ID: 108861
Full name: Vālmīki
Gender: Male
Other social identifier: Ādikavi
Alternative names: Prācetasa
Name in local script: वाल्मीकि

Vālmīki is the author of the Sanskrit epic Rāṃāyaṇa. As this poem is treated as the first belletristic text in Sanskrit (Ādi-kāvya), he is known as the first poet of Sanskrit (Ādi-kavi). Many poets writing in different Indian languages invoke him while paying homage to past poets.

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Last update: 27.03.2021 - 00:48
Suggested citation: Keerthi N. "Vālmīki." Pandit. <panditproject.org/entity/108861/person>. Updated on March 27, 2021 12:48 am IST.
Contributors: Naresh Keerthi