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Tulsi Vivah
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Tulsi Vivah marks the celebrations of the marriage between Tulsi, which is holy basil, with Lord Vishnu. This ceremonial wedding has a lot of significance for Hindus around the world. This year, the festival will be celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm on the 5th of November.

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All About The Tulsi Vivah Festival

Out of the many festivals celebrated in the auspicious month of Kartik, the marriage of Tulsi holds special relevance for all Hindus. As is obvious from the name, the festival marks the marriage of the sacred plant of Tulsi on the Ekadashi Tithi, after the festival of Diwali.

Tulsi Vivah Festival Puja Vidhi

This festival is celebrated in a unique manner, and the puja performed on this occasion mirrors it. Devotees are filled with excitement to the brim as they eagerly perform the rituals of this day to get the blessings of the Gods. Let us look at the major steps involved in the puja of this event-

  • After wearing clean clothes, decorate the area of worship with beautiful rangoli designs.
  • Prepare the mandap using four sugarcanes or even banana shoots, making a square out of them.
  • Take two wooden chowkis and cover one with a yellow cloth and the other with a red cloth.
  • Place a pot of the tulsi plant on the right side while placing the idol of Lord Vishnu or Shailgram on the left chowki.
  • Take a Kalash and fill it with water. To this, add some coins, some rice, and put mango leaves on the mouth of the Kalash, covering it with a coconut with kalava spun around it.
  • Carefully place the idol of Lord Ganesha on a plate and perform an arghya. Place the idol on a pile of rice after this.
  • Offer janeu, kalava, kumkum, haldi, dhoop, flowers, perfume, sweets, and fruits to the Lord.
  • Seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and pray to him to allow you to perform the rituals without any hurdles.
  • To Lord Vishnu and Goddess Tulsi, offer haldi and kumkum.
  • Offer janeu and kalava to Lord Vishnu while offering a chunri and shringaar samagri to Goddess Tulsi.
  • Take two garlands and touch them to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Tulsi and put them on the other, performing the ceremony of var mala in this ceremonial marriage.
  • Offer shagun to Goddess Tulsi.
  • Tie the red chunri after filling it with rice with the yellow cloth of Lord Vishnu, performing the Gathbandhan.
  • While performing the kanyadaan, offer some dakshina and akshat to Lord Vishnu.
  • Offer Bhog to the Gods.
  • Chant the following mantra to seek the blessings of both Goddess Tulsi and Lord Vishnu-

देवी त्वं निर्मिता पूर्वमर्चि-तासि मुनीश्वरैः

 नमो नमस्ते तुलसी पापं हर हरिप्रिये॥

  • Conclude the puja by performing the aarti.

Astrological Benefits of Tulsi Vivah

The Tulsi plant has a lot of significance in the religion of Hinduism, but it also has an equal significance in astrology, if not more. It is said to be immensely helpful in removing the negative effects of Moon and Venus doshas in one’s birth chart. If the position of the Sun and the Moon is weak in one’s horoscope, wearing a Tulsi mala can be of great help. Doing so helps to remove the doshas in one’s eighth as well as sixth house while also making the seventh house stronger. On the one hand, worshipping a Tulsi plant by a married individual can bestow happiness in their marital life. On the other hand, singles are said to be blessed by a perfect match if they worship the plant. It, therefore, makes relationships stronger. Astrology, therefore, regards Tulsi with great reverence and the plant also holds a lot of significance in removing Vaastu doshas from one’s home.

Rituals Associated with Tulsi Vivah

Many distinctive rituals are performed on this occasion, and as a result, people look forward to this festival. The zeal and enthusiasm of the devotees on this day are unmatched. Here are the prominent rituals associated with day-

  • The mangalsutra for the puja is made using turmeric nodes tied using a string.
  • The prasad or bhog made on this day is cooked using a satvic recipe. Sweet roti is popularly used as bhog in many regions of the country on this day. 
  • For the purpose of the puja, usually, a potted Tulsi plant that is three or more years old is used.
  • The pot containing the Tulsi plant is colored in red on this auspicious day, decorating it like a new bride.
  • For the Tulsi mandap, sugarcane sticks, branches of Amla and Tamarind are used, placing them around the Tulsi plant, making a square shape.
  • The vivah ceremony is performed in the evening, and all the rituals associated with a Hindu wedding are diligently performed during it.

Significance of Tulsi Vivah

According to the scriptures, it is believed that devotees who perform this vivah or ceremonial marriage give away the Tulsi plant as their own daughter, thus performing the ritual of Kanyadaan. Kanyadaan is believed to be the biggest daan or charitable action one can perform, as per Hinduism. By performing the puja for this festival, one can get the credit for this daan.

The plant of Tulsi holds a lot of reverence in the Hindu religion and is considered sacred. It is believed to channel such great positivity that it can make the doshas or architectural defects in one’s house disappear. The plant is so important that no puja is considered complete without making an offering of the leaves of Tulsi to the Gods. It is loved by Lord Krishna, Lord Vishnu as well as Goddess Laxmi and also has extremely high medicinal benefits.

Legend Associated with Tulsi Vivah

As the folklore goes, there was a demon called Jalandhar who was gaining prominence due to his notorious acts, and he continued to reign supreme owing to the piousness of his wife, Brinda. She was a staunch worshipper of Lord Vishnu and was an extremely virtuous woman. She prayed for the well-being of her husband, day and night.

Irked by the evil doings of Jalandhar, Lord Vishnu decided to put an end to his torments. He took the form of Jalandhar and took Brinda’s celibacy. Due to this, Jalandhar was no longer protected and lost the war, reaching his end. When Brinda realized the truth, she cursed Lord Vishnu, turning him into a stone called Shaligram. She then immolated herself along with her husband’s dead body. Lord Vishnu then transformed Brinda’s soul into a plant named Tulsi and promised to marry her. On the Prabodhini Ekadashi in her next birth, Lord Vishnu, in the form of Shaligram, married Tulsi to fulfill his promise.

This unique festival is celebrated by devotees with hearts full of hope and reverence. Celebrated on the Ekadashi tithi, Tulsi vivah dates and time are deemed extremely auspicious, and devotees who perform the puja are rewarded with health, prosperity, and peace in their lives.

To find out the Tulsi vivah Dates and time, connect with Astroyogi astrologers right away!

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Papankusha Ekadashi
Papankusha Ekadashi
Thursday, October 6, 2022
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Paksha:Shukla
Tithi:Purnima
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Paksha:Shukla
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