I was swamped with the question whether there is a basis for this.
This practice started hundred of years ago when the main mode of transportation to other places is by boat or ship. When they will a rough part of the sea, they will throw some offerings to the sea to help appease the gods or spirit of the sea. Later on throwing coins seems easier then people start to think that they should throw coins to deceive the spirit that these are ‘people’ since coins have images of heroes, they will then stop getting the spirit of those aboard the boat or ship.
I personally don’t know whether this has any basis. But I’m inclined to believe that this is not true. I have written about Feng Shui rituals for a safe trip before. But to make easier I simply bring my Vajrapani Ruel and my Kalachakra pendant with me. With that I’m assured of safe flight.
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