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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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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 ...
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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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Why Ramcharitmanas 6.61 mentions Lakshmana as his mother's only son and Raama's sahodara bhraataa?

Ramcharitmanas 6.61 (Lankakaanda - Doha/Sortha 61): सुत बित नारि भवन परिवारा। होहिं जाहिं जग बारहिं बारा।। अस बिचारि जियँ जागहु ताता। मिलइ न जगत सहोदर भ्राता।।4।। [Lord Rama to Lakshmana:] Sons, ...
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Who was the Shishya of Rishi Pulatsya, sent a message to his grandson, Ravana through Vibhishana?

When Ravana got the news of Lord Rama's arriving at the opposite side of sea along with Vanarasena ready to fight with Ravana, Ravana asked his councillors "Give me proper advice." His ...
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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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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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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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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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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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From where can I get english translation of BhaavaArthBodhini or Critical Edition Of RamCharitManas by Swami RamBhadrAcharya?

I would like to know where I can get either soft or hard copy of english translation of Swami RamaBhadrAcharya's critical edition of Tulsi Das's Sri RamCharitManas aslo known as BhavaArthaBodhini. I ...
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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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Where Ram Stuti is located in Ramcharitmanas?

Where is the Ram Stuti "Bhaye Prakat Kripala Deēen........" located In Ramcharitmanas? Actually, I bought a Ramcharitmanas and I was searching for the Stuti but didn't get it yet. Can Anyone Help me ...
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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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Which Puranas describe Ganesha pacing around a piece of ground with the name of Rama scratched on it?

Tulsidas in the Bala Kanda of His Ramcharitmanas writes: I greet the name "Rama" of the chief of Raghus, which is composed of seed-letters representing the fire-god, the sun-god and the moon-god (...
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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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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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Apart from the Bhavishya Purana, are there any Puranas that talk about Sage Tulsidas?

According to the Bhavishya Purana, Lord Shiva tells his wife Parvati how Valmiki got a boon from Hanuman to sing the glory of Rama in vernacular language (i.e. Ramcharitmanas) to incarnate in future ...
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Why are the GODS described as 'wicked' in RAMCHARITMANAS? Why could they not stand AYODHYA's Prosperity?

In AYŌDHYĀ KĀND, after the coronation of SHRĪ RĀMA is announced, the GODS are said to be distressed at the news, and pray to GODDESS SARASWATĪ to manipulate the circumstances such that SHRĪ RĀMA may ...
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Story of jaya vijaya and King Pratap bhanu

I was reading through Ramcharitmanas of Goswami Tulsidas Ji. I read the story of Raja Pratap Bhanu and he becoming Ravana in the next birth. I wondered, how is that possible when we know that Jay ...
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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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Had Ravan tried would he have been able to lift Angad's feet?

In the Ramayana, there is an incident in which Rama sends Angad as his associate for a final try of avoiding war. Then seeing Ravan's ego and attitude Angad challenges all the warriors in his palace ...
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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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The story of Ramayana found in Ramacharitamanas belongs to which kalpa?

I have seen somewhere (not able to recall the source now) that Ramacharitamanas belongs to a kalpa named 'Pitri' Kalpa. Is it true? If not , then the story of ramacharitamanas is of which kalpa?
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Were Śrī Rāma's brothers - Bharata, Lakṣmaṇa & Śatrughna also 'Eka-patnī-vrata'?

As discussed in this accepted QnA, that Śrī Rāma maintained 'Eka-patnī-vrata'. My question is: Did Śrī Rāma's three brothers viz. Bharata, Lakṣmaṇa & Śatrughna too, pledged with the 'Eka-patnī-...
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Story of King Prithu's request for Ten Thousand ears

Swami Tulsidas ji mentions about King Prithu while describing gunas of bad people. He states that King Prithu had requested for ten thousand ears (likely a boon) to listen to Ishwar's greatness. Doha ...
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Meaning of "dravau" and "ajir" in "Mangal Bhavan" chaupai

I know this is more related to language stack exchange but I am not so sure there are enough people expert on Awadhi there. One of the most famous line of Shriramacharitmanas: बंदउँ बालरूप सोई रामू। ...
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Which Hindu scripture is the mantra "Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram" from?

I have tried this mantra only 108 times and it definitely helps in third eye activation. But I cannot find which scripture it is from? श्री राम, जय राम, जय जय राम
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Birth of shree raam

We all know the tithi of his birth, but on which weekday was he born? The tithi is mentioned in both the ramayan but I can't find mention of weekday
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What are the ways of acquiring viveka (discriminative faculty) according to the scriptures?

For eg:- Goswami Tulsidas-Ji in his Ramcharitmanas says- बिनु सत्संग विवेक न होई। रामकृपा बिनु सुलभ न सोई।। Without satsang, discrimination is not awakened and without Rama's grace it's not possible ...
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What happened to Surpanakha after Ravana's death?

What happened to Surpanakha after Ravana's death. I heard some stories related to her which I refused to believe in. I couldn't find any post which mentions what happened to her. Is there any ...
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Do we have references to Ramaleela being enacted in the previous yugas?

Rāmalīlā/Ramaleela (रामलीला) — Name of a dramatic performance or play, on the story of Rāma & Sītā based on the Rāmāyaṇas; (Literally - ‘Rāma's līlā or divine play/pasttime ’) is any dramatic ...
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Ganpati Pujan in Ramacharitamanas during Shiv-Parvati Vivah [duplicate]

There is a doha in Ramacharitmanas in Baal Kaand during Shiv-Parvati Vivah मुनि अनुसासन गणपतिही, पूजेऊ सम्भू-भावनि| कोउ सुनि संसाय करई जनि, सुर अनादि जिय जानि|| But Ganpati was the son of Shiv and ...
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What is the source of Ramayana Manka 108?

Ramayana Manka 108 is a famous bhajan which tells the complete story of Ramayana in 108 couplets. What is the source of this bhajan and who is the author?
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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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Is it right practice to take epics literally word by word?

There have been lot of arguments and discussion on what a character said or what he didn't. For example, there was an internet lafda on what Sri Ram said to Sita devi before Agnipariksha. What I am ...
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Is there any Advaita Vedanta in Ramcharitramanas?

Is there any Advaita Vedanta in Ramcharitramanas ?