Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated with great joy and devotion in India. People bring Ganesha Idols and worship them during Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi is considered as the day on which Lord Ganesha comes down on earth to give blessings to his devotees. Read on to know about the significance of Ganesha Chaturthi.
Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated as Lord Ganesha's birthday by the Hindus throughout the world. He is considered as the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. This festival is also known as Vinayak Chaturthi or Vinayak Chavithi. This festival is celebrated with extreme vigour and enthusiasm. Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of power and wisdom. There are various stories associated that show how cleverly and coolly he used to deal with complicated matters.
There are several names given to the Lord after all his good doings like Gajanana, Dhoomraketu, Ekdanta, Vakratunda, Siddhi Vinayaka and many more. Lord Ganesha is worshipped daily in a Hindu family and this is done as a matter of routine and devotion. The celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi is considered as a community event and was restarted by Lokmanya Tilak, a freedom fighter, who made use of this as a tool to spread the message and gather public support uniting all sections of Hindus. Read more