Thursday, 28 February 2019

Essay on My favourite Book Ramcharit Manas

Essay on My favourite Book Ramcharit Manas

My favourite Book Ramcharit Manas
“ Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some are to be chewed and digested.”
I am very fond of reading books. I have read a good number of novels, one-act plays, short stories and poems. But the book that I like most is the ‘Ramcharit Manas’ of Goswami Tulsidas.

The ‘Ramcharit Manas’ is My favourite Book. It is a religious book of the Hindus. It tells us the life history of Ram Chandra who was the son of King Dashrath of Ayodhya. When he was only a boy, he went with the Sage Vishwamitra and killed many demons there. He broke the bow of Lord Shiva and was married with Sita. According to a boon granted by King Dashrath to his queen Kaikeyi, Ram went to the forest to live there for 14 years. With him went Sita and Lakshman. In the forest his wife Sita was stolen by Ravana the king of Lanka. Ram with the help of monkeys invaded Lanka, killed Ravan and brought back Sita. Ram returned to Ayodhya after 14 years and was crowned as king.

There are many reasons for my liking this book. The Ramcharit Manas is the picture of an ideal society. Ram is an ideal son an ideal brother, an ideal husband and an ideal king. In his character we have a perfect man. He is as good as well as a man. Bharat is an ideal and obedient son and a loyal brother. He is a living model of duty, love, nobility and dharma. In Sita we find an ideal wife. In Lakshman we have an ideal brother.

The Ramcharit Manas is one of the greatest religious books of the Hindus. It teaches us the rule of good conduct. It illustrates the victory of good over evil. In it we read the place of action, devotion and knowledge in our life. The examples of poor old Bhilni ‘Shabri’ and boatman ‘Kevat’ teach us that we can get the love of God if we are holy in our work and faith.
This holy book lays down the duties of a king to his subjects. The ideal of a king is Ram and the ideal of administration is Ram Rajya.
The Ramcharit Manas has an important place in Hindi literature. The language of the book is very simple. Its couplets are musical. Its language is touching, its meanings are deep, its dialogues are life-like. The book has become so popular that it has been translated in all the important languages of the world.
The Ramcharit Manas is really the best book of Hindi literature. It is a store of knowledge. “To the weak it is a source of strength to the lost it is a guide to the disappointed it is consolation. To most of us it is everything.” It is my friend philosopher and guide. I read it daily, sing and chant its ‘Chopaies’.



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