According to the Puranas, Lord Vishnu, Rama and Krishna are pleased by offering Tulsi ji to Lord Vishnu and accept the prasad. But the use of Tulsi in Ganesha’s bhog is forbidden. Lord Ganesha gets angry by offering Tulsi to Lord Ganesha.
It is believed that Wednesday is completely dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Worshiping Lord Ganesha on this day fulfills all the wishes. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is worshiped first in Hinduism. Lord Ganesha is worshiped before doing any auspicious work. Lord Ganesha takes away all the troubles and obstacles of his devotees, hence he is also called by the name of Vighnaharta. But do you know why it is considered taboo to use Tulsi in the worship of Lord Ganesha, let us know the reason behind it.
Why Tulsi is not offered in the worship of Ganesh ji?
According to mythology, Tulsi, the daughter of King Dharmatmaj, went on a pilgrimage with the desire of marriage. During the pilgrimage, Tulsi saw that Ganesha was doing penance on the banks of the Ganges. According to this story, Lord Ganesha was engrossed in penance. His body was covered with sandalwood paste. There was a garland of gems around his neck.
Pitamber of silk was wrapped around the waist. He was doing penance sitting on a throne. Seeing the beautiful form of Lord Ganesha, Tulsi was attracted to him. Expressing his desire to marry her, he broke his penance. Lord Ganesha became enraged by this and called this act of Tulsi inauspicious.
Knowing the intention of Tulsi, he said that I am a Brahmachari. He turned down his marriage proposal.
On hearing this, Tulsi got angry and cursed Lord Ganesha that you will have not one but two marriages. Hearing this, Lord Ganesha also cursed him that you will be married to a demon. Hearing this, Tulsi apologized to Ganesh ji and with this, Ganesh ji said, being the beloved of Lord Vishnu and Krishna, people will get salvation by worshiping you in Kali Yuga, but offering you in my worship will be considered inauspicious. . Since then, Tulsi is not offered in the worship of Lord Ganesha.