Valmiki Jayanti Special: Know the Important Facts About The Life Of Maharishi Valmiki!

Maharishi Valmiki is the first name among all the great Rishis who composed Ramayana in the Sanskrit language during the Vedic period. There is a tradition of celebrating his birthday as the festival of Valmiki Jayanti. This year, Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on October 31, Saturday. Due to his immense contribution to the literature of India, he is even worshipped today. Every year, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on Purnima Tithi of Ashwin month. The Purnima of Ashwin month is also known as Sharad Purnima. This day is also celebrated as the day of descendance. This day holds immeasurable significance from the religious point of view.

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Who was Maharishi Valmiki?

Maharishi Valmiki was the first son of Pracheta, who was the ninth son of Rishi Kashyap and Aditi. His mother’s name was Charsini and also, he had one brother named Bhrigu. As per mythology, he was kidnapped by a Bhil in childhood and owing to this, he was brought up in Bhil clan and named as Ratnakar. People of Bhil clan were always engaged in robbery, burglary etc. and therefore, Ratnakar also became a dacoit.

Once, Ratnakar tried to rob Narad Muni, who was going through the forest. But, Narad Muni changed his heart through his devotional power and knowledge. After this, Ratnakar quit the path of robbery and was drowned in meditation. He was enlightened with knowledge because of his deep meditation. As per mythology, it is said that when Lord Shri Ram renounced Sita, then Maharishi Valmiki gave refuge in his Ashram and educated her sons named Love and Khush.

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Valmiki Jayanti Shubh Muhurat 

Beginning of Purnima Tithi October 30, 2020 from 05:48 PM
End of Purnima TithiOctober 31, 2020 upto 08:21 PM

Why was He Named as Valmiki?

Maharishi Valmiki was the first great sage who composed Ramayana in Sanskrit language in Vedic world and became famous as a great poet. There are almost twenty-four thousand verses in Ramayana written by him in Sanskrit. The real name of Valmiki was Ratnakar and he was named as Valmiki after he had drowned in meditation for several years at one place. Ratnakar meditated to emancipate from all sins of his life. An anthill formed on his body after meditating for several years on a single place. The anthill is called Valmiki and since then, he is known as Valmiki.

The Day is Highly Significant from the Astrological Point of View

Every year, Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on the day of Sharad Purnima. On this day, people worship Ishta Devatas. The day of Purnima is highly significant in astrology. It is believed that the Moon and the Earth come very close to each other on Purnima of Ashwin month. Owing to this, it is believed that nectar is showered through the rays of the Moon which is helpful in removing ill effects from our life and makes us positive.

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Things Done on the Day of Valmiki Jayanti

The veneration of Ishta Devatas is performed by waking up early in the morning on the day of Valmiki Jayanti. Sobha Yatra is also taken out to represent the day of Maharishi Valmiki at several places. Devotees chant Bhajan associated with Valmiki in this Yatra. Langar is arranged at several places for the needy on this very day and donation is performed. The temples are decorated with frills and flowers and he is remembered by the recitation of Ramayana. The life of Maharishi Valmiki, who was born in Treta Yuga, teaches to abandon ill deeds, perform good deeds and walk on the path of Bhakti. Every year, Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated to spread this message.

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