Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti, Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is also known as Balmiki Jayanti. Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti celebrates the birthday of famous writer Valmiki the author of Ramayana. He is also known as Adi kavi. He was the first poet to discover the first Sloka. He
was the writer who set the first rhyme base of Sanskrit poetry. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Ashwin. Maharishi Valmiki birthday is celebrated with a lot of passion. This festival of Maharishi Valmiki birthday also has a great religious significance.
Valmiki takes an important position in Hindu mythology. Valmiki is the famous author of ramayana and the greatest saints of the world. Valmiki is the one who gave the shelter to Sita in his ashram. Sita’s son Luv and Kush were also born in his ashram. Valmiki’s teachings gave confidence to humans to fight against the injustice. So Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated with great interest. On Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti, Valmiki is worshiped and prayed on this day. Shubh mantras, meetings and giving free food are arranged in places.
There are many Valmiki temples in India. Valmiki temples are beautifully decorated with flowers and prayers are open. Many devotees go to Lord Rama temples and perform drama from Ramayana in memory of Maharishis Valmiki. This day is popular in the Northern India and is also called as “Pargat Divas”. This day is special for all devotees people and also an important festival in India.
Date of Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti in 2013 :
In 2013, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on 18th October on Friday.