CELEBRATION OF AN AUSPICIOUS DAY: TULSI VIVAH
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Tulsi Vivah is a festival and worship done by Hindus. Tulsi (a basil leaf) is not only found in Hindus home but is also used during worshipping God, as medicine and is used in one form or the other as it is a sign of purity. Let’s discuss in detail what is tulsi vivah, when do we celebrate it and what significance does it carry।
WHEN DO WE CELEBRATE TULSI VIVAH
This year we will be celebrating Tulsi Vivah on 26th November 2020. This marriage comes in the month of Kartik which is observed either October or November. This celebration commences the start for wedding season. In ancient times, sages used to say that Tulsi is an existence of Goddess Laxmi.
Let’s get into more detail about this story।
SIGNIFICANCE OF TULSI VIVAH
This ceremony is performed by all the married women for a long and healthy life of their husbands. It was believed that female deity Tulsi when born was named as Vrinda and she got married to Jalandhar, who was an evil king।
Vrinda being a deep devotee of Lord Vishnu, he granted the wish to her as she prayed for her Husband ( Jalandhar) long and healthy life. On becoming strong and powerful, it was Lord Shiva who requested Lord Vishnu to take away his (Jalandhar) powers and kill him. As Vrinda being Lord Vishnu’s devotee got to know the truth, she blamed and cursed Lord Vishnu for doing wrong to her. Vrinda died as she couldn’t bear the pain. So, as requested by the other god and goddess, she came into life by a plant named Tulsi who got married to Lord Vishnu।
HOW DO WE CELEBRATE TULSI VIVAH?
It is celebrated and enjoyed by all Hindus in the form of fasting and by worshipping. Proper marriage rituals are also followed like mandap is decorated. Panditji ( Hindu priest) performs all the puja which ends up by Tulsi Aarti. As said in ancient times, the married couple who performs kanyadaan during this auspicious day is blessed with a baby very soon ।