Tulsi Manas Temple has a very historical as well as cultural importance for not only Varanasi but also for the whole of India. This is precisely because the place is connected to an event that still rules the Indian Psyche. The famous Hindu Epic of Ramayana was composed at this very place. Goswami Tulsi Das was the man who composed Ramayana in Hindi in the form of "Ram Charit Manas". Prior to that, Ramayana was only available in Sanskrit and that is why it was out of the reach of general masses.
Ram Charit Manas bestowed Lord Rama as a deity. Before that, he was
only considered a King who was unparallel when it came to dignity. Tulsi
Das created a god out of him and in coming centuries he started ruling
the hearts of Indians irrespective of their religion. The present temple
stands on the same spot. The temple might not look impressive but it is
the simplicity in which its importance lies. The serene surrounding
gives a welcome break from the jostling and madding crowds at Vishwanath
Temple. The walls of this temple are splattered with verses from Ram
Charit Manas. The sheer simplicity of words in which these complex
philosophies have been mould will leave you mesmerized.