Village celebrates “Tulsidas Jayanti”, while city forgets
azzayindia | August 10, 2008 at 11:00 amby
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the government and the city completely forgot to remeber the prolofic writer, a writer who shaped the thinking of generasl masses through his work but a remote village in Uttarakhand remeberd it.
MUSSOORIE, 9 Aug: A symposium in honour of Goswami Tulsidas, the author of “Ram-Charit-Manas”, was organised at “RIC Inter College, Ghorakhuri”, a remote village in Jaunpur Block on the occasion of ‘Tulsi Das Jayanti”. The invited guests paid homage to the revered writer by offering garlands on the picture before beginning the symposium. “Tulsi Das Jayanti” is held on the seventh day after “Amavasi” in the Shravan month (August)
Chagan Lal Prajapati, a lecturer at the college and authority on Ram Charit Manas, paid tribute to the prolific writer, Tulsidas, and said that he was a man of extraordinary talent. By writing ‘Ram Charit Manas’, he was instrumental in providing new direction to the ordinary people of the country. Through this epic, he served the people socially by explaining to them the spiritual meaning of life. He added further that Tulsidas emphasised on the “guru-shishya” tradition and promoted a new stream of compassion via the “Ram Charit Manas”. He added further that Tulsidas, through his writings, worked on social issues prevalent at that time.
Tulsi Das was born in Rajpur in what is now Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, in Samvat 1589 or 1532 A.D. A Saryuparin Brahmin by birth, his father’s name was Atmaram Shukla Dubey and his mother’s name was Hulsi. As the tradition goes, Tulsidas did not cry at the time of his birth. It is also believed that he was born with 32 teeth intact.