Since time immemorial, we have witnessed how significant the Tulsi plant is to our elderly, may it be in their morning Pujas or worshipping rituals. The Tulsi plant is regularly worshipped with devotion and dedication. Tulsi plant is considered to be a very close plant of Lord Vishnu and is also known as “Vaishnavi”. Tulsi is believed to be the manifestation and a blessing of Lord Shiva present on Earth. Many people are of the belief that worshipping the Tulsi plant regularly symbolises offering your blessings to Lord Vishnu and it is a measure to please the god so that he may shower fortune.
The Tulsi plant is very often mentioned in the Vedas and it is believed that Bhrama resides in the branches of this tree and it consists of all Supreme Deities. The Ganges reside in the roots and the Vedas reside in the upper branches of the tree. Tulsi is believed to be the medium between Earth and Heaven and acts as a contact between higher spirits and beings.
Tulsi is therefore considered to be a significant and paramount part of all religious ceremonies and procedures such as Puja, Hawan etc. The significance of the plant can also be witnessed by the usage of the plant and its various parts in different medicines. Eating a few leaves of Tulsi is recommended every Morning, and it has been proven to be effective at keeping serious and chronic ailments such as Cancer at bay.
The presence of the plant is also instrumental in eliminating Vastudosha and preventing any negative energies to wander or be present within one’s home.