Sunday, 29 October 2017

Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi is a sacred plant which can be found in almost every Hindu house.Tulsi vivah is celebrated on the day of Karthik Ekadashi.Tulsi vivah is a traditional marriage of the Tulsi plant to the Lord Vishnu.

The Tulsi wedding signifies the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the Hindu wedding season.It is believed that Tulsi is an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi, consort of Lord Vishnu. She is often called with the name of "Vishnupriya", literally meaning "the beloved of Vishnu".

Tulsi was married to a demon king Jalandhar. She offered prayers to Lord Vishnu to protect her husband from being harmed by any God.
Several Gods approached Lord Vishnu and requested him to take the form of Jalandhar and live with Tulasi, without letting her know about the truth.
Lord Vishnu agreed to the request and did as told by other Gods. After the death of Vrinda's husband, when truth was known to her, she cursed Lord Vishnu and converted him into a stone, i.e. Shaligram and after that, she collapsed. From her body, came out a tulsi plant. It is due to this reason that Vishnu puja is regarded incomplete without the presence of Tulsi leaves. Since then, every year Tulsi is married to Lord Vishnu and the event is known as Tulasi Shaligram Vivah. It is said that the person who performs the custom of giving away Tulsi to Lord Vishnu, considering her to be his own daughter, is considered to earn the credit of performing kanyadan.

Method of Performing the Tulsi Vivah Puja :

Tulsi pot is painted and decorated as a bride. Four pieces of sugarcane are tied around the Tulsi pot with moli and bright red coloured chunni is draped on the Tulsi plant.
In the afternoon, a full meal consisting of rice, puri, sweet potato kheer, red pumpkin vegetable cooked with pieces of sugarcane, amla and tamarind is offered to Tulsi.
Tulsi Vivah ceremony takes place in the late evening. The Pandit and housewives performs the ceremony. Tulsi Devi takes the sacred phera with Saaligram. The Panditji brings the Saaligraam idol with him. In a basket- saree, blouse, mehendi, kaajal, sindoor, bangles, etc. i.e. suhaag related things are kept. This suhaag pilari is offered to Tulsi Devi and later given to a Brahmini.Various poha dishes are offered to Shri Vishnu. Then Prasad is distributed among family members and friends.

