This is one of the most misinterpreted verses of Ramcharitmanas. Tulsidas had no intention of showing women low by citing this verse.
We have to see the context of the verse:
This verse isn't told by Ram or Tulsidas himself. This was told by "sea god" in fearful state begging his life. He can tell anything in life saving condition. Furthermore ...
Why option of crossing ocean by boats was not chosen?
I. Time Limit
Sita sent a message via Hanuman that Rama should arrive in Lanka within a month:
जीवितम् धारयिष्यामि मासम् दशरथ आत्मज || ५-६५-२४
ऊर्ध्वम् मासान् न जीवेयम् रक्षसाम् वशम् आगता |
"O Rama! I shall be sustaining my life for a month. Having come into
the control of demons, I cannot survive ...
As said in another answer, this episode does not occur in Sri Valmiki Ramayana but in Sri Ramacharitmanas of Gosvami Tulasidas.
Following is the original text with hindi translations from Gita-press gorakhpur's edition (english translations are mine) from LankA-KAnda which contains this episode:
जौं मम चरन सकसि सठ टारी । फिरहिं रामु सीता मैं हारी ।।
Angada's challenging all of the warriors in Ravana's palace to lift his feet from ground, is not from Valmiki Ramayana.
The following is what transpired in that episode, after delivering of Sri Rama's message by Angada:
ततः स रोष ताम्र अक्षह् शशास सचिवांस् तदा | गृह्यताम् एष दुर्मेधा
वध्यताम् इति च असकृत् || ६-४१-८४
Then, the enraged Ravana ...
What could have led an intellectual like Tulsidas to write such a verse?
Mahatma Gandhi in his book Hinduism According to Gandhi: Thoughts, Writings and Critical Interpretation responds to the criticism toward Tulsidas' disparaging remarks about women.
He's basically saying: Don't shoot the messenger.
I admit that Tulsidas has, unintentionally as I ...
Here is how Ramcharitmanas Describes establishment of Shiva Linga by Lord Rama. The Lanka Kanda 1st Dohas Chaupai mentions:
सैल बिसाल आनि कपि देहीं। कंदुक इव नल नील ते लेहीं।।
देखि सेतु अति सुंदर रचना। बिहसि कृपानिधि बोले बचना।।
परम रम्य उत्तम यह धरनी। महिमा अमित जाइ नहिं बरनी।।
करिहउँ इहाँ संभु थापना। मोरे हृदयँ परम कलपना।।
सुनि कपीस बहु दूत ...
The Shri Ram Stuti you are looking for is present in Balakanda of Ramcharita Manas 1.191 in Chanda (छन्द ) section.
Below are the the entire shlokas
भए प्रगट कृपाला दीनदयाला कौसल्या हितकारी।
हरषित महतारी मुनि मन हारी अद्भुत रूप बिचारी।।
लोचन अभिरामा तनु घनस्यामा निज आयुध भुज चारी।
भूषन बनमाला नयन बिसाला सोभासिंधु खरारी।।
कह दुइ कर जोरी अस्तुति तोरी...
Yes, Lord Rama created fire.
ताकर दूत अनल जेहिं सिरिजा। जरा न सो तेहि कारन गिरिजा॥
उलटि पलटि लंका सब जारी। कूदि परा पुनि सिंधु मझारी॥4॥
भावार्थ:-(शिवजी कहते हैं-) हे पार्वती! जिन्होंने अग्नि को बनाया, हनुमान्जी उन्हीं के दूत हैं। इसी कारण >वे अग्नि से नहीं जले। हनुमान्जी ने उलट-पलटकर (एक ओर से दूसरी ओर तक) सारी लंका जला दी। >...
Her name was Simhika and her story is told in Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kanda, Sarga 1. When Lord Hanumana was flying over the Indian Ocean in search of Mata Sita, that demoness attracted his shadow for the purpose of eating him. Lord Hanumana with purpose felt in her mouth and then tore her internal organs and killed her.
प्लवमानं तु तं दृष्ट्वा सिंहिका ...
From this answer, I found Bhavartha Bodhini - Shree Ram Charit Manas - By International Ram Charit Manas Research center which provides answers to these questions:
Why Lord Rama calls Lakshmana as his सहोदर भ्राता (sahodara bhraataa: born from same mother) when he was born from different mother?
The above Hindi commentary says that as both Raama and ...
Well your question is a valid one but I am not sure if there are any scriptures (there maybe) that may point out in this direction, but there are few things that come to my mind when I think about it:
Ships and boats would have meant cutting of huge number of trees which is against the nature plus not expected from someone we see as an avataar of almighty. ...
His name in the context of a long-living crow is found in the Garga-samhita chapter 2.13:
“... O Aśvaśirā, hear My words. Don't lament. Please don't lament. You will have the form of a crow, but you will have transcendental knowledge. You will have yoga-siddhis and the highest knowledge in the three worlds.”
Śrī Nārada said: “After speaking these words, ...
Thanks to @Just_Do_It and @YDS to providing answers and here are two cents from my side:
while watching ramayana (TV series, based on ramcharitmanas and valmiki ramayan). Laxman suggested construction of boats but vibhishan suggested that sinking of boats is easier for lanka warriors (using big stones) so unsinkable medium of travel should be searched. No ...
There are many prophecies of end of the world. But as per Ramcharitmanasa Lord Rama is Human form of Vishnu and because of his will power or desire Lord Vishnu Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma generates operates and destroys the world. It is written in hindi lines by Sage tulsidas.
by whose might, O ten-headed monster, Brahma, Hari (Vishnu) and Isha(Shiva) ...