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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  • Anchalpreet Kaur Khaira (1/2/2018 10:31:00 PM)

    Hi guys, I really liked the life histories and the poems/songs composed by such big saints. Some of them like Mirabai have really suffered a lot but still they were gods beloved ones and thus, God gave them such present gifts.We all still remember them and get attracted to the songs/poems they wrote. And understand them very well.
    I'm an student studying at ivy world school, Jalandhar.

  • Giant Medieval Sword (1/30/2015 10:05:00 AM)

    What—

  • Zubiya Surti 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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Best Poem of Goswami Tulsidas

The Rainy Season

In whom longing for the Beloved hath taken abode,
Every moment his body becometh feeble and enervated.
A stream of tears constantly flows from his eyes;
The pangs of pain ceaselessly smart his body and mind.

Like rivers in Sawan and Bhadon, overflows the stream of my love.
Day and night I long for Him and tears fall like incessant rain.

The pain for my Beloved increasingly penetrates my being every moment;
My attention can be transfixed on nought but him,
Even as the moon bird never gets satiated by looking at the moon.

Dark clouds gather and burst with ...

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