Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil is considered a sacred plant in Hinduism. Tulsi is an earthly manifestation of the Goddess Tulsi, the consort of the Lord Vishnu....
Tulsi or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil is considered a sacred plant in Hinduism. Tulsi is an earthly manifestation of the Goddess Tulsi, the consort of the Lord Vishnu.
For more than 5000 years Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) has been considered India's "Queen of Herbs" and has been revered as one of the most sacred herbs in India, infused with healing power.
The Tulsi Mala is made of the wood or the seeds of Tulsi and is used for mantra chanting and worship.
The Tulsi Mala can be worn on the neck or tied around the fist. The benefits of the leaves of Tulsi is well proven, and owing to its spiritual and physical healing powers, the touch of the Tulsi wood acts as a rejuvenator for the stressed mind and brings the spiritual self of a person closer to God. On top of that, wearing the Tulsi Mala is supposed to bring good luck and fortune to the devoted wearer. It is said to balance the kapha and the vata dosha. Tulsi clears the aura, and its subtle smell fills the heart with sensation of the divine. The Tulsi Mala is used to worship Lord Ram and Krishna, different incarnations of Lord Vishnu who is believed to be the creator and the beloved of the Tulsi.