If one is a devotee of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu, one should wear Tulsi Neck beads. Tulsi neck beads are for protection. At the time of death, if one forgets to chant the holy names for whatever reason. If one is wearing Tulsi Mala around their neck, the Superintendents of Death, (Yamadutas) cannot touch that soul. They see the Tulsi neck beads and run. They know this is Lord Vishnu's devotee. Tulsi Devi will protect the devotee from all past sins. Tulsi neck beads are a symbol of being a Vaisnava devotee of the Lord. They are pure, beautiful and natural. Make sure your whole family is wearing them. Keep extras on hand in case they break. Never be without them!