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Ganesh Chaturthi Myths

Ganesha Chaturthi which is celebrated all over in India is one of the most famous festivals of the Hindu community. This day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is said to be the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. The Puja starts by installing the idol of Lord Ganesha and it ends with immersing the idol into the lake or river. Same as other festivals, this festival is also associated with certain beliefs and myths. Let's Explore more about these myths:.

Myths One should not look into the Sky at the Moon on Ganesha Chaturthi Day!

People believe that looking into the sky at the Moon on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi will cause a person to suffer from false charges. And, this curse, after looking at the moon, can only be fought with by listening to the story of Syamantaka Jewel that will also remove all your troubles. If you are intentionally looking at the moon then the person cannot refrain from facing the curse. There isn't any remedy in that case. There is a very popular related to Lord Ganesha that led to this myth!

It is said that on one of his birthdays, Lord Ganesha was moving from one house to the other getting sweets. With whole of the process, he ate a great many of Ladoos and sat on his rider mouse. The mouse upon seeing a snake stumbled and got frightened. As a result Ganesha fell down and all the Ladoos fell from his mouth. Nevertheless, Ganesha stuffed back all the Ladoos and tied his stomach with the snake.

It was the Moon who saw all this and began laughing out loud! He got angry after that and out of anger Lord Ganesha pulled out one of his tusks and threw it onto the moon. Ganesha cursed him that, it will be considered inauspicious to look at him on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi. And that is the reason people do not look at the moon on the day of Ganesha Chaturthi.

Belief

People believe that Lord Ganesha brings in prosperity by removing all the obstacles form the way. Ganesha is one of the most favourite Lords of the people of Hindu faith in India. No new venture can be started in India without worshipping Lord Ganesha. Be it a marriage or any other function, it cannot be started with without worshipping Lord Ganesha. The housewives in India are so very much in love with this God that they start even small house chore by enchanting Ganesha Mantras. Merchants and business people worship Lord Ganesha almost every day in the quest of bringing prosperity. People also offer money, sweets, flowers and other materials to entice him. And, he therefore brings peace and prosperity in the family.

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