Maharishi Valmiki Biography: Facts, Ramayana and More

Maharishi Valmiki Biography

Who was Maharishi Valmiki?

Valmiki was a poet and the author of the Ramayana, which is based on the life of Lord Rama, which tells us about our duties and the truth of life. Valmiki is also known as Adikavi.

Maharishi Valmiki

Other Name – Ratnakar
Religion – Hinduism
Father – Pracheta 
Known for – Ramayana
Movement – Dharmik Movement called
Valmikism is based on Valmiki’s teachings.
Honors – Adi Kavi, Maharishi and Gurudev
Festival – Valmiki Divas
Maharishi Valmiki Biography 

Maharishi Valmiki Biography 

Story of Valmiki ( This story is prevalent in Hinduism )

Valmiki was the son of the sage Pracheta, who teach children in the ashram. Valmiki’s real name was Ratnakar. One day Ratnakar went to the jungle with some of his friends, there Ratnakar wandered in the jungle while playing. At that time Ratnakar was very young, because of not knowing the way, he sat and wept. 

Seeing Ratnakar crying, a hunter brought Ratnakar to his house and brought him up like his son. When Ratnakar grew up, he got married, Ratnakar had three sons. Ratnakar also used to hunt like his father to feed his family.

At first, everything was going well, but after a few years, Ratnakar started having trouble filling his family’s stomach due to not getting the hunt. Ratnakar then started robbery without telling his family.

One day Ratnakar was going to rob Narad Muni but Ratnakar became aware of his sins after Narad Muni explained.

Ratnakar regrets his actions and Narada then asks him to chant the name RAM. But Ratnakar could not speak Ram’s name correctly. Seeing this, Narada asked him to speak MARA. After speaking for many years Mara’s word became Ram, then he attained enlightenment. After attaining enlightenment, Ratnakar became Maharishi Valmiki.

During the exile Lord Rama, Lakshmana, and Mother Sita came to his ashram to meet Maharishi Valmiki.


Ramayana, written by Maharishi Valmiki, contains 24,000 verses and seven cantos. Ramayana has about 480,002 words.

Ramayana is based on the life of Lord Rama. Ramayana Granth is considered to be the most important in Hinduism. The Ramayana teaches humans about the ways of life and the discharge of duties.

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