The species of palm familiarly known as the jaggery palm is largely cultivated in the central province of the island.
Before anointing, the people about to do it must present a cocoanut and jaggery.
He had never forgiven Mrs. Agar the insults she heaped upon his head in the drawing-room of jaggery House.
A kind of a sugar called “jaggery” is also obtained from the cocoanut juice.
There are high hopes of feasts of cocoanuts and jaggery, beef and boiled rice.
Beaten rice, and rice flour mixed with jaggery (crude sugar) are served out to those assembled.
A lighted lamp, a metal vessel with raw rice, jaggery, and a broken cocoanut are placed near its head.
The jaggery is then distributed to all present, and the new-born infant is cleaned with cow-dung and washed.
All three then partake of the conjee and jaggery, after which they rise from the mat, and the plates and mat are removed.
The uppermost pot contains cooked rice, the middle one rice boiled with jaggery, and the lowest curry.