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Valmiki

[vahl-mee-kee] /vɑlˈmi ki/
noun
1.
Hindu poet and reputed author of the Ramayana.
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  • This conjunction is the only special feature of Valmiki Pratibha.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • Valmiki Pratibha is not a composition which will bear being read.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • It was for an entertainment in this connection that the Valmiki Pratibha was composed.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • The god also made the heart of Valmiki as transparent as crystal.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • After he had been thus buried alive, he became himself a Rishi, and was known as Valmiki Rishi, Valmiki meaning an ant-hill.

  • The adjective Bhima-sankasas as explained by Nilakantha is in this sense, quoting the celebrated simile of Valmiki.

  • But Ganga pacifies her and they agree to make over the children to Valmiki, when they become a little old.

  • The people are satisfied with her purity and Rama takes her back with the children who are introduced by Valmiki.

  • According to both Vyasa and Valmiki, there is nothing so fierce as a Brahmana's curse.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2 Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
  • Valmiki prepared himself accordingly to fulfil the desire of Brahma.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie

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