Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami
Rambhadracharya, aged about 54 years (vide his affidavit
dated 15.7.2003) has said the following in his cross examination as under.
The major evidence he has given was Sri Tulsishatak written by Tulsi Das grieving over the demolition of Ram Janma Bhumi.
"As per my study and knowledge, Ayodhya-situated
disputed site itself is the birthplace of Lord Sri Rama. It is
known to all that Lord Sri Rama was born in Ayodhya itself
and the disputed site is, as per faith, tradition and belief,
recognised by the followers of Hinduism as the birthplace
of Sri Rama since the time immemorial, and the worship of
that place has consistently been performed."
"As per Hindu scriptures, idols and the places of gods
are revered worshipping which a man attains liberation."
" Particular places have special importance in Hindu
scriptures and they are self deified and revered as
Swayambhudev (God of land in themselves). By virtue of
faith, tradition and worship, this type of places are the most
exalted places of worship in the minds of people from
eternity. This type of places blessed with divinity do not
require 'Shivait' or 'Sarvarahakar' or 'Mahanta'.
Appointment of 'Shivait' or 'Sarvarahakar' or 'Mahanta'
needs to be made at man-made places of gods."
"Description of Ayodhya being the birthplace of
Raghavendra Lord Sri Rama and the disputed site being
Sri Rama's birthplace, is found in Valmiki Ramayana,
Skandapurana and Tulsidas's literature.
Goswami Tulsidas, in his 'Sri Tulsishatak' has clearly described the
deeds of Muslims and Babur and the mosque having been
built by Mir Baqi after demolishing Sri Ram Janam Mandir
at Ayodhya, which runs as follows
Goswami Tulsidas Ji says that 'Yavans'
(barbarians /Mohammedans) ridicule hymns, several
Upnishads and treatises like Brahmans, Puranas, Itihas
(histories) etc. and also the Hindu society (orthodox
religion) having faith in them. They exploit the Hindu
society in different ways.
Goswami Tulsi Das says that forcible attempts are
being made by Muslims to expel the followers of Hinduism
from their own native place (country), forcibly divesting
them of their Shikha (lock of hair on the crown of head)
and 'Yagyopaveet' (sacrificial thread) and causing them to
deviate from their religion. Tulsi Das terms this time as a
hard and harrowing one.
Describing the barbaric attack of Babur, Goswami Ji
says that he indulged in gruesome genocide of the natives
of that place (followers of Hinduism), using sword (army).
Gowami Tulsi Das Ji says that countless atrocities
were committed by foolish 'Yavans' (Mohammedans) in
Awadh (Ayodhya) in and around the summer of Samvat
1585, that is, 1528 AD (Samvat 1585- 57=1528 AD).
Describing the attack made by 'Yavans', that is,
Mohammedans on Sri Ramjanambhumi temple, Tulsi Das
Ji says that after a number of Hindus had been mercilessly
killed, Sri Ram Janam Bhumi temple was broken to make it
Looking at the ruthless killing of Hindus, Tulsi Ji
says that his heart felt aggrieved, that is, it began to weep,
and on account of incident it continues to writhe in pain.
Seeing the mosque constructed by Mir Baqi in
Awadh, that is, Ayodhya in the wake of demolition of Sri
Ram Janam Bhumi temple preceded by the grisly killing of
followers of Hinduism having faith in Rama and also
seeing the bad plight of the temple of his favoured deity
Rama, the heart of Tulsi began to always cry tearfully for
Raghuraj (the most revered among the scions of the Raghu
Being aggrieved thereby, submitting himself to
the will of Sri Rama, he shouted: O Ram ! Save....Save...
Tulsi Das Ji says that the mosque was constructed by
the wicked Mir Baqi after demolishing Sri Ram Janam
Bhumi temple, situated in the middle of Awadh, that is,
Tulsi Das Ji says that the Quran as well as Ajaan call
is heard from the holy place of Sri Ram Janam Bhumi,
where discourses from Shrutis, Vedas, Puranas, Upnishads
etc. used to be always heard and which used to be
constantly reverberated with sweet sound of bells."
"In his work 'Kavitavali', Goswami Tulsidas while
expressing detachment from the society and his attachment
and faith towards Lord Rama has mentioned about the
disputed site in the following lines:
"Dhoot Kahaun, Avadhoot Kahaun, Rajpoot
Kahaun, Jolha Kahaun Kou.
Kahu Ki Beti Se Beta Na Byahab, Kahu Ki Jati
Tulsi Sar Naam Gulamu Hai Ram Ko, Jako
Ruche So kahe Kachhu Jou.
Mangi Ke Khaibon, Maseet Me Soibo, Laive
Ko Eku Na Deve Ke Dou."
" The Veda equivalent Valmiki Ramayana is
considered to have been composed in the period of Lord
Sri Rama. While describing the time, climate, planets etc.
of the birth of Lord Sri Rama in Sarga-18 of Balkand in the
Valmiki Ramayana, Maharishi Valmiki has clearly
described the birthplace of Lord Sri Rama through the
words 'Sarvalok Namaskrit' in the following Shloka-
"Tato Yagye Samapte Tu Ritunam Shat
"24. The religious books specially Ramtapniopanishad,
Veda-Vedangas contain description of all four forms of
God Almighty viz. (1) Name, (2) Form, (3) Leela (actions)
and (4) Dham (abode), besides the method of offering
The word Dham implies Janmbhumi (birthplace),
as is clear from the following Shloka-
"Dharm Sthane Prakashe Cha Janmbhumau
Kirane Chaiv Vigyeyam Tatha
Accordingly it is clear that the Sri Ramjanmbhumi is
worshipable alike favoured deity and since time
immemorial, the Hindu devotees have been continuously
revering the said place as the centre of their faith."
( About Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami :-
He is blind since the age of 2 months due to lack of
medical assistance. His real name given by the family is Girdhar
Mishra and his father's name is Pt. Rajdeo Mishra.
studied from Prathama to Acharya, Vidya Varidhi and
Vachaspati from Sampurnanand Sanskrit Unviersity, Varanasi
and did Shastri in 1973 securing highest marks, was awarded
gold medal by the University. Similarly, in Acharya
Examination passed in 1976 he secured highest marks and got
five gold medals.
He did his research in "Adhyatmaramayane
Apaniniya Prayoganam Vimarshah" and was conferred Ph.D. in
1982. In 1995 he was conferred D.Lit. on the subject
"Paniniyashtadhyayh Pratisutram Shabdabodh Samiksha".
has studied Veda, Vedanga, Upnishahd, Vyakaran and
Dharmshastra thoroughly and is author of 76 books. Residing at
Chitrakoot since 1983, changing his name as Rambhadracharya,
he established in 1987 Sri Tulsi Peeth at Chitrakoot. He was
honoured as Jagadguru Ramanandacharya in 1988 at Varanasi
and was seated as Sri Tulsi Peethadheeshwar Jagadguru
Ramanandacharya Swami Rambhadracharya in Kumbh
Allahabad in 1989.
He established Jagadguru Rambhadracharya
Viklang Vishwavidyalaya Chitrakoot of which he is Vice
Chancellor. Presently 14 students are undergoing research under
his guidance. He belongs to Ramanandi Sampradaya and
worships Lord Sri Ram. He has studied about Lord Sri Ram in
religious books. He has knowledge of all Indian languages
including English except Urdu; and in Sanskrit he possesses
He has widely travelled abroad. )