Vastu Rules for watering Tulsi plant: Tulsi plant is given great importance in Hinduism and it is like a god as Tulsi has been given the status of Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. Obviously, if there is any financial problem going on in your life, then worshipping the Tulsi plant in the form of Goddess Lakshmi and taking measures related to Tulsi will definitely benefit you. But before that, you need to know what are the main rules about Tulsi as mentioned in Vastu and Astrology.
If you do not have a Tulsi plant in your house and you want to plant it in your house, then the best time to plant a Tulsi plant in the house is the month of Kartik. Tulsi is considered a form of Goddess Lakshmi and it is said that if you bring a Tulsi plant into the house and plant it in the month of Kartik, then Goddess Lakshmi also comes to the house.
- According to the scriptures, the Tulsi plant should be brought home on any Thursday of Kartik month. Thursday is the day of Lord Vishnu and Tulsi in the form of Lord Vishnu is very dear to Lord Krishna.
- According to Vastu Shastra, Tulsi plants should always be planted in the North or North-East direction of the house. It is said that deities reside in this direction.
- Tulsi plants can be planted on the balcony or window of the house. But the direction given in Vastu Shastra should be taken care of.
- Tulsi plants should not be planted in the south direction of the house even by mistake. This direction belongs to the Pitru and if you keep a Tulsi plant here, you may suffer a huge financial loss.
- You can also plant Tulsi plant in the Northeast.
- Tulsi plants should never be planted at the entrance of the house or at any other place where garbage is kept or slippers are removed.
- There is a lot of confusion about offering vermilion to Tulsi, but according to Vastu Shastra, Tulsi plant can be offered vermilion.
- Always keep the Tulsi plant in an earthen pot. Never use plastic utensils. If possible, write 'Shri Krishna' in a Tulsi vessel with lime or turmeric.
- Tulsi plant represents the planet Mercury and this planet is considered to be the form of Lord Krishna.
- You can worship Tulsi regularly but it should not be touched in the evening. Apart from this, you should not touch Tulsi even during Ekadashi, Sunday, lunar, and solar eclipse days. Water should not be offered to Tulsi even on Sundays.
- Apart from offering water to Tulsi, raw milk can also be offered. It is believed that offering milk wards off bad luck.
- Tulsi plants should never be kept near the kitchen or bathroom. You can keep a Tulsi plant near the window of the Puja room.
- If you want to circumambulate Tulsi every day, then while offering water, circumambulate the Tulsi plant thrice. You have to first offer water to the Sun and then water to Tulsi.
- While offering water to Tulsi, you have to chant this mantra 'Mahaprasad Janani, Sarva Saubhagyavardhini Adhik Vyadhi Har Nityam, Tulsi Tvam Namostute.'
- You can keep Tulsi leaves with Lord Krishna for 15 days and when the leaves dry up you can take them as prasad.
- Usually, people give red Chunri to Tulsi, but it is the colour of Mars and Tulsi is the significator of Mercury. Mercury and Mars are not friends. The favourable planets of Mercury are Venus and Saturn. Therefore white, bright, blue Chunri should be offered to Tulsi ji.
- You should always have 1, 3, 5, or 7 Tulsi plants in your house. Tulsi plant should never be kept in these numbers 2, 4, 6.
- Tulsi plants should never be touched with unclean hands or dirty hands. By doing this, Maa Lakshmi can become very angry with you.