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Ekadashi marked by worshipping Tulasi



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By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Nov. 8

On the occasion of Haribodhini Ekadashi, wedding ritual of the Tulsi plant, believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was performed across the country on Friday.

Tulsi plant was decorated with colours, flowers and other accessories in every Hindu household. Small logs of statured bamboo, called nigalo, were kept over the Moth where Tulsi plants grow to adjust the garlands.

A religious belief amongst Hindu community has it that every god and goddesses stay in Tulsi plant in the month of Kartik.

It is believed that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep on Harishayani Ekadashi and wakes up to preside over the religious rites across the universe on the day of Haribodhini Ekadashi.

Followers of lord Vishnu take fasts and worship Tulsi plants for four months from Harishayani to Haribodhini Ekadashi.

This day also indicates the end of monsoon season starting of wedding, Bratabandha and other auspicious rituals. 

On the occasion of Haribodhini Ekadashi, devotees offered their worship in Vishnu and Mahadev temples at Theliya, Shambhunath, Lalapatti, Baluwa, Rajbiraj and so forth, according to our Rajbiraj correspondent.

Likewise, a huge fair, marking the Ekadashi day was held in Ramdhuni Temple, Sunsari on Friday. 

The temple holds a historical standing as Lord Ram is believed to have visited the temple area while was exiled from Ayodhya.

Likewise, a religious fair held in Maipokhari of Ilam.

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