Thulasi Plucking Instructions

ThiruthuzhAi (Thiruthuzhaa/Tulsi/Thulasi) should not be plucked on the following days. The following list is the compilation of various Sri Vaishnava texts.

1. Tuesday
2. Friday
3. Sunday
4. Amavasyai or Amavasai (No moon day)
5. Pournami (Full moon day)
6. Dwadasi or dvadasi
7. Ashtami
8. Chaturdasi or Chaturdashi
9. Shashthi or Shashti
10. Masa Pirappu or Masa sankramana (Beginning of the month as per the Hindu calendar and not the English calendar)
11. Afternoon, evening and night times irrespective of the days
12. Pitru srardham or Shraddha day (Yearly ritual for departed souls)
13. Grahana Kalam (Eclipse time)
14. Ugadhi (Ugathi)
15. New year (Beginning of the year as per the Hindu calendar and not the English calendar)