The wedding of the sacred plant Tulsi – known as Tulsi lagna or Tulsi vivah – was celebrated in Hindu households throughout Goa on the evening of Oct 30. I meandered through the villages of Chorão and Tikhazana, sampling the primed Tulsi Vrindavans of varied designs and the associated festivities.
by Rajan ParrikarCategories: Candid, Culture, Goa, Religion, StreetTags: 24-105L, 85L II, Basil, Canon 5D Mark II, Chorão, Deepavali, Diwali, Heritage, Hindu Festival, Tikhazana, Tulshi, Tulsi, Tulsi Vivah
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Enjoyed the varieties of Tulsi Vrindavans you phtographed.
Thats really I miss such things in busy cities like mumbai….I would definately like to eat that rice cooked in that vessel
Your pictures bring back lots of nostalgic memories.
The memories of my Hindu friends from Moira. Every one of their houses hosted one. A warm glow envelopes my heart.
Wonderful Pics Sir.
Are this pictures available under Creative Commons license ?
Beautiful pictures Mr. Rajan, the faces of simple humble people adds more charm to the pics. It takes me back to the times when we used to celeberate Tulsi Lagn at my friends place.
Terrific pictures, Rajan. The colours and moods of the pictures burst with vibrancy. Tulsidevi has much reason to rejoice in Goa! In response to the previous post, *not* gone are the days. I take pride in saying ours was the only home on our street (and possibly in our city of Cupertino, California?) to hang a beautiful, hand-crafted aakaashdeep on our apricot tree. Ah, just the sight brought back my childhood days of Deepavali in Dharwad.
Nice series Rajan. In our part of Goa (Saligao) there is quite a bit of action during Tulsi Vivah with the priest zipping on a hero honda from one house to the other, fireworks and large crowds following in their finest clothing.
The Indian love of color is amply displayed in this series 🙂
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Few decades back there was competition among enthusiatic players to hang the Akaash Divo at highest point usually on a mango or Jack fruit tree.
With use of gadi (wooden pulley ) and string. Akaash Divo was brough down with the help of Gadi and string to light it with Panati or Candle. Its a regular ceremony every evening for 15 days.
Second last Photo. : Tulsi lagna is over.
Jodvi in relation to number of Savastni in family including leased premises are offered.