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Simple Tulasi and Shaligram Vivaha Vidhi (Procedure)
If you have a Shaligram you can perform the Vivaha for them as you would for any yajaman who would undergo it. Here we have a very simplified form of that Shaligram Vivah with Tulasi. This is a very auspicious ritual and any devotee if he does his Shaligram Vivah with Tulasi in the presence of his all family members, every one is blessed by Vishnu and all the wishes of the devotee and his family members are fulfilled.

     Pl understand how the Vivah (marriage) has to be performed. Both the Bride and groom here Tulasi plant has to be decorated. The Shaligram also needs to be decorated and his eyes, and mouth impressions needs to be drawn on him with colours.
Kanya Sampradanam - Giving of the bride: The bride is here Tulasi plant which is given away by the devotee / father or guardian after reciting of her lineage and pedigree together with that of the groom (Shaligram Shila).
Honouring of the groom: The groom Shaligram is given a seat and is honoured Tie the kankabandanam red thread to each of Them.(symbolically His right wrist Her left wrist) Meditate upon anointing Their wrists with oils and chandan, and just touch it to Their bodies.
Mala Dharanam - exchange of garlands: Place a nice garland on the Tulsi plant and the Swayamvyakta Shaligram. Exchange the garlands three times. Her's garlands Him and then His garlands Her, like that. Tulasi first to garland her lord, claiming her swayamvarya rite.
 Sindhur Danam - Anointing the bride with sindoor: On His behalf mark her leaves and upper trunk with sindhur three times, His claiming her as His own.
OM SINDHUR IVA PRADHVANE SUGHANASO
VATA PRAMIYAH PATAYANTI YAHVAH
GHRTASYA DHARA ARUSO NAH VAJI
KASTHA BHINDAN URMIBHIH PINVAMANAH

Mangal Sutra Dharanam - Placing of the sacred Thali (plate): The sacred thread and ornament (mangal sutra) are sanctified and then tied around the bride's neck as a symbol of her marital status, the sister of the groom (devotee in this case) helps him with this and is given a present by the bride's family. A girdle symbolizing chastity is tied around her waist, can be tied around the pot or laid on the soil as if her waist.
"mangal yatantunanena bhartr jiva ahetunaa kanthe bandhnami subhage saa jiva saradah shatam"
Vastra Bandhanam - Tying their cloth, making their bond strong: Trying the upper clothes. Granthi banadhanam - binding their marriage bond. The Shaligram will need an angavaastra specially for this which can be tied to the upper part of the vaastra that Tulsi is wearing - keep these bound for seven nights from now. Sprinkle the bonded cloth with waster from the samanya arghya.
Laja Homa - Offering of Puffed Rice for the longevity of the husband, and fertility of wife: This ritual is done to pray for the well-being of the bride and her future offspring as well as prosperity and happiness for all the family. You may have to meditate upon this only.
OM IDAM ASMANAM AROHA
ASMEVA TVAM STHIRA BHAVA
DVISANTAM APAVADHASYA
MA CA TVAM DVISATAM ADHAH

"Mount this stone, and like a stone be steadfast in devotion at the feet of the Lord. Annihilate those who would dare harm you. May you never fall under their influence."
Saptapadi Grahanam - The symbolic taking of seven steps representing seven great sacrifices of Vivaha: The couple take seven steps together symbolic of the journey of life which they are beginning and in which they will be inseparable companions. Each step is sanctified with a blessing.
1. OM EKAM ISE VISNUH TVA NAYATU- "One: May Lord Visnu lead you to strength."
2. OM DVE URJE VISNUH TVA NAYATU- "Two: May Lord Visnu lead you to power."
3. OM TRINI VRATAYA VISNUH TVA NYATU- "Three: May Lord Visnu lead you to uphold your vows."
4. OM CATVARI MAYOBHAVAYA VISNUH TVA NAYATU- "Four: May Lord Visnu lead you to happiness."
5. OM PANCA PASUBHYO VISNUH TVA NAYATU- "Five: May Lord Visnu lead you to plenty of cows."
6. OM SAD RAYAS POSAYA VISNUH TVA NAYATU- "Six: May Lord Visnu lead you to multiplying spiritual wealth."
7. OM SAPTA SAPRABHYO HOTRABHYO VISNUH TVA NAYATU- "Seven: May Lord Visnu lead you to maintain these seven sacrifices."
Pani Grahanam - Joining Them in wedlock: Taking of the Hand. The groom formally accepts the bride and takes her hand while reciting ritual formulae. Meditate upon Their holding hands and recite the following.

"For good fortune I join your hands so that you may attain old age in the company of your husband. The four Kumaras have given you to him for performance of household duties.
"Be gentle-eyed, protecting your husband. Be kind to the animals, be good minded, beautiful. Be the mother of heroes, mother of life, and dear to Lord Krishna, bringing the highest happiness. In this way be good to us all, both man and beast.
"May Vishnu generate progeny for you. May Lord Krsna keep you together until old age. Enter now your husband's house, with auspiciousness. In this way be good to us, both man and beast.
"Oh Vishnu, impregnate her, make fine, strong sons in her. Put ten sons in her, make eleven men in their house.
"Be the ruler of your husband's father. Be the ruler of your husband's mother. Be the ruler of your husband's sisters. Be the ruler of your husband's brothers.
"May your heart be fixed on life's higher goals. May your mind follow after that of your husband. With body and soul be devoted to his words. May Lord Visnu join you together."
Shower them with akshata (dry uncooked rice coloured with tumeric) and chant following mantra.
OM ASMIN VIVAHA KARMANI
ANGA HINAM KRIYAN HINAM VIDHI HINAM CA YAD BHAVET
ASTU TAT SARVA ACCHIDRAM KRSNA KARSNA PRASADATAH
YAT KINCIT CAIGUNYAM JATAM
TAD DOSA PRASAMANAYA
SRI VISNU SMARANAM KAROMI

"May all deficiencies in rules and activities of the vivaha ceremony be absolved by the mercy of Lord Sri Krsna and His devotees. I now remember that Supreme Lord Vishnu in order to nullify whatever faults there may be there in the proceedings."
Sri Sriyuts Tulasi & Shaligram Vivaha ki jaya
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