As per this post, Tulasi is included in leaves to be offered to Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi.

But, Tulasi is prohibited in Ganesha puja on normal days.

Is there any scriptural basis which allows Tulasi in Ganesha puja on Ganesha Chaturthi?

  • Tulasi leaves are prohibited to be used in Ganesha Puja. So, I don't understand why it will be allowed on that particular day.
    – Rickross
    Aug 28, 2020 at 9:06
  • Yeah, that's why after reading the linked Q, I got confused and asked this Q.. @Rickross
    – YDS
    Aug 28, 2020 at 10:15
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    I doubt that blog. Tulasi leaves are forbidden in Ganesh Puja.
    – Rickross
    Aug 29, 2020 at 9:08
  • The author says to use 21 names in the pushpa archana part of the puja. But usually 108 names are used. Which 108 leaves to be used then? Actually they use either flowers or Durva grass. The author also mentions the source of information " I have followed the text published by TTD book "sacred plants:" What is TTD here?
    – Rickross
    Aug 29, 2020 at 9:14
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    Quick Google search suggests TTD: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam..
    – YDS
    Aug 29, 2020 at 13:56


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