According to Hinduism, Tulsi (Basil) is a very auspicious plant. In India, you will find a well-tended Tulsi plant in the house of every Hindu. Tulsi is considered to be Goddess Lakshmi incarnate. In Hindu mythological tales, sun is regarded as Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi the grand consort of Lord Vishnu.
Tulsi plant is not only just kept at homes, it forms an important part of most of the Hindu religious ceremonies. Tulsi is worshiped as Goddess (Tulsi mata) itself. Not only in life and birth related ceremonies, this holy plant is also used in death ceremonies. According to Hinduism, Basil plant kept in balconies or yard at homes wards off evil spirits. It is said to be the bringer of abundance, happiness and divine energies into the home and its inhabitants.
Although the placement of Tulsi in a house is famed to be an automatic vastu dosha remover, Vastu experts claim the contrary. As per Vastu Shastra everything living or non-living has an energetic composition that corresponds to the five elements of nature.
That is why Tulsi also must be placed correctly or instead of correcting any vastu dosha, may promote it further.
In which Direction should We keep Tulsi plant in Home?
Daily worshiping and regular care of Tulsi plant invokes divine energies in the space and attracts abundance in all its forms. However when placed incorrectly, Tulsi plant dies within a short time period and cannot be revived back to life in any way.
According to Vastu Shastra, the ideal location of Tulsi plant is east or north-east, where it gets ample amount of sunlight.
Apart from this basic rule, there are a few other guidelines that should be followed if you are planning to bring in your home the holy plant of Tulsi:-
- The ideal location of this holy plant is eastern side of your home. If that is not possible, then find a space like window in north or north-eastern direction of your home, and place the Tulsi plant there. Keep the window open so as to allow sufficient direct sunlight. Tend to the plant – water it daily.
- The place surrounding the Tulsi plant should be absolutely clutter free. It should not be cluttered with unused or broken things like old shoes, brooms, mops or garbage. In order to maintain the harmony of the space, light a diya in the evening under the Tulsi plant, and light an incense in the morning.
- Keep the plant on a platform that is higher than the foundation of the home. It should be treated like a temple itself.
- Never keep Tulsi plant in even numbers, but in odd numbers like 1, 3, 5 etc.
- Do not grow the plant along with cactus or any plant belonging to thorn plant species.
After a careful consideration of the above mentioned Vastu points, when the Tulsi plant is grown in the home, it not only brings in the divine vibrations but also guards the house against any negativity or evil. It cleanses the space inside the house and also positively energizes the lives of the inhabitants.
Apart from this, Tulsi plant has innumerable medicinal properties that can be harvested in order to fight a variety of bacterial infections.