Other Forms Formsthulasi, tulasi
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 2/27/2008
From the name of a medicinal herb (also known as "Holy Basil") which means "the incomparable one" in Sanskrit. It is worshipped by Hindus as a sacred plant and "most often regarded as a consort of Krishna in the form of LAKSHMI"; and according to the Hindu text 'Brahma Vaivarta Purana', "tulsi is an expression of SITA".