Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Maharshi Valmiki is worshipped and prayed on this day. Shobha yatras, meetings and distribution of free food is arranged in many places. Many devotees also take out processions in honor of Maharshi Valmiki, and offer prayers to his portrait.
There are many Valmiki temples in India, Which are beautifully decorated with flowers and prayers are offered in them, number of incense being lighted fill the atmosphere with purity and happiness. Many devotees go to Lord Rama temples and recite verses from Ramayana in memory of Maharshi Valmiki.
Jayanti celebration in Madhya Pradesh:
Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti is celebrated with immense joy and excitement in Madhya Pradesh. There are many temples in MP dedicated to Valmiki. Normally the celebration of Jayanti starts early in the morning as people from far and wide gather at the temples with flowers and other offerings for the sage.
Throughout the day people read verses from Ramayana and worship Valmiki along with Lord Rama.After the day long Pujas, evenings are full of cultural programs in honor of sage Valmiki.