On the Ekadashi of Kartik Shukla Paksha, Tulsi is married to Shaligram in the form of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that by conducting Tulsi marriage, the problems in married life are removed. If there is a delay in marriage, chances of early marriage start forming. Tulsi marriage is considered to be of special importance to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi.
Significance of Tulsi Vivah
According to Hindu belief, doing Tulsi marriage gives the same virtue as a daughter-in-law. Therefore, if someone has not donated a girl, he must get the virtue of donating a girl by doing Tulsi's marriage once in his life. According to the beliefs, the devotees who conduct Tulsi Vivah with rituals get happiness and good fortune. All the troubles go away and by the grace of Lord Vishnu, all the wishes are fulfilled. If there is a problem in someone's married life, then all the obstacles go away.
Why celebrate Tulsi Vivah?
According to the legend, once Mata Tulsi was angry with Lord Vishnu and cursed that you become a black stone. After which, to get rid of this curse, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of Shaligram stone and married Tulsi. Since then the marriage of Shaligram and Tulsi is celebrated as a festival.
The story behind Tulsi Vivah
In ancient times, there was a demon named Jalandhar, he had created a ruckus all over the earth. The secret of the valor of the demon was the virtuous religion of his wife Vrinda. It is said that due to his influence, he was always victorious. Disturbed by the terror of Jalandhar, sages and sages approached Lord Vishnu. After much deliberation, God decided to dissolve Vrinda's husbandly religion. He made Yogmaya throw a dead body outside Vrinda's house. Due to the veil of Maya, Vrinda saw the dead body of her husband. Knowing that her husband was dead, she fell on that dead body and started crying, at the same time a sage came to her and started saying daughter, don't be so sad. I put life in this body, the sage put life in it. Drowned in emotion, Vrinda embraced that body.
On the other hand, her husband Jalandhar, who was fighting with the gods, was killed as soon as Vrinda's chastity was destroyed. Later Vrinda came to know that this is deceit of God. Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu for this deceit, just as you have separated my husband by deceit. In the same way, you too have to be born in the world of death to bear the separation of women. Saying this Vrinda became sati with her husband's mother. After this incident, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Rama in Tretayuga and had to live in the separation of Sita for a few days. Vrinda had cursed Vishnu Ji that you have violated my chastity, so you will become of stone and that is the Shaligram form of Shri Hari. After this, Vrinda was sati with her husband, the place where she was sati was born a Tulsi plant. Lord Vishnu was very ashamed of his deceit. Hearing this, Vishnu said, 'O Vrinda! It is only because of your chastity that you will remain with me as a Tulsi.
Tulsi Vivah Muhurta:
Dwadashi date starts - 15 November 2021 at 06:39 AM
The Dwadashi date ends - 16 November 2021 at 08:01 AM
Tulsi Vivah Puja Vidhi
- Decorate the basil pots.
- Make a sugarcane pavilion around it and cover it with red chunri.
- Wrap the pot in a sari and adorn Tulsi Mata by wearing bangles etc.
- Worship Lord Shaligram and Tulsi Mata along with Lord Ganesha.
- Taking the throne of the idol of Lord Shaligram in hand, do seven rounds of Tulsi Ji.
- Perform aarti after incense-lamp.
'Mahaprasad Janani Sarva Saubhagyavardhini,
Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Nityam Tulsi Twam Namostute'