Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2016, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 12. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 11 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 14.
Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi day. It is also observed on Utthana Ekadashi or on Kartik Purnima day.
Tulsi Vivah Celebrations, Tulsi Damodar Puja or Tulasi Shaligram Vivaha:
On the day of Tulsi Shaligram Vivah, Tulsi vrindavan is cleaned and decorated as a bride. Amla tree is also planted along with Tulsi plant in Tulsi mandap.
Vivah mantras are recited and some special stotras praising Lord Vishnu and Tulsi Mata are chanted and Aarti is performed at the ending of the Puja. Amla plant is considered as Lord Vishnu and Tulsi plant as Goddess Tulsi.
Tulsi Vivah 2016 dates
Prabhodini Ekadashi: November 11
Ksheerabdhi Dwadasi: November 12
Vaikunta Chaturdasi: November 13
Karthik Purnima: November 14