Category – Herbal Dyes

Coconut forms a significant part of temple rituals as it is considered Sriphala—i.e. fruit of the Gods.

It is believed that the breaking of a coconut before any auspicious occasion is akin to placing one’s head at God’s feet and asking for his blessing.

When used on fabric coconut gives a soft melon pink hue that is very soothing to the eye.
Ayurveda’s revered ancient healer, Sushruta, noted that tender coconuts are “bal maans prada” in nature. That is, they strengthen muscle, the cardiovascular system, and the seven body tissues.