About the Book
This 3-in-1 omnibus volume presents Goswami Tulsidas' 2 major texts-Geetawali (V. S. 1625-1628) and Barvai Ramayan (V. S. 1670) besides a Sanskrit composition called Ram Raksha Stotra.
Geetawali is a classic composition narrating the divine story of Lord Ram in the poetic style called Geet set to the tunes and lyrics of various Raagas. It displays Tulsidas' versatile acumen and matchless prowess as a poet, a musician, a devotee par-excellence and a maveric player with words. It is a veritable emotional Hindola (swing) which takes us in an oscillating ride of euphoria, exhilaration, ecstasy and merriment on one hand and despair, gloom, remorse, contrition, agonies, sorrows, torment and tribulations on the other.
Barvai Ramayan on the other hand is short, clipped and crisp composition in the poetic style called Barvai consisting of 2-line couplets. Here details are omitted and the divine story is told by citing the main events only. The emphasis here is on the importance of Sri Ram's holy name.
Ram Raksha Stotra is a classical Sanskrit composition which are essentially hymns or prayers which are very dear to the hearts of and popular with the lord's devotees.
This omnibus volume not only describes the magnificent beauty of the Lord in glittering and enchanting verses, and by extension of Nature, but also highlights the divine and spiritual message which is an elixir for the soul.
About the Author
Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia (b. 08/08/1955) Senior-Cambridge, B. Sc. (Silver Medalist), M. A. (Pub. Administration), Post Graduate Dip. Tourism and Hotel Management (Raj. University, Jaipur), Post Graduate Dip. Law (Taxation), (Anna University, Tamil Nadu) Dip. In Transport Management, Dip. In Homeopathy (MHM), Certificate in Vedanta with distinction (CIF, Mumbai) [Ex. Secretary Zoo, Association, University Science College, Jaipur Recipient of Award for Highest Marks (Zoology) B. Sc. Exam.].
Books Proposal: (a) Adhyatma Ramayan (Original Sanskrit)- from Brahmanand Puran, written by Veda Vyas [this is the basis of Tulsidas, Ram Charit Manas]
(b)Ram Purva Taponishad
(c)Ram Uttar Taponishad
(d) Ram Rahasya Upanishad (Sanskrit+English+Hindi). These books are Dictated by Lord Ram, Hanumanji is the Writer, My Fingers are only an Instrument like an ordinary Pen. Credit goes to them. And the Fame goes to Abhishek Prakashan c/o Raman Choudhary, Delhi for Publishing them.
|Birth celebrations (vrs. 1-3, 15), Birth (vrs. 4), Chhati ceremony (vrs, 7, 11, 18), Yearning of the mother (vrs. 8), removal of evil spell on the child (vrs. 12-14), Guru Vashishthi' prophesies (vrs. 16), Soothsayer (vrs. 17), Lullaby (vrs. 19-21), Cradle song (vrs. 22-24), Glory of child Ram (vrs. 25-26), Beauty of child Ram (vrs. 27-28, 30, 35, 40, 43-44), Luck of Dasrath (vrs. 29), Ram learns to walk (vrs. 32, 40), Ram in Dasrath's lap (vrs. 34), Ram waking up in the morning (vrs. 36-38), Ram goes to hunt (vrs. 39), Ram roams in Ayodhya (vrs. 41), The four brothers (vrs. 42), Ram at play (vrs. 45-46), Arrival of Vishwamitra (vrs. 47-51), Departure of Vishwamitra (vrs. 52), Charming portrait of Ram (vrs. 53-54, 56), Ram on the way (vrs. 61-63, 97), Janak's querry and Vishwamitra's reply (vrs. 61-63, 97), Janak's querry and Vishwamitra's reply (vrs. 64-67), The bow-breaking ceremony (vrs. 68-70-96), Ram in the garden with Sita (vrs. 71-72), Janak's good fortune (vrs. 88, 98), Report from Janakpur reaches Ayodhya and celebrations (vrs. 99-103), Arrival of marriage party at Janakpur (vrs. 104), Ram and Sita together (vrs. 105-106), Laxman and Urmila (vrs. 107), Arrival of marriage party back in Ayodhya (vrs. 109-110), Ram as groom (vrs. 108).|
|Preparation for Ram's anointment (vrs. 2-12), Ram on the forest path (vrs. 13-42), Chitrakoot (vrs. 42-50), Lamentations in Ayodhya (vrs. 51-55), Death of Dasrath (vrs. 56-59), Bharat in Ayodhya (vrs. 63), Bharat's departure for Chitrakoot (vrs. 64-68), Meeting with Ram and confabulations (vrs. 79-82), Lamentations and remorse in Ayodhya (vrs. 79-82), Lamentations and remorse in Ayodhya (vrs. 83-87), Report of Ram's whereabouts reaches Ayodhya (vrs. 88-89).|
|Ram's peaceful life in the forest (vrs. 1-2), Slaying of Marich (vrs. 3-6), Sita's abducation (vrs. 7), Death of Jatau (vrs. 8), Ram's agonies and anguish of separation (vrs. 9-11), Meeting with Jatau and his emancipation (vrs. 12-16), Meeting with Sabari and her emancipation (vrs. 17/1-17/8).|
|Ram reaches Rishyamook mountain and friendship with Sugriv (vrs. 1), Search for Sita begins (vrs. 2).|
|Hanuman meets Sita (vrs. 1-5), Conversation with Sita and Hanuman (vrs. 6-11), Hanuman meets Ravana (vrs. 12-13), Departure of Hanuman from Lanka (vrs. 14-15), Hanuman back in Kishkindha (vrs. 16), Hanuman's report to Ram (vrs. 17-21), Departure of Ram's army for Lanka (vrs. 22), Ravana's consultation with his councillers (vrs. 23-25), Vibhishan seeks Ram's refuge (vrs. 26-30), Vibhishan and Ram (vrs. 31, 23), Sita's conversation with Trijata (vrs. 47-51).|
|Mendodari's entreatises with Ravana (vrs. 1), Angad as Ram's messenger (vrs. 2-4), Laxman wounded (vrs. 5), Ram's woeful wailings (vrs. 6-7), Hanuman's reassurance to Ram (vrs. 8), Laxman revived (vrs. 9), What happened to Hanuman at Ayodhya (vrs. 10-15), victorious Ram (vrs. 16), Wait in Ayodhya (vrs. 17-20), Rejoicings in Ayodhya (vrs. 21, 23), Coronation (ver. 22).|
|Ram's reign (vrs. 1, 24), Ram's magnificent charm (vrs. 2-12, 16-17), Ram's arms (vrs. 13-14), Ram's holy feet (vrs. 15), Hindola (swing) (vrs. 18), Beauty of Ayodhya (vrs. 19), Diwali in Ayodhya (vrs. 20), Spring in Ayodhya (vrs. 21-22), Rejoicing in Ayodhya (vrs. 23), Sita's exile to Valmiki's hermitage (vrs. 25-33), Lav and Kush (vrs. 34-36), Kaikeyi and Ram (vrs. 37), Ram's story recapitulated (vrs. 38).|
|Appendix-1||Ram Raksha Stotra||440|
|Appendix-2||Tulsidas' works and period of composition||451|
|Appendix-3||Thanks giving prayer||452|
|Appendix-4||Other books by author||454|