No Chandra darshan(looking at the moon)on Ganesh Chaturthi

No Chandra darshan on Ganesh chaturthi

According to our ancient scritpures( Purana) we should not be looking at the moon on the day or Ganesh chaturthi. The main Ganesh chaturthi day that comes once a year.

The ancient story goes that the moon was laughting at Lord ganesh due to his vehicle the Mouse. So Lord Ganesh cursed the moon by saying that no one will look at the moon on Ganeshchaturthi. Anyone who looks at the moon on the day of ganesh chaturthi will be blamed for something they did not do. The story further goes to say that even Lord Krishna had to bear this curse as he too was accused of stealing the jewel “syamantak Mani(pearl)”  because of looking at the moon on the day of ganesh chaturthi.

Say if you happen to see the moon by mistake on that day, what do we do now? In hindu philosophy and culture one thing I have always noticed is that they always give you solutions to all your problems. There are a few ways to rid yourself of the so called curse. You can :

1. see the moon on 3rd and 5th day as well which is the day before and he day after the day of ganesh chaturthi.
2. Read or listen to the episode that describes the theft of syamantak mani as narrated in  chapters 56 and 57 of tenth skanda of srimad Bhagwad.
3. recite the  following mantra that  with a glass of water in your hand and then drink that water.

सिन्ह प्रसेनमवधीत्  सिन्हो जाम्बवता हतः |
सुकुमारक मा रोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः ||
Sinha prasenamavadheet sinho jaambavataa Hatah:|
Sukumarak maa rodistava hyesha syamantaka: ||

Meaning: O handsome prince, it is for this pearl that Sinha killed prasena and Jaambvan killed the sinha, so please do not be upset(cry) Now you and only you have the right to this pearl.

So here’s hoping you don’t see the moon on the day of ganesh chaturthi, but in case you happen to by mistake, please use these tips to counter balance the ill effects of the sight.

shri ganesh
Jai Shri ganesh

Happy Ganesh Chaaturthi.

Disclaimer: Source for all the shlokas/prayers on my blog are Various different scriptures,books,that I have read over my entire lifetime,received from my  grand parents, parents and from ancient hindu/sanskrit books and other material thru my own research for knowledge scriptures. Many are unknown just like the entire Sanskrit and Hindu culture and religion. These shlokas are from ancient Hindu culture/knowledge and wisdom. Many of them are used by various religious organizations as their own. However all the shlokas and the knowledge itself is from thousands of years before and is not owned by any one organization/ institution/culture.


34 thoughts on “No Chandra darshan(looking at the moon)on Ganesh Chaturthi

  1. For how long the curse stays with you? Is is for for 1 year? The story was listened after seeing the moon on 17th late evening.



  2. Jai Shri Ganesha,

    Today, I saw just saw Moon hidden in the clouds, unintentionally and by accident. I was aware of this remedy and the story of Shri Krishna behind, but did not remember the text to be recited for the remedy. Then I reached here from Google.

    Thanks Ma’am for sharing such good things on your blog. Please keep blogging. 🙂


  3. I saw moon by mitake on Ganesh chaturthi I want to know when can I use your remedy? is it only use on Ganesh chaturthi when I saw moon or another day?


    1. Thanks a lot Mam…. I have to ask one question. How many time recite mantra.? Timing of reciting mantra and if I read story only then will it work..


    2. Vinita,
      I believe at least once (108 times) one mala mantra should be good. Although I do not have a written record of how many times it needs to be done. I believe if you do the mantra one mala and read/hear the story at least once it should be good. Jai shri ganesh.


  4. Hi,
    I saw the moon by mistake today- 20th Sept 2015. Will I also be affected by the curse and tell the story as required? Please advice.


    1. As far as I know only the main ganesh chaturthi day you do not see the moon. The one that comes once a year. All other chaturthi days are not bad. Taking the name of Lord ganesh never hurts so you could do the mantra if you wish.


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