Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ramacharitamanas 1975 India Stamp

The first epic to appear in Hindi was Tulsidas' (1543–1623) Ramacharitamanas, also based on the Ramayana. It is considered a great classic of Hindi epic poetry and literature, and shows the author Tulsidas in complete command over all the important styles of composition — narrative, epic, lyrical and dialectic. He has given a divine character to Rama, the Hindu Avatar of Vishnu, portraying him as an ideal son, husband, brother and king,

Few  years back The original  (manuscript) along with few precious articles of its writer, Goswami Tulsidas, were stolen from the Hanuman temple in the Akhara Goswami Tulsidas on Tulsi Ghat,

It led to massive search operations by the Varanasi police, which was ‘informally’ aided by the CBI and the intelligence agencies as it was feared that these rare articles could be smuggled abroad. It took seven months before the police recovered all the articles — the rare pandulipi of Sri Ramcharitmanas, the piece of Goswami Tulsidas’

“But this manuscript  were so far available for public viewing were safely locked only to be taken out once every year to celebrate the Tulsi Jayanti,”

During recovering the original manuscript dwindled with each passing day,  V.N. Mishra, son of Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra, who  was the ‘Mahant’ decided to collect as many manuscripts of Goswami Tulsidas works as possible, including Sri Ramcharitmanas, from whatever source he could,” today  Dr. Vijay Nath Mishra, a leading neurologist and younger son of Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra.

Today he had collected more than 170 handwritten manuscripts from all over India. *The  unique in his  collection is Sri Ramcharitmanas in Urdu that was printed in a Lahore press 90 years ago*

At  present  the collection  are  with  Mishra family at Varanasi

The  above  stamp  shows the manuscript: Ramacharitamanas ( Epic poem by Goswami Tulsidas ) - 4th Centenary

Department of Posts released a commemorative postage on manuscript: Ramacharitamanas

Issued Date 24.04.1975
Denomination : 25 Paise

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