Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated in the memory of great writer and Maharishi Valmiki. This date falls on the 'full moon' (full moon day) in Ashwin's month, according to the traditional Hindu calendar while in the Gregorian calendar it is celebrated in the month of September-October. Rishi Valmiki was the author of the great Hindu Epic Ramayana and is also revered as the 'Adi Poet' or the first poet of Sanskrit literature.
Remember that Ramayana was written in the Sanskrit language for the first time by portraying the story of Lord Rama and there were 24,000 verses which were divided into 7 'Kandon'. Valmiki Jubilee is celebrated in honour of this acclaimed saint. This day is celebrated in the northern regions of India with dedication and it is also known as 'Pragati Diwas'. Now we will talk about the great will Valmiki Jayanti of 2019 and also know what rituals are there in it.
According to Ramayana, Shri Ram met Valmiki during his exile and talked to him. Later, Valmiki surrendered to Goddess Sita when Ram had gone from there. After this, Kush and Love were born, which Valmiki taught Ramayana to both twins.
In his early life, Maharishi Valmiki was a robber named Ratnakar, who used to loot after killing people. It is believed that Rishi Narada Muni brought Ratnakar to the right path which was a great devotee of Lord Rama. On the advice of Narada Muni, Ratnakar recited the great mantra of Ram as great austerity. After meditation, after years of meditation, his austerity got success with a divine voice and he got the new name Valmiki.
1. People on Valmiki Jayanti express their respect for the famous saint and poet. In many towns and villages, they also carry procession with pictures of Valmiki. The Hindu devotees worship their devotion on this day. At many places, his picture is prayed.
2. On this day the lessons of Ramayana are organized in the temples of Lord Rama all over India. Apart from this, many temples dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki are also located in India.
3. On the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti, these temples are decorated with gorgeous flowers. To make the environment pure and blissful, many incense burners are put in place. Kirtan and Bhajan programs are organized in these temples. Many pilgrims go to the temples of Lord Rama on this occasion and in the memory of Maharishi Valmiki recite some of the verses of Ramayana.
4. On the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti, free food is distributed to the poor and needy. A charity making charity on this day is considered very fruitful.
Sunrise – October 13, 2019, at 6:26 am
Sunset – October 5, 2019, at 5:59 p.m.
Purnima Tithi will start - October 13, 2019, at 12:36 am
Purnima Tithi will end - October 14, 2019, at 2:37 pm
The day of Valmiki Jayanti holds very religious significance in Hinduism as it is known as the celebration of the unique contribution of Maharishi Valmiki. He wrote some incredible compositions, including Ramayana and many Puranas. The celebration of Valmiki Jayanti is a tribute to a great saint who, through his education, encouraged the public to fight against social justice. He preached the values ?of Lord Rama and recognized him as a person of austerity and benevolence.
Thus, in this year 2019, Mahakavi Valmiki Jayanti is going to be celebrated with reverence across the country on October 13. This 13 will start with Purnima and will end on October 14. So hope that you have got complete information about Valmiki Jayanti.
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