Valmiki Jayanti – Birth anniversary of maharishi Valmiki
On this day born the great poet, sage, philosopher and saint Maharshi Valmiki of ancient India. It is also celebrated as Pargat Diwas and is an annual Indian festival which falls on the full moon day in the month of Ashwin.
Valmiki authored the epic Ramayana. It contains 24,000 verses (छंद) and 7 cantos (सर्ग/काण्ड).
Happy Valmiki Jayanti!