Agarbattis are an integral part of every religious ritual, ceremony and festival in India. Tulsi Vivah is one such Hindu festival celebrated after Diwali. It is a ceremonial marriage of Tulsi (Basil) with God Shaligram (Lord Vishnu). To make the most of this auspicious occasion, we’ve listed the best agarbatti fragrances that can make this festival all the more sacred and divine!
What is the significance of Tulsi Vivah?
In Hinduism,TulsiVivahis a festival that marks the end of the monsoon season and the commencement of the wedding season. According to Padma Purana, the Tulsi plant was a goddess who was a beloved of Lord Vishnu. She was a woman named Vrinda married to the Asura king Jalandhar who was invincible due to her devotion to Lord Vishnu. When no one could defeat him, Lord Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar to break Vrinda’s Sankalpa. When this led to her husband’s death, Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu to transform into the black stone Shaligram and separate from his wife Lakshmi. This curse was later fulfilled in his Rama Avatar. It is believed that Shaligram married Tulsi on Prabodhini Ekadashi which is why Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on this day after Diwali.
Why burn agarbatti during Tulsi Vivah Puja?
The marriage of Tulsi with Vishnu resembles the traditional Hindu wedding and is celebrated in every Hindu household on this auspicious day. It is accompanied by a fast and a Puja ceremony in which a mandap called the Tulsi Vrindavana is built around the courtyard of the house. The piousness of this ceremony is of immense significance which is amplified with the divine and calming fragrance of agarbatti.
Best agarbatti fragrances for Tulsi Vivah Puja
Lighting the right agarbatti during the Tulsi Vivah festival helps soothe the mind and evoke blessings of the divine. Here are the best agarbatti fragrances that will bring purity, bliss and happiness to your Tulsi Vivah ceremony.
The pristine lotus flower has a religious significance in Hindu mythology. It is believed to be Lord Vishnu’s most favourite flower due to its purity. Burning a Lotus agarbatti on the auspicious day of Tulsi Vivah symbolizes the purity of Tulsi and her devotion to Lord Vishnu. It also aligns the mind towards peace and fills your puja ceremony with a pure fragrance of eternal peace and bliss.
Considered as the most sacred fragrance amongst all others, the woody, pious and alluring aroma of Chandan agarbatti helps evoke divine blessings. Its paste is also applied on the forehead as a religious symbol of purity. The pious aroma of Chandan agarbatti wards off negative energy and fills the ambience with purity, optimism and delight that lets you make the most of the Tulsi Vivah festival and its Puja ceremony.
Champa also known as Temple flower is revered across all cultures and has been used to worship Gods in Hinduism since millenniums. On the auspicious day of Prabodhini Ekadashi, the divine fragrance of the pristine white Champa flowers fill the atmosphere with serenity. The calm, spiritual and soothing aroma of Champa agarbatti replenish your soul with the blessings of Lord Vishnu and the purity of Tulsi. It helps you devote your sincere prayers to the divine during the Puja ceremony.
The festival of Tulsi Vivah and its religious ceremonies hold a sacred and auspicious significance in the Indian household. These agarbatti fragrances enhance the pious vibes of this festival and make your Tulsi Vivah ritual more fulfilling and blissful!