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2019 Tulasi Pooje Pictures & Updates

A few updates:

The blog has reached 13 million( 130 lakhs) visitors. It is just mind blowing to even see that number. Even more so when so many of you have become my extended family. The love and affection I have received from you all is something only 1 in that 13 million can get and I am humbled to be that one person.

Also, last post I had informed about my Mom. By your prayers she is getting better, takes time. Your prayers have been heard. The emails you all sent was truly a blessing from our beloved Rayaru. My namaskars to you all.

And finally, below are some pictures from the Tulasi Vivaha. It has been a hectic few months with work pressure, but it was Friday evening and we were able to perform the pooje.

Once again, my heartfelt namaskars to you all. Since it is winter all plants have come inside now.

Updated:ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 8th/9th 2019

ತುಲಸೀ ಹಬ್ಬವಿವಾಹ ಉತ್ವಾನ ದ್ವಾದಶಿ – Uthwana Dwadashi/Tulasi Habba – November 8th in USA and November 9th in India
Last year’s pictures:


Close up of our little Tulasi Plant:

Lighting of Agarbathi:


Aaruthi for Tulasi.

Tulasi Pooje Preparation 2013:IMG_2807


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 at this weblog.

1. Slokas

2. Daily Tulasi Pooja Procedure

3. Tulasi Sankeerthaney Lyrics and Audio

4. Devaranama on Tulasi – ಒಲ್ಲನೋ ಹರಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳನೋ

5. Vrundavanadevi Namo Namo Lyrics

6. Tulasi Pooje Songs

Important Dates in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara 2017-2018

Check the for exact dates of festivals in the country you live in.

Sri Hemalambinama Samvatsara Calendar

Pushyarka and Guru Pushya Yoga in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

List of Festivals in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

List of Ekadashis in Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara:

Tulasi Pooje Pictures -2016

The Tulasi pooje in the evening went very well. I always feel humbled and blessed when I perform the same. And the next best thing for me is to share the pictures with you all my extended family.

So, here are some pictures from the Night! All the plants are inside since it has started to get very cold in the nights. The banana plants, Jasmine and all the pepper plants have made it inside along with the Tulasi Plant.

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Tulasi Matha – ತುಳಸಿ ಮಠ

Shri.Sreedhara has sent me the following email and pictures of Tulasi Matha – ತುಳಸಿ ಮಠ. It is amazing to read about the same.

Sri Gurukrupa Seva Trust
Hosapalya, Agara Village, via Tataguni
Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru – 560 062.
Mata Phone: Mobile: 9743396264 and 9481420731
Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Sri Pejawara MaTa performed BHOOMI POOJA on 9-10-2008 for the Construction of Sri Raghavendra Swamy & Sree Yantrodharaka PraNa Devara Prateeka at Hosapalya, Agara village, Kanakapura Road – Mysore Road, Bengaluru-62. Now called TULASIMATA.  The Great Spiritual Event PRATISHTAPANE by HH Sri Sri
108 Sri Suyateendra SrigaLu Peetadhipati Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt. Mantralaya on 14 JUNE 2010.
FIRST of its KIND in the WORLD Sri Raghavendra Swamy Brundavana with Sri Yantrodharaka PraNa Devara Prateeka with 108 holy Saligramas in three staged DESIGNER Brundavana.
Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 6.45.00 PM
GROW TULASI SAVE MAN KIND is the purpose of Distributing FREE Tulasi Plants total Project is to Distribute 10,00,000 (2,25,000 already Distributed) We would like to involve in creating awareness about Environment by Growing Tulasi which is known for its Importance.
TAVARINA TULASI: Project To Distribute 1,08,000/- Plants at MANTRALAYA. already 700 in Mantralaya +1600 plants (in Bengaluru) distributed.
Srirama Jayarama Japa Yojane: Please Call & Enroll yourself for Shata koti(100 Crores) SRIRAMA JAYARAMA Japa yojane & SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA Japa KoTi Yojane from TulasimaTa. Pl perform Regular 108 to 1008 or more japas daily 2 times, call & inform us every month, attend every 3 months group japa @ Tulasimata, Pl make your friends, relatives to Join. 50 crores completed by 3300+ still growing.
TV-9, Kasthuri TV, Zee TV Kannada, presented program on TulasimaTa, Vijaya Karnataka photo album, Kannada Prabha, Samyukta Karnataka, City Plus Weekly news paper, VipranuDi, Kolara VaaNi, MukhyapraNa and others have published Articles on Tulasi Distribution.  Sri Aurabindo Kapali Sastry Institute for Vedic Culture and Kannada Sanskrit University has given AWARD for Social HEALTH for Distribution of Tulasi Plants.
Grama Devatha, Sri Hanuman temple, Sri BeTTada Timmaraya Swamy Temple, Sri Swanandaashrama are nearby places to visit. We REQUEST Devotees to kindly DONATE Cash, Kind, Inform about our work to your contacts. Distribute Tulasi and Involve in the Seva activities at TULASIMATA and be blessed.
Some additional details to donate:
Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 6.46.08 PMYou can look at pictures posted here about the program:

Tulasi Pooje Pictures – 2013

Attached below are the pictures for Tulasi Pooje performed today evening. Being a week day, there wasn’t much time for elaborate preparation.The main goal is to do the pooje, and not miss it. And I was happy I could do it. As you see, I brought many many Kundan Rangoli designs from India. They look beautiful, right?

