Sri Tulasi Vaibhavam – by Sri Vaddiparti Padmakar Garu
Tulsi or Tulasi (Blessed basil) or Vrinda is a hallowed plant in Hindu conviction. Hindus view it as a natural sign of the goddess Tulsi/Vrinda; she is viewed as the symbol of Lakshmi, and along these lines the partner of the god Vishnu. The contribution of its leaves is obligatory in ceremonial love of Vishnu and his symbols like Krishna and Vithoba.
Numerous Hindus have tulsi plants developing before or close to their home, regularly in uncommon pots or an extraordinary brick work structure referred to as Tulsi Vrindavan as this is identified with their way of life. Generally, Tulsi is planted in the focal point of the focal patio of Hindu houses. The plant is developed for strict purposes, and for its basic oil.
In Hindu vedas , Tulsi (“inimitable”) is known as Vaishnavi (“having a place with Vishnu”), Vishnu Vallabha (“dearest of Vishnu”), Haripriya (“adored of Vishnu”), Vishnu Tulsi. The Tulsi with green leaves is called Shri-Tulsi (“blessed Tulsi”); Shri is additionally an equivalent for Lakshmi, Vishnu’s chief associate. This assortment is otherwise called Rama-Tulsi (“splendid Tulsi”); Rama is additionally one of the important symbols of Vishnu. The Tulsi with dim green or purple leaves and purple stem is called Shyama-Tulsi (“dull Tulsi”) or Krishna-Tulsi (“dim Tulsi”); Krishna is likewise an unmistakable symbol of Vishnu. This assortment is considered particularly consecrated to Krishna, as its purple shading is like Krishna’s dull composition.