Tulsi holds a significant place in Sanatan Dharma. It not only has spiritual value but is also a treasure trove of environmental and health benefits. Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu refers to Tulsi as “Mata.” In fact, Tulsi is our eternal mother who nurtures us throughout our lifespan. While our biological mother may not be able to stay with us our entire life, Tulsi cradles us with its love not only during our lifetime but also ensures a blessed afterlife.
Tulsi: Nature’s Boon
The gifts we receive from Mother Nature are countless and incomparable, whether it’s water to quench our thirst, air to breathe, food to eat, or Tulsi as a wonder drug. Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu, driven by the emotion for the welfare of entire humanity, initiated Tulsi Pujan Diwas to enlighten everyone with the glories of Tulsi so that everyone can realize its importance and benefit from it.
Charakacharya in Charaksamhita described Tulsi as the elixir of life for its diverse healing properties and is also believed to promote longevity.
Tulsi: First Medicine
Tulsi is considered to be the first medicine that can be given to an infant. Giving Tulsi to infants protects them from cough, cold, and other effects of changing weather. After birth, giving the child a mixture of Tulsi leaves’ juice in honey within after a 2-hour interval of feeding milk enhances the child’s intelligence.
Tulsi: Magical Effects for Kids
Tulsi should be an integral part of any kid’s life. Due to its medicinal properties, it is a boon for them. It boosts immunity, which is very crucial during this stage of life. Young kids are more prone to illness due to changing weather and the environment. Coughs and worms are the most common issues they face. Tulsi is beneficial for these diseases, and regular consumption helps avoid them.
Tulsi: Boon for Growing Children
The most important stage of life is when children start going to school, exposing them to a new world and making them susceptible to infections. In this scenario, Tulsi is very beneficial as it helps improve the immune system. Here are some important uses of Tulsi during this age:
- Eat Tulsi leaves on an empty stomach and drink a glass of water for a sharp memory.
- Practice pranayama near Tulsi for a strong body.
- Take Tulsi Juice as an immunity booster.
- Worship Tulsi for enhancing spiritual positive energy.
Tulsi: A must for Teenagers
Teenage is a crucial stage of one’s lifespan, where the mind is more perplexed and very prone to distraction. It is necessary that it stays composed and focused to build a better future. Tulsi here plays an important role. Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu says that consuming Tulsi helps in controlling impulses. It helps in building self-control, which is key for concentration and improved focus. A person with self-control and concentration succeeds in his life.
Tulsi: A Blessing for Youth’s Prosperity
Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu says, “Tulsi, as a mother, blesses her kids with prosperity and longevity. Applying the holy soil of the roots of Tulsi on the forehead as a tilak will bring success and prosperity to life. Performing circumambulations around the plant will elevate the aura and bring abundant fortune.”
Tulsi: Stress Buster in Middle-Age
The rat race of the world has the maximum impact during middle age. Tensions from day-to-day life increase stress and anxiety. Studies prove Tulsi to be a good anti-depressant, helpful in reducing stress & anxiety. When feeling tired and stressed, Tulsi provides solace and recharges, bringing back freshness. Performing Pranayama, circumambulations, and Jaap in the vicinity of Tulsi brings peace of mind, prosperity and success in life.
Tulsi: Natural Healer in Old Age
Old age is a phase of life where individuals may experience various health conditions and diseases. The tensions, wrong food habits and lifestyle of young age show their effects in old age. The body becomes weak, and health issues start surfacing. To remediate these diseases and fight with old age effects, Tulsi can be consumed in various forms. Sant Shri Asharamji Ashram E-store provides many such products that can be utilized as natural remedies. < www.ashramestore.com>
Tulsi: In Journey After Death
Tulsi, as a real mother, does not leave our hand even in life after death. Placing a Tulsi leaf in the mouth during the time of death, using Tulsi wood in the funeral rites, and incorporating Tulsi in the rituals of homage provide forgiveness for the sins committed throughout one’s lifetime and pave the way for salvation after life.
Tulsi Pujan Diwas: A Trailblazing Initiative for the Wellness of Mankind
Tulsi is not just a plant but a companion for all stages of life as it is a rich supplier of Ozone gas, which is essential for our well-being. Tulsi is a true friend for rich & poor alike who helps us eradicate our troubles by giving health and prosperity and cherishing all the happiness in the world.
Every year from 25th December to 1st January, the consumption of Alcohol, Drugs & indulgence in unethical and illegal activities increases manyfold. This results in an increase in accidents, crimes & even suicides.
As a better alternative to these wrongful activities in the name of celebrations, Visionary Sant Shri Asharamji Bapu started the holy tradition of celebrating Tulsi Pujan Diwas on 25th December from the year 2014.
This Initiative by the selfless saint soon turned into a people movement with celebrations spreading to 166 countries worldwide. In India, thousands of programmes are organized in schools, housing societies, and City centres across December. Several eminent personalities have also supported this drive enthusiastically.
This festival has also created widespread awareness about the medicinal, environmental & spiritual benefits of Mother Tulsi ultimately benefitting the society.
So don’t forget to celebrate Tulsi Pujan Diwas on 25th December and spread the word.