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Maharishi Valmiki International Airport

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: PIB

 Context: The Prime Minister inaugurated the newly constructed Ayodhya Airport, naming it Maharishi Valmiki International Airport.

 

Maharishi Valmiki is a legendary poet and the traditional author of the epic Ramayana. He is known as the Adikavi, or “First Poet” because he is credited with discovering the first śloka, or verse, which defined the form of Sanskrit poetry. 

Maharishi Valmiki is highly respected in Hindu culture for his contribution to literature and his role in preserving the story of Lord Rama. The Valmiki Ramayana is one of the foundational texts of Hindu philosophy, morality, and spirituality, and it continues to be a source of inspiration for millions of people.