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.

Sanskrit:
सिन्ह प्रसेनमवधीत्  सिन्हो जाम्बवता हतः |
सुकुमारक मा रोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः ||
English:
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.

Navratri short shlokas

Happy Navratri

Navratri Three short shlokas

 

 

 

Fasting recipes for navratri

Fasting recipes for navratri

FASTING RECIPES

                  Below are the traditional most commonly used and Popular Gujrati fasting recipes

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Galkaa Nu shaak n Rajagra ni bhakhri 

Moriyaa ni Bhakhri(Rotla) Done

Moriyaa ni Bhakhri(Rotla) 

Bedtime prayers shlok by Pratibha Jani

Bedtime prayers shlok by Pratibha Jani

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Shlok:

  • Krishnaay vasudevaya  Haraye paramaatmaney
  • pranatah klesha naashaaya govindaaya namo namah
  • Kara charana krutum vaa kaaya jum karma jumvaa
  • shravan nayana jumvvaa maanasvaa paraadham
  • vihitama vihitum vaa sarvametat kshamashva
  • jaya jaya karunaabdhe shri maha deva shambho

Simple shlokas to recite Before Meals

4 simple shlokas to recite Before Meals

  1. यज्ञ शिष्ठा शिनः षन्तोमुच्यन्ते सर्व किल बिशैहि |
  2.  भुन्जते ते त्वघं पाप ये पचन्त्यात्मा कारणात ||    bhagwad gita ch 3:13

2.यत् करोषि यदश्नासि यज्जुहोषि ददासि यत् |
यत् तपस्यसि कौन्तेय, तत्कुरुश्व मदर्पणम् ||  bhagwad gita ch 9:27

3.अहं वैश्वा नरो भूत्वा प्राणिनां देहमाश्रितः |
प्राणापान समायुक्त, पचाम्यन्नं चतुर्विधम् || bhagwad gita ch 15:14

4.ॐ सहनाववतु सहनौ भुनक्तु सहवीर्यं करवावहै |
तेजस्विना वधितमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ॐ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ||

Transliteration

1.Yagna shishta shinah shanto muchyante sarva kil bishaihi |  Bhunjya tete tvagham papa,ye pachantyatma karnat||

2.Yat karoshi yadashnasi,yaj juhoshi dadasi yat| Yat pashyashi kaunteya, tat kurushva madarpanam.||

3.Ahum vaishva naro bhutva,praninaam deha maashritah.| Pranaapaana samaayukta,pachamyannam chaturvidham.||

4.Om sahavaavavatu, sahanau bhunaktu,saha viryam karvaa vahai. Tejashvinaa vadhi ta mastu,maavidhvishaavahai. Om shanti,shani, shanti. ||

Translation(Meaning) in short.

1.A righteous person who eats the food after offered for sacrifice is released from all sins.The others who cook and eat solely for their own sake, eat sin.

2.Oh son of Kunti (Which is Arjuna) whatever you do, eat, offer in sacrifice,giveaway,and practice as austerity, do it as an offering to me (God) – says Shri Bhagwan in Geeta.

3. I(God) become the fire of digestion(Vaishvanara) abide in all animals,and I an associated with the vital air of Life, going in and out of the body I digest all four kinds of food.

4.Oh Gods! We pray to you to please protect us,bless us with bliss, knowledge and Joy. Let us join forces together. May our studies be Bright.  May we not hate or quarrel with each other. Om Peace,Peace,Peace.

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