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Importance of Valmiki Jayanti - Significance of the Birth Anniversary of Sage Valmiki

Valmiki Jayanthi, or Balmiki Jayanti, celebrates the birthday of Adi Kavi Maharishi Valmiki. It falls on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindi month of Ashwina.  Valmiki Jayanti 2017 date is October 5. Sage Valmiki is the author of epic Ramayana and is one of the greatest saints of the ancient world who through his life and teachings prompted people to think and react against social inequalities. The day is of great significance in North India and it is also known as Pargat Diwas.

Apart from writing the immortal classic Ramayan, Sage Valmiki is one of the greatest saints of the ancient world who through his life and teachings prompted people to think and react against social inequalities.

There are numerous theories regarding Valmiki’s birth and about his spiritual transformation. There is no end to such debates. For a true devotee, what matters more is the teachings of Sage Valmiki and the unparalleled teachings of this great sage rise above all unnecessary noises created by intellectuals.

Numerous functions are organized on the day in India and other parts of the world. Special prayers, Shobha Yatras, meetings, and distribution of free food are some of the important events on the day.

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