Ganesh Vs Moon

The moon once laughed, when he saw Ganesha riding on a rat. This is because the moon found the idea of an elephant headed big god riding a tiny rodent very funny. Ganesha did not enjoy the moon laughter and declared that anyone who looked at the moon on the fourth day of the waxing moon in the month of Bhadrapada; will suffer bad luck. This is why no one looks at the moon on Ganesha chaturthi. (This Chaturthi festival time is special & sacred to Ganesha).