Are you a traveling enthusiast? A lover of mythology? Or a literature lover? Are you looking for a place that can give you all three? Yes, there is a place on earth where you can find all the three things in one place. And that place is located within the city limits of Bareilly. Barely 5 km away from the city of Bareilly, is Tulsi Math. This small yet intriguing place was once the house of the renowned Indian Saint and poet; Tulsidas. But how can such a simple place become one of the tourist spots in Bareilly? Let’s dive right into the history of this wondrous place.
Tulsi Math, The Home Of Tulsidas
People often wonder where do the extraordinary poets and authors get inspiration to write and create their works that impact so many people. Haven’t we all thought about these things when reading such extraordinary works? Well, you got the chance to explore one such place that inspired one of the most renowned poets in Indian History.
It was here at Tulsi Math, the home of Tulsidas, that the well-known poet wrote the widely acclaimed Ramcharitmanas; one of the most important poems in Hindu Culture. Did you know that Tulsidas is also believed to be the reincarnation of another famous poet in Indian History, Valmiki? The temple management can provide you with a better insight at the works of Tulsidas if you get more curious about the place.
The locals of the place believe that it was while living here at Tulsi Math in 1600 CE, that Tulsi Das wrote one of the most prominent works of his lifetime. If this does not make Tulsi Math irresistible to all the mythology literature lovers out there, then fellas think again.
The site was turned into a temple as it received a huge number of visitors. The place, although, is very simple and only consists of a courtyard and the idol of a local god. The complex has been well maintained by the temple management and priests who take care of Tulsi Math. The locals also offer prayers to the holy place. The tourists and the locals often say that the place has a very serene environment and brings peace to all those who visit.
Another factor that helped the Tusli Math gain popularity, is the location of the temple being near Alakhnath Temple, which is another attraction and a shrine for the devotees of Lord Shiva. You can also pay a quick visit to this famous attraction of Bareilly while you are visiting Tulsi Math.
The temple is not only famous for being the home of the Indian poet, but also because of the fact that there are multiple varieties of Tulsi in the temple. The best time to visit Tulsi Math is during different festive seasons like Deepawali, Holi, Maha Shivratri, and Janmashtami.
Are you intrigued yet? Who wouldn’t be? I know I am. So, when are you visiting Tulsi Math?