Ganesh Chaturthi festival has special significance in Hindu religion. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Mythological belief is that Lord Ganesha is the god of good fortune and wisdom and if Lord Ganesha is worshiped properly during Ganeshotsav, the devotees can get good fortune.
According to the Hindu calendar, Lord Ganesha was born on the Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. According to the calendar, Ganeshotsav ends on the day of Anant Chaturdashi. This year Ganesh Chaturthi is on 19th September and Ganesh Visarjan will take place on 28th September 2023, Thursday.
Do not see the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi
There is a mythological belief that one should not see the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. It is believed that seeing the moon on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi brings false stigma. For some reason, a person may also be falsely accused of theft. Mythological belief is that Lord Krishna had stolen an expensive gem. Narad Rishi had told that Lord Krishna had sighted the moon on the Chaturthi Tithi of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha, hence he had to face false allegations.
Lord Ganesha cursed Chandradev
Narad Rishi told Lord Krishna that Lord Ganesha had cursed Chandradev that whoever sees the moon on Bhadrapada Shukla Chaturthi will have to face Mithya Dosh. On the advice of sage Narad, Lord Krishna observed a fast on Ganesh Chaturthi and was freed from the false accusation of gem theft.