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Why Tulsi or Holy Basil is worshipped in Hinduism? – The story of Tulsi and Krishna

Tulsi, or Holy Basil, is worshipped in Hinduism and is a plant associated with Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna. There are several stories in the Puranas that explain the significance of Tulsi plant and also there are several episodes in the life of Krishna which is associated with the Tulsi plant. This story of Tulsi and Lord Krishna explains how Tulsi Plant attained the sacred status it is enjoyed today. Please note that there are several such stories in the Puranas and this is one of them.Satyabhama one of the queens of Lord Krishna was proud of her beauty and always thought that Lord Krishna loved her most. Sage Narada who came to know about this wrong notion of Satyabhama decided to trick her. He arrived at her residence and was traditionally welcomed by Satyabhama. Pleased with her hospitality, Sage Narada asked Satyabhama to ask a boon. She wanted the blessing from Sage Narada that Lord Krishna will be her husband in all her births. Sage Narada then said that it is a well known fac…

Saubhagya Sundari Vrat

Saubhagya Sundari Vrat is observed on the third day during the Krishna Paksha of Margasheersh month in North India and also during the third day of the Shukla Paksha in Chaitra month. The corresponding period in Gujarat and Maharashtra is the Kartik month. The vrat is observed by married women for the long life of their husbands.

Saubhagya Sundari Vrat is dedicated to Mother Goddess. In some regions the Goddess to whom the Vrat is dedicated is named as Saubhgyasundari.

This is not a hugely popular vrat and is only observed in certain parts of North India.