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Name of wife of Tulsidas

Many readers wanted to know the name of wife of Tulsidas. Tulsidas is the author Ramcharitmanas. He wrote this popular version of Ramayan after was forced to leave his wife. Name of wife of Tulsidas is Ratnavali.

Ratnavali was the daughter of Dinbandhu Pathak. Tulsidas loved Ratnavali immensely. He was so enamored by her beauty that he could not stay away from her even for a day. Ratnavali had once gone to her house for a day. Tulsidas could not tolerate the one day separation and he crossed a raging river to go and meet her in her house. She did not like her husband’s behavior and was shocked to see him at her house.

Ratnavali rebuked him for such attachment to her. In anger she told him that he would have attained salvation or moksha by now had he shown same attachment to Bhagavan Sri Ram.

Stung by her words, Tulsidas left his wife and became an ascetic.