Tulsi also named as Basil is considered to be a holy plant in India. Basil is believed to be a Goddess and it is worshipped daily by devotees. Hindus offer food as bhog to the plant before eating food every day. Beside Tulsi plan as set Lord Vishnu’s statue as a holy ritual. Tulsi Goddess is believed to be the re-incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Here you all need to know about Tulsi Vivah.
Tulsi Vivah – Date, History, Significance & Celebration
Marriage of Tulsi with Lord Vishnu is known as Tulsi Vivah. Hindus celebrate this festival with huge happiness and enthusiasm. On the 11th day after the festival of lights Diwali, Tulsi Vivah is celebrated with great joy. People arrange the marriage of Tulsi with Lord Vishnu or his after Avatar Shri Krishna. The festival of Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on Prabodhini Ekadashi which falls in the month of Kartika as per the Hindu calendar. Tulsi Vivah falls on the 11th day after the festival of lights Diwali.
Tulsi Vivah Date 2019: November 9
Tulsi Vivah Date 2020: November 26
Tulsi Vivah Date 2021: November 15
The holy day of Tulsi Vivah is falling on 26th of November this year in 2020. The shubh Muhurat for this festival is considered to be for whole day as this entire day is believed to be very auspicious and holy. This day marks the beginning of marriage muhurats for people in Hinduism as this day is believed to be very holy and auspicious. This festival is celebrated with full joy and fun. It is celebrated like any other marriage in Hindus with full arrangement. All the rituals are performed that are performed in a marriage.
On the day of Tulsi Vivah, many women keep fast until the whole day celebrations are finished. Not only women, many men also keep fast on this day. This day of Tulsi Vivah also signifies the victory of good over evil. It signifies that the days of inauspicious period of struggle are finished and now it’s time for new beginnings and auspicious period.
There is an interesting story behind this festival. A girl with name Vrinda used to worship Lord Vishnu all the time. She believed that she is a true bhakt a true devotee of Lord Vishnu. She then got married to a demon also known as danav and dedicated her entire life to that demon i.e. her husband.
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One day the demon i.e. Vrinda’s husband was going for a war. Vrinda worshipped for the protection and wellbeing of her husband just like a devoted wife. She took the pledge to worship until her husband comes back. Due to Vrinda’s worshipping and dedication no one could kill the demon and then it was not good for the world as he was destroying everything so Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Vrinda and broke her invincible pledge to worship. And then Lord Vishnu killed the demon cut off his head. Vrinda felt cheated and cursed Lord Vishnu to be changed into a stone but then everyone requested her to free him from the curse. But she then burnt herself with the head of her husband and became Sati and a plant grew where she burnt herself and that plant was named Tulsi which a synonym of Vrinda.