The Tale Of The Tulasi Plant And Other Stories

The Tale Of The Tulasi Plant And Other Stories

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1916TOMY MANY INDIAN FRIENDS INPOONA ANDTHE WESTERN DECCANTIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELYINSCRIBEDNOTE TO EDITION.SECONDofThe second edition this book hasbeen correctedfriend Rao Bahadur D. B. whoby my Parasnis,never wearies in his assistance to labours.myC.A.K,PREFAOE..^As all the sketches havenearly ensuing alreadyin the IndiaTimes and areappeared of reproducedwith the kind of its no ispermission editor, prefacereally required. Since, the article onhowever,Marathi when someproverbs gave, offencepublished,to Deccani I takereaders, this ofopportunitythem that the thatassuring Maharashtrasuggestionmeant the of the Mharscountry (Mahar Rashtra)was not mine at all. It be found atmay yyifi ofp.the Preface to Molesworth's I amDictionary. glad,to state thathowever, old and valuedmy friendSir Eamkrishna hasBhandarkar, convincedC.I.E.,me that Molesworth's must onderivation philo-be incorrect. I have therefore re*logical groundswritten the latter half of the said article. Theother articles are unaltered.practically0, A.K,avait"La inuraille chinoise que Fignorancedie aura. s'abaisse de en, Quand disparu,plus plus.tautil avaitsera bien 6tonn< de d^couvrir derri&reon yqueest commenc^ede braves L'ceuvrede demolition depuisgens.6eritesde monEn donnant ces journallongtemps. pagesmonvais destar le solmime de TJle inconnue petit coupfyde marteau."dePierre Coulevain.?ile inconnue,)(LTHE TALE OF THE TULSIPLANT.that it has often that asay happenedan ...

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1916 TO MY MANY INDIAN FRIENDS IN POONA AND THE WESTERN DECCAN TIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED NOTE TO EDITION.SECOND ofThe second edition this book hasbeen corrected friend Rao Bahadur D. B. whoby my Parasnis, never wearies in his assistance to labours.my C.A.K, PREFAOE.. ^ As all the sketches havenearly ensuing already in the IndiaTimes and areappeared of reproduced with the kind of its no ispermission editor, preface really required. Since, the article onhowever, Marathi when someproverbs gave, offencepublished, to Deccani I takereaders, this ofopportunity them that the thatassuring Maharashtrasuggestion meant the of the Mharscountry (Mahar Rashtra) was not mine at all. It be found atmay yyifi ofp. the Preface to Molesworth's I amDictionary. glad, to state thathowever, old and valuedmy friend Sir Eamkrishna hasBhandarkar, convincedC.I.E., me that Molesworth's must onderivation philo- be incorrect. I have therefore re*logical grounds written the latter half of the said article. The other articles are unaltered.practically 0, A.K, avait"La inuraille chinoise que Fignorance die aura. s'abaisse de en, Quand disparu,plus plus. tautil avaitsera bien 6tonn< de d^couvrir derri&reon yque est commenc^ede braves L'ceuvrede demolition depuisgens. 6eritesde monEn donnant ces journallongtemps. pages monvais destar le solmime de TJle inconnue petit coupfy de marteau." dePierre Coulevain. ? ile inconnue,)(L THE TALE OF THE TULSI PLANT. that it has often that asay happened an Indian's house hasyoung riding pastEnglishman seen a small in a theplant growing pot just opposite door and its name. Thehas answer hasenquired been that it is the a sacred to Vishnu.Tulsi, plant If this answer has satisfied theincurious, questioner. oftheIf curiousto intothe secrets worldaroundprobe home andhe will have returned searched forhim, Molesworth'sword Tulsi in Thereinth^ dictionary. it is written that the Tulsi is the Basil orplant Basil be tracedSanctum." If in the"Ocymum will learn thatleaves of the searcher BasilWebster, from the Greek wordis derived meaningb$spikon, and that the Basil ha HI Erance beenkingly, plant la in theplante Germany koib%g*$styled royale^nd akraut The next will be for thestage pursuit the ofGreekwords basilikon dendronin LIddellpages here the will be for theand Scott but; pursuit vain, term wasunknown in classical Greece. As it is not will be f Ithat no further clue orthcoinmgunlikely to the article inhave ventured write thepresent hop6 on theof some subject.throwing light * havethe of a friend* I beenkindnessBy sup- with extracts which show that in atwoplied Italy the Basil was creditedin Greece pknt 2 TALK OF THE TULSI PLANT occult In the second ofstrange properties. part the Secrets of Alexis of translatedPiedmont, by W. there is this :Ward, 1563, entry " To make a woman shall eate of thatnothing is set the table. Take a little Basill andupon greene when men the dishes to the table itbring put the itunderneth woman forthem, not,yet perceive she eatemen that will of none of that which is insaye the whereunder thedish Basill lieth." " " In The P. theBent there occursCyclades by following passage: " I have realized how muchfrequently prized Basil is in Greece for itsthe Themystic properties. which on Christ's is almostherb, they saygrew grave, in the Eastern Church. On St. Basil'sworshipped women take of this to be blefised inDay sprigs plant OnChurch. home cast more on thereturning they the house tofloor of secureluck for the ensuing year. a little witheat their and sick-noThey household, will attack them for aness, maintain,they year. Another bit in the and be-they put cupboard firmly lieve that their embroideries and silken raiment will be free from the visitation of mice andrats, moths for the same period." 5find too aWe reference to the Basil in Keats 3 it"Isabella/ will beTherein, thatremembered, afterIsabella the murdered Lorenzo'sexhuming head: " it and for its(She) wrapped ; tomb did chooseup wA whereinahe laidgarden pot, it by *' And covered itwith aad o'er it setmould, *' Sweet which her tearsBastt, ever wet."kept But as neither classical Oreece nor Rome can us to the of the Tula's or Basil'sexplain origin 3O1T 1Nanulraum watt tho *on of 03 t&ta &3t0wft theBruktnutlw, And, michiof-maker of the Xho word i/i ovon novr iw