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Beautiful Seminars in Hindi

The book states the benefits of reading each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita and Worshipping Srimati Tulasi-Devi taken from the Padma Purana. It was printed in 1994 by Shri Harinam Press Vrindaban.

Pdf copy Please scroll to page 55 of the book (downloaded from this site). The paragraphs and pictures towards the end of this article introduce some of the important facts from the book (images 2MB each - double click image to view larger ones).

Gita-Mahatmya

Parvati said "My dear husband, You know all the transcendental truths, and by your mercy I have heard the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna. Oh Lord, now I long to hear from You the glories of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, which was spoken by Lord Krishna. Lord Shiva then described the glories of reading each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.

Benefits of Worshiping Tulasi-devi

The book includes the benefits of the Worshiping of Srimati Tulasi-devi in our lives. "Every home with a Tulasi plant is a place of pilgrimage, and no diseases, messengers of Yama, the God of Death, can enter it." Padmapurana  Uttarakhanda. Wherever the aroma of Tulasi is carried by the wind, it purifies the atmosphere and frees all animals from all baser tendencies." Padmapurana, Uttarakhanda. "Vishnu, the Lord of the Three Worlds, takes up abode in the village or the house where Tulasi is grown. In such a house no one suffers calamities like poverty, illness or separations from dear ones." Padmapurana, Uttarakhanda, 6-24-31-32.”

Although we can never fully describe the glories of Tulasi-devi, an eternal associate of Lord Krsna. The scriptures give us a hint of the value of worshiping her. The following list comes from the Padma Purana.

  • Tulasi is the essence of all devotional activities.
  • The leaves, flowers, roots, bark, branches, trunk, and shade of Tulasi-devi are all spiritual.
  • One who with devotion applies the paste of Tulasi wood to the Deity of Krsna will always live close to Krsna.
  • One who puts mud from the base of the Tulasi tree on his body and worships the Deity of Lord Krsna gets the results of one hundred days worship each day.
  • One who offers a Tulasi manjari to Lord Krsna gets the benefit of offering all other varieties of flowers, and he goes to the abode of Krsna.
  • One who sees or comes near a house or garden where the Tulasi plant is present gets rid of all his sinful reactions, including that of killing a brahmana.
  • Lord Krsna happily lives in the house, town, or forest where Tulasi-devi is present.
  • A house where Tulasi-devi is present never falls on bad times, and it becomes purer than all holy places.
  • The fragrance of Tulasi-devi purifies all who smell it.
  • Lord Krsna and all the demigods live in a house where mud from the base of the Tulasi tree is found.
  • Without Tulasi leaves, Lord Krsna does not like to accept flowers, food, or sandalwood paste.
  • One who worships Lord Krsna daily with Tulasi leaves attains the results of all kinds of austerity, charity, and sacrifice. In fact, he has no other duties to perform, and he has realized the essence of the scriptures.
  • One who puts into his mouth or on his head Tulasi leaves that have been offered to Lord Krsna attains Lord Krsna's abode.
  • In Kali-yuga, one who worships, remembers, plants, keeps, or performs kirtana before Tulasi burns up all sinful reactions and quickly attains Lord Krsna's abode.
  • One who worships Lord Krsna with Tulasi leaves releases all his ancestors from the realm of birth and death.
  • One who remembers the glories of Tulasi or tells others about them will never take birth again.

This information can be found on these sites: http://www.tulasidevi.net, http://backtogodhead.in/cover-story-tulasi-devi-beloved-of-krsna-by-govinda-dasi and http://brijabasi.blogspot.com/2011/09/gita-mahatmya-book-translation-from.html.

  


Benefits of Worshipping Tulasi Devi.