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Shreemati Tulasi-Devi Mahatmya from "Shree Skanda-Purana" And The Correspondence between The Angas of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi and The Names of Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi

The Chapter about Shreemati Tulasi-Devi from "Shree Skanda-Purana" is adorned with The Poetic Genius of Lord Krishna. 

The Verses 3-5 below are something incredible as The Most Beautiful Names of Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi are mentioned. 

Moreover, "Shree Tulasi-Mahatmya" from "Shree Skanda-Purana" dwells on the correspondence between The Angas of Tulasi Plant and The Names of Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi.


(page 1062 in The Volume 18 of 1960 English edition by Motilal Banasirdass, in Sanskrit corresponds to "Shree Skanda-Purana", Book 6, Nagara Khanda, Chapter 249)

Shreemati Vani-Devi said:

249.01. Undoubtedly there can never be poverty in the house of that householder by whom The Excessively Beneficial Tulasi is planted.

249.02. By The Mere Sight of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi a heap of sins gets destroyed. 

Shreemati Tulasi-Devi, Very Dear to Bhagavan Shree Hari, originated from the drops of nectar for the sake of Shree (श्री - Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi).                       

249.03a. While Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi Was Drinking the exquisite beverage Shreemati Tulasi-Devi originated. Shreemati Tulasi-Devi destroys the sins of all living beings.

249.03b-4. Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi always resides in The Tulasi Plant: 

The Ocean-Born One (सागरसंभवा - sAgarasaMbhavA) Resides in The Stem of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi. 

 Shree Ishvari (The Goddess SHREE - श्री) always Dwells in The Leaves of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi.

 Shreemati Kamala-Devi (कमला) Herself Resides in The Branches of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi.  

 Shreemati Indira-Devi (इन्दिरा) is Always Present in The Flowers of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi. 

 Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi, Born Out Of The Milky Ocean (क्षीराब्धिसंभवा - kShIrAbdhisaMbhavA) is Always Present in The Fruits of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi. 

✿ 249.05. Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi Always Dwells in The Form of विश्वव्यापिनी (vishvavyApinI, Shreemati VishvavyApinI-Devi, The Goddess, Pervading All The Universes) in The Dry Twigs of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi. 

✿ Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi in The Form of Shreemati Padmavasa-Devi (पद्मवासा - padmavAsA) Always Resides in The Pith of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi. 

✿ And Shreemati HariPriya-Devi (हरिप्रिया - HaripriyA) always dwells in the bark of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi. 

249.06. Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi and Shreemati Tulasi-Devi are The Omniformed Ishvaris, The Protectresses of Their bhaktas.  

A person who eats Tulasi plant never goes to the world of Yama.

249.07. He on whose head there is Tulasi Leaf is not assailed by Yama’s men. 

Shreemati Tulasi-Devi grants the status of salvation on a person who has Tulasi Leaf in his mouth.

249.08. He who has Tulasi Plant in his hand is rid of the three types of distress. 

If Tulasi Plant is in the chest (heart) of living beings, Shreemati Tulasi-Devi grants all desires.

249.09. He who has Tulasi Plant on his shoulders is never touched by sin.

He who has Tulasi Plant round his neck always is a living liberated soul.

249.10. A man who holds (carries with him) a Tulasi Leaf always, shall undoubtedly attain whatever he wishes.

249.11. Shreemati Tulasi-Devi helps Her bhaktas to attain all the objectives and restrains the wicked ones. 

A man who waters Tulasi Plant daily never goes to the abode of Yama.

249.12-18. If Shreemati Tulasi-Devi is being Worshipped especially during Caturmasya, then Shreemati Tulasi-Devi grants Moksha to the worshipper. 

On coming to know that Bhagavan Shree Narayana resides in the water as well as on Ashvattha Tree (आश्वत्थ - Azvattha), Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi Resorted to The Plant of Shreemati Tulasi-Devi out of compassion for all living beings.

At the advent of Caturmasya, if Shreemati Tulasi-Devi is resorted to by bhaktas of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu, 1000 of their sins are destroyed into 1000 shatters. 
Remembering Lord Govinda always, resorting to A Park of Tulasi Plants, sprinkling Tulasi Plants with milk is rare during Chaturmasya. 

If a man worships Tulasi Plant with Bhakti (Faith) and waters Tulasi Plant by filling a basin made round its roots all his/her family is sanctified.

Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi, The Granter of Wealth Is Stationed in Shreemati Tulasi-Devi, so the wealth of the worshipper increases too. 

Whether a religious student, or a householder or a forest hermit or an ascetic or all types of Prakrtis (castes and subcastes) if they are engaged in serving Shreemati Tulasi-Devi with Bhakti (Faith), then Bhagavan Shree Hari will ward off their miseries.

249.19. Bhagavan Shree Hari pervades all the plants. The Form of Bhagavan Shree Hari is to be meditated upon as permeated by various Rasas (juices). 

So also, Shreemati Kamala-Devi, The MahaIshvari, Who took up The Residence in Tulasi Plants is to be Remembered and Worshipped always.

OCR from the Motilal Banasirdass English edition mentioned above, 
text edit (some sentences were rewritten, 
The Names of Shreemati MahaLakshmi Devi in Sanskrit had been added) 
by Vishnudut1926, Moscow, 07th of September, 2014

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