Friday, 23 Nov 2018 Saturday, 24 Nov 2018
This day marks the marriage of Bhagwan Vishnu and Tulsi Devi. Come and join us as we celebrate this day with a grand wedding at Dharma Bhakti Manor.
- Thursday 22nd November
- 7.30pm - Lord Vishnu Mandvo
- 8pm - Seriko
- Friday 23rd November
- 7pm - Wedding Ceremony, followed by Maha Prasad
The story of Tulsi VivahVrinda, the daughter of Kushdhvaj, married the son of the Ocean Demi-God, Jaalandhar. Vrinda was very beautiful and chaste wife (Pativrata). This made Jaalandhar very powerful. He started harassing pious being all over the world with his atrocities.
Once he saw Devi Parvati and looked at her with lustful eyes. He challenged Lord Shiva to engage in a fight with him. Shiva was unable to gain victory over him due to Vrinda's protective power over Jaalandhar. Parvati pleaded to Lord Vishnu to put an end to Jaalandhar and the only way to resolve this was to break Vrinda's chastity.
Lord Vishnu took the form of Jaalandhar and stayed with her whilst the original was engaged in a fierce non-ending battle with Shiva. Thus, the vow of fidelity was unwittingly broken by Vrinda and Lord Shiva was able to annihilate the demon.
When Vrinda came to know about this, she cursed Lord Vishnu to become a black stone, which came to be known as Shaaligram. Lord Vishnu too cursed her to become a tree and hence Vrinda came to be known as Tulsi (Holy Basil).
Lord Vishnu gave Tulsi a boon that every year of Kartik Sud Poonam will be celebrated as their marriage ceremony which is known as Tulsi Vivah.
How to get here
If you are coming to the Mandir by public transport, please use the Transport for London website for best route options.
For directions by car, please visit our contact page for more information.
Shree Swaminarayan Temple Stanmore, Dharma Bhakti Manor
Middlesex, HA7 4LF
Tel. (020) 8954 0205