Discussion in 'Festivals, Functions & Rituals' started by Ramavyasarajan, Nov 19, 2010.
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Thulasi vivah " This is perhaps the most sentimental but not the least important festival which falls on the 11th day of the bright half of Kartika masaa. This story from Padma puranam revolves round Tulsi, the plant Ociumum Sanctum which in her former birth was Vrinda, the daughter of a giant named Nemi and the faithful wife of demon Jalandhar. Being born in water Jalandrar claims sovereignty over the ocean and demand the 14 treasures churned out of the ocean in Vishnu's second incarnation. He declares war and becomes a cause of danger to the gods. More so because of a boon that he would be free from death till his wife Vridna was chaste. As a last resort to kill Jalandhar vishnu beguiles Vrinda by assuming her husband;s form. Vrinda in her wrath curses and turns Lord Vishnu into a Black stone (Salagram)_ for his deceit Vishnu too retaliates but in admiration of her impeachable chastity and piety he transfers her into the sacred Tulsi plant and promises to marry her annually on this day of Kartik. The origin of the ammonite black stone or salagram found on the bed of the river Gandaki may be attributed to their legend.
As a consequent, all devout Hindu women worship the Tulsi Plant with flowers and milk assuming Lord Krishna to be present on it on this auspicious day. (Thanks to Saligram.nett
We celebrate it in house for ourselves (without any (probithar, acharya, vathyar you call it anything) we will decorate Thulalsi madam and Krishna with flowers, etc. and do formal marriage. Thulasi is very favourite for Lord Krishna and without Thulasi we cannot perform pooja of Lord Vishnu. We will make archana to Lord Krishna with Krishna ashtothram and Thulasi with Thulasi ashtothram , lit many more lites in front of thulasi madam pooja room and compound walls, prepare 5 types of laddus, and offer fruits, laddus, betel nut leaves coconut . Male member of the family will do abishek to salagramam. then we will show karpoora aarathi, sudal arathi (In a plate we pour some turmeric powder, kumkum akshathai and and add water and in it we place to two small diyas ) and amla arathi(5 amlas plalced in a plate ( we make a duff from maida and keep the amal over that so that they can sit without rolling) and lit neivillakku ) and sang some devotional songs on Lord Krishna and Tulasi..ad then distribute prasadams to the members of the house and neibours.
Hope I have given narration fully.
Mangalagaramaa, lakshmi kadaachamaa, paarkkave aanathamaa romba arputhamaa irukku.
Ithai engaloda share pannina ungalukku romba nandri.
thangal parthu rasithathai paarati ezhuthiya ungalukku mikka nandri veni
thanks for sharing photos with us. romba naana irrukku.
Thank you Saikripa
Your narration was very fascinating and makes me want to know much much more abt it.
Thanks for sharing the photos. Very divine. Are the diyas made of clay? They look very nice.
Thank you Abisingh. Yes Diyas are made of mud
puja was beautifully done. i blessed to see this thulasi puja photo for the first time.
thanks for sharing.
Thank you Sivashankari