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To provide solace to Humanity through musical discourse live and recorded from Ramcharitmanas of Goswami Tulsidas
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THE PROWESS OF RAMCHARITMANAS
The main purpose of this online portal is to provide relief to Humanity, afflicted by various ailments through the effective use of Ramcharitmans of Goswami Tulsidas through Musical Discourse. The chaupias of Goswami Tulsidas are words of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati themselves. Tulsidas was born with a set of teeth, creating fear even among his parents, who abandoned their child. Seeing the pitiable plight of the child, Mother Parvati, who is compassion incarnate, was passing through the skies carried by her Yogic Consort - Lord Shiva, Master of the three worlds. The goddess pleaded before the Lord and requested him to take her to the crying child abandoned down below in Bhuloka. thereafter , the divine mother suckled her breasts and left Tulsidas with her bountiful blessings…
By the time tulsidas reached his teens growing up in Rajapur, a tiny village on the banks of the mighty Yamuna, a village very close to Prayagraj, he had developed intense devotion to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, his real parents.
After spending life as a Grahasta, with various anecdotes being narrated about his Vairagya, Tulsidas reached Varanasi in search of Lord Hanuman, as Lord Shiva had instructed, to approach Hanuman for having Darshan of Lord Rama, who would be his ishta devata and who could be approached only with the help of Hanuman.
Upon enquiries, some learned men told Tulsidas to go to Varanasi to get the darshan of Hanuman. After reaching Varanasi, Tulsidas learnt that Ramkatha was going on at the famous Dashaswamedh Ghat, where a separate aasan was laid as per tradition, for Hanuman. Soon, Tulsidas started visiting the Ramkatha Mandap everyday and was looking for Hanuman with all second-hand knowledge about the monkey-faced lord but couldn;t find him. To his utter dismay Tulsidas found that the Aasan was vacant, and a bit far away from that place, an old, frail, sickly person, covered with a white cloth which was in rags visited every day and listened to Ramkatha hiding himself within the cloth. On the third day of the Katha, which was going on for seven days (Ramayan Saptah), something prompted Tulsidas to surrender at the feet of the old, sickly person and request for access to Hanuman. Tulsidas followed his instincts and soon after the Ramkatha, when everyone had left and the sickly man was waiting to leave, Tulsidas accosted the old man and caught hold of his feet. To this the sickly man mildly protested, telling Tulsi that the former was suffering from leprosy - a deadly, contagious disease accompanied by social stigma - and asked Tulsidas in a firm voice, to leave him at once. The tone, tenor and command of the old man’s voice was suggestive and immediately Tulsi started crying in ecstasy “I have found my Hanuman” and kept prostrating at his feet. Finally, the old, sickly man gave up as all gods give up in front of true devotees and asked Tulsidas what he wanted. Then Goswami ji pleaded before Hanuman for a darshan of Lord Rama. to this Hanuman asked Tulsiidas to reach Chitrakoot- the abode of Kamtanath ji, where Tulsidas could have a darshan of Lord Rama.
Following Hanuman ji’s directions, Tulsidas reached the sacred Chitrakoot Dham and spent many years in devotion to Ram Lalla, who, along with his dedicated wife Sita and most obedient brother Lakshmana, was undergoing Vanvas (exile), adhering to the word given by his father, Raja Dasarath, to queen Kaikeyi.
The puranas say that Lord Rama asked Valmiki Rishi for an ideal spot for his Vanvas, to which Rishi suggested Chitrakoot. The puranas also mention that Tulsidas, as a young lad, had a darshan of Valmiki Rishi in the august presence of Lord Rama in Chitrakoot.
Subsequently when Rama, along with Sita and Lakhmana left for Panchavati, after spending some eleven and a half years at Chitrakoot, Tulsidas also left for Kashi, and it is recounted in the scriptures that tulsidas first wrote the Hanuman Chalisa, stationed at Banaras when he was afflicted with Malaria. Subsequently there were devotional pieces such as Vinay Patrika, Bajrang Ban, Janaki Mangal, Parvati Mangal, etc.
Scholars and historians say that Tulsidas was 77 when he completed the Ramcharitmanas, staying at Bhelupura, a hub of orthodoxy at Varanasi. It is mentioned that Tulsidas was highly devoted to Lord Shiva and worshipped the Shiva Linga, housed and worshipped to this day at the main temple in his hometown of Rajapur.
