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vālmīki [ vAlmIki ]

m. ( incorrectly vālmiki ) N. of the celebrated author of the Rāmâyaṇa ( so called, according to some, because when immersed in thought he allowed himself to be overrun with ants like an anthill, he was no doubt a Brāhman by birth and closely connected with the kings of Ayodhyā, he collected the different songs and legendary tales relating to Rāma-candra and welded them into one continuous poem, to which later additions may have been made, he is said to have invented the Śloka metre, and probably the language and style of Indian epic poetry owe their definite form to him, according to one tradition he began life as a robber, but repenting betook himself to a hermitage on a hill in the district of Banda in Bundelkund, where he eventually received Sītā, the wife of Rāma, when banished by her husband, cf. IW. 314, 315 etc. ). MBh. R. etc.

of a son of Garuḍa, MBh.

of a grammarian, TPrāt.

of the authors of various works. ( the Yoga-vāsishṭha, the Adbhuta-rāmâyaṇa, and the Gaṅgâshṭaka ), Cat.

( with kavi ) of the son of Rudra-maṇi Tri-pāṭhin and author of the Ramalêndu-prakāśa, ib.

vālmīki-carita [ vAlmIkicarita ]

n. N. of a work.

vālmīki-tātparya-taraṇi [ vAlmIkitAtparyataraNi ]

f. N. of a work.

vālmīki-śikṣā [ vAlmIkizikSA ]

f. N. of a work.

vālmīki-sūtra [ vAlmIkisUtra ]

n. N. of a work.

vālmīki-hṛdaya [ vAlmIkihRdaya ]

n. N. of a work.