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Yajnavalkya Jayanti

Yajnavalkya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sage Yajnavalkya whose is famous for his teachings in the Upanishads and the Yagnavalkya Smriti and Samhita. Yajnavalkya Jayanti 2018 date is February 20. Some historians are of the view that the great saint was born on the Phalgun Shukla Panchami day in 3230 BC. Please note that Yajnavalkya Jayanthi is observed by some Hindu communities in Kartik Month (October – November).

There are several Sage Yajnavalkyas mentioned in the Upanishads the most important among them is the Yajnavalkya whose is believed to have lived during the period of 3200 BC. He is also known as Vajasaneya Devarata.

The Jayanthi of Yajnavalkya on the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month is mainly observed in North India and western parts of India.