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Yanmule sarvatirhaaniYannagre sarvadevataaYanmadhye sarvavedaaschaTulasi taam namaamyaham"I bow to the Tulsi, at whose base are all the holy places, at whose top reside all the deities and in whose middleare all the Vedas."The Tulsi or Sacred Basil is one of the most sacred plants. There is a saying in Sanskrit: "Tulanaa naasti athaivatulsi" that which is incomparable in its qualities is the tulsi. It is the only pooja samagri, which can be washed andreused.Satyabhama once weighed Lord Krishna against all her legendary wealth. The scales did not balance until a lastsingle tulsi leaf was placed along with the wealth on the scale by Rukmini with devotion. Thus, tulsi played thevital role of demonstrating that even a small object offered with devotion is of greater value than all the wealth inthe world.The Tulsi leaf has great medicinal value and is used ...
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