New Delhi: ‘Tulsi Vivah’ is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant to the Hindu god Vishnu in the Hindu calendar of kartik month of full moon (kartika poornima) of the month.
This year Tulsi Vivah is being celebarted on November 11th.
Alternate Devutthana Ekadashi = 11/11/2016
On 12th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi = 06:48 to 09:01
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 11:21 on 10/Nov/2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 09:12 on 11/Nov/2016
Tulsi Vivah is usually observed in the month of November. In 2016 Tulsi Vivah will begin from 11th November.
As per Hindu mythology, Tulsi was actually a woman named Vrinda who was married to a demon king named Jalandhar. Vrinda worshiped Lord Vishnu and prayed for her husband to be invincible. No God was able to defeat Jalandhar because of Vrinda. However, Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar and violated Vrinda. Her purity was destroyed and Jalandhar was killed by Shiva.
When Vrinda came to know about the truth, she cursed Lord Vishnu and turned him into a black stone (Saaligram) and burnt herself on her husband’s funeral pyre. Lord Vishnu then transferred her soul into a Tulsi plant and as a blessing married Vrinda in the next birth as Saaligram.
Since then the tradition of Tulsi Vivah came into existence.