Goswami Tulsidas was a great saint, known for his unique discovery of Ramacharitmanas. He was that divine spirit who blessed with extreme, knowledge and intelligence and the only one who got direct speeches of Lord Hanuman which makes him inspired to write the sacred epic.
The jayanti is the day to celebrate the birth date of Goswami Tulsidas.
Time to Celebrate:
Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated on the shukla saptami of Shravan month, mostly held in August.
Sri Tulsidas was a great scholar who was born in 1498 AD in Rajpur in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh. He was a Sarayuparina Brahmin by birth and was married to Buddhimati. She was a pious, obedient and intelligent woman. Tulsidas got his inspiration of spirituality from him as he was very much attached to her and always been busy in thinking of her nothing else. This attitude of Tulsidas made her wife wild and she uttered these words with a great feeling: “If you would have even the half of love that you have for my filthy body towards Lord Rama, you would certainly cross the ocean of Samasara and attain eternal bliss.” This words pierced his heart and from that day he resolved to leave everything for Lord Rama.
Then Tulsidas abandoned his home and became an ascetic. He spent 14 years visiting sacred places. Then it he met Lord Hanuman and through him he got a divine vision of Lord Rama. He took order of Hanuman and began composing “Sri Ramacharitmanas.”
The main activity on the day of Tulsidas jayanti is to read or hear Ramacharitamanasa. People get up early and visit the temples of Sri Rama and Sri Hanuman. Seminars and symposiums are conducted on the life and teachings of Sri Goswami Tulsidas.