Samanyan Lakshminarayanan


# A Wonder Tender Coconut - Poem by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

A wonder
tender coconut
did have the ears
to hear..and
grow horns

A hundred years ago
a british collector
wanted a tender coconut
the tree he showed was not mans
it was gods

'no sir..that tree's
tender coconuts
are only for offering..to god
not for men'.said the villagers....well
he would not listen

'WHAT..HAVE THEY GOT HORNS'
he asked which was heard
not only by the villagers
the tree or god
heard it along

the tender coconut brought
to the collector..did have horns
a shocked collector did leave it by
it is still show cased even
after a hundred years have gone by

A SHRUNKEN COCONUT THOUGH
THE HORNS STAND FIRM

[ A KAILASANATHAR SIVAN TEMPLE SITUATED BETWEEN
TIRUNELVELI AND TIRUCHENDUR IN TAMILNADU, , INDIA
HAS THIS TENDER COCONUT]





Comments about # A Wonder Tender Coconut by Samanyan Lakshminarayanan

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (12/28/2009 9:31:00 AM)


    I lived in Thoothukudi for 3 years and very recently I went there on an official visit. I visited Tiruchendur so many times. But did not hear this story and about this Great temple you have mentioned about. Thanks for sharing. This is our heritage; our strength which you made it known to the world....a great job. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/23/2009 1:53:00 PM)


    Thank you for sharing this interesting incident. (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2009 4:26:00 AM)


    a very nice meaningful tale.........well done! ! (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2009 2:21:00 AM)


    such works shall strengthen our relegious beliefs...this is so divine to read. thanks for sharing...I shall try to visit this temple. (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2009 9:43:00 AM)


    Our land's a mystery.......it has everything from shadowless Viharas to horned coconuts! ! Right said the poet when he said, Janani Janmabhumi Svargadapi Gariyasi........... :) (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2009 5:28:00 AM)


    very informative....good story....10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2009 3:14:00 AM)


    Fact is strangr than fiction at times and this is indeed a lesson
    in Godly things which can be seen,
    regards
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  • (12/21/2009 2:04:00 AM)


    An amazing story! It held my attention
    to its conclusion. Very metaphorical.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra
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  • (12/20/2009 10:00:00 PM)


    Thanks for this slice of History! 10!
    -Raj
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  • Louis Rams (12/19/2009 10:26:00 AM)


    a nice history story and informative.
    what is mans is mans, and what is GODS is GODS.
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  • (12/19/2009 1:39:00 AM)


    Yes! Coconut is sacred offering to God…it is a tender poem
    Ten
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
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  • (12/18/2009 4:43:00 PM)


    A coconut with horns - WHAT NEXT? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (12/18/2009 4:46:00 AM)


    Very informative...is it near Alwarthieunagari...you have said Alwar in your comment on mine...I've visited so many times Alwarthirunagari temple but this particular abode I haven't...thanks SL for this nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/17/2009 10:39:00 AM)


    this is sweet news to me...that must be wonder coconut, no doubt...but is the information you give related to the British officer authentic?
    good piece...informative sure...10
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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (12/16/2009 7:02:00 PM)


    Is there any subject you haven't touched yet? A prolific writer you are and give information on variety of subjects. This wonder coconut is another piece of information I come to know of now. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2009 11:06:00 AM)


    interesting story well written 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 14, 2010


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