Tulsi Vivah 2019 Date Puja Vidhi and Significance
By: Future Point | 05-Nov-2019Views : 1424
India is a land of diversity, with rich culture, and a myriad of festivals celebrating those cultures. There is a very famous and ancient ritual that is still practiced by the members of the Hindu culture. This ritual is known as Tulsi Vivah, which is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to the Hindu God Vishnu or to his avatar, Shri Krishna. In India, this mythological wedding also symbolizes the end of the monsoon season and the beginning of the wedding season for Hindus.
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This ceremonial festival is celebrated between the 11th or 12th lunar day in the Hindu month of Kartik (also known as Prabodhini Ekadashi) and the Full Moon Day of the month (also known as Kartik Poornima). Tulsi Vivah is especially celebrated with great joy by the women of India. Some Hindu communities celebrate the festival for a period of five days, ending celebrations on the Full Moon Day of the Kartik month.
Tulsi Vivah Date in 2019
In 2019, it will be celebrated on 9th November, Saturday which will also mark the beginning of the holy wedding season of Hindus.
Significance of Tulsi Vivah
Tulsi Vivah 2019 is considered one of the most auspicious days in Hindu Calendar which heralds the beautiful times for everyone. This day marks the beginning of the Hindu wedding season in India. Tulsi Vivah Vrat and Puja is done religiously by married women for marital bliss and well being of their husband and children. It is believed that the Holy Basil Plant or Tulsi is a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi, who is the beloved of Lord Vishnu. This plant possesses different healing qualities that can improve the brain and body.
The Story Behind Tulsi Vivah Vrat
The holy plant of Tulsi is believed to be the incarnation of Devi Laxmi and this divine plant is placed in every Hindu household. As per the popular legend, Goddess Tulsi was born as a woman, Vrinda who got married to an evil king named Jalandhar. She was a true devotee of God Vishnu and ceaselessly prayed for her husband's health and long life. As a result, Jalandhar became powerful. Lord Shiva requested Lord Vishnu to weaken Jalandhar's power. So Lord Vishnu took the form of the evil king Jalandhar and deceived Vrinda. Consequent to which Jalandhar became powerless and was killed by Lord Shiva. Vrinda, upon knowing the truth, cursed Lord Vishnu and drowned herself in the ocean. Lord Vishnu and other gods placed her soul in the plant which later came to be known as Tulsi.
How to Perform the Ritual of Tulsi Vivah
The rituals of Tulsi Vivah with Lord Vishnu resemble the traditions and customs of any Hindu wedding ceremony.
- It can be performed at temples as well as at home.
- Similar to any Hindu marriage, a beautiful 'Mandap' decorated with flowers and rangoli is created.
- The beginning of the Tulsi Vivah Vidhi ceremony is marked by giving a bath to the Tulsi plant as well as the idol of Lord Vishnu and adorning them with flowers or garlands.
- During the ceremony, Tulsi is decorated like a bride with a bright red sari, jewelry and bindi among others.
- The brass idol of Lord Vishnu or even a Shaligram stone (Lord Vishnu's symbol) is made to don a traditional dhoti.
- The couple is then connected with a thread for the ceremony. The marriage ceremony can be performed by a priest and also by women of all age groups.
- The end of the ceremony is marked with devotees showering the couple with vermilion and rice. After the ceremony, 'Prasad' or 'bhog' is distributed to all the devotees present.
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Tulsi Vivah Mantra
The 'Tulsi Strotram' should be chanted (108) times in order to get favorable benefits of the Tulsi plant.
Vrindaaa Vrindaavanee Viswapoojitaa Viswapaavanee,
Pushpasaaraa Nandini Cha Tulasee Krishnajeevanee.
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How to Celebrate Tulsi Vivah
This festival is quite lavishly celebrated in the Saurashtra region's two Rama temples. The celebrations begin on the day when an invitation card is sent by the bride's temple to the groom's temple. On the day of the wedding, a grand Baraat or a procession is taken from Lord Vishnu's temple to Goddess Tulsi's temple. The Baraat is gladly received by Tulsi's villagers and the ceremony then concludes at the temple with bhajan recitals throughout the night and Lord Vishnu taking Tulsi home the next day. In some places, Tulsi Aarti is also sung at the end of the marriage ceremony.
Tulsi Vivah: Invoking the healing power of Tulsi
The Tulsi plant is considered as a healer which have medicinal qualities and is grown in every Hindu household.
- The Holy Basil is worshipped as a Goddess by Hindu people. This plant is known to purify the atmosphere and significantly decrease its pollution content to a large extent. It also works as an effective repellent for different types of harmful insects like mosquitoes and flies.
- Tulsi oil is also used for making different medicinal and herbal products. It has the ability to cure many common ailments like headache, cough and cold, stomach disorders, etc.
- Tulsi plant symbolizes love, responsibilities, virtues, and miseries of all the women.
- We can achieve happiness and wealth if we worship the Tulsi plant with Shodashopachaar, i.e. sixteen articles necessary for a complete pooja.
- Tulsi is considered as a sacred plant and is planted at the entrance of the house to bring good fortune and positive energy in the house.
Future Point wishes you a happy and prosperous Tulsi Vivah. May every devotee gets the blessings of Maa Laxmi & Lord Vishnu in their life.