The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi started on 2nd September and there is a lot of pomp about this festival. In such a way, a special kind of recognition is attached to this festival, which is that it is forbidden to see the moon on the days of Ganesh Chaturthi and it is considered a curse. Now we tell you why. Seeing the moon brings stigma - It is said that on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the moon looks very beautiful and on this day, Ganesha Lord cursed the moon that "Whoever looks at the moon on this day will have to face the consequences."
According to Ganesh Purana, "Once Lord Krishna also saw the beautiful moon on the Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha. Then a few days later he was falsely accused of murder. Narada Muni was later told to Sri Krishna that this stigma was imposed on him because he saw the moon on Chaturthi. The moon god had a laugh. On this, Lord Ganpati got angry and cursed him. He said that "you are very proud of your beauty ... Today I curse you that, whoever will see you on this day will have to face the consequences. ''
For this reason, seeing the moon on the days of Ganesh Chaturthi is considered taboo. It is said that after that Moon realized his mistake and he went to the house and sat in hiding. At the same, all God explained to him that he should worship God Ganesha by making Modak and his favourite dishes. Lord Ganesha was happy with this, but he said that "the curse will not end completely so that the generations will remember that they should not make fun of others on the basis of their colour and size".