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Coconut In Vedas

Coconut in Hinduism is eulogized as a kalpa vriksha, a wish granting tree. The tree is also mentioned in the Vedas. Coconut is one of the auspicious symbols in Hindu religion and is part of Kalash – it is placed on the mouth of a pot filled with water or rice, the mouth of the pot decorated with five mango leaves. The kalash pot with coconut represents fertility.

The tree is mentioned in the Atharva Veda (III.3.16), which says that the ‘neighboring ladies told the child that if you bring a coconut from somewhere, your mother will be cured.

The tree is mentioned various Puranas. Goddess Lakshmi is depicted as holding a coconut.