Morari Bapu is a renowned expounder of the Ram Charit Manas. He is famous for reciting Ram Stories for over fifty years throughout the world. The main aim of his Ram stories is universal peace and spreading the message of love, truth and compassion. While the focus is in the Hindu epics itself, but many times Bapu give examples from other religions and invite people from all religions to attend his spiritual discourses.
In 1947, Bapu was born in the village of Talgajarda, close to Mahuva in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat on the day of Shivratri and he still lives there with his family. He belonged to the Vaishnav Bava Sadhu Nimbarka lineage and spent much of his childhood under the care of his grandmother, grandfather and teacher, Tribhovandas Dada, and Amrit The term ‘Amrit’ is used for the water or nectar of immortality. The word was used in Rigveda for the nectar which is drunk by Gods to gain immortality. It was one of the outcomes of samudra manthan. There was a curse on gods by Durvasa because of which they started becoming mortal and then they needed this drink for immortality. Later on the water which is given as prasadam to devotees in the temples is also called Amrit as it is believed to be blessed by Gods. It is the holy water which is sweet-tasting. It is consumed in the name of the God.
Grandmother would tell folklores to him for hours, his grandfather discuss the stories of Ram Charit Manas. Bapu when reached at the age of 12, had remembered the entire Ram Charit Manas and had started reciting & singing the Ram Katha at the age of 14.
The remarkable journey of reciting the Ramayana, began in the presence of 3 village folks, has now taken Bapu to across the world. For over 700 Ram stories held to date, Bapu had travelled to many countries from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Kenya to the UK, USA, Australia, Brazil, Japan and Australia.
In 2011, Bapu held one of the most significant and historical Ram stories to date at the foothills of Mount Kailas, in Tibet. In addition to Ram Katha. During the nine days of Navratri, Bapu has also told 19 stories on Gopi Geet, dedicating one story for each verse, usually
As well as doing Ram stories, Bapu has devoted his entire energy in bringing together all the communities, religions, castes, and sects, in advocating peace and harmony both in India and globally. Bapu was the chief guest at the annual Muslim program "Yaad-e-Hussain" for the two decades now, held in Mahuva.
Bapu is also eminent social worker by organizing marriage ceremonies for poor Muslim and Hindu girls who are not able to meet the expenses for their marriage and participate in stories and other functions that are held by Dalits.
Bapu has given the wholeheartedly to provide donation wherever possible at times of calamity in India and abroad.
Bapu has organized several cultural and literary programs, honoring prominent litterateurs, dancers, musicians, actors, dramatists and actors among others.
In 2009, a conference on world religions, dialogue and harmony, was held inaugurated by the honourable Dalai Lama. Many religious leaders of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, It is a monotheistic religion that came into existence in 15th Century. It originated in South Asia. According to this religion, there is only one God. The people who follow this religion believe in harmony, unity, selfless service, honest existence, social justice and equality. There were ten Gurus who taught people a happy and spiritual way of living. After the death of Guru Gobind Singh, the people gave the book, ‘Guru Granth Sahib’, the status of their impersonal God.
Islam as well as Christianity. They talked about the basic principles of their orders and advanced continuous dialogue for building inter-faith harmony. Bapu also participated in this conference.
In 2006, Bapu organized the Seminars where he had experts from various regions of India from Tamil Nadu to Punjab, Gujarat and Assam to participate in the discussion on Ramayana.