15 November, Monday
Tulsi Vivah Tithi - Monday, 15 November 2021
Dwadashi Tithi Begins - 06:39 on 15 November 2021
Dwadashi Tithi Ends - 08:01 on 16 November 2021
Facts About Tulsi Vivah
We all know India is a diverse country with a vast mix of different cultures and traditions. Every eventful Hindu festival follows the track of amazing tales and one such astounding ritual is Tulsi Vivah.
The term Tulsi Vivah means the marriage of Tulsi plant which relates to the custom marriage of the Holy Tulsi plant with Lord Krishna – the seventh embodiment of Lord Vishnu and this occasion is one of the most important festivals in Hindu Mythology.
According to the Hindu calendar, the celebration of Tulsi Vivah is usually performed in the Hindu month of Karthik (Prabodhini Ekadasi) & the full moon day (Kartik Purnima), while some devotees of different communities celebrate the festival for a period of five days, ending celebrations on the Full Moon Day of the Kartik month.
Mother Nature holds a vital position, where Tulsi (basil plant) is considered as a Holy Plant but also an integral part of all the holy practices. People also know this occasion as “Tulsi Shaligram Puja” and it also signifies the beginning of the wedding season in the Hindu religion. Read below for more detailed information of its History, Significance & Celebrations of Tulsi Vivah – 2021.
History Behind Tulsi Vivah
There are numerous stories behind the Tulsi Vivah celebrations in Hindu Mythology. According to one of the Puranas in the Hindu religion, the Tulsi plant is a woman which they worship as a goddess, Vrinda. She is a devotee of Lord Vishnu, wife of Jalandhar, king of Asura. When Lord Shiva fails to defeat Jalandhar, Vrindha’s husband, Lord Shiva asks help from Lord Vishnu, who is the avenger of Trinity.
To help Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu disguises himself as Jalandhar, husband of Vrinda. He tricks her and touches her and she loses her purity and later she realizes that he is not her husband. Due to this, Jalandhar loses all his powers and Lord Shiva defeats him.
After knowing what Lord Vishnu has done by tricking her. Having this pain and sadness she kills herself by drowning in the ocean by cursing him to be separated from his wife Lakshmi. Lord Vishnu then transports her soul into a Tulsi plant. Therefore she’s also considered as the wife of Lord Vishnu and known as Vishnupriya – “beloved to Lord Vishnu”.
Significance & Celebrations of Tulsi Vivah
Since ancient times, the plant of Tulsi signifies purity, wellbeing, prosperity and it is famous for the visible medical aspects. However, people in Hindu communities worship her in the form of a great deity. In India, people believe Tulsi (Goddess Lakshmi) to be an embodiment wife of Lord Vishnu.
Therefore, the festival notices celebrations across the rural and urban areas of the country as it signifies the end of the monsoon of rainy days and the celebration of Tulsi Vivah is a ritual celebration that delights the traditions of a Hindu wedding. The festival is celebrated in homes by observing fasts till the evening, chanting holy Mantras, and worshipping Lord Krishna & Goddess Tulsi.
The entire family prepares for the ritual on this auspicious day. Later, In the evening a mandap is set around the holy Tulsi plant. The ceremony commonly takes place in the courtyard of a house because people plant Tulsi in their courtyard according to Hindu customs. Devotees also strongly believe that Vrinda resides in the plant of Tulsi at night and leaves every morning and it is known as Tulsi Vrindavan.
A person performing Tulsi Vivah puja gets the same deed (Punya) as performing KanyaDaan (marriage of a daughter) and it is also believed that all problems in marriage will be solved by performing Tulsi Vivah. Thus, the holy plant of Basil (Tulsi) guides a person who wishes to walk on the path of spirituality, and also the festival of Tulsi Vivah tells us how Goddess lives in the universe in the form of general elements.
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In 2021, the festival of Tulsi Vivah falls on 15th November Monday. This occasion is performed during the Muhurat time mentioned by the online astrologers and in several Hindu communities, the celebration takes place for a period of five days. The days and dates of Muhurat timing can differ from place-to-place depending upon sunrise and sunset time.
WE WISH ALL OUR READERS A VERY HAPPY & SAFE TULSI VIVAH – 2021