‘Valmiki Jayanti’ is a famous festival of Hindus. It is celebrated as the birthday of the famous poet Maharshi Valmiki. It is also known as ‘Balmiki Jayanti’. Valmiki Jayanti falls on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Ashwin according to Hindu Calendar. This day is especially very popular in Northern India and is known as ‘Pargat Diwas’.
Maharshi Valmiki is also known as Adi Kavi or the first poet as he discovered the first ‘Sloka’, ie, the first verse which set the base of Sanskrit poetry. Valmiki is the author of the famous Hindu epic Ramayana and one of the greatest saints of the ancient world. His complete life and teachings have always encouraged humans to fight against social injustice.