Why you should not see the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi - Story Explained

Story of why you should not look at moon on Vinayaka Chaturthi day. There is an incident between Ganesha and Moon (Chandra) associated with this Hindu legend. Lord Ganesh, on one of his birthdays, consumed a number of sweets and started to move on his mouse. All of a sudden, the mouse got scared at a snake and so it slipped. Due to this, Ganesh who was on the mouse also fell down. His stomach burst out and the sweets came out. 

However, the Lord managed to fill the sweets again into his stomach. He caught the snake and tied around his belly. The moon (Lord Chandra), who was noticing all these, started laughing. The annoyed Lord pulled out one of his trunks and threw it against the moon. Ganesha cursed that no one should look at the moon on his birthday and if anyone does he will be punished with bad name or dishonor.

Why should you not see the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi Story


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