Why coconut is grown before doing any auspicious work, all your questions will be answered
Be it Puja or Havan, coconut is raised while doing any auspicious work. Any worship is considered incomplete without coconut. In Hinduism, any auspicious work is started by cracking a coconut. Coconut is used for almost every auspicious work.
Now the question may have arisen in your mind, what is the reason behind growing coconut first for every auspicious work? Why is coconut considered an auspicious fruit? If you have the same question in your mind, then today this article has answered all your questions. This fruit is burst to please Lakshmiji. Apart from this there are many religious reasons.
Abode of Mata Lakshmi: It is believed that when Lord Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi descended to earth, they brought a coconut tree with them. It is said that it houses Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. According to astrology, coconut is considered to be a form of Goddess Lakshmi and is also called Sriphal. It is said that Goddess Lakshmi resides in the house where there are coconuts.
Why Crack Coconuts: Cracking coconuts means to please God. It is believed that the coconut represents one’s outer and inner mind and in such a situation when a coconut is burst it means surrendering oneself at the feet of God, eliminating one’s ego.
Coconut is broken as a sacrifice: The tradition of breaking a coconut before performing any auspicious work was done to stop the practice of animal sacrifice. It is said that the house where coconut water is sprinkled removes all the negative energy of the house.
Sacred Fruit: Havan, yajna and pooja are considered incomplete without coconut. Coconut is considered to be the most sacred fruit hence it is offered to all the gods and goddesses. This fruit is considered to be the fruit of wealth and happiness.
Symbol of Lord Shiva: A coconut has three points and is considered a symbol of Lord Shiva. According to beliefs, the three points of the coconut are associated with the three eyes of Lord Shiva. Keeping coconut in the house brings happiness and prosperity.