It is believed that Tulsi/Basil is very close to Lord Vishnu. Every year Kartik Shukl Paksha is married to Mother Tulsi and Lord Vishnu on Ekadashi. This marriage is done every year on the eve of the 11th day of Diwali.
It is believed that on this day Lord Vishnu awakens from his sleep after four months. This day is also known as Devuthani. But do you know Tulsi is never offered to Lord Ganesha? Why Lord Ganesh Doesn’t Like Tulsi? Keep scrolling to read this interesting curse.
When Tulsi Requested Lord Ganesha To Marry Her
Once Ganesh Ji was doing penance on the banks of Ganga. At the same time, Mata Tulsi left for pilgrimage with the desire of marriage. While visiting all the pilgrimage places, one day she reached the banks of the Ganges. Seeing Lord Ganesha doing penance, she was fascinated.
During asceticism, Lord Ganesha was sitting on the throne. He was meditating in a garden surrounded by fragrant trees. Ganesh Ji was wearing a yellow garment and sandal paste smeared all over the body. Mta Tulsi was highly enamoured by Lord Ganesha’s pleasing look and asked him to marry her
When Ganesh Refused Tulsi’s Marriage Proposal, Tulsi Cursed Ganesh
She dissolved Ganesha’s penance and requested him to marry her. Lord Ganesh turned down the marriage proposal and said that he is Brahmaachari. That is why he cannot even think of marriage. The angry mother Tulsi cursed Ganesh ji and said that he will have two marriages.
Ganesha Became Angry By Tulsi’s Rude Behaviour & Cursed Her Back
Angry at this rude behaviour, Ganesh ji cursed Tulsi that she will face a misfortune under which she shall be condemned to marry a demon. Tulsi after realising her mistake apologized to Ganesh.
Then Shri Ganesh told Tulsi that as per curse you will marry a demon in one life. But then she shall become a plant in her next birth and will have exceptional medicinal properties.
But placing basil in my worship would be considered inauspicious. Tulsi has never been used in worship of Lord Ganesha since that day.
Both The Curse came True
Lord Ganesha got married to Siddhi and Riddhi. Tulsi married a demon named Shankachuda and spent her life with him and then took birth as Tulsi plant in her subsequent birth.
She became plant suitable for the worship of Mahavishnu. No pooja/worship for Mahavishnu shall attain completion without an offering of Tulsi.
This is the reason why Tulsi is not offered to God Ganesha. They are involved in a mutual curse.
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