Tulasi Beads are Best

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das

As Saktas (Durga worshipers) chant japa on rosewood beads and Saivites (Siva worshipers) chant on rudraksa beads, Gaudiya Vaisnavas chant japa on tulasi beads. Since Tulasi-devi is Kṛṣṇa’s favorite plant, the Lord shows special favor to anyone who wears, holds or worships Tulasi-devi.

In the Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya the messengers of Yamarāja tell a Vaiṣṇava brāhmaṇa: “We did not understand. Lord Hari loves Tulasī-devī. When a person carries Tulasī in his hand, Lord Hari follows him and gives him all protection.”

An excerpt from the book Art of Chanting

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