Tulsi Manas Temple
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Tulsi Manas temple is a relatively modern construction yet a harbor of great historical significance. Although the temple complex was built in the year 1964, the site is believed to be the place graced by saint Tulsidas who wrote Ramcharitamanasa- the Hindi translation of Sanskrit Ramayana. Another famous shrine in Durga temple is located nearby making it a highly religious place in Varanasi.
A philanthropist family built this temple in Shikhara style of architecture, and as one enters through the main gate, one witness’s walls engraved with verses and scenes from the Ramcharitammanasa. The simple white structure is not very impressive, yet the beauty of the place lies in the serene ambience, picturesque surroundings and religious fervor. The use of word that so beautifully paints a picture of life’s true values and essence engraved on the walls complimented by the pictorial representations is indeed commendable.
it is said that Lord Rama were regarded as a great King by the people who were unable to benefit by the profound teachings of Ramahana originally written in Sanskrit, as very few people were well versed in the language. However, once Tulsidas penned the Hindi translation from this very place, the sacred scripture broke the boundaries implied by the medium and was able to reach to the majority of population, who came to realize the divine form of Rama the King as Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu. This is the primary reason that has resulted in the gradual increase in the number of people visiting the temple since its inception to the general public.