Tulsi Vivah is the celebration of marriage of Holy Plant Tulsi with Saligram – an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Tulsi Vivah can be celebrated between Prabhosini -Ekadashi- 11th lunar day of bright fortnight of Month Kartik (Oct. – Nov.) to Full moon day that’s Kartik Poornima.
Tulsi Vivah celebration seems as end of monsoon and starting of wedding session. People celebrate and arrange Tulsi Vivah within marriage of their son’s and daughter’s for getting blessings of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Tulsi.
Story Behind Tulsi Vivah :
Legends say’s there was a demon king called Jalandhar. He was going more powerful day by day due to Purity and worship by his wife Vrinda to Lord Vishnu. Even Lord Shiva could not be able to defeat the demon. He told Lord Vishnu to find the Solution. Then Lord Vishnu Disguised himself into Jalandhar and violated with Vrinda. Due to this her Chastity get braked, Jalandhar got weak and then lord Shiva Killed that Jalandhar.
Then Vrinda got angry and cursed Lord Vishnu to covert into black color and would be separated from his wife. Then Lord Vishnu Convert into Black Colored as God Saligram and Lord Vishnu separated from his wife Sita in his Ram Incarnation. Vrinda burnt herself with her husband. God’s and lord Vishnu transformed her soul into a plant and give name as –Tulsi.
So Tulsi Vivah is arranged and celebrated to worship Lord Vishnu as Saligram and Vrinda as Goddess Tulsi for getting Purity and well being. The Prabhosini Ekadashi and next day is assumes best for Tulsi Vivah.
Tulsi Vivah Celebration In Year 2011 :
- Date of festival Tulsi Vivah this year is: 10 November 2011
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