Tulsi (basil) – Symbol of Hindu Religion

Tulsi is a sacred plant, which can found in every home in Hindu religion. It is also called as vrinda.  People believed that tulsi is an incarnation of goddess mahalskshmi. Tulsi represent duty, dedication, virtue, love and sorrow of women and that is why women’s worship it.

In every Hindu home  people begin their day with the worship of Tulsi, which is usually perform by women’s.

They start puja from taking bath and proceed with the decoration of the place where the plant is grown whether it is a pot or land. Some people make rangoli or alpna for decoration and use leafs of banana, mango and sugarcane. After that offering water, kumkum, cloth and finally perform aarti. Sweets or fruits also offered to the tulsi.

Tulsi is very important and amazing plant not only spiritual point of view but also as an herb. Tulsi is very useful for the health. Its smell make atmosphere healthy and pure and prevent us from the mosquitoes and insects by hindering the growth of these insects. Eating five leafs daily in the morning improves immunity and increase memory. Leafs of this plant is also helpful in malaria and gastrointestinal problems. It is also beneficial in the treatment of fever, cold or cough.

There are two types of tulsi, one is Shyama Tulsi and other is Rama. Shyama tulsi is considered more beneficial than the Rama.Tulsi