Tulsi Vivah is the marriage of Sri Krishna, with the tulsi plant (holy basil). In Hindu, tulsi is considered to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, and therefore unison of Gods and Goddesses is observed with great pomp and show all over the country. Tulsi Vivaah is celebrated on the Dwadashi (12th day) of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) during the month of Kartik, as per the Hindu calendar. Even though this ceremony can be observed at any time between the Prabodhini Ekadashi (11th day) to Kartik Poornima. In some places it is celebrated for a period of five days, ending on the full moon day of the Kartik month. Tulsi Vivaah marks the end of the monsoon season and the start of the Hindu wedding season. The actual day of Tulsi Vivaah differs from one region to another. The Tulsi Vivaah puja is observed by married women all over India for the well-being of their husbands and family members. Young women pray to Goddess Lakshmi with full devotion to seeking marital bliss. Tulsi Vivaah rituals are also observed by young, unmarried women to get a good husband.

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