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The importance of Tulasi according to Padma purana?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 11 Apr '13 09:55 pm
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Once Kartikeya asked Lord Shiva about the holiest tree, which was capable of giving salvation. Lord Shiva replied---The Tulsi plant is supreme among all the vegetations. She is very dear to lord Vishnu and fulfills all the desires of a man. Lord Krishna dwells near the place where there is a Tulsi plant. Spirits and ghosts never dare to venture near the Tulsi plant. If a man attaches a Tulsi leaf to his Shikha at the time of his death, he is liberated from all his sins. One who worships Lord Vishnu by offering Tulsi-leaves attains salvation.
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 11 Apr '13 09:58 pm

 
  
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Once Kartikeya asked Lord Shiva about the holiest tree, which was capable of giving salvation. Lord Shiva replied---The Tulsi plant is supreme among all the vegetations. She is very dear to lord Vishnu and fulfills all the desires of a man. Lord Krishna dwells near the place where there is a Tulsi plant. Spirits and ghosts never dare to venture near the Tulsi plant. If a man attaches a Tulsi leaf to his Shikha at the time of his death, he is liberated from all his sins. One who worships Lord Vishnu by offering Tulsi-leaves attains salvation.
Answered by rajan, 12 Apr '13 09:33 am

 
  
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It is believed that Tulsi is an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi, consort of Lord Vishnu. She is often called with the name of Vishnupriya, literally meaning the beloved of Vishnu.

According to the texts mentioned in the Padma Purana, Tulsi was a woman named Vrinda or Brinda(also an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi). She was married to a demon king, Jalandhar. She used to worship Goddess Vishnu and offered prayers to protect her husband from being killed by any God. All other Gods reached Lord Vishnu and asked him to start living the Tulsi in the form of Jalandhar without telling her the truth. Vishnu got convinced and started living with her. When the Jalandhar died, Tulsi got to know about the truth and cursed Lord Vishnu to get converted into a stone (Shaligram). After that, Tulsi collapsed and from her body, a Tulsi plant appeared.
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 11 Apr '13 09:59 pm

 
  
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