Sant Tulsidas' Birthday?

August 10 marks the birthday of the street child, named Rambola who in later life became known as Goswami Sant Tulsidas, for his work as a poet, philosopher and most of all, Lord Rama's devotee.

Tulsidas died in AD 1623. It was Shravana and the third day of the dark fortnight.

Briefly, to that much there is no doubt amongst scholars and historians alike, but in what year did Rambola born? Is Rambola and Sant Tulsidas .. some writers refer to Tulasidas ... one and the same person? Is Tulsidas and Tulasidas, one and the same?

On August 10, 1997 millions of Hindus throughout the world, including Trinidad (West Indies) have planned to commemorate Tulsidas's 500th Birthday. Hindus in most countries have dedicated this year, 1997, to Tulsidas. Other scholars and researchers claim varying years.

Findings of some relevant dates and references are listed here:

Start writing
RamayanIntroduction to The Ramayan
of Tulsidas (Printed by
N.D. Agarwalla,
Allahabad)
AD YEAR PLUS (+) 57 = VIKRAM SAMYAT ??
Year
AD
Vikram
Samyat
About Claimed
by
Reference More
1532
1623
Birthdate
Died
Ram Chandra Persad
Professor of English
Patna University, Patna
Introduction in Tulsidas'
Shri Ramacharitamanasa
Not Ready
1497 1554 Birthdate Beni Madhav Das Moola Gosein Charita
1543 1600 Birthdate H.H. Wilson RaviJi-Guardian, May 11, 1997Ravi Ji
1497
1623
1554
1680
Birthdate
Died
Pundit Ramsumasar
Dharma Ratna (SDMS TT)
Paper dated May 20th 1993
1530 1583 Siva Sangha Saroja
1497 1554 Shivalai Paathak Maanyasa Mayanka
15751631F.S.Growse
Fellow of
Calcutta
University
NOTREADY
16241680Tulsidas
Died
F.S. GrowseIntroduction to The Ramayan
of Tulsidas
Not Ready

Verification of the birthdate at the expence of loosing track of the great teachings of Goswami Sant Tulsidas, particularly in the Ramcharitmansa. is not recommended.

Days and dates do help to keep matters on track, but it is of far greater importance that due recognisance be paid to those who contributed, in no small measure to the peace and prosperity of this little world of ours.


It is my intention to UPDATE this section
with information as they are submitted from time to time.


Last Updated July 9, 1997
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