As per Vastu principles, the Tulsi plant has a very important role in every house. In traditional India, almost every house had a tulsi plant in the courtyard. Tulsi plant is also fondly called ‘Mother Tulsi‘ (Tulsi Maa).
Vastu shastra states that the Tulsi plant is very effective in nullifying the negative energy in the home. Tulsi plant is considered very sacred and auspicious in the Hindu religion. Its leaves are very beneficial for our health.
Most Auspicious Day To Plant Tulsi At Home
The most auspicious day to plant Tulsi at home is Thursday. The Kartik maas (Hindu calendar month) that typically falls in parts of October and November every year is considered very auspicious for planting Tulsi.
But if this month is very far away from when you are planning to plant Tulsi you can plant it on Thursday of any week. The tulsi plant should be planted as per Hindu rituals. It is not just another plant; it is one of the boons to humanity.
The Tulsi plant should be planted in an open space, traditionally it was planted in the middle of the house or in the courtyard. You should avoid planting Tulsi inside the home.
Where To Keep Tulsi Plant At Home As Per Vastu
The most auspicious place to keep the Tulsi plant in the home is the ‘Ishan Kon‘ i.e. the Northeast part of the home. The Northeast corner of the home should always be kept clean and clutter-free.
Also, you should keep this area open more often. If there are windows in this corner you should keep them open. This allows the energy to freely flow into the house.
Along with the energy from the Northeast, the positive vibrations from the Tulsi plant also flow into the house. This improves the overall positive energy level in the entire house.
Our ancestors placed the Tulsi plant in the center of their homes. Traditional Indian homes had a courtyard in the center of the home. This place is known as the ‘Brahmasthan‘ as per Vastu Shastra.
So if you wish to follow the traditional Indian way you can keep the tulsi plant in the center of the house. But in modern house availability of this position to keep the tulsi plant seems very rare.
How To Worship Tulsi Plant At Home
The Tulsi plant is believed to be an avatar of the Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth. Tulsi plant is also known as Indian basil, holy basil, Haripriya, and Vrinda. It is considered to be the most sacred plant in Hindu mythology.
People have been worshipping Tulsi plant since ages and this tradition is still very much alive in India. It is beleived that any offering to God is incomplete without inclusion of Tulsi leaves.
Worshipping Tulsi plant regularly pleases Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. One should daily offer pure water to the roots of the Tulsi plant in the morning after taking the bath.
In the evening one should light an earthen lamp in front of the Tulsi plant. One should also light incense sticks in front of Tulsi plant everday. Parkrama (rounds) should also be done around Tulsi plant at least three times.
Best Direction To Keep Tulsi Plant As Per Vastu
The northeast direction is a very important and sensitive direction. Powerful positive energy and vibrations originate from this direction and enter our home. As such Northeast direction is considered the best direction to keep the tulsi plant as per Vastu.
In case it is not possible for you to keep the tulsi plant in the Northeast part of your home. You can keep the tulsi plant either in the East direction or in the North direction.
When placed in the East direction the energy from the Tulsi plant enters home with natural light from the sun. And when placed in the north the energy from the tulsi plant enters home with good vibrations from the North.
The ladies of the home and the elderly worshipped the Tulsi plant every morning. They started the day by offering water to the holy Tulsi plant. And in the evening they lit a lamp in front of the Tulsi plant.
How To Take Care Of Tulsi Plant At Home
Tulsi plant grows very easily and it does not even require a lot of care. But there are certain things that you should take care of when growing the tulsi plant in your home.
- The first thing is maintaining a proper water level in the pot. You should water the plant at regular intervals and you should also make sure that the plant is not overwatered.
- The tulsi plant should be allowed to grow in the horizontal direction rather than growing only upwards. This requires pruning at appropriate intervals in the correct direction.
- You should save the Tulsi plant from very harsh sunlight, especially during the summer in India. Very harsh sunlight can take the life away from the leaves of the plant.
- You should select the right soil composition for growing the Tulsi plant. The best composition is 70% garden soil, 20% vermicompost, and 10% cocopeat. This keeps the soil properly aerated and provides the right conditions for the growth of the plant.
- The pot in which the plant is being grown should have proper drainage. In absence of proper drainage, the soil will become soggy and this does not suit the growth of the Tulsi plant.
Important Tips Regarding Tulsi Plant Vastu
- You should not pluck the leaves of the Tulsi plant on Sundays, Ekadashi i.e. the eleventh day of the lunar cycle, and on Lunar or Solar eclipse.
- If the Tulsi plant dries, you should immerse it in a nearby river or a pond.
- You should not keep a dry Tulsi plant in your home, it is believed to bring bad luck to the home.
- Shoes and slippers should never be placed adjacent to the tulsi plant in the house.
- Regular worshipping of the Tulsi plant averts many serious problems from the life of the inhabitants of that place.
- Tulsi plant should never be placed in the South and Southwest direction of the home. This promotes the flow of negative energy in the home.
- This plant is a very effective Vastu dosh remedy and it should be used wisely to remove the negative energy from the home.