Tulsi Smarak Bhawan Museum
Museum / Gallery
#11 of 16 Places to Visit in Ayodhya
Distance (From Ayodhya Junction): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Place Location: In Saheed Marg
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Ayodhya Junction, Tulsi Smarak Bhavan is a museum situated in Saheed Marg, Ayodhya. It is one of the popular Ayodhya sightseeing places.
Tulsi Smarak Bhawan was constructed in 1969 by the initiative of Shri Vishwanath Das ji, the then Governor of UP in memory of 16th-century poet-philosopher Goswami Tulsidas Ji. Goswami Tulsidas Ji is best remembered for authoring the Ramcharitmanas in the Awadhi language and is also believed to have composed Hanuman Chalisa. It is believed that Sant Tulsi Dass wrote his Ramcharitmanas at this place.
The Smarak has a research institute called Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan. It contains a big library which is of immense value to historians and scholars. The Smarak also houses Ram Katha Sanghrahalaya, a museum that was added in 1988. The museum aims to collect, conserve and display the antiquities associated with the saga of Shri Ram. The Bhawan also boasts of a cultural center for performing arts where Ramleela has been played from 6 pm - 9 pm every day since 2004. The center also holds prayers, religious discussions, sermons, devotional songs, music, and kirtan. Tulsi Jayanti is celebrated with much fervor and zeal on the seventh day of Sharavan month.
Timings: 10 AM - 9 PM & Ramleela Performance: 6 PM - 9 PM, Closed on Mondays and Second Sundays