Saturday, 9 August 2014

Narali Poornima....

Tomorrow 10th Aug is Raksha Bandhan and Narali Poornima. We all know what Raksha bandhan is all about. So here is little about Narali Poornima,

Coconut Day festival or Narali Purnima takes place in Maharasthra & Kerala. It is celebrated mostly by the fishing community who offer their prayers for their safety to the sun-god Varuna.
On the full moon day of Sravan is celebrated the Narli Purnima to appease the fury of the Sea-god. It also marks the end of monsoon, and is primarily observed by sailors, fishermen and others living in the coastal areas. They offer coconut to the sea on this occasion. 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. 

Narali Bhaat is the highlight of the day and it is one of my Dad's fav dish :) 

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