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Tulasi Pooja - songs, slokas for Tulsi festival

Tulasi Pooja is celebrated a fortnight after Deepavali. It signifies the day Tulasi married Lord Vishnu. On this day, Tulasi katte is decorated like a bride. Amla trees are planted along with the tulsi plant. Here is the significance of Tulasi pooja in India (Karnataka & Andhra).

Tulasi festival usually occurs two weeks after the Deepavali festival, and all the remaining fireworks from Diwali is enjoyed on Tulsi pooja day. A very good collection of Tulasi pooja slokas and ashtottara appears in a blog by Meera Subbarao here.

Worshipping tulasi is explained in a simple by ISKCON website here. Some people also celebrate this festival as "Tulasi Vivaha" . The ceremony of Tulsi Vivaha takes place in the late evening. Aarti is performed in the end of the puja and prasad is distributed to devotees.

The sacred plant, Tulsi is regarded as the incarnation of the goddess Mahalakshmi. Tulsi represents duty, dedication, love, virtue and sorrow of all women. That is why this herb is usually worshipped by Indian women of all age groups.

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