Once, some miscreants threw this shivalinga into the adjoining, mighty Yamuna. Tulsidas cried his heart out and compiled the Rudraashtakam in praise of Lord Shiva. The Shiva Linga resurfaced at a muddy bank in a corner near the banks of the Yamuna river at Rajapur.
Tulsidas being a Shiva Bhakta, by instinct started writing the ‘Shiva Parvati Vivaah’, his introduction to Ramayana, in chaste Sanskrit. That night Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvati appeared in Tulsidas’ dream and instructed him to write the Ramcharitmanas in simple language and dialect of the common folk, and not in Sanskrit. That is how Tulsidas wrote the Ramcharitmanas in Awadhi Bhasha, popularly known as Khadi Boli, bearing Lord Shiva’s command the chaupais of the Manas carry very powerful vibrations ‘Anukampa’, and have the combined strength of Shiva, Parvati, Rama, and Hanuman. That is the reason why when the chaupais of Ramcharitmanas are intoned and sung, in a trained and devoted manner, they usher in miraculous results. When Ramkatha is performed along with singing of the chaupais, the result is many-fold, since repeating Rama’s name is a very powerful weapon, leading a person from Birth to Immortality.
Regarding power in Rama’s name, once there was a contest between Sages Vashishtha and Rishi Vishwamitra as to whether Rama is powerful or Rama Nama is powerful. Between the two formidable tapaswis, the king of Kashi entered the ram darbar at Ayodhya, whom the two Rishis agreed to put on test, without the former’s knowledge. Immediately thereupon they invoked Mahamaya, who entered the mind of Kashi Naresh. The King of Kashi thereafter prostrated before all the dignitaries in the Ram Darbar assembly but forgot to even greet Sage Vishwamitra. The powerful Sage charged the Kashi Naresh for this error of Ommision and the King fled like a bullet. Not knowing where to take refuge, he ran towards the banks of the Sarayu river, where he saw Lord Hanuman chanting. The king caught hold of Hanuman’s Lotus Feet and clinged to them. Hanuman didn’t pay any attention, as he was too busy in chanting Rama Nama.
Back at the Ram Darbar Sage Vishwamitra implored Lord Rama to take action against the errant king of Kashi for his misconduct. Rama sent his Dwarpal, who came back from the river banks saying that Kashi Naresh lay at the feet of Hanuman and they couldn't be near the spot. Rama smiled. This angered Vishwamitra rishi, and the enraged Sage commanded Rama to fire his arrows on the King. Vishwamitra was also Rama’s Guru, who taught the sacred and powerful science of Archery to Rama and Lakshmana, and that is how the two princes had gone to Janakpur, where they participated in the Sita Swayamvar.
Rama then took on his mighty bow and shot the arrow. The arrow didn’t return as was customary for the Raam-baan to go and hit at the target and return back to its case, which remains at Rama’s custody. But this time Rama’s arrows, several of them which were shot, aiming at Kashi Naresh, went and never returned. This infuriated Sage Vishwamitra further, and he told Rama “Come, let us go to the spot and you can slay that idiot. Then alone I will vow safe for your devotion towards me”. Vashishtha, Vishwamitra, Rama, and the entire Ram Darbar reached the banks of Sarayu, from where Rama saw all the arrows shot by him went up to the spot and broke into pieces. Upon introspection the entire retinue found that by constantly chanting Rama’s name. Hanuman had created a Ram Kavach, which encircled him, within whose range the Kashi Naresh also lay at Hanuman’s feet. The arrows fired by Rama himself broke into pieces before the mighty Ram Kavach built by Hanuman chanting the Rama Nama.
That is the power of Ramcharitmanas. If anyone shows interest in Ramkatha Musical Discourse, based on Ramcharitmanas, it can be done online live and the devotee will have the benefit of having organised Ramkatha in his/her own residence. Various durations of this Katha are available, such as one hour of Sunderkand (single day), three hours of Sunderkand (3 days), Ramayan Saptah (7 Days), and Ramayan Navahana (9 days). The katha packages will be rendered live from our studios, and through our portal will be available at the spot of the devotee, live.
The shiva parvati vivaah is deemed as a remedy for delay in marriage or marital disharmony, the sunderkand offers solace for various physical ailments, family disputes, and health issues. The Sankshipt Ramayan Paath (concise) is a cure for legal issues, property disputes, etc., and the Ramayan Saptah and Navahana are complete remedies for ensuring all the four Purusharthas of Life.