The Blessings and Names of Srimati Tulasi-devi

BY: SUN STAFF - 22.7 2020

Blessings Tulasi Devi Will Bestow

Chapter Seventeen of "The Story of Srimati Tulasi-devi"
narrated by Lord Narayana


"The sanctifying Tulasi tree will grow in Goloka, on the coast of the Viraja River, on the rasa-dance site, in the forests of Vrndavana, Bhandira, Champaka, Chandana, and in the groves of Madhavi, Ketaki, Kunda, Mallika and Malati. You will live in sacred places and bestow the highest religious merit. All the holy spots will converge and reside at the root of the Tulasi tree, and thus spiritual merits will accrue to all. O fair one, all the demigods and I will wait there to gather the falling Tulasi leaves.

"Whoever will be moistened or anointed with the water that has been sanctified by Tulasi leaves, will reap the benefits of having bathed in all the sacred rivers and performed all kinds of sacrifices.

"Lord Hari will not be as pleased with the gift of a thousand jars of honey as with one Tulasi leaf.

"Offering one such leaf as a gift will bring the same reward obtained by offering millions of cows.

"If one offers Tulasi leaves during the month of Kartika, he gets the same rewards as those just mentioned.

"If, at the time of death, one drinks or gets the Tulasi-leaf water, one will be freed of all his sins and proceed to Vaikuntha.

"Whoever drinks the Tulasi-leaf water daily will be redeemed in his lifetime and receive the benefit of a dip in the Ganges.

"Whoever plucks a Tulasi leaf, keeps it on his person, and then leaves his body in a holy place, will go to Visnuloka.

"Anyone who worships Me with this leaf daily will reap the blessings of a hundred thousand horse sacrifices.

"Anyone who leaves his body holding a Tulasi leaf in his hands will be saved from all sins.

"Anyone who wears a necklace composed of Tulasi wood, will surely, at every step, get the reward of a horse sacrifice.

"Whoever breaks his promise while holding the Tulasi leaf will go to the Kalsutra hell for as long as the sun and moon last.

"Anyone who gives false evidence in the presence of the Tulasi leaf, will go to the Kumbhipaka hell for as long as the lifespans of fourteen Indras.

"Whoever at the time of death drinks or gets a little Tulasi-leaf water will certainly proceed to Vaikuntha, leaving in a jewelled airplane.

"Lord Hari will decapitate that person who, on the day of the new moon or the full moon, or on the twelfth or last day of the lunar month, or after being anointed with oil just before taking a bath, or at noon, night, daybreak or sundown, or in a state of impurity or in one's night dress--will cull or pluck the Tulasi leaf.

"O chaste one, even if such a leaf is kept for three nights and becomes dry, it can still be employed in connection with funeral ceremonies, vows, gifts, consecration of temples and the worship of demigods.

"If Tulasi leaves that were offered to Lord Visnu have fallen on the ground or on water are then properly washed, they may still be used for other sacred purposes.

"You will always be the presiding deity of the Tulasi plant here on Earth, and at the same time you will always sport with Sri Krsna in solitude in Goloka. You will also be the presiding deity of the Gandaki River, and thereby shower India with religious merit. You will further be the wife of the ocean of salt, which is My partial expansion. O chaste goddess, you will always remain personally by My side and enjoy My company, as Laksmi does."

108 Names of Tulasi-devi

Om shri tulasyai namah
Om nandinyai namah
Om devyai namah
Om shikhinyai namah
Om dharinyai namah
Om dhatryai namah
Om savitryai namah
Om satyasandhayai namah
Om kalaharinyai namah
Om gauryai namah
Om devagiitayai namah
Om draviiyasyai namah
Om padminyai namah
Om siitayai namah
Om rukminyai namah
Om priyabhuushanayai namah
Om shreyasyai namah
Om shriimatyai namah
Om manyayai namah
Om gauryai namah
Om gautamarchitayai namah
Om tretayai namah
Om tripathagayai namah
Om tripadayai namah
Om traimuurtyai namah
Om jagatrayayai namah
Om trasinyai namah
Om gatrayai namah
Om gatriyayai namah
Om garbhavarinyai namah
Om shobhanayai namah
Om samayai namah
Om dviradayai namah
Om aradyai namah
Om yagyavidyayai namah
Om mahavidyayai namah
Om guhyavidyayai namah
Om kamaxyai namah
Om kulayai namah
Om shriiyai namah
Om bhuumyai namah
Om bhavitryai namah
Om savitryai namah
Om saravedavidamvarayai namah
Om sha.nkhinyai namah
Om chakrinyai namah
Om charinyai namah
Om chapalexanayai namah
Om piitambarayai namah
Om prota somayai namah
Om saurasayai namah
Om axinyai namah
Om ambayai namah
Om sarasvatyai namah
Om samshrayayai namah
Om sarva devatyai namah
Om vishvashrayayai namah
Om sugandhinyai namah
Om suvasanayai namah
Om varadayai namah
Om sushronyai namah
Om chandrabhagayai namah
Om yamunaapriyayai namah
Om kaveryai namah
Om manikarnikayai namah
Om archinyai namah
Om sthayinyai namah
Om danapradayai namah
Om dhanavatyai namah
Om sochyamanasayai namah
Om shuchinyai namah
Om shreyasyai namah
Om priitichintexanyai namah
Om vibhuutyai namah
Om aakrityai namah
Om aavirbhuutyai namah
Om prabhavinyai namah
Om gandhinyai namah
Om svarginyai namah
Om gadayai namah
Om vedyayai namah
Om prabhayai namah
Om sarasyai namah
Om sarasivasayai namah
Om sarasvatyai namah
Om sharavatyai namah
Om rasinyai namah
Om kalinyai namah
Om shreyovatyai namah
Om yamayai namah
Om brahmapriyayai namah
Om shyamasundarayai namah
Om ratnaruupinyai namah
Om shamanidhinyai namah
Om shatanandayai namah
Om shatadyutaye namah
Om shitikanthayai namah
Om prayayai namah
Om dhatryai namah
Om shri vrindavanyai namah
Om krishnayai namah
Om bhaktavatsalayai namah
Om gopikakriidayai namah
Om harayai namah
Om amritaruupinyai namah
Om bhuumyai namah
Om shri krishnakantayai namah
Om shri tulasyai namah