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Story of Shrifal in Hinduism

Coconut, or nariyal, is known as Shrifal in Hindu pujas and rituals. There is an interesting story regarding Shrifal in Hinduism.

Legend has it that once Lord Vishnu appeared on earth from Vaikunta to bless those who followed Dharma.

coconut shrifal

He arrived on earth with
  1. Goddess Lakshmi
  2. Coconut Tree and
  3. Kamadenu (the divine cow)
Sri means Goddess Lakshmi and therefore coconut is the fruit of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.

As the tree arrived on earth with Vishnu and Lakshmi it came to be known as Shrifal.

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