The day marks the 518th Birth anniversary of Tulsidas
Reasons to Celebrate Tulsidas Jayanti
Tulsidas was a renowned poet. Though he gained an immense knowledge, he wanted to benefit the masses. Not many people in that age were educated therefore he took it upon himself to awaken the souls of humans and give them Ramayana in vernacular language. He wrote his songs and hymns also in the language of the common man so that they could gain some enlightenment. He lived in the Iron Age, also known as Kala Yuga, when morality, knowledge and spirituality were depleting, thus he felt the need of spreading his own devotion towards RamaRama
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to masses. Through him common man found his savior in Rama.
Ways of Celebrating Tulsidas Jayanti
In schools and college, students are taught his written works, inducing religious fervor. Lectures, seminars and symposiums on the same lines are also organized.
A temple named Sankatmochan is located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, which is believed to be founded by Tulsidas. On Tulsidas Jayanti, people visit the temple and present their offerings to the residing deity. Other temples dedicated to Rama are also visited. Sages read Holy Scriptures at the Ghats of River GangaGanga
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. They teach pilgrims to be devoid of pride, anger, greed, dishonesty and lust. Charity is also performed on the day.
Tulsidas as a Teacher
In many schools, students pay respect and regards to their teacher because as Tulsidas taught humanity the way of redeeming themselves and attaining joy and peace in the devotion of Rama, similarly all teachers show a way of reaching God and connecting with the Supreme Being. Couplets written by Tulsidas are sung on this day and are made a part of the morning assembly. The basic theme of his couplets were to mediate on the name of Rama and live a healthy and positive life. One of the most common couplet is
Chinta se Chaturai Ghate, Ghate Roop Aur Gyaan
Chinta Badi Abhagani, Chinta Chita Samaan
Tulsi Bharose Ram Ke, Nishchint Ho Ke Soye
Anhoni Honi Nahi, Honi Hoye Se Hoye
It means that worrying unnecessarily reduces wisdom, beauty and intelligence. Worrying is very unlucky like death. Sleep without worrying and leave everything to Rama because something which cannot happen, won’t happen and something that is bound to happen will happen in any way.
Ramcharitmanas- It is the retelling of the Sanskrit Hindu epic, Ramayana in the vernacular language, Awadhi (a dialect of Hindi).
Hanuman Chalisa- It is a Hindu devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Hanuman and consist of 40 verses.
Brahmins- It is one of the caste of Hindus. They are known for their knowledge of ancient, sacred scriptures.