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Ratnakara
Adikavi
Valmiki was the composer of the first Sanskrit poem (the Adikavya) known the world over as the epic Ramayana (Story of Lord Rama), hence he is called the Adikavi or First Poet - the Poet of Poets of India. He was born along the banks of the Ganges in ancient India to a sage by the name of Prachetasa. His birth name was Ratnakara. He apparently got lost in the jungles as a child and was found by a hunter who raised him as his own son. When he grew up he became a hunter like his foster father but also took to being a bandit to supplement his livelihood. Once it so happened he met the Maharishi Narada and tried to rob him. However Narada convinced him of the evil of his ways and converted him into a 'Brahmarishi' or religious scholar. He narrated the story of Rama (Ramayana) to him and asked him to write it down for posterity. Ratnakara did penance for many years and an ant-hill grew around him. Hence his new name 'Valmika' which in Sanskrit means an ant-hill. He came out of the anthill and penned the great epic sometime between the 4th and the 2nd century BC. "As long as there are rivers and mountains in the world, people will read the Ramayana."
Sujit R. Varma



-   Author of the great Indian epic 'Ramayana' which chronicles the story of Prince Rama (who it is believed lived about 7000 years ago).

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Shriya Saran: Valmiki Ki Bandook an interesting film | NDTV Movies.
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Valmiki - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Valmiki K. Seecheran (VaSeech) on Twitter

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Valmiki | Watch the Movie Free Online | SnagFilms
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Amazon.com: Valmiki Pratibha Dance Drama: Rabindranath Tagore: MP3




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