Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Hinduism and the story of coconut's birth


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 .

In India, all kinds of religious activities, including worship, rituals, yajna, havan, have been a symbol of people's faith and belief in God since time immemorial, and the use of coconut mainly as a Shreephal in all religious activities has been happening. Let us know how the coconut was born. 
According to religious beliefs and folktales, the coconut was originated by Brahmarshi Vishwamitra, whose story is also related to King Satyavrata, King Satyavrata who was a great and religious king .King Satyavrat performed all the yajna-havan and charity, even after being blessed he wished that he could go to heaven from the earth, but he did not know how to reach heaven . During the reign of King Satyavrata, Brahmarshi Vishwamitra also exist, who left his home & family for the purpose of doing penance and went to the Himalayan peaks . Even after a long time, he did not come back, when Vishwamitra's absence caused a severe drought in his area, and the family of Brahmarshi Vishwamitra started to wander hungry and thirsty here and there . Then King Satyavrat took care of his family, and took care of the responsibility, and after a long interval when Brahmarshi came back, his family told about the benevolence of King Satyavrat, so that the happy Muni reached the palace to meet the king. 

Even after a long time, he did not come back, when Vishwamitra's absence caused a severe drought in his area, and the family of Brahmarshi Vishwamitra started to wander  hungry and thirsty here and there .तब राजा सत्यव्रत ने उनके परिवार का भरण पोषण किया, और देख रेख कि जिम्मेदारी ली, और लम्बे अंतराल के बाद ज़ब ब्रम्हर्षि वापस आये तब उनके परिवार ने राजा सत्यव्रत के उपकार के बारे में बताया, जिससे प्रसन्न मुनि राजा से मिलने उनके महल जा पहुंचे,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,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.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 .

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,हिन्दू धर्म में भगवान की पूजा के लिए मनुष्य की बलि दी जाती थी, इस प्रथा को रोकने के लिए नारियल चढ़ाने की प्रथा शुरू की गई।
Coconut is considered auspicious in Hinduism.  It is also known as Shriphal.  In which Sri means Lakshmi.  Coconut is considered to be the fruit of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.  That is why coconut is break before doing any auspicious work. According to mythological beliefs, when Lord Vishnu incarnated on earth, then he brought Lakshmi, Kamadhenu and coconut tree with him.  Coconut is believed to be the abode of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh.  Therefore, he has great importance.  Shriphal is considered to be the beloved fruit of Lord Shiva. It is believed that by offering coconut to your revered god, all your money problems are destroyed.  It is believed that consuming coconut eliminates the weaknesses of the body and makes the body strong.
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.
No worship is complete without coconut, but have you ever wondered why men always break coconut?  Why elders or pundits of the house refuse women to break coconut.  Let's know the story behind this.
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.
It is also believed that coconut is the first fruit on earth sent by Lord Vishnu and no one has the right over  break this fruit except Lakshmi ji, so no other woman can break it.
Sanatana dharma has shown unity with the nature of religion.  Here, the five elements of nature are categorized into water, land, fire, air and sky, the primacy of one God among all the things in the universe.  In this sequence, their importance has been established by giving special place to animals, trees, plants, fruits, flowers. Some beliefs of Hinduism are surprising, such that women cannot break coconuts considered to be very holy.  Coconut is used during worship or at the beginning of any auspicious task.  Home entry or any new work is also started by breaking coconut, but women are not allowed for this.
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?
According to astrologers, coconut has traditionally been considered as the seed of new creation.  Its story is related to the creation of new creation by Brahmrishi Vishwamitra, then he first created coconut as the first creation, it was considered to be a replica of human being. It is worth mentioning that according to astrologers, coconut is considered as a form of seed and it has been seen to be associated with breeding.  Women are the factors of childbirth, that is why it was prohibited for them to break the coconut as a forbidden act.

According to their opinion, women give birth to a baby from seed and hence it is considered inauspicious for women to break coconuts like seeds.  After offering the Shriphal to the Gods and Goddesses, only men break it. Although it is not authentically written in any religious text, nor has it been instructed by any deity.  Due to social beliefs and believes, at present Hindu women do not break coconut.  All this has remained a part of our customs over the years due to social beliefs and traditions .

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