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Uthwana Dwadashi-Tulasi Habba – November 5th 2022

ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 5th Saturday in USA and in India.
Last year’s pictures:

Tulasi-Pooje-2020Close up of our little Tulasi Plant:

Uthwana Dwadashi – Tulasi Habba or Tulasi Pooje is celebrated a fortnight after Deepavali. It signifies the day Tulasi married Lord Vishnu. On this day, Tulasi katte is decorated like a bride. Amla trees are planted along with the tulsi plant.

Pooje to be done in the evening.

What’s Tulasi?

In most Hindu homes, you find a Tulasi plant growing out of a Tulasi katte . Tulasi is considered to be a holy plant and is worshiped every morning. Tulasi has medicinal value and is often used as a herb in curing the common cold and cough.

So what’s Tulasi Habba?
Tulasi came out of the ocean during Amrita Manthan as a younger sister of Lakshmi. She too was devoted to Lord Vishnu and wanted to marry him. But Lakshmi who was already married to him did not like the idea and cursed her to become a plant. Thus the tulasi plant was born. But the all merciful Lord Vishnu took pity and fulfilling her wish declared that when he will be in the form of a saligrama, found in most temples and madhwa houses, she will remain close to him in the form of a tulasi leaf. Therefore even today a saligrama will have a tulsi leaf along with it. In front of every Hindu home there will be a tulasi katte in which a plant grows round the year.
Although the prayers are offered to Tulasi everyday by watering the plant in the morning and lighting an oil lamp before it in the evening, on Kartik Shukla Dwadashi there will be an annual Tulasi Pooja in the evening when the tulasi katte will be beautifully decorated with clay lamps.

Attached below is a screen shot of the Tulasi Vivaha Slokas and Procedure as printed in the Uttaradi Matta Panchanga. If you click on the image a bigger picture will display which has the words very very clear.


Here is the link for all the Tulasi slokas and songs I have recorded.

1. Slokas

2. Daily Tulasi Pooja Procedure

3. Several Songs on Tulasi

You can also listen to several songs I have recorded on YouTube and created a Playlist below:

 Ugabhoga’s on Tulasi

Seventh is a small Ugabhoga in the series is composed by Shree Purandara dasaru.

ಉಗಾಭೋಗ – 1

ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಮುಗುಳುತೆನೆ

ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಚಿಗುರೆಲೆ

ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಬರಲುಕಟ್ಟಿಗೆ

ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಬೇರುಮಣ್ಣು

ಅದೂ ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ತುಳಸಿ ತುಳಸಿ ಎಂದು ಕೂಗಿದರೆ ಸಾಕು

ಎಲ್ಲ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನೀಡಾಡುವ ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲ ||

Ugābhōga – 1

illadiddare muguḷutene

illadiddare cigurele

illadiddare baralukaṭṭige

illadiddare bērumaṇṇu

adū illadiddare tuḷasi tuḷasi endu kūgidare sāku

ella vastugaḷanīḍāḍuva purandaraviṭhala 1।

ಉಗಾಭೋಗ – 2

ಶ್ರೀತುಲಸಿ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣತುಳಸಿ

ತುಳಸಿದಳ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ತುಳಸಿಕಾಷ್ಠ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ತುಳಸಿ ಶುಷ್ಕ ಅದು ಹಳೆತಾದರೆ ಏನು

ಅವನಿಗರ್ಪಿಸಬಹುದು ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ಚಿಗುರುತುಳಸಿ ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ಮುಗುಳುತೆನೆ

ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ, ಬೇರು, ಮಣ್ಣು ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ತುಳಸಿ ತುಳಸಿ ಎಂದು ಕೂಗಿದರೆ ಸಾಕು

ಇಲ್ಲದಿರೆ, ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲಯ್ಯ ಎಲ್ಲ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ಈಡ್ಯಾಡುವ

Ugābhōga – 2

Śrītulasi illadire, śrīkr̥ṣṇatuḷasi

tuḷasidaḷa illadire, tuḷasikāṣṭha

illadire, tuḷasi śuṣka adu haḷetādare ēnu


illadire, cigurutuḷasi illadire, muguḷutene

illadiddare, bēru, maṇṇu

illadire, tuḷasi tuḷasi endu kūgidare sāku

illadire, purandaraviṭhalayya ella vastugaḷa īḍyāḍuva

The meaning of the two: one should worship the Lord with Tulasi in whatever form available, be it Sri Tulasi, be it Krishna Tulasi, Tulasi seed, or even if that is not available the root of Tulasi, or even the soil in which seeds are grown, if none of the above Tulasi is available, just by reciting Tulasi Tulasi is sufficient to Lord Vittala.

A slight variation in both Ugabhoga but the gist is the same.

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