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Meaning of "Adikavi"

Word

Adikavi

Sanskrit

आदिकवि hi

IAST

ādikavi

In General

Ramayana is considered to be the first literary work in the world and hence it is called the Adikavya. Veda is older than Ramayana, but it is philosophic verses with no stories embedded in it. So, author of this epic, Sage Valmiki is known as the Adikavi.

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