Indians offer their coconuts while worshipping Sea God in Mumbai
Nariyal Poornima is celebrated in Thane, Maharashtra. This festival is important for those who depend on sea for their livelihood. On this day the Sea God, Varun, is worshiped and coconuts are offered to the Sea God thus the name Nariyal Poornima.
Nariyal(Coconut) Poornima was celebrated in Thane - Maharashtra. This festival is important for those who depend on sea for their life.On this day the Sea God, Varun is worshiped and coconuts are offered to the Sea God thus the name Nariyal poornima.
The people offer coconut to Lord Varun to invoke blessings and offer thanks giving and for the fishermen it is the beginning of the new fishing season.
A coconut has three eyes. It is said to represent Lord Shiva, the three eyed God. Coconut is considered to be an auspicious offering to Gods. A coconut is broken in front of the deities before taking up a new venture to seek blessings and on successful comlition for thanks giving. Coconut is important for all religious occasions. Thus coconut is considered to be an ideal offering to the Sea God as well.
Pieces of coconut and coconut are distributed as 'prasad'. Coconut rice is the main dish on this day.