Shubh Vivah Muhurat: The Tulsi Vivah of sacred Tulsi plant (Indian basil) and Lord Krishna is celebrated on the Ekadashi or the Dwadashi Tithi of Kartik Maas, Shukla Paksha. This day marks the end of Diwali celebrations in several parts of the country and the beginning of the wedding season.
People look forward to Tulsi Vivah to plan the wedding in the family. There are as many as eight days that one can choose from, to plan their wedding ceremony. The most auspicious days in December are as follows:
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Why must people wait until Tulsi Vivah to plan their marriage date?
The Tulsi Vivah concurs with the Dev Uthani in the month of Kartik, Shukla Paksha. The Dev Uthani Ekadashi marks the end of the Chaturmas period that begins with the Devshayani Ekadashi, in Ashadha, Shukla Paksha. This period, which includes the months of Shravana, Bhadrapada, Ashwina and Kartika, is deemed unfavorable for ceremonies such as vivah (marriages), mundan (tonsuring ceremony), namakaran (naming ceremony), griha pravesh (housewarming ceremony) etc.
This is because Lord Vishnu, the one who protects and sustains the universe, goes into a state of cosmic sleep (Yoga Nidra) for four months. He rests on the coiled body of his seven-hooded serpent, Adi Shesha or the Shesha Naag under the cosmic ocean (Kshirasagara). Though the Chaturmas has myriad festivals of supreme significance, it is considered ominous for organising ceremonies such as those mentioned above. The Gods take rest during this period, and no Hindu ceremonies take place without inviting the Gods. Therefore, people wait for the Gods to rise from their sleep.