Home Sutra: Coconut And Its Vastu Connect
While it is the coastal areas of our country that have in bounty tall-waving coconut palms, you could grow them in your garden, too. It is believed that growing a coconut tree outside one's house is known to bring good luck and reputation for the family. As is true of all the plans and shrubs growing and blooming in your garden, the coconut tree would also require thorough care and maintenance to grow. The ancient architectural science of Vastu recommends guidelines to be followed for using coconut fruit or planting a coconut tree in the house.
Tall trees such as coconut and lemon should be grown in the backyard or in the south or the west direction of the garden area. This ensures stability and progress in the household.
Dos and don'ts
- Trees should not be cut during the Hindu months of Bhadrapad (August-September) and Magh (January-February).
- If the tree is planted in the north, the east and the northeast direction of the house, it should not be taller than the height of the house.
- One-eyed coconut, also called Ekakshi Nariyal, should be kept in the puja room, wrapped in yellow cloth with turmeric applied over it. This brings wealth in the house.
- Coconuts are also offered and received as gifts. This is regarded auspicious.
- Place a coconut in a pitcher or kalash in the puja room, the kitchen or the main door for prosperity.