Tulsi Jayanti (Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti) is the birth anniversary of Tulsidas, the Hindu poet-saint who was renowned for his devotion for Lord Rama. In 2012, Tulsidas Jayanti date is July 25. Tulsidas was born on Shukla Paksha Saptami in Shravan month.
Tulsidas was born to Hulsi and Atmaram Dubey at Rajapur in Chitrakuta, a village on the banks of Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh in the year 1497 CE (Vikram Samvat 1554).
Goswami Tulsidas, the author of Ramcharitamanas, mentioned in many of his works that he met face to face with Lord Rama and Hanuman.
Tulsi Jayanti is celebrated with utmost gaiety in his birthplace (Rajapur) and many places in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, etc.