Coconut Tree's Origin
King Trishanku was a saintly man whose one great desire was to ascend bodily into heaven.
He had once done a good turn to sage Vishwamitra and the sage decided to help him fulfil his desire.
Accordingly, he performed a yagna and Trishanku began to rise heavenwards.
When Indra, King of the gods, saw Trishanku at the gates of Heaven, he was furious and catching hold of him, threw him down. Vishwamitra saw Trishanku hurtling downwards and shouted:
"Let Trishanku stay where he is now!"
Trishanku?s fall was arrested. As Indra would not let him ascend into heaven and
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