Valmiki Jayanti 2020 will be celebrate on Saturday, October 31 this year. Maharishi Valmiki, also known as Adi Kavi, is revered as the first poet of Sanskrit literature who wrote the epic Ramayana which consists of 24,000 verses and 7 Kandas.
It’s said that Maharishi Valmiki was born on Ashwin Purnima as per Hindu lunar calendar. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Valmiki Jayanti.
Valmiki Jayanti 2020Date & Time
- Valmiki Jayanti Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
- Purnima Tithi Begins – 05:45 PM on October 30, 2020
- Purnima Tithi Ends – 08:18 PM on October 31, 2020
As per epic Ramayana, Lord Shri Rama met Valmiki during his period of exile and interacted with him. Later, Valmiki gave shelter to Goddess Sita in his hermitage when Rama banished her. Lord Rama and Sita’s sons – Kusha and Lava – were born in the hermitage of Valmiki. Maharishi Valmiki taught Ramayana to both twins.