Questions tagged [ramcharitmanas]

Ramcharitmanas is an epic poem in the Awadhi dialect of Hindi, composed by the 16th-century Indian bhakti poet Goswami Tulsidas (c.1532–1623). Ramcharitmanas literally means "Lake of the deeds of Rama". The core of the work is considered by some to be a poetic retelling of the events of the Sanskrit epic Ramayana.

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What does Lord Rama wear?

As Vishnu & Krishna idols or pics are shown wearing makarkundal, kaustubh gem, Srivatsalanchhan & such things. What is the right attire of Lord Rama as told in Texts to be shown wearing? At ...
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Did tulsidas translate Ramayan without knowing vedic sanskrit?

As I observe from some reading that tulsidas was a awadhi poet. But as I see ramcharitmanas is said to be a translation of Ramayan from valmiki, my question is how could tulsidas translate it if he ...
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What is the story of demoness who used to attract shadows and killed by Lord Hanuman?

In Sundara Kanda, Verse 3 of Ramcharitamanas (as given below), it is mentioned that, there was a demoness used to live in Indian Ocean who attracts the shadow of flying objects and kill them for ...
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Clarification on Ramcharitmanas 6.61, 1.195, 1.190

I am looking for commentaries or correct translations for Ramcharitmanas 6.61, 1.195, 1.190 as I got series of questions as below: Ramcharitmanas 6.61 (Lankakaanda - Doha/Sortha 61): सुत बित नारि ...
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Was Goswami Tulsidas a reconciler of Advaita and Vishishtadvaita?

Goswami Tulsidas, the sixteenth century poet, one of the greatest Rama-bhaktas of all time, incarnation of Rishi Valmiki was the composer of famous works like Hanuman Chalisa, Ram Stuti and most ...
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Why did Rama construct bridge to Lanka?

Why did Rama construct bridge to Lanka and did not use boats or ships which were easy to build? Any reason that you can think or mentioned anywhere?
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What scripture describes the story of Vishnu's boon to Shatarupa?

In Balakanda of Rama-Charitmanasa there's this famous story of Manu and Shatarupa's penance to Vishnu (Rama). Manu asks Vishnu to be born as his son. Shatarupa asks for unending devotion to Vishnu. ...
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These lines of Ramcharitmanas belong to which descent (Kanda) of the book?

मंगल भवन अमंगल हारी द्रवहु सुदसरथ अचर बिहारी I know this is a very famous chaupai of the holy text but sadly I don't know where it is written.
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Is the story of Kaka Bhusundi mentioned in any puranas?

One of the famous stories from the Ramcharitmanas is the story of Kaka Bhusundi. This brahmin Bhusundi was a devotee of Rama was cursed by sage Lomasa to become a crow. After knowing that he was an ...
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Why is Sundara Kanda more glorified than other Kandas of Ramayana?

In most of the hindu homes as well as temples, it is a customary practice to have sessions of Sundara Kanda on either day of week (preferably Tuesday). My question is What makes Sundara Kanda more ...
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Does the Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali concept have any basis in Scriptures?

The Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali or Sri Ramashalaka Prashnavali The answers/predictions in Ramacharitamanas Prashnavali or Sri Ramashalaka Prashnavali (राम शलाका प्रश्नावली) are based on the ...
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Did Lord Rama create or invent fire?

Is there any scripture mentioning Lord Rama creating fire or inventing it?
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What are the salient features of Rameswaram Shivalinga mentioned in Ramacharitmanas?

It is believed that the presiding deity, of the Ramanathaswamy Temple(in Rameswaram)viz the Lingam of Lord Ramanathaswamy(Lord Shiva), was consecrated by Lord Sri Rama. It is learnt that in the ...
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Theory of GOD from Ramcharitmanas? No date of end of world theory

What is theory of GOD as per Ramcharitamanasa? Jake bal biracnhi hari isa palat srujat harat dasasisa Sunderkanda Means?
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Relevance of “Dhol Ganwar Shudra Pashu Nari, Sakal Taadana Ke Adhikari”

प्रभु भल कीन्ह मोहि सिख दीन्हीं। मरजादा पुनि तुम्हरी कीन्हीं॥ ढोल गवाँर शूद्र पशु नारी। सकल ताड़ना के अधिकारी॥ Drums, the illiterate, lower caste, animals and women deserve a beating to ...