The wearer of this Mala gains health and peace. It maintains ritual purity and wards off evil. Tulsi is regarded as the 4th incarnation of supreme Goddess. Tulsi is regarded as best for worshipping lord Vishnu, Ram, and Krishna. Either during morning ablutions, bathing, eating or at any state which is clean or unclean, Tulsi must be worn; this means mala should not be removed under any circumstance. Shastras say: Tulsi mala should always be worn as yajna-sutra or like the sacred thread.