On Ganesh Chaturdhi, Puja called Varasidhi Vinayaka Vrat is performed. In the Vrat, the following stories are told.
- Story regarding birth of Vinayaka and his head being replaced with that of Elephant.
- Story of Ganesha cursing Moon for laughing at him
Wives of Rishis facing Neelapaninda When Swaaha devi took the form of Rishi patnis to please Agni Deva
Syamantaka Mani story of Krishna due to looking at moon on Ganesh Chaturdhi day
What are the Puranic origins of these stories? Which Puranas (and which chapters) mention these stories. And Which purana contains the procedure and Tithi of Ganesh chaturdhi Puja ?
Also, it is a practice that whoever saw moon on Ganesh Chaturdhi should recite the following sloka.
सिंहः प्रसेनमवधीत्सिंहो जाम्बवता हतः। सुकुमारक मारोदीस्तव ह्येष स्यमन्तकः॥
What is the origin of this belief and which Purana has this?
Kindly help please.