Morari Bapu is a renowned exponent of the Ram Charit Manas and has been reciting Ram Kathas for over fifty years throughout the world.

The overall ethos of his Katha is universal peace and spreading the message of truth, love and compassion. While the focal point is the scripture itself, Bapu draws upon examples from other religions and invites people from all faiths to attend the discourses.

Bapu was born on the day of Shivratri in 1946 in the village of Talgajarda, close to Mahuva in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat and he still lives there with his family. He belongs to the Vaishnav Bava Sadhu Nimbarka lineage and spent much of his childhood under the care of his grandfather and guru, Tribhovandas Dada, and grandmother, Amrit Ma. While his grandmother would lovingly relay folktales to him for hours, his grandfather shared with him his knowledge of the Ram Charit Manas. By the age of twelve, Bapu had memorised the entire Ram Charit Manas and had begun reciting and singing the Ram Katha at fourteen.


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Morbi - Gujarat
30th September - 8th October 2023
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Bhavnagar District
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22nd July - 8th August 2023
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23rd July - 31st July 2022
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12th August - 20th August 2023
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16th September - 24th September 2023
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24th September - 2nd October 2022
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8th October - 16th October 2022
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29th October - 6th November 2022
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24th December - 1st January 2023

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Katha 923 - Manas Bharat

New Delhi, India

16th September - 24th September 2023

अमिअ मूरिमय चूरन चारु | समन सकल भव रुज परिवारु ||
amia mūrimaya cūrana cārū | samana sakala bhava ruja parivārū ||

बालकाण्ड – दोहा १
Balkand - Doha 1

गुरुपद रज मृदु मंजुल अंजन | नयन अमिअ दृग दोष बिभंजन ||
guru pada raja mṛdu maṁjula aṁjana | nayana amia dṛga doṣa bibhaṁjana ||

बालकाण्ड – दोहा २
Balkand - Doha 2

 Katha 923 - Manas Bharat

The Ramayana is an epic poem which was first written from memory (smriti) by sage Valmiki in the Sanskrit language. Many years later, Goswami Tulsidas, born in the 16th century, wrote the Ramcharitamanas (a different verson of the Ramayana written in Avadhi Hindi), which is the scripture used as a basis by Morari Bapu in his kathas.

Through Asia, the Ramayana has served not only as poetry, but as the ideal of life and embodiment of principles, as the basis for festivals, plays and rituals, as the foundation for religion, and as an eternal tale of love and duty.

The Ramcharitmanasa is broken up into stanzas called chaupais, passages of which are interposed with dohas or couplets. It is filled with exquisite poetry and consists of seven chapters: Bal Kand, Ayodhya Kand, Aranya Kand, Kiskindha Kand, Sundar Kand, Lanka Kand and Uttar Kand.

All these sections cover the different periods of Lord Rama’s life, taking us right from his boyhood, through his exile and his life in the forest, to the abduction of Sita, the war which follows in Lanka and finally, what happens after the recovery of his wife. Preceding these seven sections, the story of Lord Shiva has also been narrated in the form of a prologue to Ram’s story.