Rice is stored in a bamboo shelter finished with clay. This storage belongs to a Hindu family in the Khulna region of Bangladesh. The storage also functions as a prayer altar. In front of the altar a ‘Tulsi’ (Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum) tree can be observed. Almost every Hindu household has one or several ‘Tulsi’ plants as Hindus worship the Tulsi plant as the Goddess Lakshmi, who is the consort of Lord Vishnu the Creator. The Tulsi plant also has many healing properties aside from its religious symbolism, making it ideal for worship since it has the ability to heal. The extracts from Tulsi leaves are used in traditional Ayurvedic medicines.
Source used for this blog:
The significance of the Tulsi plant – Hindu Community