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If yes, you have come to the right place. Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह) in 2016 will be observed on Saturday, 12th November.
As per Hindu calendar, Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह) duration begins from eleventh day (ekadashi) of bright fortnight of Kartik month to the full moon (Kartik Poornima) of the month i.e. from Kartik ekadashi to Kartik Poornima.
Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह) is usually observed in the month of October or November. However, Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह) in 2016 will begin on Saturday, 12th November. Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह) marks the ceremonial marriage of Tulsi plant (holy Basil) to Lord Vishnu or his incarnated form Lord Krishna.
As per Hindu mythology, Tulsi was actually a woman named Vrinda who was married to a demon king named Jalandhar. Vrinda worshiped Lord Vishnu and prayed for her husband to be invincible. No God was able to defeat Jalandhar because of Vrinda. However, Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar and violated Vrinda. Her chastity destroyed, Jalandhar was killed by Shiva. When Vrinda came to know about the truth, she cursed Lord Vishnu and turned him into a black stone (Saaligram) and burnt herself on her husband’s funeral. Lord Vishnu then transferred her soul in Tulsi plant and as a blessing married her in next birth as Saaligram. Since then the tradition of Tulsi Vivah (तुलसी विवाह) came in existence.