Mother: TULASI
The Brahmin said, "Srila Vyasadeva, we have heard from you the glories of Tulasi Devi's leaves and flowers. Now we would like to hear the Tulasi Stava (prayer)."

Srila Vyasadava replied, "Previously, a disciple of Shatanand Muni had approached him with folded hands and inquired about the Tulasi Stava."

Disciple: "Oh topmost of all devotees of Lord Krsna, kindly relate that Tulasi Stava, which you had heard from the mouth of Lord Brahma."

Shatanand replied, "Just by taking the name of Tulasi Devi, one pleases Lord Krsna and destroys all sinful reactions.

One who just sees Tulasi Devi gets the benefit of giving millions of cows in charity and when that person offers worship and prayers to Tulasi Devi then that person becomes worthy of worship in this Kali-yuga. In the Kali-yuga that person who plants a Tulasi tree for the pleasure of Lord Krsna, even if the messengers of Yamaraja are angry with him, what can they do to him, he need not fear even death personified.

tulasi amrta-janmasi sada tvam keshava-priya
keshavatam cinomi tvam varada bhava sobhane
tvadang sambavai aniyam pujayami yatha harim
tathe kuru pavitrangi kalou mala vinashini

One who chants this mantra while picking Tulasi leaves and then offers them to Lord Krsna's lotus feet, the results of that offering is increased millions of times.

Now listen carefully to the Tulasi Stava:

01
munayah sidha-gandhavah, patale nagarat svayam
prabhavam tava deveshi, gayanti sura-sattama

02
na te prabhavam jananti, devatah keshavadrite
gunanam parimananutu, kalpakotisha-tairapi

03
krsna-anandat samudbhnuta, kshiroda-mathanodyame
uttamange pura yena, tulasi-vishnu na dhrita

04
prapyaitani tvaya devi, vishno-rangani sarvashah
pavitrata tvaya prapta, tulasitvam namamyaham

05
tvadanga-sambavaih patrai, puja-yami yatha harim
tatha kurushva me vighna, yato yami para gatim

06
ropita gomati-tire, svayam-krsnena palita
jagadditaya tulasi, gopinam hita-hetave

07
vrindavane vicharata, sevita vishnuna svayam
gokulasya vivriddhyarth, kamsasya nidhanaya ca

08
vashisththa vachanat purvam, ramen sarayu-tate
rakshasanam vadharthaya, ropita-tvam jagat-priye
ropita-tapaso vridhyai, tulasi-tvam namamyaham

09
viyoge raghavendra-sya, dhyatva tvam janak atmaja
ashokavana-madhye tu, priyena saha-sangata

10
shankarartha pura devi, parvatya tvam himalaye
ropita sevita siddhyai, tulasi tvam-namamyaham

11
dharmaranye gayayam ca, sevita pitribhih svayam
sevita tulasi punya, atmano hita-michhata

12
ropita ramachandren sevita laksmanena cha
sitaya palita bhaktya, tulasi-dandake vane

13
trailokya-vyapini ganga, yatha-shastre-shu giyate
tathaiva tulasi devi drisyate sacharachare

14
risyamuke ca, vasata kapirajen sevita
tulasi balinashaya, tarasangam-hetave

15
pranamya tulasi-devi, sagarot kramanam kritam
krit-karyah prahusthascha, hanuman punaragataha

16
tulasi grahanam kritva, vimukto yati patakaih
athava munishardula, brahma-hatyam-vyapohati

17
tulasi patra-galitam, yastoyam-sirasa vahet
ganga-snanam avapnoti, dasha-dhenu phala-pradam

18
prasid devi deveshi, prasid hari vallabhe
ksirod-mathanod bhute, tulasi tvam namamyaham

19
dvadasyam jagare ratrou, yah pathet tulasi stavam
dvatrim-shadaperadhans cha, ksamate tasya keshavah

One who worships Tulasi Devi on the Dwadasi (12th day) and chants this Tulasi Stava destroys all 32 kinds of sinful reactions. Lord Krsna becomes very happy with that person.

In that house where this Tulasi Stava is present, misfortune never visits, not even by accident, and the goddess of Fortune will happily reside there.

One who recites this Tulasi Stava will attain devotion to Lord Krsna and his mind will never wander away form the Lotus-feet of Lord Krsna.

That person who stays awake on the Dwadasi night (12th day) after worshipping Tulasi Devi with this Stava will attain the benefit of visiting all the holy places and his mind will never contemplate enjoying separately from Lord Krsna. Not only this, but that fortunate devotee will never be separated from the association of the Vaisnavas (devotees of Lord Krsna).





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