Reasons why Hindu Religion does not allow women to break coconut during auspicious occasions?

In Hinduism, it is instructed that a woman should not break a coconut! Read this to understand the logic behind it!  

The coconut is considered as one of the most Sattvic fruit. It alone symbolizes ‘God’. In India, coconut plays as important role in all the pujas, festivals where coconut is offered as Prashad. Breaking a coconut in-front of God is considered as auspicious.
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The water and white soft kernel inside the coconut are clean and unadulterated and remain safe and covered by hard outer coconut shell. So, nothing can be as purest as coconut to offer the God.

Women are not allowed to break the coconut anywhere. In Hindu religion, women are considered as ‘Lakshmi’ (Goddess) of the family. So, it is better for women not to involve in breaking and destroying (coconut) tasks. It is believed that breaking a coconut is a form of a sacrifice (bali). So, women should avoid doing this.

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Coconut is basically a seed. Women breaking a seed would indicate ending a life. This may have a bad effect on her fertility. If woman is pregnant, she should not destroy another seed (coconut) if she has already another seed (foetus/baby) inside her body.

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Women wear bangles that are usually made of glass. Breaking coconut might break her bangles damaging her hands. Also, broken bangles are considered inauspicious for a married woman, as there is a tradition to break the bangles if a woman becomes widow. That is why, it is better for women to worship coconut but not breaking it.