Using a plantain leaf is a sign of auspiciosness. The Tradition of serving food on plantain leaves are considered to be sacred in the whole of South India 

 When a person buys bundles of plantian leaves,we can know that there is a celebration in his house. It is called ‘Thala vazhai illai’ where a lot of traditional foods are served.

  The plantain leaf has a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. It is believed when very hot rice is served on the leaf, it can be noticed that the color of the leaf under the rice changes.It turns to a brownish green color which means that the hot rice has absorbed the essence of the leaf. And it is belived when that rice,is ate the nutrients from the leaf gets into human digestive system.