This year Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is being celebrated on October 9.
- Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti celebrated every year on the full moon day of the month of Ashwin. This day is also popularly known as Pargat Diwas.
- It is observed as the birth anniversary of sage poet Maharishi Valmiki.
- He is considered as the first poet in the Sanskrit language.
- He is credited with writing the Ramayana.
- One of the famous temples dedicated to sage Maharishi Valmiki, is in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.
Source : All India Radio