Whenever there is talk of Mughal History, there is definitely a discussion about the Navratnas of Emperor Akbar. Big names like Chatur Birbal, Todar Mal and Tansen were included in this. Akbar had given place to great personalities in his Navratnas. It is said that once the Mughal emperor Akbar had asked Saint Goswami Tulsidas, the author of the holy book of Hindus, Ramcharitmanas, to be included in his Navaratnas. But, this big offer was rejected by Goswami Tulsidas. Goswami Tulsidas had made it clear that he cannot become a servant of anyone other than Lord Shriram. Their king is only Shriram and no one else.

Goswami Tulsidas’s reply to Akbar

Goswami Tulsidas replied by writing a chaupai to the Mughal emperor Akbar. Goswami Tulsidas wrote, ‘Hum chakar Raghuveer ke patau likhau darbar. Now Tulsi’s will be the mansabdar of the male. In this chaupai, Goswami Tulsidas clearly said that we are the servants of Lord Shri Ram, we cannot serve anyone else.

Who were included in the Navratnas of Akbar?

Significantly, Akbar’s Navratnas are discussed all over the world. Raja Man Singh was among the Navratnas of Akbar, who had the reins of the Mughal army. Fakir Ajio-Din was also included in the Navratnas who used to advise Akbar on religious matters. Tansen, the emperor of music, was also among the Navratnas. At the same time, Faizi, who was included in the Navratnas, was entrusted with the task of education.

Important responsibility given to Raja Todermal

Mullah Do Pyaza was among the Navratnas of Akbar, who is also known as the Home Minister of Akbar’s Sultanate. Chatur Birbal was Akbar’s minister as well as included in Navratnas. Abdul Rahim Khan-e-Khana got a place in Navratnas. Apart from this, King Todarmal, who was in charge of revenue, was also one of the Navaratnas. Abul Fazl’s name was also included in the list of Navratnas. He was appointed by Akbar as his prime minister.

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