Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Legend has it that it was Goddess Parvati who created the cashew fruit.
She never understood why it was only the Gods who had been granted the right to create. The cashew was her challenge- proof that Goddesses could create even though they had not been given the power to do so.
Unfortunately, in her quest to create the perfect fruit, she forgot the seed, and hastily stuck it on when she realised her oversight.
So there the cashew nut hangs- exposed to the world. A fruit, which makes up in uniqueness what it perhaps lacks in perfection and harmony.