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Tulsi Vivah 2014 - Tulsi Vivaah 2014 - Tulasi Vivah 2014

Tulsi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of Tulsi and Shaligram

Tulsi Vivah in 2014 will be celebrated on 4th November. Tulsi Vivah is a ritual of marriage of Tulasi plant (Holy Basil) and Lord Vishnu. Tulsi is considered a sacred plant as per Hindu religion and is planted at the entrance of the house to bring good fortune and positive energy in the house. It is believed that any Hindu household is not complete without the holy plant Tulsi.

This holy ceremony is performed anytime between the Prabodhini Ekadashi and the Karthik Purnima in the month of Karthik. This alliance also signifies the end of monsoon and beginning of the holy wedding season of the Hindus.

It is believed that Tulsi is an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi who is the beloved of Lord Vishnu. The meaning of word Tulsi is incomparable, something that is unique. This plant possesses different healing qualities that improve the brain and body.

Tulasi Vivah in 2014 : The Ceremony

While celebrating Tulsi Vivah in 2014, one should know about the ceremony related to it. It is believed that every person who follows the tradition of marrying Tulsi to Lord Vishnu earns the credit of performing Kanyadaan (to marry off ones daughter). Tulasi Vivah is performed a day after Karthik Ekadashi.

As a part of the festivities Tulsi is married to Shaligram in a religious ceremony. A very special vegetarian meal is prepared which is offered to Tulsi and Shaligram. The day marks the beginning of the Hindu wedding period.

Tulsi plant is dressed up and decorated with traditional ornaments to make her look like a bride. An image of Lord Vishnu or a stone is taken to depict the groom. The couple in joined by a cotton thread to begin the marriage ceremony. With all the mantras the marriage is commemorated and rice mixed with vermilion is showered on the holy couple of Tulsi and Shaligram.

Tulsi Vivaah 2014 : The Legends

While celebrating Tulasi Vivaah in 2014, it is a good idea to know about the legends associated with this festival. As per the legends of Tulsi Vivah, Tulsi was the incarnation of Goddess Laxmi who was born as Vrinda. She was married to demon King Jalandhar. She prayed with all the vigor and protected her demon husband from all the Gods.

Since every bad thing has to end one day, Jalandhars end also came. At the request of all the Gods Lord Vishnu converted himself as Vrindas husband (Jalandhar) and started living with her.

On discovering the truth, she cursed Lord Vishnu and converted him into a stone which was named Shaligram. She also cursed him to get separated from his wife in the next birth as Lord Rama.

She then collapsed and a Tulasi plant was emerged from her body. From then it is believed that Lord Vishnu is worshipped using Tulsi leaves and this started the custom of Tulsi Vivah.

She is very dear to Lord Vishnu and a ceremonial marriage takes place every year. As per another legend Tulsi incarnated as a princess who fell in love with Lord Krishna. This displeased his beloved Radha and she cursed Tulsi.

In another story Lord Krishna was weighted by gold by his wife Satyabhama. Even after using all the gold he could not be out weighed. His other wife Rukmani placed a Tulsi leaf on the weighing scale which outweighed him instantly. The devotees of Lord Vishnu also worship Tulsi as she is very dear to him.

Healing Power of Tulsi

As every year, Tulsi Vivah 2014 also holds great significance. The Tulsi plant is considered to be having medicinal qualities and is grown in every Hindu household. Tulsi Puja is done daily in the morning and evening.

The Holy Basil is worshipped as a Goddess by Hindus. This plant is known to purify the atmosphere and decrease its pollution content by a large extent. It also works as an effective repellent for different harmful insects like mosquitoes and flies.

Tulsi oil is used for making different medicinal and herbal products. Tulsi extracts can also be used to cure many common ailments like headache, cold, stomach disorders and many others.

The Tulsi plant represents love, responsibilities, virtues and miseries of all the women. All the women relate to Tulsi and therefore worship her with full devotion. Tulsi Puja is done after taking a bath and cleaning all the mental and physical dirt.

The place or vessel where Tulsi is planted is cleaned properly and Kumkum (Vermilion) is applied to its leaves. Women light diyas around the plant and perform Aarti. Tulsi Vivah is specially celebrated with great enthusiasm by the women of India.

The ceremonial marriage of Tulsi and Shaligram (Tulsi Vivah) takes place every year. Tulsi Vivah 2014 will be celebrated with great fervor and joy in all Hindu households.

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