Plantain fruits are an indispensable part of poojas. The plantain bunch is used as decorations to enhance the charm of festivals and auspicious rituals. The plantain plant should be watered regularly. Worshipping the plantain plant by applying turmeric to it on Thursdays brings prosperity.
Vastu Shastra says that Tulsi should be planted near the plantain plant. It is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in the plantain plant and Goddess Lakshmi in the Tulsi. It is believed that by planting plantain plants and Tulsi together, one can get the blessings of both Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
It is best to plant plantain plants in the north, east, and north-east directions of the house. Planting it in the south, west, and south-east directions is inauspicious.
According to Vastu Sastra, that plantain plants should not be planted in front of the house. Always plant it in the backyard of the house. Keep its surroundings clean at all times. Do not cut the plant on Thursdays for any reason. Even if you cut off a ripe banana bunch from the plant, don't cut the plant on Thursdays. Whenever the plant is cut, cut it fully. It is the thieves who cut only the fruit bunch. There will be happiness and prosperity in a house with plantain plants.
It is advised not to plant different varieties of plantain plants in the same place to avoid them becoming hybrid varieties. It is also believed that it upsets family peace. Do not pour water after washing fish into the bottom of a plant. This will worsen your financial situation.
The feast is served on plantain leaves. The wide part of the plantain leaf, or the cut part, should come on the right side of the person who eats the meal. The serving should begin with chips and pickles on the tip of the leaf. The person who eats on the plantain leaf should place the waste on the right side. It is believed that Mahalakshmi resides on the tip of a banana leaf, as in a betel leaf.
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