Tulsi Vivah is a
famous festival related to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Tulsi. It is
celebrated in many states of India including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
and Goa. During the festival, a mock marriage ceremony is arranged.
People plant the tulsi plant along with the branches of the tamarind and
amla trees with great devotion. Devotees believe that Lord Vishnu
married Goddess Vrinda (Tulsi plant) on the 11th day of the month of
Kartika (Malayalam month). Tulsi Vivah continues for five days in
Himachal Pradesh, it is only a single day celebration for the people of
Goa where this festival is also famous as ‘Tulsiche Lagin.