Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2020: Know All About This Festival
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About Valmiki Jayanti 2020: The Purpose Of Its Celebration
Valmiki Jayanti, which is also called Pargat Diwas, signifies the birth anniversary of the great ancient Hindu poet of yesteryears. Maharishi Valmiki is worshipped on this day as an avatar of God by the members of the Balmiki sect. Various temples dedicated to Valmiki are honourably decorated with the flowers across India. The most famous temple of this great sage is located in Thiruvanmiyur, near Chennai which is said to be around 1,300 years old. This temple is considered very important as after writing Ramayana, Valmiki had relaxed at this spot and the temple was constructed later. Today the temple stands on the East Coast road named as Valmiki Nagar.

Valmiki Jayanti: An Auspicious Day For The Indian Culture
Valmiki Jayanti is marked as a very auspicious day for the Indian Culture. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm. On this day, people take part in a procession called a Shoba Yatra or Parade in which people devoted to Maharishi Valmiki are dressed in saffron-coloured clothes with plumes and paper in their hand. They march through the streets of Valmiki territory followed by reverential singing.

The Date And Tithi Of Valmiki Jayanti
This year, Valmiki Jayanti will fall on 31st October as the Valmiki Jayanti tithi according to Hindu calendar is Ashwin Purnima.

Ashwin Purnima Tithi Starts: 05:45 PM on Oct 30, 2020
Ashwin Purnima Tithi Ends: 08:18 PM on Oct 31, 2020

The Significance of Valmiki Jayanti
The day holds a lot of importance for Hindus. As per the Hindu tradition, on this day Maharishi Valmiki made an unparalleled contribution to the Indian culture by authoring the super epic book like Ramayana, Mahabharata, and several Puran. He is also one of the characters who received Lord Rama’s wife Sita in his sermon and taught Luv and Kush during his exile.

The Day Of Overcoming Limitations
By celebrating Valmiki Jayanti, we also pay tribute to the sage who conquered his limitations and encouraged the masses to stand up for social justice. He also propagated the value of Lord Rama and upheld him as a man of penance.

Now, we know the importance of Valmiki Jayanti, let’s have detailed information about rituals to be performed on the day of Valmiki Jayanti.

The Rituals And Procedure Of Celebrating Valmiki Jayanti
There are several temples in India dedicated to Maharishi Valmiki. On this holy day (Valmiki Jayanti), Ramayana verses are recited in these temples. The Puja of Lord Hanuman is also performed in many regions of the country. You too can perform Hanuman Puja along with the recitation of Sunderkand at the comforts of your home. To perform accurate Hanuman Puja, Book Pandit Now.
In these temples, Kirtans and Bhajans are organized to mark the anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki.
Also, on this day, many devotees distribute foods and clothes to needy people. Performing charity is also considered as a propitious act to honour the Sage. Many devotees also use Rudraksha and wear pearls for spiritual benefits as sages used in the earlier ages for spiritual and physical benefits.
Valmiki Jayanti observes the birth anniversary of the great author and sage, Maharishi Valmiki. He is the author of a great Hindu epic Ramayana and also revered as the “Adi Kavi” means the first poet of Sanskrit literature. The mention of 24,000 verses that are divided into 7 Kandas (Cantos) in the book of Ramayana made him the subject of honour.

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