Top 10 Facts About Ganesh Festival
Ganesh Festival is a Hindu festival. Celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to earth from Kailash Parvat with their mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesh clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.
1. Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi. So this is the Hindu festival that reveres god Ganesha.
2. It is the ten-day long festival.
Ganesh Festival is the ten-day long festival, starting from the fourth day of Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada.
3. The festival remembers Ganesha’s birthday.
The festival remembers Ganesha’s birthday and celebrates him as the god of a good beginning, prosperity, and obstacle remover.
4. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrate in another country.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrate not only in India but also in Nepal and by Hindus in the UK, US, and Mauritius.
5. Modak is a favorite of Lord Ganesh.
Modak is offere to Ganeshas the prasad. So it is believe to be the favorite of Lord Ganesha.
6. Ganesh Chaturthi is also the day when lord shiva declare Ganesha to be above all Hindu gods. Excluding for Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, and Parvati.
7. Lord Ganesha has 108 names.
Lord Ganesha has around 108 names including Vighna Harta (The remover of obstacles) as well as buddhi Pradaayaka(the giver of wisdom and intellect).
8. It is considered unlucky to look at the Moon during Ganesh Chaturthi.
9. First Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated by The Shivaji Maharaj.
It is unknown when Ganesha Chaturthi was first observed but the festival has been publicly celebrated in Pune since the era of Shivaji (1630-1680, founder of the Maratha Empire).
10. Unite people during British rule.
Lokmanya Tilak motivated people in the year 1893 to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi together. So his main aim was to unite people during British rule.