Monday, 11 March 2019

Essay on My Favorite Book Ramcharit Manas with Headings

Essay on My Favorite Book Ramcharit Manas with Headings

Introduction- I am fond of reading books, I have read a good number of novels, dramas, short stories and poems. Some merely give enjoyment. There are others which leave a deeper impression on the mind. Some books infuse the spirit of nationalism in the reader. But I have not come across a single book so far, which is as good as the Ramcharit Manas of Tulsi Das. Sri Goswami Tulsi Das Ji is the writer of this great epic.

Beauty of the book- Every Indian has read or heard the story of Ram and Sita. The popular story has been narrated in this book in the most beautiful way. The language of the book is Avadhi. We are told in it first the reasons for the birth of Lord Rama. On the insistence of various gods and goddesses he came victorious. This book is divided into various parts. Every part deals with particular aspect of life or performance of Lord Rama. Every Indian likes to hear the famous story of Ramcharit Manas. Some have great faith in it. But my reasons for liking it are quite different. I have found in it, religious, political and social wisdom. It enlightens as well as entertains.

Great teachings to impart- Indeed, it is a true treasure house of rare wisdom. I will give here only some of the reasons which have made this book my favorite. In Hindi literature is stands at the top. Tulsi Das ji has treated all the 'Ras' in it. The beauty lies in the fact, that he has not crossed the limit at any stage. The 'Srinagar Ras' which makes the poetry romantic, has been used with rare skill. The smiles and metaphors stand unparalleled at their own places. The literary pundits maintain that not a single word of a single line can be replaced by any other word. The superiority of the composition of the book is reflected in this statement. The Hindus accept it as a great religious book. It lays down the rules of conduct for all. It makes everyone believe that virtuous are always protected by Lord. The way in which Ravana, the symbol of evil, was defeated is well known to all. How the creator of all, Lord Rama, showered his life on everyone who had a firm faith in him becomes evident from this book. Love to poor and Ram Rajya- The stories of poor old bhilini, 'Shayri and boatman 'Kevat' support this statement. Indeed, as a religious book it cannot be surpassed by any other. The political wisdom of the book is also great. How a good ruler should govern his people becomes clear from the rule of Raja Ram. Even today we aspire to establish Ram Rajya. How a bad ruler becomes the object of Contempt of everyone is revealed by the example of Ravana.

True justice- The way Ram won over the support of Sugriv, Hanuman, and the brother of Ravana, is a good lesson to learn. Many such grains of wisdom are hidden in this great book. Besides, the book reflects the 'height of progress which India reached in ancient time. We can proud of it even today. In social sphere we learn the importance of self-sacrifice. The sacrifice of Rama for his father, brother and people is unique. Sita has become the symbol of Indian womanhood; Lakshman and Bharat are the examples of good brothers. How the voice of the people should be respected above everything else by a king is shown by the renunciation of Sita by Ram. The achievements of science of those days are yet to be matched by the present day scientists.

Conclusion- All these qualities make the book a superb piece of literature. One book may be good from one point of view. Another one may be good from some other point of view. Ramcharit Manas is the book which is good in numerous ways. It is my friend philosopher and guide. I always like to read it.

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