Tulsi Puja, also known as Tulsi Shaligram Puja, is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in Kartik month as per traditional lunar calendar. Tulsi, Holy Basil, is associated with Lord Krishna and is found in majority of Hindu homes and is worshiped daily. Tulsi Puja 2013 date – the date of Tulsi Puja is November 13 for those observing it on Uthana Ekadasi. November 14 for those communities observing it on Karthika Shuddha Dwadashi or the day after Ekadasi. Some communities observe it on Kartik Purnima, which is on November 17.
Tulsi Puja is usually performed between Karthik Shuddh Ekadasi and Kartik Purnima.
The main ritual involves the wedding of Tulsi Plant to Lord Vishnu in the form of Shaligram.
Tulsi Pooja also marks the end of Diwali fortnight for many communities.
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