According to a story in Shiva Purana, there was a demon named Jalandar. The evil demon was blessed with a boon that empowered him until his wife, Vrinda, lost her sanctity. ... Because Vrinda knew that Lord Shiva killed her husband, she refused to worship him. And hence, basil or tulsi leaves are not offered to Lord Shiva. Read more
The leaves of Tulsi – a sacred plant is offered to all Gods and Goddess except Lord Ganesh, Shivling and Goddess Durga. According to ShivaPurana, Lord Shiva dislikes offerings of Tulsi leaves on Shivling.
be that as it may, tulsi (heavenly basil) which is a sacrosanct plant for hindus is never offered to ganesha. ... tulsi isn't offered to Ganesha since they are associated with a shared revile. Story behind Tulsi not offered to ruler ganesha: Tulsi is the little girl of dharmaraja (divine force of honorableness).
Goddess Durga too is not offered Tulsi. ... It is believed that Lord Vishnu is dear to Tulsi but Goddess Lakshmi does not like Tulsi. This is because Tulsi is the wife of Shaligram in the second form of Lord Vishnu. Having said that, no Vishnu puja is complete without the offering of Tulsi leaves.
Champaka, also known as Golden Champa or Yellow Champak is not used in the worship of Lord Shiva. There is an interesting story in the Shiv Purana which explains the reason why Champaka flowers are not used in Shiva Puja.
1. Dhatura. According to the Hindu religious text Vamana Purana, when Lord Shiva drank the poison which was churned out of the ocean by the Gods and demons, Dhatura appeared from the chest of Lord Shiva. Since then, Dhatura became Lord Shiva's favorite flower.
Holy Scriptures have revealed that Sandalwood is dearly loved by Lord Shiva, as it cools down his rage and anger. Therefore, coating the sacred shivalinga with sandalwood paste pleases the Lord.
Vishnu appeared in his true form and urged Tulsi to abandon her earthly body and return to his celestial abode. In her anger and grief, she cursed Vishnu to be turned into stone. Vishnu turned into a stone and reside on riverbank Gandaki River.
After cursing the Lord, Vrinda drowned in the ocean, but since he blessed her, her soul was established in a Tulsi plant. Moreover, she was blessed with the boon of becoming the wife of Lord Vishnu in her next birth. Hence, the significance of the Tulsi Vivah.
According to legend, she was the wife of demon Shankhchud who was killed by Lord Shiva. Hence, offering Tulsi leaves to Shiva is prohibited. It is considered inauspicious to pluck Tulsi leaves on Sundays and Ekadashi. Hence, the practice should be avoided.
Since Vyasa was clever - he composed a long and complicated epic like the Mahabharata - he made a counter-condition that Ganesha had to understand every word before he wrote it down. Ganesha was pleased to agree, secretly delighted. He broke off his own tusk to write with, as proof of goodwill, and they began the task.
The Tulsi is the most sacred plant that we worship because of its connection to Lord Vishnu. Also known as the Tulasi, the plant is believed to be the earthly form of the goddess Tulsi who was a devoted worshipper of Lord Krishna. ... In ancient scriptures, the Tulsi is regarded as a gateway between heaven and earth.
It is considered a sacred plant by the Hindus and is often planted around Hindu shrines. The Hindu name for holy basil, Tulsi, means "the incomparable one." Medicine is made from the leaves, stems, and seeds.
Although one can offer coconuts to Lord Shiva, you cannot worship Shivling with coconut water. ... As it is mandatory to consume coconut water after being offered to deities, it is thus never offered to Shivling. Tulsi (Basil leaves) It is said that Lord Shiva and Parvati disliked Shankhachuda, Tulsi's first husband.
According to popular belief, Tulsi is the wife of Lord Vishnu, thus chewing it is considered as a disrespectful act. ... Hence they are prohibited from gathering or plucking the tulsi leaves.
Tulsi Vivah is a Hindu ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to the Lord Vishnu. It's believed that Lord Vishnu married to goddess Tulsi on Prabodhini Ekadashi (also known as Devotthan Ekadashi or Dev Uthani Ekadashi).
Radha says she can curse her along with Krishna. Tulsi says they are too proud of their unity, so she curses that Radha and Krishna will separate forever and Krishna who was proud of developing love in anyone's heart will become stone forever.
Srimati Vrinda-devi is one of the Gopis living in Vraja. ... As an embodiment of the Lila-sakti, Vrinda-devi is the organizer of all the transcendental pastimes of Srimati Radharani and Lord Krishna. She has many storerooms around Vrindavan where she keeps the various paraphernalia needed in Krishna's pastimes.
Seeing Lord Vishnu disguising as Jalandhar and tricking her to break her chastity, Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu. She gave the curse that Lord Vishnu would turn into a stone. Lord Vishnu accepted the curse and He turned into the Shaligram stone.
A shaligram, also called a shalagram shila (Devanagari: शालग्राम शिला Śālagrāma-śilā), is a particular variety of stone collected from riverbed or banks of the Kali Gandaki, a tributary of the Gandaki River in Nepal, used as a non-anthropomorphic representation of Vishnu by some Hindus.
According to Hindu mythology once Shankhachur, a powerful fiend conquered the heaven and expelled all the gods from the place. Then the gods sought the help of Bishnu, the lord of the gods. Bishnu said that the source of Shankhachur's power is his virtuous wife Tulsi.
On Shivling you should never offered saffron, Ketaki flower, turmeric, coconut water. Not only on Shivratri but also on normal days or on Monday you should not offered to Shivling. This is because Lord Shiva is a recluse, normally recluse people put ash on their forehead.
As per the vedas, one must never offer turmeric on a Shivling. As Shivling is a symbol of masculinity, turmeric is feminine in nature and therefore, should be avoided as an offering on an iconic representation of the Hindu deity. It is believed that Lord Shiva killed Shankhachur, a demon who was Tulsi's husband.
Wednesday is dedicated to planet Mercury and Lord Vithal, an incarnation of Krishna.
Shiva remains in divine intoxication. Hence, his association with dhatura or thorn-apple (Datura stramonium), which has hallucinogenic properties. Dhatura is called shiva-shekhara, the crown of Shiva.