108 Names of Tulsi Mata

 श्री तुलसी अष्टोत्तरनामावलिः - पृष्ट 1

S No.  HindiEnglish
1.ॐ श्री तुलस्यै नमःOm Shri Tulasyai Namah
2.ॐ नन्दिन्यै नमःOm Nandinyai Namah
3.ॐ देव्यै नमःOm Devyai Namah
4.ॐ शिखिन्यै नमःOm Shikhinyai Namah
5.ॐ धारिण्यै नमःOm Dharinyai Namah
6.ॐ धात्र्यै नमःOm Dhatryai Namah
7.ॐ सावित्र्यै नमःOm Savitryai Namah
8.ॐ सत्यसन्धायै नमःOm Satyasandhayai Namah
9.ॐ कालहारिण्यै नमःOm Kalaharinyai Namah
10.ॐ गौर्यै नमःOm Gauryai Namah
11.ॐ देवगीतायै नमःOm Devagitayai Namah
12.ॐ द्रवीयस्यै नमःOm Draviyasyai Namah
13.ॐ पद्मिन्यै नमःOm Padminyai Namah
14.ॐ सीतायै नमःOm Sitayai Namah
15.ॐ रुक्मिण्यै नमःOm Rukminyai Namah
16.ॐ प्रियभूषणायै नमःOm Priyabhushanayai Namah
17.ॐ श्रेयस्यै नमःOm Shreyasyai Namah
18.ॐ श्रीमत्यै नमःOm Shrimatyai Namah
19.ॐ मान्यायै नमःOm Manyayai Namah
20.ॐ गौर्यै नमःOm Gauryai Namah
21.ॐ गौतमार्चितायै नमःOm Gautamarchitayai Namah
22.ॐ त्रेतायै नमःOm Tretayai Namah
23.ॐ त्रिपथगायै नमःOm Tripathagayai Namah
24.ॐ त्रिपादायै नमःOm Tripadayai Namah
25.ॐ त्रैमूर्त्यै नमःOm Traimurtyai Namah
26.ॐ जगत्रयायै नमःOm Jagatrayayai Namah
27.ॐ त्रासिन्यै नमःOm Trasinyai Namah
28.ॐ गात्रायै नमःOm Gatrayai Namah
29.ॐ गात्रियायै नमःOm Gatriyayai Namah
30.ॐ गर्भवारिण्यै नमःOm Garbhavarinyai Namah
31.ॐ शोभनायै नमःOm Shobhanayai Namah
32.ॐ समायै नमःOm Samayai Namah
33.ॐ द्विरदायै नमःOm Dwiradayai Namah
34.ॐ आराद्यै नमःOm Aradyai Namah
35.ॐ यज्ञविद्यायै नमःOm Yagyavidyayai Namah
36.ॐ महाविद्यायै नमःOm Mahavidyayai Namah
37.ॐ गुह्यविद्यायै नमःOm Guhyavidyayai Namah
38.ॐ कामाक्ष्यै नमःOm kamakshyai Namah
39.ॐ कुलायै नमःOm Kulayai Namah
40.ॐ श्रीयै नमःOm Shriyai Namah
41.ॐ भूम्यै नमःOm Bhumyai Namah
42.ॐ भवित्र्यै नमःOm Bhavitryai Namah
43.ॐ सावित्र्यै नमःOm Savitryai Namah
44.ॐ सरवेदविदाम्वरायै नमःOm Saravedavidamvarayai Namah
45.ॐ शंखिन्यै नमःOm shankhinyai Namah
46.ॐ चक्रिण्यै नमःOm Chakrinyai Namah
47.ॐ चारिण्यै नमःOm Charinyai Namah
48.ॐ चपलेक्षणायै नमःOm Chapalekshanayai Namah
49.ॐ पीताम्बरायै नमःOm Pitambarayai Namah
50.ॐ प्रोत सोमायै नमःOm Prota Somayai Namah
51.ॐ सौरसायै नमःOm Saurasayai Namah
52.ॐ अक्षिण्यै नमःOm Akshinyai Namah
53.ॐ अम्बायै नमःOm Ambayai Namah
54.ॐ सरस्वत्यै नमःOm Sarasvatyai Namah
55.ॐ सम्श्रयायै नमःOm Samshrayayai Namah
56.ॐ सर्व देवत्यै नमःOm Sarva Devatyai Namah
57.ॐ विश्वाश्रयायै नमःOm Vishvashrayayai Namah
58.ॐ सुगन्धिन्यै नमःOm Sugandhinyai Namah
59.ॐ सुवासनायै नमःOm Suvasanayai Namah
60.ॐ वरदायै नमःOm Varadayai Namah
61.ॐ सुश्रोण्यै नमःOm Sushronyai Namah
62.ॐ चन्द्रभागायै नमःOm Chandrabhagayai Namah
