Tulsi marriage is done on Ekadashi date of Shukla Patra of Kartik month. It is also celebrated as Devouthani Ekadashi. This year, Ekadashi is falling on 25 November. On this day Mata Tulsi is married to Lord Shaligram. It is believed that the person who performs the ritual of Tulsi marriage gets as much virtue as one gets from Kanyadaan. Shaligram is considered an incarnation of Vishnu. There is a mythological story behind it. Let's read this story.
According to the legend, once Basil got angry and cursed Vishnu due to which he became a stone. To get rid of this curse, Vishnu took the incarnation of Shaligram. He then married Mata Tulsi. It is said that Mata Tulsi is the incarnation of Maa Lakshmi. Tulsi marriages are performed on Dwadashi in many places. Let's know the auspicious time and the worship method of marriage.
Worship Method of Marriage:
For a Tulsi marriage, a pavilion will have to be built around the Tulsi plant. Then offer a red pick to the basil plant. Also, offer all the makeup items. After this, worship Lord Ganesha and Shaligram. Shaligram takes the throne of the idol of God. Then do their seven circumambulations with Tulsi ji. Do aarti and sing wedding songs.
Auspicious time for Tulsi marriage:
Ekadashi date starts - 25 November, Wednesday, 2:42 am
Ekadashi date ends - November 26, Thursday, till 5:10 am
Dwadashi start date - 26 November, Thursday, 05 am to 10 minutes
The dwadashi date ends - 27 November, Friday, 07 am to 46 minutes
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