Sunday 8 September 2013

Ganpati Bappa Morya..!

Ganpati Bappa Morya..
Pudchya Varshi Lavkar Ya..

Yes..its that time of the year again, when we are all set to welcome our favourite GOD.
It's Ganesh Chaturthi again, and So-Saree can't contain its excitement to welcome Ganesha on So-Saree.
Each Indian festival has a story behind it, and Ganesh Chaturthi is no different.
There are so many stories associated with this festival, and though we would love to cover each and every story, we have our limitations.
Lord Ganesha with his parents Shiva and Parvati.(Picture Source)
Ganesha/Ganpati or simply Bappa is the son of Shiva and Parvati.
And Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the birth day of Ganesha. It is a 10 day festival, and it is believed that Lord Ganesha blesses all his devotees with his presence on Earth.
There is an interesting story associated to this festival. Some call it a myth while some follow it religiously.
It is believed that we are not supposed to see the Moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, else you will be falsely accused in the coming year.
You ask why?? Well, there's a story behind it, and I really enjoyed hearing this story every year from my mom on the evening of Ganesh Chaturthi. I remember my dad used to close all the windows and curtains of the house while we heard our mom for the umpteenth time. It was sooo much fun.
So the story goes like this..!
One fine evening, somehwere in the month of Bhadrapad, Lord Ganesha was returning home on his vehicle i.e. the Mouse.
Lord Ganesha's weakness for food is well known, and his devotees had made sure that the Lord was completed satiated.
The little Mouse was tired of carrying Lord Ganesha on his back, but was trying hard to keep up. On a particular turn, the mouse slipped and Lord Ganesha fell from his back. On seeing the mighty Lord fall, the radiant and proud Moon started laughing aloud from the sky. He was amused at the sight of the Mighty Lord on the Tiny Mouse.
In order to teach him a lesson, Lord Ganesha cursed him that no light would ever fall on the moon.
{Like you know, Moon does not emit light on it own, its light is a reflection of the Sun.}
Thus, the moon went into the dark, and was invisible.
On realising his mistake, the Moon got apologetic and seeked forgiveness from Ganesha. However, a curse once given cannot be taken back or reversed, but it can be modified for sure.
Seeing the sorry Moon, Lord Ganesha modified the curse and said that the Moon would undergo regular waxing and waning so as to remind him of his mistake. Also on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, no one would see his face and those who do, will face false accusations and hardships.
And so..the belief.
This is the story of the Cursed moon. Like it???

But what if..
what if you accidently see the Moon on Ganesh Chaturthi...??
No need to worry ..!
Coz we have an antidote for it.
But for that you will have to wait a little..
Until we meet next time..!!!!
Ganpati Bappa Morya...!

Disclaimer: Like I always say, this may not neseccarily be the correct version of the story, but this is how my mom recited it to me, and I am just putting it down in words. Thanks for reading.


  1. Great story, thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Aditi :)

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  3. Happy ghanesh chaturti... We in delhi do not celebrate it much so I dint lnew about the story.. But it is a really intresting story...
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  6. Ganpati bappa moriya! :)
    Hope you've had a great time!!

  7. happy ganesh chaturthi dear!! I have never been in maharashtra at this time and wud love to see a ceremony :)

  8. Gosh ! I am glad I didn't see the moon yesterday ! Story is interesting, though its new to me ! But why isn't there an Amavasaya on Ganesh Chaturthi ?

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  10. Like it.. <3
    I knew this story seen once in a serial but it was nice feeling while reading it here. :)

  11. Awwwieee.. so nicee :) Narrating Indian Heritage, the stories here :)

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  12. lovely pics of ganesh bappa!!

  13. I didnt know this story. I love such little stories from our mythology :)

  14. I certainly havn't heard this story from anyone before! Quite interesting. You are a very good story teller! Your kids will be very lucky ;)

    Ganpati Bappa Moryaa !! :)

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