63.ॐ यमुनाप्रियायै नमःOm Yamunapriyayai Namah
64.ॐ कावेर्यै नमःOm Kaveryai Namah
65.ॐ मणिकर्णिकायै नमःOm Manikarnikayai Namah
66.ॐ अर्चिन्यै नमःOm Archinyai Namah
67.ॐ स्थायिन्यै नमःOm Sthayinyai Namah
68.ॐ दानप्रदायै नमःOm Danapradayai Namah
69.ॐ धनवत्यै नमःOm Dhanavatyai Namah
70.ॐ सोच्यमानसायै नमःOm Sochyamanasayai Namah
71.ॐ शुचिन्यै नमःOm Shuchinyai Namah
72.ॐ श्रेयस्यै नमःOm Shreyasyai Namah
73.ॐ प्रीतिचिन्तेक्षण्यै नमःOm Pritichintekshanyai Namah
74.ॐ विभूत्यै नमःOm Vibhutyai Namah
75.ॐ आकृत्यै नमःOm Akrityai Namah
76.ॐ आविर्भूत्यै नमःOm Avirbhutyai Namah
77.ॐ प्रभाविन्यै नमःOm Prabhavinyai Namah
78.ॐ गन्धिन्यै नमःOm Gandhinyai Namah
79.ॐ स्वर्गिन्यै नमःOm Swarginyai Namah
80.ॐ गदायै नमःOm Gadayai Namah
ॐ वेद्यायै नमः
Om Vedyayai Namah
ॐ प्रभायै नमः
Om Prabhayai Namah
ॐ सारस्यै नमः
Om Sarasyai Namah
ॐ सरसिवासायै नमः
Om Sarasivasayai Namah
ॐ सरस्वत्यै नमः
Om Sarasvatyai Namah
ॐ शरावत्यै नमः
Om Sharavatyai Namah
ॐ रसिन्यै नमः
Om Rasinyai Namah
ॐ काळिन्यै नमः
Om Kalinyai Namah
ॐ श्रेयोवत्यै नमः
Om Shreyovatyai Namah
ॐ यामायै नमः
Om Yamayai Namah
ॐ ब्रह्मप्रियायै नमः
Om Brahmapriyayai Namah
ॐ श्यामसुन्दरायै नमः
Om Shyamasundarayai Namah
ॐ रत्नरूपिण्यै नमः
Om Ratnarupinyai Namah
ॐ शमनिधिन्यै नमः
Om Shamanidhinyai Namah
ॐ शतानन्दायै नमः
Om Shatanandayai Namah
ॐ शतद्युतये नमः
Om Shatadyutaye Namah
ॐ शितिकण्ठायै नमः
Om Shitikanthayai Namah
ॐ प्रयायै नमः
Om Prayayai Namah
ॐ धात्र्यै नमः
Om Dhatryai Namah
ॐ श्री वृन्दावन्यै नमः
Om Shri Vrindavanyai Namah
ॐ कृष्णायै नमः
Om Krishnayai Namah
ॐ भक्तवत्सलायै नमः
Om Bhaktavatsalayai Namah
ॐ गोपिकाक्रीडायै नमः
Om Gopikakridayai Namah
ॐ हरायै नमः
Om Harayai Namah
ॐ अमृतरूपिण्यै नमः
Om Amritarupinyai Namah
ॐ भूम्यै नमः
Om Bhumyai Namah
ॐ श्री कृष्णकान्तायै नमः
Om Shri Krishnakantayai Namah
ॐ श्री तुलस्यै नमः
Om Shri Tulasyai Namah

Tulsi ji Ki Aarti - English text

Jai Jai Tulsi Mata, Sab Jag Ki Sukh Daata
Jai Jai Tulsi Mata.

Sab Yugon Ke Upar, Sab Logon Ke Upar Ruj Se Raksha Karke Bhav Trata
Jai Jai Tulsi Mata..

Batu Putri He Shyama, Sur Bali Hai Graamya
Vishnu Priye Jo Tumko Seve, So Nar Tar Jaata
Jai Jai Tulsi Mata..

Hari Ke Sheesh Viraajat, Tribhuvan Se Ho Vandit
Patit Jano Ki Taarini Vikhyata
Jai Jai Tulsi Mata..

Lekar Janam Vijan Mein, Aayi Divya Bhavan Me
Maanavlok Tumhi Se Sukh Sampati Paata
Jai Jai Tulsi Mata..

Hari Ko Tum Ati Pyaari Shyaam Varan Kumari
Prem Ajab Hai Unka Tumse Kaisa Naata
Jai Jai Tulsi Mata..

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