Marriage of Tulasi & Shalagrama
Tulasi is a devotee of Krishna who appears in the form of a plant—sometimes known as Holy Basil—whose leaves are required items for worshipping Krishna in His Deity form. Today marks the anniversary of her marriage to Shalagrama, a form of Krishna as a small black stone with concentric circular markings.
- In the Chaitanya-charitamrita: Worship of Shalagrama-shila
- in this purport to Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila 13.86, Srila Prabhupada speaks about the worship of shalagrama-shila.
- In our Store: DVD: Tulasi's Wedding
- The story of how Princess Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu to become a stone and later became the sacred Tulasi plant.
- Why do people worship the Tulasi plant?
- an introduction to the significance of worshipping Krishna's favorite plant, Tulasi.
- Serving Krishna by Serving Tulasi
- Krishna has his favorite place: Vrindavan. And his favorite animal: the cow. And he also has his favorite plant: Tulasi.
- Tulasi Devi, Beloved of Krishna
- a lifelong caretaker of Tulasi tells how she became introduced to—and then obsessed with—that particular service.
- Why is Tulasi given so much importance in devotional life? What is the significance of worshiping her? What are the benefits one gets from worshiping Tulasi?
- one of our Live Help experts answers these and other questions about the worship of Tulasi.