5 Things You Should Know Before Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

Fact 1  The first Ganesh Chaturthi celebration dates back to the era of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja. He celebrated it with great fervour in Pune in the 1600s

Fact 2 In 1893, freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak transformed the festival from a private celebration to a grand public event to unite India against the British.

Fact 3 Lord Ganesha’s divinity isn’t  just spread across India & is worshipped In countries like Thailand, Cambodia, China,  Japan, Nepal & Afghanistan

Fact 4 According to Hindu mythology, Ganesha once broke his tooth & hurled it at the Moon for laughing at his belly. He even cursed the Moon due to which it is considered unlucky to see the moon during the festival. 

Fact 5 Lalbaugcha Raja Mandal is one of the oldest mandals in India, set up in 1934 in the Peru Chawl locality and the face of Ganpati at this mandal is patented. .