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The Coconut Country!

A Coconut Farm
Somewhere on the Konkan Coast...

The Konkani culture is essentially, a coastal culture; fish, coconuts et al. The Konkanis call the coconut tree as the KalpaVriksha (Universal Provider). If one studies the living habits of the community, it easy to understand why. Coconut pancakes, curries and chutney's are staple diet of  Konkanis. The tender coconut is both a greeting fluid as also health supplement (and is used in pre-natal care, post-surgery recovery etc.). The roofs were traditionally thatched with coconut leaves and the shell and the sheathe work as a wonderful fuel. Even children's toys are made with coconut tree parts. (teru- made with baby coconuts and the ribs of a coconut leaf, coconut leaflets woven as wrist watch, snake,  dragon etc). Hence we are calling the land of Konkanis as the Coconut Nation!

Konkan Houses Surrounded by Coconut Trees
Houses Surrounded by Coconut Trees on Konkan Coast

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