[Advaita-l] Doubt regarding recycling of Vilva/bhel leaves for doing Shiva Pooja.

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Mar 10 23:50:36 CDT 2015

On Tue, 10 Mar 2015, RAMESH RAMANAN via Advaita-l wrote:

> I have heard from a very learned friend that old Bhel/vilva leaves, 
> which are used in Shiva pooja can be recycled (re-used) for one year 
> without any violation of sanctity for doing Shiva Pooja, provided they 
> are preserved in dry and usable condition, if fresh vilva leaves are not 
> available. Similarly, Tulasi/basil leaves can be used for six months for 
> performing Vishnu Pooja. Is this correct and if yes, i would like to 
> have the scriptural quotations/references regarding the same.

FWIW, here in the US I have seen this done for Bilva patras though not 
tulasi.  I don't of any shastraic pramana; I've always assumed it is 
because they are hard to come by over here.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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