Do you know: Why tulsi and ketaki flowers are not offered on Lord Shiva, know the reason? - Newztezz Online


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Do you know: Why tulsi and ketaki flowers are not offered on Lord Shiva, know the reason?

MahaShivratri (2021) is coming in a few days. 
Devotees offer different things to please Lord Shiva. Many people also keep a weekly Monday fast. Among all the Gods and Goddesses, Lord Shiva is the only God who is quickly pleased by the devotional worship of the devotees. Lord Shiva is considered to be Adi Anant.

Things like bhang, dhatura, belpatra and aak are offered to please Shiva. But do you know that Lord Shiva should not offer basil leaves and kateki flowers. Let us know the reason behind this.

Ketaki flower

According to the legend, there was a debate between Lord Vishnu and Brahma ji that who is big and who is small. Both the gods reached Lord Shiva to decide this. Lord Shiva revealed a Shivalinga and said that the one who will find out its beginning and end is greater. After this, Lord Vishnu went to the very top but could not find out this thing. At the same time, Brahma ji went to the bottom but he too did not get any end. While coming down, his eyes fell on the ketaki flower which was walking with him. Lord Brahma convinced Ketki's flower to lie. He told Lord Shiva that I have found it. And got the testimony of Ketki flower. Lord Shiva caught the lie of Brahma ji. At the same time, he beheaded Brahma ji for lying and deprived the ketaki flower from his worship. Therefore, ketaki flowers are not offered to Bholenath.

Why Tulsi is not offered to Shiva

According to the legend, Tulsi's name was Vrinda and she was the wife of a demon named Jalandhar. He used to torture his wife. Lord Shiva asked Vishnu to teach Jalandhar a lesson. Then Lord Vishnu disbanded Vrinda's pious religion with deceit. When Vrinda came to know about this, he cursed Lord Vishnu that you will become stone. Then Vishnu told Tulsi that I was defending you from Jalandhar and now I curse you to become wood. After this, Vrinda became a basil plant.

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