One of the most famous temples dedicated to the sage is in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. It is believed that the temple, which is 1,300 years old, was the place where Valmiki rested after writing Ramayana
The birth anniversary of author and sage Maharishi Valmiki, Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon night or Purnima of the Ashwin month. Valmiki was the first poet who had authored the epic Ramayana and first-ever Sanskrit shlokas.
He is also referred to as ‘Adi Kavi’ which translates to the first poet of Sanskrit language.On this day, followers of the Valmiki sect carry out Shobha Yatras or processions and sing devotional songs and bhajanAs per Drikpanchang, Valmiki Jayanti will be celebrated on 31st October, 2020. The Purnimatithi begins at 05:45 PM on Oct 30, 2020 and ends at 08:18 PM on Oct 31, 2020.