If you want to share pictures, please leave a comment if you don’t know my email ID. If you do have my email ID, just send it to me. I will post here.

Tulasi Pooje Preparation:


2. Pooje Begins:IMG_2805

3. A close up:IMG_2807

4. After Aaruthi:IMG_2814

ಬೃಂದಾವನವೇ ಮಂದಿರವಾಗಿಹ ಇಂದಿರೆ ಶ್ರೀ ತುಳಸಿ – Brundavanave Mandiravagiha Indire SrI Tulasi Lyrics

This Purandaradasa composition was in the lyrics section ( comments ) contributed by Neel Pai. Ms.Bhavana dug deep into this section and brought this to my notice to post on the main page for the festival tomorrow.

Audio courtesy : Sri Lakshman Ragde

ಬೃಂದಾವನವೇ ಮಂದಿರವಾಗಿಹ ಇಂದಿರೆ ಶ್ರೀ ತುಳಸಿ|ಪ|
ನಂದ ನಂದನ ಮುಕುಂದಗೆ ಪ್ರಿಯಳಾದ ಚಂದದ ಶ್ರೀ ತುಳಸಿ |ಅ.ಪ|

ತುಳಸಿಯ ವನದಲಿ ಹರಿ ಇಹನೆಂಬುದ ಶೃತಿ ಸಾರುತಿದೆ ಕೇಳಿ
ತುಳಸಿ ದರ್ಶನದಿಂದ ದುರಿತಗಳೆಲ್ಲವು ದೂರವಾಗುವುದು ಕೇಳಿ
ತುಳಸಿ ಸ್ಪರ್ಶವ ಮಾಡೇ, ದೇಹಪಾವನವೆಂದು ತಿಳಿದುದಿಲ್ಲವೇ ಕೇಳಿ
ತುಳಸಿ ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಸಕಲ ಇಷ್ಟವ ಪಡೆದು ಸುಖದಲಿ ನೀವು ಬಾಳಿ ||೧||

ಮೂಲ ಮೃತ್ತಿಕೆಯನು ಮುಖದಲಿ ಧರಿಸಲು ಮೂರ್ಲೋಕ ವಶವಹುದು
ಮಾಲೆ ಕೊರಳಲಿಟ್ಟ ಮನುಜಗೆ ಮುಕುತಿಯ ಮಾರ್ಗವು ತೋರುವುದು
ಕಾಲ ಕಾಲಗಳಲಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ದುಷ್ಕರ್ಮ ಕಳೆದು ಬಿಸುಟು ಪೋಗುವುದು
ಕಾಲನ ದೂತರ ಕಳಚಿ ಕೈವಲ್ಯದ ಲೀಲೆಯ ತೋರುವುದು ||೨

ಧರೆಯೊಳು ಸುಜನರ ಮರೆಯದೆ ಸಲಹುವ ವರಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ಶ್ರೀ ತುಳಸಿ
ಪರಮಭಕ್ತರ ಘೋರ ಪಾಪಗಳ ತರಿದು ಪಾವನ ಮಾಡುವ ತುಳಸಿ
ಸಿರೀಯಾಯುಪುತ್ರಾದಿ ಸಂಫದಗಳನಿತ್ತು ಹರುಷ ನೀಡುವಳು ತುಳಸಿ
ಪುರಂದರ ವಿಠಲನ ಚರಣ ಕಮಲಗಳ ಸ್ಮರಣೆ ಕೊಡುವಳು ತುಳಸಿ||೩||

bRuMdAvanavE maMdiravAgiha iMdire SrI tuLasi|pa|
naMda naMdana mukuMdage priyaLAda caMdada SrI tuLasi ||

tuLasiya vanadali hari ihaneMbuda SRuti sArutide kELi
tuLasi darSanadiMda duritagaLellavu dUravAguvudu kELi
tuLasi sparSava mADE, dEhapAvanaveMdu tiLidudillavE kELi
tuLasi smaraNe mADi sakala iShTava paDedu suKadali nIvu bALi ||1||

mUla mRuttikeyanu muKadali dharisalu mUrlOka vaSavahudu
mAle koraLaliTTa manujage mukutiya mArgavu tOruvudu
kAla kAlagaLali mADida duShkarma kaLedu bisuTu pOguvudu
kAlana dUtara kaLaci kaivalyada lIleya tOruvudu ||2

dhareyoLu sujanara mareyade salahuva varalakShmI SrI tuLasi
paramaBaktara GOra pApagaLa taridu pAvana mADuva tuLasi
sirIyAyuputrAdi saMPadagaLanittu haruSha nIDuvaLu tuLasi
puraMdara viThalana caraNa kamalagaLa smaraNe koDuvaLu tuLasi||3||

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