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Goswami Tulsidas

(1543-1623 / Rajpur, Uttar Pradesh / India)

Goswami Tulsidas
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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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  • Rookie Zubiya Surti (6/23/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    India has produced so many great poets like Tulsidas.Reading the couplets of the great personalities, i feel blessed.Ram-charit-manas is a great work of Tulsidas.I suppose the translation should find a place here.

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