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Surya Grahan 2022: Why put basil leaves in food items during eclipse

Surya Grahan 2022 Tulsi Uses

by Gurpreet

According to Hindu religious beliefs, Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, resides in the Tulsi plant. It is believed that worshiping Tulsi daily brings prosperity to the house and reduces financial problems.

Importance of Tulsi on Surya Grahan: Today, on October 25, there is going to be a solar eclipse. Sutak starts 12 hours before the start of solar eclipse. According to religious beliefs, the things present in the environment during the Sutak period have a negative effect. That is why the Sutak period is also called the contaminated period. According to astrology, neither food is prepared nor eaten during the time from the beginning of the Sutak period to the end of the eclipse. If dinner is left, a basil leaf is added to keep it safe. But why are Tulsi leaves put in the food items during the eclipse. Let us know about it in detail.

Know the importance of Tulsi
During solar eclipse and lunar eclipse, negative and contaminated rays are spread in the atmosphere which has been considered injurious to health. That is why basil leaves are put in all the food and drink when the sutak is applied. It is believed that by doing this all kinds of negative rays of eclipse do not fall on the food and drink.

  • According to religious beliefs, all kinds of food and drink have a negative effect during the solar eclipse. That is why basil leaves are put in food items.
  • Tulsi leaves have special importance in Ayurveda too. Tulsi has a lot of anti-bacterial and iron elements. Consuming it increases the immunity of a person.
  • But whenever there is an eclipse, Tulsi leaves should not be plucked.
  • One day before the eclipse, pluck Tulsi leaves and keep them.
  • Apart from the eclipse, tulsi leaves should not be broken even on Sundays and new moon days.
    Only the fallen leaves of Tulsi should be used.

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