Tulsi Vivah Celebrations at The Temple of Ma Gayatri

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KATY: The temple of Ma Gayatri and the Gayatri Consciousness Center located in Katy, held it’s very first Tulsi Vivah the marriage ceremony of Lord Shri Krishna with everyone’s beloved plant Tulsi. The grand celebrations took place over a period of two days, on November 21 and 22. The first day’s event held mehndi ceremony which was attended by  very enthusiastic ladies who patiently got their hands decorated with beautiful mehndi designs by some very talented volunteers. Amongst the mehndi volunteers were Shreya Shah, Vandana Agarwal, Anamika Kale, Komal Patel and several more. Shreya Shah filled the mandir hall with some beautiful melodious marriage songs.

The mehndi was followed by a delicious dinner Prasad. After prasad , the devotees enjoyed  dandia raas and garba with live music ! The heartwarming melodious songs were sung by Ruchira Shah, Hemantbhai Bhavsar and team. On the keyboard was Renison Macwan and dholi Rakeshbhai  Khatri rocked the stage with the beat of his drums. The devotees enjoyed the raas and garbas till midnight and closed the night in anticipation of the next day’s events.

Sunday morning witnessed the ‘manglik  prasango’ of Ganesh puja, Grah Shanti, and Mandap Murhut. The ceremonies were performed by Manharbhai  Patel  along with Sangitaben Tailor and Prabhben Barvalia. The vivah ceremonies began soon after the lunch Prasad. A festive baraat commenced from the entrance of the temple complex and the baraatis danced to the beat of the drum, in front of the palakhi carrying Lord Shri Krishna dressed in His best marriage outfit suitable for a groom!

Lord Krishna was well received by the devotees from Tulsi side and the marriage ceremonies began with Tulsi dressed like a beautiful dulhan in her yellow silk garments. The two hour vivah ceremony concluded in a special dance performance by the children of Bal Sanskar Shalaa.

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This whole event of Tulsi Vivah was made possible by the generous donations and contributions from some very valuable sponsors and supporters.

Mehndi and Garba were both sponsored by Smt. Urmilaben and Shri Ashokbhai Patel, Manglik prasango, from Krishna paksh-Krishna’s side were sponsored by Smt. Beenaben and Shri Harsahdbhai Patel and Vivah sponsors from the Kanya paksh- that is from Tulsi’s side were Smt.  Hansaben patel and Shri Harshadbhai Patel(Anand).

We are very thankful and grateful to our sponsors for coming forward and making such a great event possible and to all our devotees who came and participated in the event, for their generous monitor contribution and to all the volunteers for their very valuable contribution.

Gayatri Consciousness Center and the Temple or Ma Gayatri, Lord Hanumanji and Shri Ganeshji, is located at 20914 Park Row in Katy, behind the Empowerment Church.

For more information please call the Center at 281 717 4895.