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The Magnificence Of Tulasi


The holy plant.


Tulasi leaves are considered  holy

the small little leaves  they are

grow  on a  plant  not big

spread   a grace

send  an aroma pleasant

they, in my part of  the  land

are worshipped  with piety

by women  with  ardent devotion

tended with care in a pot

having elaborate designs

resemble a stupa like structure

every morn  the women water the plant

keep sindhoor and draw kolams

enhancing the divine charm

they perform an aarathi  with dedication

go around the stupa thrice  with eyes closed

prostrate before the Tulasi tulasi plant

a belief that has  been bequeathed by elders

followed by generation after generation

well, the basil gives prosperity to her devotees

that  be the magnificence of the plant

By meenas17

A lover of classical Carnatic music.
An avid reader, passionate writer, into stocks and investments for livelihood

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