Maharishi Valkimi Birthday

National Holidays in India Regional Holiday in India

Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literatur
Narada visits Valmiki, via Wikimedia Commons

Whis is Maharishi Valmiki Birthday?

How long until Maharishi Valmiki Birthday?
This holiday next takes place in 178 Days.
1 Day
Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. He lived in the first millennium BCE
Dates of Maharishi Valmiki Birthday
Year Weekday Date
2020 Saturday October 31st
2019 Sunday October 13th
2018 Wednesday October 24th
2017 Thursday October 5th
Regions who next celebrate Maharishi Valmiki Birthday in 2019
Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand

Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on Ashwin Purnima (full moon in the sixth hindu month). It commemorates the birth anniversary of Valmiki, the first poet of Sanskrit literature.

What does Maharishi Valmiki Birthday celebrate?

Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature and the author of Ramayana, the first epic poem.

At nearly 24,000 verses, the Ramayana is one of the largest ancient epics in world literature.

The poem revolvles around the life of Rama, a major Hindu deity and legendary prince of the Kosala Kingdom. It follows Rama's banishment from the kingdom by his father, King Dasharatha. It then narrates his travels across India with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, the kidnapping of Sita by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka, Rama's battles with Ravana and his eventual return home to be crowned king.

Valmiki lived in the first millennium BCE and is believed to be the contemporary of Lord Rama.

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