Tulsi Vivah 2016-17—‪‪ Important dates for marriage as per Hindu calendar

Tulsi Vivah 2016: As per Hindu calendar Tulsi Vivah is an important ritual. Tulsi Vivah, the ceremonial marriage of Tulsi plant with Lord Vishnu. This year the date of the Tulsi Vivah pooja falls on Ekadasi day which is November 11. Some people perform the pooja one day after after Ekadasi on Karthika Shuddha Dwadashi. Tulasi Vivah also marks the beginning of holy wedding season of the Hindus. Let’s get into the ritualistic mood and celebrated this day with with great fervor and joy.
A Tulsi plant is beautifully planted and decorated. As per the rituals, Sugarcane and marigold is offered to the plant. Preferably, sit facing westward during the puja. The marriage is performed in the evening and a lot of people observe fast.
The month of festivity and celebration is considered one of the most suspicious months and Tulsi Vivah during this time is considered the best example of marriage. During the Vivah ritual, seek blessings from Tulsi, restore your faith in the good times and diminish negativity.
This year Tulsi Vivah is being celebrated on November 11th.
Alternate Devutthana Ekadashi = 11/11/2016
On 12th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi = 06:48 to 09:01
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 11:21 on 10/Nov/2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 09:12 on 11/Nov/2016
Tulsi Vivah is a ritual of marriage of Tulasi plant (Holy Basil) and Lord Vishnu. The meaning of word Tulsi is incomparable, something that is unique. In Hinduism, Tulsi is considered a sacred plant and is planted at the entrance of the house to bring good fortune and positive energy in the house. It is believed that any Hindu household is not complete without the holy plant Tulsi.
This holy ceremony is performed anytime between the Prabodhini Ekadashi and the Karthik Purnima in the month of Karthik. This alliance also signifies the end of monsoon and beginning of the holy wedding season of the Hindus. It is believed that Tulsi is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, who is the beloved of Lord Vishnu. This plant possesses different healing qualities that improve the brain and body.
On this occasion Hindu Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in the form of Tulsi. People seek blessings and bliss in life, during this day.
Here’s wishing one and all a very happy Tulsi Vivah.

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