Benefits of Lighting Diya in Front of Tulsi

Benefits of Lighting Diya in Front of Tulsi

A small Diya is lighted in front of Tulsi every day after the sunset.

Diya is lighted in front of the Tulsi plant to purify the environment and provide a divine atmosphere around the home and office; anybody starts their day by worshiping Lord Ganpati.

After that, they give water to the Tulsi plant, so a miracle happens with a mythological story. In Bhagavad, Puran says one who worships Tulsi daily will be free from sin. Tulsi can even cure diseases like cancer by its leaves.


According to a popular myth, Tulsi was once a beautiful woman named ‘Praval’ who was the daughter of demon ‘Bhasmasur’. The great sage ‘Narad’ advised her father Bhasmasur to worship Lord Vishnu for obtaining a boon by which he could turn anybody into ashes merely by touching them with his hand.

“Praval” became curious, and she requested her father to bring Lord Vishnu so that he could grant the wish. As soon as Bhasmasur tried to touch Lord Vishnu’s feet, He disappeared, but it resulted in changing Praval into the Tulsi plant.

Goddess Tulsi is worshipped during the Diwali festival because she was born on this day, she has found her eternal love- Krishna on this day. People believe that worshipping Tulsi during this day helps them get rid of the problems in their life.

Worshiping the Tulsi plant comes with a lot of benefits. Let’s discuss some of the health benefits-

1) It gives relief from anxiety and stress:

Tulsi is best known for its healing properties, it is considered to be rejuvenating, giving instant relief from various skin ailments like acne, pimples, etc., Tulsi leaves are found to be highly effective in curing common colds and coughs that often result due to air pollution. Herbal tea made using tulsi leaves, also acts as an antioxidant that helps remove toxins out of your body by strengthening your immune system.

2)Protects against viral infections:

Tulsi contains certain compounds that have the ability to fight against viruses and diseases caused by them.

3)Prevents cancer:

Tulsi is a rich source of antioxidants, which helps in killing free radicals responsible for causing cancer. It acts as a chemo preventer and thus helps in preventing cancer from occurring or recursing even after being diagnosed with this deadly disease.

4)Protects from radiation damage:

Being rich in vitamin C, Tulsi can protect your body from harmful radiations emitted from mobile phones and other devices on a daily basis. A study published in the year 2012 suggests that Tulsi leaves have strong antioxidant properties that help reduce DNA damage caused by X-rays and gamma rays.

5)Supports the respiratory system:

Tulsi is considered to be a natural expectorant and helps in curing asthma by clearing the bronchial passages. It also helps in relieving congestion of the chest and nasal area.

Tulsi leaves contain plant-based chemicals that help in stimulating the adrenal gland, which produces certain hormones like cortisone that relaxes your airways and contributes towards smoother breathing.

6)Helps lower high blood pressure:

The anti-inflammatory properties present in Tulsi make it beneficial for patients suffering from hypertension and other heart-related ailments. A study published in the year, 2013 indicates that Tulsi can reduce lipid peroxidation (damage caused to cells due to unstable oxygen molecules), which helps lower blood pressure levels.

7)Relieves pain:

It has been found that the use of Tulsi on a short-term basis helps patients suffering from chronic pain, caused due to arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders, recover faster. Its analgesic properties help reduce pain by inhibiting the production of certain enzymes responsible for making your body feel sore and uncomfortable.

8)Helps skin ailments:

Tulsi is found to be beneficial for those suffering from skin irritation caused due to air pollution as it aids in improving their immune system. It also helps relieve itching or burning sensations occurring at any part of the body.

9)Cures infections:

The natural antibiotic properties present in Tulsi make it a good home remedy for curing respiratory infections like the common cold, cough, and fever. Tulsi also helps speed up the recovery process during any infection.

Watering tulsi plant astrology:

Tulsi or Basil is one of the most sacred plants in Hinduism. According to astrology, it will be beneficial if you are worshipping tulsi on Tuesday either early morning, afternoon, or evening time.

It must be noted here that Tulsi leaf benefits are not only due to its worship but also due to its medicinal values which can help you cure many health problems.

Here are some of the benefits of tulsi leaves with water:

It helps in better sleep  – If your child is not able to have a sound sleep then try giving him/her tulsi with water daily either before going to school or after coming back from school.

This will definitely help them have a sound sleep without any disturbance at night. It helps in fighting against cough and cold  – Once your child will finish drinking tulsi with water, don’t forget to massage his/her back. This will help them fight against cough and cold which is quite common in winters.

Tulsi when eaten or drunk regularly can also help you in curing various other problems like acidity problems, tension, etc.

Best time to light diya in the evening:

Diya or diyas are one of the integral parts of Hinduism which is used to worship Lord Ganesha. It can also be used to decorate our houses during various festivals like Deepavali, etc.

The best time for lighting diya is after sunset when you can see that last bit of sun slowly disappearing into the horizon and the night sky slowly creeping in. This will not only help you in worshipping but will also bring positivity around due to its essence and fragrance.

Evening hours (during winters) Best Time:

As per horoscope, or Astrological charts and timings or Kundli Chakra timings. Note: The exact timing of Lakshmi Puja differs from person to person depending upon one’s birth chart. Recommended time for Lakshmi Puja is usually between 8 PM to 12 midnight according to various Vedic Scholars and Astro-experts.

why tulsi is not worshipped on Sunday:

Tulsi plant is worshipped almost daily mostly in the morning time which can be done anytime but before sunset. According to astrology, there should not be any worship during Sunday because it will bring negativity for you and your family.

There are various other reasons why tulsi should not be worshipped on Sunday like it is considered as a day of god Hanuman therefore worshiping the Tulsi plant on this day will give negative results.

The planetary lord of Sunday is Rahu who is considered as an enemy planet thus performing pooja or puja will disturb his peace and harmony which also brings negativity for you and your family members both physically and mentally.

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