The life of Tulasi Devi

The life of Tulasi Devi

The Life of Tulasi Devi

 

One of the most confusing traditions for Westerners to understand is the worship of a plant called Tulasi Devi.  There is a lovely story attached to the practice, which explains many things, including why…  

  1. Tulasi Devi is considered one of the Lord’s greatest devotees.
  2. She is worshipped daily in all Vaisnava temples.
  3. She descended from the spiritual world to this realm.
  4. She performed thousands of years of austerity to obtain Lord Vishnu as her husband.
  5. She became both the sacred Tulasi plant as well as the holy Gandaki River.
  6. All worship of Lord Vishnu must contain an offering of Tulasi leaves.
  7. Lord Krishna always wears a garland of Tulasi leaves around his neck.
  8. The Lord allowed Tulasi to curse Him to become a stone – a stone in which He manifests Himself as the Salagrama-sila.
  9. A conchshell is considered sacred and must be used in various worship ceremonies.

Also discover the many benefits of worshipping the Tulasi plant and Salagrama-sila.  The original book, The Life of Tulasi Devi was reviewed and approved by Gopiparanadhana Dasa, Sanskrit editor of the BBT.

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