This year, the auspicious festival of blessed marital bliss – Tulsi Vivah 2019 falls on November 8, 2019. This day is observed as the mythical marriage of Lord Vishnu with the Tulsi plant (Holy Basil). The Vivah ceremony has to be celebrated on Day 12 (Dwadashi) of the Shukla Paksha in the Kartik month. People observe the ceremony in a time phase between Prabodhini Ekadashi and Kartik Poornima.
Tulsi Vivah is important as it signifies the commencement of marriages for Hindus, and also the end of the monsoon season in India. As per mythology, the Tulsi plant is an incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. Married women observe the rituals in order to be blessed with marital bliss. Unmarried women observe in order that they are rewarded with good husbands.
The Tulsi Vivah Date & Shubh Muhurat Timings in 2019
Sunrise: November 08, 2019 6:40 am
Sunset: November 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Dwadashi Tithi begins on November 08, 2019 12:24 pm and ends on November 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Additional Information: The above panchang is generated for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. To change the date and place, go to Panchang
Tulsi Vivah Ki Katha
On this day, it is ideal that believers read the story behind Tulsi Vivah. In ancient times, there was a demon king named Jalandhar. He was known for his disastrous acts and the Gods tried a way to put an end to his actions. But his success lay in the virtuous character of his beloved wife Brinda. So, Lord Vishnu took a form of Jalandhar and put an end to her chastity./p>
Jalandhar now lost in his fight and died. On knowing the truth, she cursed Lord Vishnu and transformed him into a stone named Shaligram. She died in her husband’s funeral pyre. Lord Vishnu transformed her soul into the Tulsi plant and promised to marry her. In this way, the Shaligram stone got married to the Tulsi plant.
Apart from this, mythology states that Tulsi was a reincarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and a consort of Lord Vishnu. She was a stringent devotee of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, the Tulsi Vivah denotes oneness in married life.