DWADASI TULASI PUJA PERFORMED AS A PART OF MANAGUDI
Tirupati, Nov 14: As a part of the ongoing week-long spiritual and religious activities for the four phase of “Managudi” which is scheduled for 17th of this month, Dwadasi Tulasi Puja has been performed with utmost reverence in all the temples located across the state on Thursday.
According to Hindu sanatana dharma, Tulasi is considered to be holy plant and occupies a revered place. Every Hindu household makes it a point to plant a Tulasi in the courtyard. The month of Karthika is considered to be very auspicious for Tulasi puja. Every part of Tulasi plant is considered to be holy and possess great medicinal value and hence it considered to be the “Queen of Herbs”.
Though there are number of varieties of Tulasi, it is broadly classified into two as Rama Tulasi and Krishna Tulasi. Rama Tulasi is white (pale green) in colour and has stronger aroma. This serves as an effective remedy for severe acute respiratory syndrome, cold, fever, bronchitis and cough.
While Krishna Tulasi, comparatively will have a dark coloured stem and is quite effect in treating body ailments.
Apart from these two varieties of plants, Babui, Vishwa, Jala, Karpura, Limbu, Kariyamaal, Kali, Sri Tulasis are also available in the lap of Mother Nature.
The sacred Tulasi plant, having both medicinal and religious values occupies a pride place in Hindu Mythology. Tulasi Puja comes on Shukla Paksha Dwadasi, in the month of Karthika. This happens to be the last day of chatur maasa. It is on this day only, Lord Vishnu is supposed to get up from His sleep. And, hence being the beloved of Lord Vishnu, celestial wedding is performed to Goddess Tulasi and Lord Vishnu (Lord Sri Krishna) on this holy Dwadasi Day.
As a mark of respecting this age-old tradition, TTD along with AP Endowments department has performed Tulasi Puja with religious fervour across thousands of temples in the entire state.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTD, TIRUPATI