Tulsi Vihah 2023: Check out shubh muhurat, date and puja rituals
Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious day for Hindu devotees and holds immense spiritual significance for the followers of Vaisnavism, a cult devoted to Lord Vishnu. The day symbolises the marriage of the Tulsi plant, which is believed to be a form of the goddess Tulsi, with Lord Vishnu.
As per mythology, Goddess Tusli in her earlier form as Vrinda is revered as an embodiment of purity and virtues. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.
This sacred union highlights the harmonious balance between nature and divinity. This auspicious occasion takes place on the twelfth day or the Dwadashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of the Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar. It’s commonly known as Shukla Dwadashi.
Tulsi Vivah 2023: Date and Shubh Muhurat
This year, Tulsi Vivah will be observed on Friday, November 24, as per panchang. The Dwadashi Tithi will commence at 9:01 PM on November 23 and end at 7:06 PM on November 24.
Tulsi Vivah 2023: Puja Rituals
On the day of Tulsi Vihah, the devotees wake up early in the morning, take a bath and prepare for the ritual. Devotees decorate the Tulsi plant and perform the wedding ceremony with Lord Vishnu. In many states, the marriage ceremony is performed with a Shaligram or an Amla branch, considered a symbol of Lord Vishnu.
Following the wedding, devotees offer prayers and perform aarti to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu. During the Tusli Vivah, devotees offer various items to the plant, including water, fruits, sweets, and incense sticks.
Tulsi Vivah 2023: Significance and Story
Tulsi Vivah is a significant festival in Hinduism, observed with great enthusiasm and devotion every year. Devotees celebrate the holy marriage of Lord Vishnu and the Tulsi plant. The celebration of Tulsi Vivah also marks the beginning of the wedding season in many states, as per the regional calendar.
Devotees perform Tulsi Vivah seeking the blessings of Lord Vishnu. The significance of the day is linked to the mythological tales of Tusli or Vrinda and her husband demon King Jalandhar, as described in ancient Hindu texts like Skanda Purana, Padma Purana and Shiva Purana.
People consider the holy Tulsi plant a symbol of purity, devotion, and love. Tusli or Vrinda was a divine lady and a devotee of Lord Vishnu in her earlier incarnation and worshipping the Tusli plant on this day is believed to bring the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
It’s also believed that performing the puja strengthens the emotional bonding between the couple and brings better understanding. The ritual is also believed to help in solving issues related to delayed marriage and other marriage-related problems.
(Edited by : Sudarsanan Mani)