Shri Ramcharitmanasis the epic-poem composed byBhakti-poet Goswami Tulsidas jiin16th century. It is also known asTulsi Ramayan, Tulsidas Ramayan and Tulsikrit Ramayan.
Goswami Tulsidas ji wroteRamcharitmanasinAwadhilanguage (which was the common language of the people back then) to makeRamayanor the story of Lord Ram more accessible to the masses since many people did not understandSanskritand could not readSrimad Valmiki Ramayan.
Shri Ramcharitmanasconsists of7 kands or episodesthat talk about the deeds of Lord Ram and his entire journey.Shri Ramcharitmanasdiffers fromSrimad Valmiki Ramayan. WhileValmiki Ramayanis written inshloks,Ramcharitmanasis written inchaupaiformat.