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Tulsi Vivah 2023: A Brief Story of Shaligram and Tulsi

By May 3, 2022November 20th, 2023No Comments
Tulsi Vivah

There are many plants and trees that are worshipped as deities in Hinduism. One of them is Tulsi. Most Hindu households have tulsi in their homes due to its virtue, healing properties, and veneration among Hindus. This is not only because Tulsi is considered to be an auspicious plant. But also because it has medicinal and astrological benefits.

But did you know that this plant is known to be the wife of Lord Krishna? Yes, every year, Tulsi Vivah is celebrated, which is marked as the anniversary of Lord Krishna and Tulsi’s marriage. But when is Tulsi Pooja this year? This year Tulsi Vivah will be celebrated on the 24th of November 2023, 2023. The Tulsi Vivah muhurat will start on 23 November 2023, from 09:01 PM onwards, till 24th November 07: 06 PM. 

Lord Krishna

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Story of Vrinda and Lord Vishnu

We all have heard of Tulsi Vivah. In Hinduism, the plant of Tulsi is considered to be highly auspicious. This plant is said to have medicinal benefits and is also known to be the wife of the Lord Krishna. Every year on the occasion of Tulsi Vivah, the Tulsi plant is worshipped. Tulasi Pooja plays an extraordinary role for Hindus. But do you know the actual tulsi mata ki kahani? 

It is accepted that on this day, Lord Vishnu married Goddess Tulsi in the form of Shaligram or her Sri Krishna avatar on Prabodhini Ekadashi. According to Hindu scriptures, Tulsi Mata is considered the symbol of Goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu. She took birth as Vrinda.

Vrinda was the wife of an asura Jalandhar. Jalandhar was known to be a mighty asura. However, his source of power was not from within himself but from the devotion and chastity of his wife, Vrinda. Lord Krishna wanted to defeat Jalandhar. In order to do so, he took the form of Jalandhar and met Vrinda. Because of this, Vrinda’s vow of chastity broke, resulting in Jalandhar losing his powers.

Lord Vishnu then easily defeated Jalandhar. However, upon knowing this, Vrinda was heartbroken. She was very upset and angered by the actions of Lord Vishnu and cursed him to turn into stone. However, it was believed that this curse could only be lifted if Lord Vishnu married Tulsi. Tulsi was said to be an incarnation of Vrinda itself. Thus, Lord Vishnu married Tulsi. 

Importance of Tulsi Vivah

In the Hindu calendar, Tulsi Vivah is celebrated during the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month on Ekadashi, the date of Mata Tulsi and Lord Vishnu’s union in the form of Shaligram. Hence according to the faithful and faithful devotees, fasting on this day with dedication and rituals destroys all the sins committed by the devotee in this birth and the previous life and attains the truth.

All over India, married women perform the Tulsi Vivah Puja for the prosperity of their husbands and relatives. Hindus worship the Tulsi plant and believe it embodies Goddess Mahalakshmi, formerly known as “Vrinda”. To get prosperity in life, girls go to Goddess Lakshmi with complete devotion. Young unmarried women also follow Tulsi Vivah ceremonies to get a good husband.

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Tulsi Vivah Puja Vidhi

Tulsi Vivah is mostly celebrated in the Northern part of India. Many people follow different methods and rituals to celebrate this festival. However, the most common way to celebrate this festival is as follows:

  • Clean the pot of Tulsi and afterwards decorate it with lime.
  • Make a beautiful structure out of a saree and other fabrics and decorate it with sugarcane and flowers.
  • All the family members wear new clothes to go to Tulsi Vivah in the evening.
  • It is essential to marry a black idol of Lord Shaligram, such as Lord Vishnu, called Tulsi.
  • If you don’t have this, you can take an icon of gold, metal, or blended metal as per your reverence or take a picture of Vishnu.
  • If you are busy and fail to make any plans, you can request Pandit Ji; he can take the idol of Shaligram Ji with him from the temple.


Tulsi is a plant that has extraordinary significance in Hindu Sanatan Dharma. Tulsi plants grow in houses and are believed to have healing properties. Therefore, the negative energy in that house ends. On the occasion of Tulsi Puja, we wish you a very happy Tulsi Puja. If you liked this blog and want to read more such blogs, then do visit InstaAstro’s website. There you can read more such amazing and informative blogs that will help you extinguish your curiosity. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. When is Tulsi Vivah 2023?

The Tulsi Vivah 2023 date and time are from 23 November 2023, 09:01 PM to 24 November 2023, 07:06 PM.

2. Which day is good for Tulsi Vivah Mangalashtak?

Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha of the Kartik month.

3. What is the auspicious time to perform tulsi vivah aarti?

The auspicious time to perform Tulsi Vivah Aarti is on 24th November 2023 from 11:43 AM till 12:53 PM.

4. Is there any Tulsi Vivah Mantra?

The tulsi mantra is “Om Tulsidevye Cha Vidmahe Vishnupriyaye Cha Dheemahi Tanno Vrinda Prachodayat”.

5. Why is Tulsi Vivah celebrated?

The Tulsi Vivah importance is that it is celebrated to mark the wedding of Lord Krishna with Tulsi mata.

6. How to decorate tulsi plant?

One can decorate the Tulsi plant as they wish like. However, an important thing to remember is that one should use lime for decoration.

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