Tulsi Vivah and History

Tulsi, also known as Basil, is a holy plant in India that is worshiped daily. This plant considered to be a Goddess and has used for centuries in Indian culture and religion. Tulsi holds an important place in Hinduism and it believed that offering food to the holy plant brings good luck and prosperity.we set aside Tulsi as a ritual to the Lord Vishnu. The Plant Tulsi also considered to be a re-incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Know about the Tulsi Vivah in this article.

Tulsi Vivah is an important Hindu ritual performed in the month of Kartik (October-November) to signify the marriage of Lord Vishnu and Tulsi (holy basil) plant. It believed that if a person performs this ceremony with utmost devotion. she will blessed with wealth, health and prosperity. The ceremony celebrated with great enthusiasm by Hindus all over India. People worship Lord Vishnu and Tulsi during this ceremony and make offerings like flowers, fruits, sweets, etc. This ritual considered to be very auspicious as it symbolizes purity, faithfulness and dedication towards God.

Significance of Tulsi Vivah?

The month of Kartik considered to be the most auspicious month of the year as it marks the beginning of a new spiritual year. During this month, Lord Vishnu offered tulsi leaves by devotees in order to seek his blessings and attain peace, prosperity, and good luck. Tulsi or holy basil considered to be an auspicious plant that has a special connection with Lord Vishnu and hence offering it to him during Kartik earns one his blessings. Performing Shaligram puja during this month also believed to bring good luck and prosperity in one’s life.

Why did lord Vishnu marry Tulsi?

Lord Vishnu married Tulsi because without her, defeating the demon king and killing Jalandhar would have been impossible. The catch here is that Vrinda (Tulsi’s name) was the wife of Jalandhar, a devout devotee and devotee of Lord Vishnu due to whom the demon became invincible. So, Lord Vishnu had to spoil the dignity of Vrinda by wearing her husband’s guise. Which then led to Jalandhar being killed by Lord Shiva.

Realizing what happened to her, Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu to turn into stone. A name which later known as Shaligram of Lord Vishnu. The curse also meant the separation of Lord Vishnu from his wife Lakshmi. This later demonstrated when Lord Rama (the incarnation of Vishnu) separated from his wife Sita during his exile. She became Vrinda Tulsi in her next birth. Because of the blessings of Lord Vishnu, the ritual marriage of the deity Shaligram (Vishnu) with Tulsi entrusted, a ceremonial marriage without which the worship of Lord Vishnu cannot considered complete.

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