Yet another year, yet another month, yet another day!
Well, we’re not talking about any ordinary day here; we are talking about a really auspicious day for all Indians. It’s time for big Puja pandals to be set up, lots of yummy food all over the streets, Ganesha idols in all sizes and what not. Come on people, it’s GANESH CHATURTHI!
This year, 17th September will be celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi all over India.
Here are some amazing Ganesh Chaturthi facts to blow away your mind:
1. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Credit goes to the revolutionary freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak for resuscitating interest in the festival. It was during 1893 when Tilak urged the masses to unite and come together to celebrate the festival. The main motive was to unite people and inculcate feelings of patriotism in them.
2. The biggest Ganesha idol is can be found in Vishakhapatnam is 70 feet tall.
3. Favourite of Lord Ganesha: “Modak” is believed to be a favourite of Lord Ganesha and is especially prepared during the festival. Literally, it refers to something that brings joy.
4. Lord Ganesha is also refered as “Vigana Harta” (the remover of obstacles) and “Buddhi Pradaayaka” (the giver of wisdom and intellect). There are more than 100 names of Lord Ganesha.
5. Ganesha Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi is also the day when Lord Shiva declared Ganesha to be above all Hindu Gods, excluding Vishnu Lakshmi, Shiva and Parvati.
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