Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Messages, Status, Greetings, Images

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021: birth anniversary is celebrated October 20th, 2021, Wednesday.

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Messages, Status, Greetings, Images
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Messages, Status, Greetings, Images

Valmiki Jayanti: History

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021: birth anniversary is celebrated October 20th, 2021, Wednesday.According to the first one, in his early life, Rishi Valmiki was believed to be a highway dacoit. He was known as Ratnakara at the time and used to frequently rob people. However, one such day, he crossed paths with Narad Muni, a famous Hindu messenger and witnessed a complete turn around in his life. He began following Lord Rama and meditated for several years. Eventually, he achieved enlightenment and was declared successful by a divine voice and he was renamed as Valmiki.

There is a story behind how Rishi Valmiki got his name as well. Once during his prayers, it is believed that he became so engrossed in meditation that an anthill formed over him. In sanskrit, 'Valmika' means anthill. Thus, the name given to him is symbolic to his sheer devotion of Lord Rama and how he never broke his meditation despite ants making an anthill over him.

He thus achieved enlightenment and began to also be known as ‘Brahmarishi’. Maharshi Valmiki is believed to have then built an Ashram on the banks of the Ganga river. He thus began living there and sometime during his stay, he is said to have been blessed by Lord Brahma with a Divine vision when he wrote the Ramayana.

Valmiki Jayanti: Significance

Valmiki Jayanti is of great significance to Hindus because he is the one to have penned down the epic Ramayana. In fact, one can safely say that the Ramanaya is not only just a great epic, but also a divine compilation of Lord Rama's days on earth.

Hence, his devotees celebrate this day with much love and reverence. While it is generally celebrated with great enthusiasm in the northern parts of India, the largest celebrations of Valmiki Jayanti occur in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. This also occurs at a 1,300 years old temple where Rishi Valmiki is supposed to have rested after penciling the Ramayana.

Hence, regardless to say that on this day, there is a festive air around the country. Devotees take part in processions called Shobha Yatras and sing hymns. The temples of Rishi Valmiki are also decorated with beauitful flowers and lights, the devotees often offer free food and recite prayers throughout the day.

Valmiki Jayanti 2021: Puja Timings and Shubh Muhurat

Purnima Tithi shall begin at 07:03 PM on Wednesday, 19 October 2021

Purnima Tithi shall end at 08:26 PM on Thursday, 20 October 2021

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021: Wishes, Quotes, Messages, Status, Greetings, Images

All those who walk the path of Dharma, never go wrong in their Karma. They earn the blessings of Shri Ram and live happy life.

The life of Lord Valmiki teaches us that we are neither born as good or as bad. We are defined by our Karmas and our kindness. Happy Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 2021!

On the auspicious occasion of Pargat Diwas, let us seek the blessings of Maharishi Valmiki to find the purpose of our existence and do good deeds for a beautiful tomorrow.

You may gather knowledge and money and prestige and power, but if have missed love then you have missed the real door. Happy Valmiki Jayanti.

Just as a ripe fruit has no fear except fall, similarly a man born has no fear except death. Jai Maharishi Valmiki.

“One who is haughty, who does not know whether what he does is right or wrong and who has taken the wrong path is to be disciplined even if he is a guru, parent or an elder in age or learning.”

“Truth controls this world and dharma is rooted in truth.”