How to Worship Tulasi at Home

Learn the art of growing Tulasi at home

Tulasi is auspicious in all respects. Simply by seeing, simply by touching, simply by remembering, simply by praying to, simply by bowing before, simply by hearing about or simply by sowing this tree, there is always auspiciousness. Anyone who comes in touch with the Tulasi tree in the above-mentioned ways lives eternally in the Vaikuntha world.

Tulasi devi is blessed with the benediction of always being present on the Lord’s lotus feet and on all preparations offered to Him. Tulasi can be offered only to Krsna and His Visnu-tattva expansions, i.e., Lord Balarama, Lord Nityananda, Lord Visnu, Lord Nrsimhadeva, etc., but never to anyone else. The Tulasi tree is a most important plant, and is often seen at numerous Vedic temples, especially those dedicated to Vishnu and Krishna. At such temples you are likely to find one or more in the courtyard wherein pilgrims circumambulate it, water it, or even offer prayers to it. Some temples will even have Tulasi groves, wherein you will see numerous Tulasi plants growing in a garden. Some temples will even have a special greenhouse just for taking care of Tulasi plants. At such temples, they may even prepare large garlands of Tulasi leaves and manjaris (the ends of the branches) for the Deity of Lord Krishna to wear. It is said that Tulasi will not grow well where there is no devotion to the Lord. In fact, how well Tulasi grows is said to be like a barometer that indicates how high the devotional attitude is of the devotee community around the temple.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Appearance of Srimati Tulasi Devi
  • Significance of Tulasi
  • Growing Tulasi from seeds
  • Bringing Tulasi home
  • Nurturing Tulasi at home

 

About the Facilitator

Jaga Mohini Devi dasi is a great devotee and Tulasi enthusiast. She has been taking care of the Tulasi shrine at the Radha-Krishna Temple in London where there is a dedicated rooftop greenhouse with many flourishing Tulasi plants.

Course Details:

Facilitator: Jaga Mohini devi dasi
Location: Online on-demand

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