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Smt. A.S.M. College for Women, Ballari.

(Accredited by NAAC ‘B+’ Grade in Third Cycle)

Affiliated to Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University, Vijayapura.

Celebration of “Valmiki Jayanti” on 13/10/2019

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“Valmiki Jayanti” was observed in our College on 13th October 2019. College Principal, Staff & Students participated in the programme.


About Maharishi Valmiki

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the sage, Valmiki, the Sanskrit poet who wrote the epic Ramayana. This year, Valmiki Jayanti celebrated on Sunday (13 October). The birth anniversary is celebrated when the full moon (Purnima) blooms of the month of Ashwin, in late September or early October.

Valmiki, authored the epic Ramayana, was initially named Agni Sharma at birth and was renamed Valmiki later in his life. Poet Valmiki teaching Ramayana. According to folklore, he got into a heated debate with the divine sage Narada, son of Bhrama. Deeply affected by Narada's words, Valmiki took to penance and started chanting the word 'Mara' (which means 'kill'). He performed this penance for many years and eventually, in repetition, the word changed from 'Mara' to 'Rama', the name of the avatar of God Vishnu. Large anthills formed around Agni Sharma while he was chanting the word 'Ram' and thus he came to be known as Valmiki, which means the "one who is born out of ant hills".

He is called maharishi as he had learnt the sacred scriptures from Sage Narada and became the foremost of ascetics of his time. He is revered as adi kavi, the first poet and hence also referred to as 'Maharishi Valmiki'.

Valmiki also appears as one of the characters in the Ramayana, as a monk who received Lord Ram's wife, Sita and her two sons Luv and Kush, into his hermitage during their exile period.

Contact Address

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College for Women
Sri Togari Veerappanavara
Datti Avarana,
Allum Sumangalamma Road,
1st Cross, Gandhi Nagar 1st,
Ballari 583103
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