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Tulasi Mata is considered to be a great devotee of Lord Krsna.Starting from wearing Tulasi mala to the symbol of Tulasi leaf in Vaishnava Tilak, Tulasi mata is given importance everywhere. Please post the story behind Tulasi Mata and how did she become such a great devotee of Lord Krsna...

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- Once Upon a time there was a powerful demon (Rakshas). He was also king of Demon. His name was Rakshas "Jalandhar".  This demon was such a powerful that he even defeated god. He started doing his notorious habbit  day by day. He destroyed Yagna(holy firing) ,Living home ,Kutis of many sages,Rishi,bhaktas. Sages was very tired due to his notorious habbit.

The demon Jalandhar wife name was Vrinda. Vrinda was devotee of god vishnu but she was sincere to his Demon husband.

Once when demon jalandhar and his wife was discussing in their home. Demon jalandhar said to his wife Vrinda that there is no beautiful women like you in this world. Vrinda said to his husband "If you see wife of god shiva in Kailash" what will happen to you. What is my beautiness in front of her.

Suddenly demon Jalandhar went Kailash(shiva home) with his evil mind. His intention was to capture Mother parvati (god shiva wife).

Demon Jalandhar was Full of his different power. He has power that he can change  his body,face duplicate. He can make his duplicate body and face similar to other person. So Demon went Kailash(shiva home) by changing his body similar to god shiva. Demon  Jalandhar started walking in Kailash in duplicate form of god shiva.

When demon reach  Kailash ,Demon saw mother parvati . At same time mother parvati also saw demon.

Suddenly demon fell down in land when demon saw mother parvati in Kailash. Mother parvati became very afraid after seeing God shiva falling down in Land (demon jalandhar in shiva form). 

Mata parvati became very nervous and he prayed to god Vishnu(narayan). God Narayan(vishnu) came in kailash within 1 second when mother parvati prayed to him.

God vishnu saw demon jalandhar . God vishnu said to mother parvati that "Mother he is not god shiva. He is demon name Jalandhar who came in duplicate form . Demon came in Kailash with his bad intention.

Mother Parvati became very angry and Order to god vishnu to search "God Shiva".

All God including god vishnu,Indra ,Pancha mahabhut went out of kailash to search "God shiva"

God vishnu Found God shiva in Kailash mansarovar lake. He was swimming in form of duck. God vishnu,Indra started praying to God shiva. God shiva ask lord maha vishnu intention to visit him in so hurry. Lord vishnu said  all incidents to lord shiva about arrival of demon jalandhar in duplicate form of shiva in kailash.

God shiva became very angry and makes his eyes red.

God shiva went to Battle to kill demon Jalandhar. But every time demon Jalandhar was saved with some of the power. The reason behind why god shiva could not win demon jalandhar was Prativrata dharma(chaste) of demon wife Brinda. 

After it god shiva order to God vishnu to destroy demon wife vrinda chaste. God vishnu went in vrinda home in form duplicate jalandhar form when her husband was in battle with god shiva.

After it god shiva Killed demon Jalandhar. Vrinda suddenly knew about arrival of god vishnu in duplicate form of his husand "Demon Jalandhar" after her chaste was destroyed.

Vrinda gives curse to God vishnu to be stone,to be grass and to be tree. So saligram stone found in gandaki river is god vishnu himself. It is worshipped in every hindus home. And grass as "Kush" and tree as "Peepal tree".  Saligram,kush and peepal tree is symbol of lord narayan.

After it, vrinda surrender herself in fire. 

Hence, Vrinda was devotee of god vishnu. God vishnu boon vrinda and changes her as Tulsi plant. God vishnu said to her that you will be worshipped along with me. And Tulsi saligram marriage will also be celebrated by all world.

So , in every hindus house tulsi saligram is worshipped together.  Every year tulsi saligram marriage ceremony is also celebrated "Tulsi as wife and Saligram as husband".

Jai Shree Hri

''Mother Parvati became very angry and Order to god vishnu to search "God Shiva".

''After it god shiva order to God vishnu to destroy demon wife vrinda chaste.''

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Somebody not very advanced had good imagination in writing that story. Vaishnavas should not even read it because its offensive toward Lord.

Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

please visit below website

http://nitaaiveda.com/

then on left side click on, "Other Scriptures by Acharyas".

on the right side you will see index, there click on "Tulasi Worship", then click on "Tulasi Devi Worship".

now you can read entire book on Srimati Tulasi Devi.

it explains right from appearance of Srimati Tulasi Devi, then how Srimati Tulasi Devi married to Shankchuda, then how Shilgram appeared and how She transformed into holy tree.

please read entire book and you will feel very blessed to understand all of this about Srimati Tulasi Devi.

also if you have Tulasi at your home, then you should also read about how to take care of her and how to protect her from those little red spider mites... you find that info in  "Tulasi Handbook" which is also in the same frame.

and if you like to listen to any audio regarding Glories of Srimati Tulasi Devi or Her bhajans, then visit below link

http://audio.iskcondesiretree.info/index.php?q=s&sm=ff&s=tu...

hope this helps.

Hare Krishna, Hari Bol

your servant

Thank you Prashant Prabhu and Sushant Prabhu...This is what I was looking for...All glories to Srila Prabhupada...Hare Krishna!!!!

Story where Lord was cursed by Tulsi to become stone is nonsense wherever its came from, because  

pure devotees do not curse the Lord, neither the curse can affect Lords transcendental body form. 

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