Chilku Dwadasi – A Day of Tulsi Damodara Vivah
Chiluku Dwadashi is the day to worship Tulsi and Damodar (Lord Vishnu). On this day, devotees celebrate the marriage of Tulsi and Damodar.
Devotees sanctify the place where Tulsi Vrindavan plant is established and decorate it with the leaves and branches of Amla. A branch with fruits of Amla is planted in Tulsi Vrindavan and worshipped. Tulsi Damodar Vivah is performed in teh evening.
Tulsi Damodar Vivah is celebrated on the day of Kartik Shukla Dwadashi.
In 2008, Tulsi Vivah is performed on 10th November, Monday. The day of Tulsi Damodar Vivah is also called as Chilku Dwadasi or Ksheerabdi Dwadasi.