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Why Valmiki Ramayan could not be popular among masses, but Tulsi's Ramcharit Manas reached every where?

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Asked by Om Shrivastava, 06 Oct '13 05:32 pm
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Valmiki Ramayan was written in Sanskrat (Sanskrit) which was not the language of the masses. Goswami Tulsi Das ji took it upon himself to write Ramayan in the 'language of the people' and began writing in Avadhi dialect in poetry form called Chaupai.
However, right from the beginning he was opposed by the scholars and puritans, but Tulsi das ji continued with his efforts. On completion he wrote on the first page as a Mangalacharan in Sanskrat --

II Durjanam Prathamam Vande ... Sajaanam Tadantaram II
This shows his magnanimity towards his antagonists even.

Even otherwise, since the entire epic has its origins in the North, it has found its way into the hearts of each and every person belonging both to the masses or the classes. Thanks to Tulsi Das ji.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 06 Oct '13 06:44 pm

 
  
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Valmiki Ramayan is more popular in Bengali, Asami, Oria, Telugu and in Malayalam due to the right translation.
Tulasi Ramayan is popular only in Hindi belt.
It is noticed that in every translation the original story has got mixed up with local beleives.
One thing to be mentioned here that the Bengali translation by Rabindranath Tagore directly from Sanskrit is having rich original value.
Answered by Prakash Chandra, 06 Oct '13 06:04 pm

 
  
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Valmiki Ramayan Was written in Vedic Sanskrit which was not possible to read & understand where as Tulsi Ramayan was written in Avadhi & Brijvasi Language which is at par with our Devanagri Hindi ...... in the later part it has been translated to many local languages ....... that's why Tulsi Ramayan become very populat than Valmiki ....... kindly enlighten us with the real reason .......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 06 Oct '13 05:50 pm

 
  
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Probably b'coz of itz simpler version in vernacular language.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 06 Oct '13 05:37 pm

 
  
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Its popular
Answered by Quest, 07 Oct '13 12:31 pm

 
  
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Language and accessiblity
Answered by anil garg, 07 Oct '13 01:38 am

 
  
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It is more popular in Hindi speaking areas.Moreover, the bhakti aspect for Ram as human incarnate of God, found more in Tulsi Ramayan
Answered by Vikram, 06 Oct '13 07:05 pm

 
  
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Jai shri ram valmiki ramayan was written in sanskrit which is not language of masses and so studied by those well verse in language while tulsidas wrote in hindi which is popular language and understand by most .only starting of each kand he had wriiten some dohas in sanskrit.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 06 Oct '13 07:00 pm

 
  
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U r worng Sir, In south we read Ramayana written by Maharshi Valmaki-those who know Samskrita will read in Samskrita others in translated version. In this connection I would like to point out VALMIKI RAMAYANA translated word to word in Kannada by Sri Sreenivasa Iyangar is hugely popular and demand is so great every year publishers are brfing out new reprint
Answered by SREENIVAS, 06 Oct '13 06:07 pm

 
  
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Its popular
Answered by aflatoon, 11 Oct '13 11:20 am

 
  
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