It is stated that Maharishi Valmiki was born on Ashwin Purnima as per Hindu lunar calendar. His start anniversary is widely known 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 throughout his interval 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 – had been born within the hermitage of Valmiki. Maharishi Valmiki taught Ramayana to each twins.