KANTHI MALA (TULASI MALA) - PROCEDURE & RULES TO WEAR TULSI KANTHI MALA

KANTHI MALA (TULASI MALA) - PROCEDURE & RULES TO WEAR TULSI KANTHI MALA

KANTHI MALA (TULASI MALA) -- PROCEDURE & RULES TO WEAR TULSI KANTHI MALA

Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) is usually worn by initiated devotees. Nonetheless, those un-initiated devotees (I) who are chanting Maha Manthra and (ii) have been after four regulative principles and avoid Onion/ Garlic for a definite period, say goodbye for about 6 weeks and resolve to strictly follow the principles, might likewise wear Kanthi mala (tulasi mala) around neck.

Remember:

After sporting Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala), one should --

(1) Follow four regulative principles for example No meat, No gambling, No intoxication, and no illicit sex.
(2) Not drink tea, coffee.
(3) not use garlic and onion and honour Only prasadam (Food offered to Krishna)
(4) not eliminate Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) for any reason and it should be worn even during utilizing toilets, bath, sex with partner, and at a home where death happened.
(5) It is thought that in case you follow all these rules and die wearing Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala), Yama's servants will not come near you and you will be taken by Vishnu's servants to vaikunta lokas.
(6) When a person conveys Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) only to imitate a Vaisnava but isn't seriously trying to surrender to the lord and isn't following regulative principles, he is an offender and he will not improve in spiritual service. 

So, it is highly recommended not to wear Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) if a person isn't following four regulative principles.
Just how many strands of Kanthi Mala should be worn?

Tulasi mala is worn in one, a few strands. If you're comfortable, you may wear three strands that shows your full surrender degree. Even un-initiated devotees can wear three strands, zero difficulties. (Some have uncertainty whether un-initiated devotees can wear three strands. However, anyone can wear three strands if he is following all the disciplinary rules mentioned above and chanting. Krishna sees surrender amount only.)

Some devotees feel they can single strand though they aren't following all principles. However , if you are serious in devotion, if not following the rules, don't wear even a single strand.

First offer that Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) facing Lord Krishna keeping it in front of Lord's picture and chant hare Krishna Maha Manthra atleast a couple rounds in front of it. Then, wear it.

While sporting Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala), though chanting hare Krishna and / or Guru Pranama Manthra is sufficient, You Might chant the next manthra too:


Should I stop Onion, Garlic, Coffee & Tea prior to wearing Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala)?


Wear Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) THOUGH IT IS 1 MALA or THREE MALAS, just after you successfully stop the Onion and garlic simmer for six weeks and resolve to adhere to the rules for ever.

Many devotees create eagerness to wear Vaishnava symbols seeing other devotees. But, wearing the Vaishnava symbols is the indication that you are following the Vaishnava rules.

Seeing your Vaishnava appearance, the people will believe you're strictly following the Vaishnava etiquittes.
Thus, an individual should SHOW HIMSELF OUTSIDE AS VAISHNAVA just if he's following the Vaishnava rules INSIDE.

How many strands of Kanthi Mala should be worn?

Tulasi mala is worn in one, two or three strands.  If you are comfortable, you may wear three strands that shows your full surrender level.  Even un-initiated devotees can wear three strands, no issues. (Some have doubt whether un-initiated devotees can wear three strands.  But, anyone can wear three strands if he is following all the disciplinary rules mentioned above and chanting.  Krishna sees surrender level only.)

Some devotees think that they can single strand though they are not following all rules.  But, if you are serious in devotion, if not following the rules, do not wear even a single strand.

How to wear Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala)?

First offer that Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) in front of Lord Krishna keeping it in front of Lord’s picture and chant hare Krishna Maha Manthra atleast a few rounds in front of it.  Then, wear it.

While wearing Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala), though chanting hare Krishna and / or Guru Pranama Manthra  is enough, you may chant the following manthra also:

Especially, wearing the Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) is not a casual item. It's a protection from committing offences. It's a show of your innocence both inside and outside.

The devotees who've initiation is anticipated to use Kanthi mala since they've solved that they are following all of the regulative principles while taking diksha.

Therefore wearing Kanthi mala (Tulasi mala) is made compulsory for initiated devotees.

Others also can wear Kanthi mala. No barriers in that. But, they should follow Chanting Lord's Names, the four regulative principles -- No meat, No gaming, No intoxication without a illicit sex -- and No onion and garlic, Coffee & Tea and honouring only Prasadam.