Our Indian culture holds a very special place for a coconut. It is considered very auspicious. All religious functions and rituals start with the worship of the coconut since it is regarded as the symbolic Lord Ganesha, the deity who helps in the successful completion of any work undertaken. A coconut is a symbol of prosperity.
Recently, I tried to understand the reason for breaking a coconut before entering a temple.
The hard cover outside represents the ‘ego’. So before entering a religious place, one must leave the ego and let go of the anger or frustration (the coconut water).
What is left with the person is the soft and pure heart (the soft white part, inside the coconut).
The next time, do work out a coconut before entering a religious place.