In India during the pandemic when people were locked inside the houses, one thing was constant in each house that is Ramayan. As it was aired again, people were crazy about it in the past as well today.
Ramayan is one of the most famous Hindi Mythology, consisting of one demon King, holy spirited Vishnu Avatar as Ram, and Ram’s wife Goddess Sita. This story revolves around the abduction of Goddess Sita by the demon king Ravan and then Ram exterminates Ravan, bring back Sita to his kingdom Ayodhya.
This whole Ramayan is said to be the biggest incident in Hindi mythology which was believed to be written by Saint Valmiki.
Valmiki is commemorated as the harbinger-poet in Sanskrit literature, the epic Ramayana, courted variously from the 5th century BCE to the first century BCE, is associated with him, founded on the attribution in the article itself. He is worshiped as Ādi Kavi, the initial poet, writer of Ramayana, the main epic poem.
The Ramayan encompasses 24,000 Shlokas, 7 cantos (Kandas). Valmiki was born as Agni Sharma to a Brahmin called Pracheta (also known as Sumali) of Bhrigu gotra, As per the tale, he onetime greeted the great sage Narada and had a speech with him on his responsibilities. Moved by Narada’s phrases, Agni Sharma started to conduct penance and chimed the word “Mara” which meant “die”.
As he conducted his penance for various years, the phrase came to be “Rama”, the name of Lord Vishnu Avatar. Enormous anthills shaped around Agni Sharma and this attained him the title of Valmiki.
Formerly, there was Akal (no rain) for more than 12 years, Lohajangha, for his starving family, started stealing from people that he found in the jungle. In the course of this life, he met the seven sages or the Seven saints and attempted to steal from them as well. But the literary scholars felt mercy for him and expressed to him the foolishness of his paths.
One of them, Saint Pulaha provided him a Mantra to meditate upon and he did with all difficulties. When the sages came back and listened to the tone of the mantra arriving from the ant-hill, they adored him and said, “Since you achieved great Siddhi perched within a Valmīka (an anthill), you will come to be well-known in the world as Valmiki.
Valmiki Jayanti is enjoyed on the full moon day of the Ashwin month to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki. People chant the poems and Shlokas of Ramayana on optimistic occasions.
To celebrate Valmiki Jayanti and to convey the belief to the coming eras, people take a role in tremendous ceremonies named Shobha Yatras. On this day, people adorn the temples of Valmiki Ji and offer flowers fruits, and food, this year it lies on the 31st of October.