Tusli Smarak Bhawan was constructed in memory of 16th-century poet-philosopher Goswami Tulsidas Ji, best remembered for authoring the Ramcharitmanas in Awadhi language, he is popularly believed to have also composed Hanuman Chalisa. The bhawan is home to ‘Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan’, Ayodhya Research Centre, an organisation occupied with studying and ascribing historical significance to Ayodhya and its literary, cultural, and spiritual traditions. There is a library, a permanent exhibition featuring Ramayana art and craft, daily recitation of Ramkatha, and year-round enactment of Ram Leela. The bhawan is used for various religious ceremonies and prayer meetings and also acts as a cultural centre for hosting performing arts sessions by veteran artists. In 1988, Ramkatha Museum was established within the institution. Through its collection of antiquities of Ramayana era, the museum puts forth the historical perspective of Ayodhya.