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Tulsi and its importance in Vastu shastra


We were born out of nature and will merge with nature eventually. In-between, this journey of body, mind and soul, we must be as close to nature as possible but modernisation veered us away from nature. Numerous times, nature itself reminds us about our slipups, however human is quite oblivious and doesn’t learn anything easy way. During pandemic, when infected people were dying and fear of infection was prevailing, everybody started practicing yoga, eating healthy food, incorporating Indian herbs in their diet, keeping junk at bay, to keep them healthy & fit and build immunity to fight diseases. They all turned towards ayurveda because of the long term benefits it offers, without side effects. Ayurveda is one of the important Veda which focuses on curing diseases with natural things available in nature.

This write up is about the most revered herb/plant in Indian culture and is an important ingredient used in Ayurveda, because of abundant health benefits it offers. “Tulsi- Elixir of Life” as it is called, is true to its name. As important Tulsi is in providing a protective shield to our body, equally important is Tulsi in giving protection to the house we live in.

Tulsi is one of the most important plants used in Vastu to correct the flaws in a house. There are many varieties in Tulsi but most known and used ones are of two types. First one is Rama Tulsi, which has green leaves and another is Shayama Tulsi, which turns purple in winters but is green otherwise. Both of them are very good with health perspective and can be grown at home. Now, question arises, where should Tulsi be planted in a house and obvious answer to it is, North-East, which is absolutely correct too. However, to correct directional flaws in vastu of a house, Tulsi can be recommended in west and south as well, wherein little extra efforts would be required in taking care of the plant. If your house has an extended South-east, Tulsi can be planted in the extended portion. If you feel drained in any area of your house, Tulsi can be planted in that particular area, but it should not be a bedroom. Live plants are not recommended in bed rooms. If you feel that there is less ventilation in your house, or energy is clogged or you feel restless, get a Tulsi plant placed there. Tulsi cleanses the air and environment around it, it is a great ioniser and rejuvenates the area quickly. If there is a cemetery close to a house, Tulsi becomes a must in the direction which faces cemetery.

Many a times people complaint of Tulsi dying too often in their houses. Apparent reason can be too much or too less water and sunlight, but there is one more reason to it which is known as telluric energies. There are various positive and negative grids formed by telluric energies and if Tulsi is dying frequently without any visible cause, then chances are that it is kept over a negative energy grid and best is to shift, the plant 4-5 feet left or right of its actual positioning. Tulsi is very sensitive plant, it needs care. To enjoy benefits of this plant it is important to maintain its sanctity wherever you plant it in your house.

Dr Aarushi

(The author is the Founder of Vaastublessings)


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