Books > The Life of Tulasi Devi
The Life of Tulasi
And Her Care and Worship
Written and Narrated by Amal Bhakta Dasa
With Background Music and Sound Effects.
One of the most confusing traditions for Westerners to understand
is the worship of a plant called Tulasi Devi. There is a lovely
story attached to the practice, which epxains many things, including
Tulasi Devi is considered
one of the Lord's greatest devotees.
She is worshipped daily
in all Vaisnava temples.
She descended from the
spiritual world to this realm.
She preformed thousands
of years of austerity to obtain Lord Vishnu as her husband.
She became both the
sacred Tulasi plant as well as the holy Gandaki River.
All worship of Lord
Vishnu must contain an offering of Tulasi leaves.
Lord Krishna always
wears a garland of Tulasi leaves around his neck.
The Lord allowed Tulasi
to curse him to become a stone--a stone in which he Manifests
Himself as the Salagrama-sila.
A conchshell is considered
sacred and must be used in various worship ceremonies.
Also discover the many benefits
of worshipping the Tulasi plant and Salagrama-sila. The original
book, The Life of Tulasi Devi was reviewed and approved by Gopiparanadhana
Dasa, Sanskrit editor of the BBT.
Approx. 3 hours