo ...
Within This Body
Within this body breathes the secret essence. Within this body beats the heart of the Vedas.
Truth Lies Within
Within the body lies the essence which the Vedas and the Puranas are seeking. Within this body exists the entire Universe, so the sagacious Saints say.
Listen, O friend, to the thunderous roar of Shabd, Which reverberates throughout the firmament. Water, which becomes turbid by relishing the earth, Gets cleansed of its impurities when filtered.
Prayer (Translated In English)
Lord Rama! My honour is in Your hands. You are the protector of the poor; I surrender myself at Your Feet. I have heard of the sinners whom You ...
Glimpse Of The Invisible
Lightning flashed in my eye, O friend, And brightly did shine the light of the moon. I got a glimpse of the Invisible within, And thirst and longing for the Lord were aroused.
The Rainy Season
In whom longing for the Beloved hath taken abode, Every moment his body becometh feeble and enervated. A stream of tears constantly flows from his eyes; The pangs of pain ceaselessly smart his body and mind.
Prayer 3 (Translated In English)
O Lord who is there besides You who will hear my cry? Strange is my petition: a poor man, I, I seek to become a king… From time immemori ...
Prayer 2 (Translated In English)
O Lord, let any one accept any sadhana, he is free to follow its pursuit. But to me Your name is the granter of all boons. Karma, upasana, jnan ...