The air around Sanatan Dharam Mandir of greater Kailash II reverberated with chants of "Aaj tulsi vivah ki shaam ho '' on the evening of 15th October as the community celebrated Tulsi Vivah.
Ashok Saigal, past Joint- General Secretary G.K II RWA, shared that the celebration started at 7:00 pm on Monday and everyone participated with full enthusiasm.
Mr Saigal while explaining the significance of Tulsi Vivah shared that it is a Hindu festival in which the marriage ceremony of Goddess Tulsi is celebrated with Lord Shaligram. "Devotees begin with Tulsi Vivah mantras and people join the rituals by dancing and singing for Goddess Tulsi. Further, they decorate the deity with flowers and beautiful scarfs."
More than 150 people attended the function and gifts received such as steel utensils, saree, crockery, sweets by the mandir committee were given to the needy.
He added that proper rituals were followed during the event in the same way a Hindu marriage takes place. After the rituals, prasad was distributed among the devotees, and Bhandara was arranged.