Full name: Vālmīki
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.
Works that mention this person: Buddhacarita, Dhvanyāloka, Gadāyuddhaṃ, Jagannāthavijayam, Karṇāṭa-pañcatantra, Mahimnastotra-ṭīkā, Manoramā
Last update: 27.03.2021 - 00:48