Balmiki Jayanti 2019: Valmiki Jayanti will be celebrated on October 13 this year.
Sage Valmiki, the adi kavi or the first poet, is the author of the Hindu epic Ramayana. He also appears as one of the characters in the in it, as a monk who received Sita, Lord Rama’s wife, into his hermitage and taught her sons, Luv and Kush during their exile period. Born as Ratnakar to a Brahmin named Pracheta, he grew up to become a sage. With years of meditation practice, he became so still, that ants formed hills around him. It’s for this reason he was given the name Valmiki, which means the one who is born from ant hill.
Know Valmiki Jayanti Date, Puja Timings, History And Significance:
Valmiki Jayanti Date: October 13, 2019
Valmiki Jayanti Puja Timings: Per drikpanchang.com, Valmiki Jayanti Purnima Tithi Begins at 12:36 am on October 13, 2019 and ends at 2:38 am on October 14, 2019.
Valmiki Jayanti History
The Valmiki Ramayana is dated variously from 500 BCE to 100 BCE. The birth date and timings of Valmiki are not clear but his birth anniversary, also known as Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on Ashwin Purnima, according to Hindu lunar calendar.
Valmiki Jayanti Significance
On Valmiki Jayanti, the followers of Valmiki sect carry out Shobha Yatras and sing devotional songs and bhajan.
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