Jayapataka Swami: Srila Prabhupada had said that the Valmiki Ramayana was more authorized. That Tulasi das, somehow his verses are a bit impersonal or something. He liked Valmiki’s better. Tulasi das, he gave his presentation in Hindi, so it is very popular. Srila Prabhupada made the Gita Gaan, in Bengali, so that it would be popular.
17-MARCH-2020 SRI MAYAPUR DHAM, INDIA