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.|
|Valmiki is celebrated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature. He lived in the first millennium BCE|
Dates of Maharishi Valmiki Birthday
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.