Benefits of Tulsi worship and cow Seva


Haridwar, Kashi – :Tulsi worship and cow service hold significance in religious scriptures and are believed to bring several benefits to individuals and their households. Here are some of the mentioned benefits associated with these practices:

  1. Tulsi Worship:
    • According to the Skanda Purana, houses with a Tulsi garden and daily worship are said to be protected from the entry of Yamdoots, messengers of the god of death.
    • The Padma Purana states that worshipping, chanting, meditating, planting, and wearing Tulsi in the age of Kali (current era) can burn sins and lead to heavenly bliss and salvation.
    • It is believed that placing a small piece of dry Tulsi wood on the stomach and mouth of a deceased person and igniting it can protect them from the Yamadoots and alleviate their suffering.
    • The Garuda Purana mentions that planting, caring for, watering, meditating upon, touching, and praising the Tulsi plant can burn the sins accumulated in past lives.
  2. Cow Service:
    • The cow holds a sacred status in many religious traditions, and serving cows is considered highly auspicious.
    • Caring for cows and providing them with food, shelter, and protection is believed to bestow blessings and spiritual merits.
    • Cow service is considered an act of compassion and selflessness, fostering a sense of empathy and kindness.
    • It is believed that serving cows can purify one’s heart and help in attaining spiritual growth.
    • Offering cow products, such as milk and ghee, in religious rituals is considered highly meritorious.

Additionally, planting a Tulsi plant in the northeast direction of a home is believed to bring blessings and positive energy. Drinking water infused with Tulsi leaves during the time of death is believed to cleanse a person of their sins and facilitate their journey to the world of Lord Vishnu. Performing 108 circumambulations (parikrama) of the Tulsi plant with pure devotion is said to help eradicate poverty and bring happiness.

It’s important to note that these beliefs and benefits mentioned are based on religious texts and the cultural significance attached to these practices. Different individuals and traditions may interpret and practice them in varying ways.


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