Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti

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Overview:

This year Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is being celebrated on October 9.

About:

  • 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