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The tulsi plant is regarded as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Tulsi is also identified with the wives of other incarnations of Vishnu, such as Rama and Krishna.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Jan 2023 1:53 PM GMT

Traditionally, the tulsi plant is kept in the centre of the courtyard. According to Vaastu, it is very auspicious to plant this tree at northeast, north or east. It should not be kept at southwest. It is very beneficial to water the tulsi plant daily. This will also eradicate relationship problems among family members. However, do not water the tulsi plant on Sunday. This is because, it is believed that Goddess Tulsi fasts for Lord Vishnu on Sunday and if you offer her water on this day, then her fast will be broken.

The tulsi leaves should be plucked one by one and never as a branch or stem as a whole. Ladies are forbidden to pluck tulsi leaves.

For financial gains, pluck 11 tulsi leaves after asking for forgiveness from the plant and keep them in the container of atta or rice.For gains in business or job, wrap a tulsi plant in yellow cloth and keep in the office or shop on a Thursday.

Vaastu says that the tulsi plant has the power to destroy negative energy. A house having the tulsi plant automatically corrects many Vaastu defects.

If a staircase is not clockwise, a black tulsi plant should be kept at the start of the staircase and the landing.If your work or money is stuck and you are not able to realise it, light a ghee lamp in the evening of every Tuesday and offer boondi laddoos and tulsi mala near the tulsi tree. It pleases Lord Hanuman and your pending work will be done soon.



Since ancient times, sages and practitioners of Ayurveda are using the Indian gooseberry or Amla for several medicinal uses. Its juice is very beneficial for health. Amla juice is a great source of vitamin C, which is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. Some of the benefits of drinking amla juice are improvement of immune function, enhancing liver health, Supporting healthy digestion, promoting heart health, improvement of kidney health and growth of hair.

But the amla tree has other uses in Vaastu and some tantric remedies.

It is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in the amla plant. So, the amla plant is considered very sacred and auspicious. If you plant a gooseberry plant in your home, then God will reside in your home as well. Hence it is beneficial to plant this tree in North,, east or north-east. Thursday is very auspicious to plant the amla tree. Hindu ladies worship the amla tree on the fifth day of the ascending moon (Shukla Pakshya) for luck. It is believed that those, who take food under the amla tree on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritwiya develop immunity from diseases and live a long and healthy life.

It is an ancient custom to feed sweets and give donations to Brahmins for success and solution to problems!


The amla is used to reduce the malefic effects of Mercury or Budh. Its fruit is used with some other items in water and bathed for 15 consecutive Wednesdays.

Again the amla fruit is taken with kesar (saffron), cardamom, Bahera, white flower in water and bathed on the first Friday of the ascending moon (Shukla paksha).


If any student is not able to concentrate on studies or having poor memory, wrap green amla leaves along with tamarind (Imli) leaves in a yellow cloth and keep inside the study books.


As per lotus plant Vaastu, the northeast corner of your home refers to your brain, so keeping lotus flowers in that corner of your home invokes your inner self to prevent any unnecessary indulgence. The lotus is associated with the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi and Lord Buddha. The presence of lotus is believed to bring in wealth and prosperity and is one of the most auspicious Vaastu plants for home.

Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi sit on Lotus. To attract wealth, prosperity and wisdom into your life, it is important to attract Goddess Lakshmi, and lotus flowers attract Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore, it will be extremely beneficial if you place lotus flowers in an urli bowl in the north-east corner of your house or workplace.


Distressed jeans are denim pants manufactured or stylized to feel more vintage, relaxed, and worn-in. Distressed jeans may feature rips, tears, fraying edges, or fading indigo dye. The distressed quality will give your pair of jeans a more lived-in and comfortable appearance, making them look like stylish old jeans. The reason for people to wear ripped jeans is to seem "cool" which is sported mainly by teenagers and youngsters. The ripped clothing suggests that the wearer does not care about their appearance. The trend among the younger generation is that dressing poorly is the latest style.

But Vaastu has an entire different take on this. According to Vaastu, clothes influence the personality of a person besides having influence on the onlookers. Wearing torn clothes have a negative effect on others.

Even our ancient scriptures say that it is inauspicious to wear torn or worn-out clothes. Venus or Shukra controls beauty and appearance. Moreover, Goddess Lakshmi likes cleanliness. The distressed or ripped clothing can anger these deities and invoke their wrath. It is like inviting poverty. In fact, poverty may befall on wearer of torn clothes.

According to Vaastu, those wearing torn clothes will face negative effects slowly and steadily. There will be negative effects on relationships too and frequent fights and altercations among family members will be noticed in coming days.

Q1. I have a full-sized mirror mounted on a nice mahogany frame which I want to fix on the wall at the entrance of the main door after entering. Is it alright as per Vaastu?

S.N. Phukan, via SMS

Ans. You should not keep a mirror on the wall immediately after entering the house because it will

reflect the energy back instead of coming into the house. On the other hand, there should not be a blank wall visible at the entrance. You should cover it up with a picture or statue of Lord Ganesha.

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