Every year on Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi, Tulsi saplings are being planted in the houses. According to the Sanatan Vedic tradition, Tulsi is considered a symbol of Vishnu. From today till the day of Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, there is a special worship of Tulsi.
Since Lord Vishnu sleeps in the Milky Way for four months from Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi to Kartik Shukla Ekadashi, today is called Harishyani Ekadashi. Ram Chandra Gautam informed. The four months in which Lord Vishnu sleeps are also called Chaturmasa.
There are 24 Ekadashis in a year. All those who can fast on Ekadashi by eating only fruits. Those who are unable to do so fast on the eight Ekadashis in the four months of the four months. Those who should be active in work and have not been able to eat fruit for four months fast on the days of Harishyani Ekadashi and Haribodhini Ekadashi.
On the day of Ekadashi, especially rice dishes are eaten without eating bread, dhindo, and other fruits. Basil, which has been scientifically proven to provide more oxygen, is also used as a medicine for various ailments.