Hinduism and the story of coconut's birth
How was coconut born
Have you ever thought or tried to know how the coconut was born, because in our religious rituals, coconut has been described as an important fruit, which we also call Shreephal .
And thanking King Satyavrat and asked him to ask for a boon, on hearing this, King Satyavrat immediately conveyed his desire to go to heaven to Vishwamitra. Because King Satyavrat knew that if Muni Vishwamitra wanted, he could send him to Swargalok with his power, and that is how Brahmarshi Vishwamitra immediately made the path of heaven for the king with the power of his penace power. And blessing and asked to depart, now King Satyavrat was not only happy and went out towards the heavens smiling dimly, but as soon as Satyavrat reached the gate of heaven, Devraj Indra pushed him down.
Due to which King Satyavrat fell on the earth, now the disheartened Satyavrat again came to Brahmarshi Vishwamitra and narrated the whole story, which the enraged Vishwamitra reached heaven. Then Guru Vrihaspati intervened and suggested that lets create a separate heaven for Satyavrat, because no human with body can come from heaven on earth, so it will not break the dignity of heaven and Muni Vishwamitra promise will not be false.
Then, as ordered by Devaraja Indra, Guru Vrihaspati and Muni Vishwamitra, a second heaven was constructed between the heavens and the earth, a pillar was built to keep it stable, the pillar turned into a tree in time, and after the death of King Satyavrata, his head became a fruit which we call shriphal or coconut .
There is a legend behind the breaking of coconuts before starting auspicious work. At one time, sacrificing humans and animals was very common in Hinduism. Then an Acharya started offering coconut in place of human sacrifice to stop this tradition. Coconut has often been considered as the head of humans. Coconut jatas can be compared to human hair, its outer part which is hardened compared human skull and coconut water can be compared with human blood. Often people lay the foundation of work, then first of all, they start by breaking the coconut.
There is also a story behind it in the scriptures. Actually it is believed that coconut is not a fruit but a seed. Women give birth to babies, so how can they harm the seeds, so they are prevented from breaking the coconut.
In this case, astrologers are of the opinion that in Hinduism, women are considered as the image of just like Lakshmi and their superiority has been talked about, yet traditionally women were not given the right to break coconut during worship or in any other form. This privilege is confined exclusively to men. Have you ever wondered why this happens?