Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated every year in the honor of Goswami Tulsidas. It is held on the seventh day after in the Shravan month. In 2017, Tulsidas Jayanti will be celebrated on 30th July.
Tulsidas (Hindi: तुलसीदास ), also known as Goswami Tulsidas (गोस्वामी तुलसीदास); 1497/1532–1623) was a realized soul and saint, poet, often called reformer and philosopher from Varanasi. Tulsidas wrote several popular works in Sanksrit and Awadhi; he is best known as author of the epic Ramcharitmanas, a retelling of the Sanskrit Ramayana based on Rama’s life in the vernacular Awadhi.
Tulsidas spent most of his life in the city of Varanasi. The Tulsi Ghat on the Ganges River in Varanasi is named after him. He founded the Sankatmochan Temple dedicated to Hanuman in Varanasi, believed to stand at the place where he had the sight of Hanuman. Tulsidas started the Ramlila plays, a folk-theatre adaption of the Ramayana
Impact of Tulsidas in Indian Society
He has been acclaimed as one of the greatest poets in Hindi, Indian, and world literature. The impact of Tulsidas and his works on the art, culture and society in India is widespread and is seen to date in vernacular language, Ramlila plays, Hindustani classical music, popular music, and television series.