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Tulasi Vivah references

Which Puranas describe Tulasi vivah, celebrated in Shukla Dwadashi of Kartika. Vishnu tricking Tulasi was discussed in this answer. But looking for references where Vishnu married Tulasi.
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Can we paint religious images with laterite?

I'm planning to make an image of Mahalakshmi and shankh-chakra on my tulasi-thara (tulsi-vrindavan) to surprise my mother as she's always wanted to have it painted (just plain white right now) but we ...
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What is the story of Tulasi and her emergence from the Samudra Manthana?

There are two legends of Tulasi that are currently known, the one related to Jalandhara and the other related to Shankhachuda, both currently found in the Shiva Purana. In both the stories, Lord ...
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Story of jaya vijaya and King Pratap bhanu

I was reading through Ramcharitmanas of Goswami Tulsidas Ji. I read the story of Raja Pratap Bhanu and he becoming Ravana in the next birth. I wondered, how is that possible when we know that Jay ...
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Did Goswami Tulsidas preach Harihar bhed or Hari Har abhed?

We all have come across Padas of Ramcharitmanas like hari har ninda sune jo kana, sapne na suhahi etc. But all of the verses talk about how hari and hari are both required to be included in bhakti. ...
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Prayaschitta for plucking tulasi leaves on Dwadasi

I have a question what is the 'prayaschitta', if unknowingly one plucks tulasi leaves on the Dwadasi day ? Also does the rule regarding the prohibition on plucking tulasi leaves on Dwadasi Tithis ...
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Where is this verse attributed to the garuDa purANa found?

I was reading excerpts from a book called sva-dharmAmR^ita-sindhu, which gives many instructions about worship and daily practice for devotees of the nimbArka sect. In one place, it talks about the ...
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Does any scripture recommend Tulasi leaves in Ganesha Puja on Ganesha Chaturthi?

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 ...
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Tulasi plucking for puja

It is in the answer that tulasi plucking not allowed on certain days. And in this answer it I mentioned that tulasi is indispensable. Question is how do you pick tulasi for pujas on restricted days?
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Tulsi mala rules before wearing around neck

Hello everyone please help me. I bought a tulsi mala to wear around my neck. I chant ramanama(No mantras). I read that we have to offer tulsi mala to bhagwan vishnu before wearing it around our neck. ...
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Why do we perform this ritual at someone's death bed?

When a person is about to die and leave his mortal body it is said that we must put gangajal i.e. water of holy river Ganga and tulsipatra i.e. leaves of sacred Tulsi plant in the person's mouth. What ...
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According to scriptures is it allowed to keep Tulasi inside home?

Tulasi is considered to be sacred. Is it allowed to keep it inside the home as per the scriptures?
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What is the history behind celebrating Tulsi Vivah?

What is the history behind celebrating Tulsi Vivah and What are the correct ways follows to do the Tulsi Vivah Pujan?
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Which scriptures say that Tulsi leaves should not be chewed?

It is a belief amongst many that Tulsi should not be chewed. Some say that Tulsi is associated with Vishnu so one must not chew it. So where does it say Tulsi should not be chewed? Does it have ...
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Is Tulasi offered to Shiva?

Often some people say Tulasi is not offered to Shiva. But is there Scriptural reference to it? I remember reading in Shiva Purana that "Tulasi is used in worship of all Gods except Ganesha". ...
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Did Lord Vishnu trick Tulasi into having sex with him in her previous birth?

Swami Balendu in this blog post narrates a story of how Lord Vishnu defeats an asura named Jalandhara by impersonating him to have sex with his wife (who's later reborn as Tulasi) and taking away all ...
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what is the significance of tulsi at homes? [duplicate]

I have seen Every Hindu having a Tulsi plant at home and being worshipped everyday....In Modern days as today why would one need a Tulsi Plant at home? Is it useful or just because of rituals Why do ...
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Watering tulsi plant on sunday is not allowed? [duplicate]

My family says not to water the tulsi plant on sunday and even not to pluck it on that day. Is it right?? Please explain it with proper justification.
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Is Tulasi a single jeeva or a class of jeevas or something else?

Tulasi is the most sacred plant in Hinduism, from worship to death bed Tulasi is required. In other words, Tulasi is an integral part of Hindu rituals. What is Tulasi - a single jeevatman or a set of ...
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Lord Shiva and demon-king Jalandhara?

Why lord Shiva was unable to defeat Jalandhara? And also is there any story that describes why did Vrinda marry a demon?
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Tulsi plant and watering it on sundays?

What's the deal with no watering the plant on Sundays? And why tulsi is sacred? Are there other plants which are considered as sacred ones?
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Why are tulsi leaves used while offering naivedya?

What is Importance of patri in puja ritual and Why are tulsi leaves used while offering naivedya?
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Should we not pluck leaves of Tulsi after sundown?

My aunt refused to pluck a leaf from the Tulsi plant after sundown and when I asked her for a reason, she gave an answer with which I was not satisfied at all. So can anybody tell me if we should not ...
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Why Tulsi not offered to lord Ganesha [duplicate]

Why Tulsi is not offered while performing puja to lord Ganesha? Also, I want to know the reason behind that why we don't offer tulsi to Ganesha except for Ganesha Chaturthi day during patri puja?
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Why Tulsi water is provided as theertha in temples?

As we all know, in Hindu Temples, after the Mangalarti has been done, priest will start serving the theertha which is a Tulsi water. Why is it served in all the temples? Also sometimes they serve milk ...
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Was Tulsi really Lord Vishnu's wife?

Everyone uses Tulsi leaf when they worship Lord Vishnu and many people say that Tulsi was Vishnu's another wife. Is this true?
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Why should not we touch Tulsi and Peepal trees on Sunday?

It is said that, we should not touch or give water to Tulsi or Peepal tree on Sunday. What is the reason behind it and what happens if someone does it?
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